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CQB Pistols at a Marine Sight-In

First Marines Begin Training With New CQB .45s

  As reported in an earlier post on GunDigest.com, Marine special operations units are set to phase in the use of Colt .45 Close Quarter Battle (CQB) Pistols. In a move toward that transition, the Marine Corps has now initiated the first rounds of training with the CQB firearms. At Marine Corps Recruit Depot...

ATF gun confiscations

ATF Gun Confiscations Skirt Due Process

  ATF Gun Confiscations Getting “Easier” As the Washington Times reported, “The Obama administration is making it easier for bureaucrats to take away guns without offering the accused any realistic due process. In a final rule published [recently], the Justice Department granted the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) authority to ‘seize...

Canada needs polar bear guns

Canada Searches for Next Polar Bear Gun

  According to the Canadian Press, the Canadian army is on the hunt for a new polar bear gun. It’s “on the lookout for an ‘anti-predator weapon’ with which to equip both Arctic Rangers and regular-force units whenever they operate on their own in the North. In the meantime, it has issued First World...

Paul Ryan Hunting

Deer & Deer Hunting Interview: Paul Ryan Hunter, Outdoorsman

  Paul Ryan Hunter, Outdoorsman, Vice Presidential Hopeful Deer & Deer Hunting, sister magazine to Gun Digest, is getting a lot of attention for its interview about Paul Ryan hunting deer. The full Paul Ryan hunter Q&A is available to download from this page on Deer & Deer Hunting. Paul Ryan deer hunting should...

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Conspiracy Crowd Fearful of Government Ammo Buys

  Should we laugh at how silly it all is, be upset, or write it off as simply more gun ignorance? Hard to say what to make of the new conspiracy theories bouncing around the media of late over ammunition orders by various federal agencies. At issue: Hollow-point handgun ammunition. As FoxNews.com reported, “The...

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American-Made Firearms Helped Protect Olympians

  Firearms manufactured by Lewis Machine & Tool Company (LMT), a privately-owned Midwestern maker of elite weaponry, were used to protect the 2012 Olympics in London, England, against terrorist attacks. As reported by the Daily Express in the UK, airmen from Royal Air Force assigned to protect the Olympics were armed with the LMT...

Jerry Ahern with Rifle

Firearms Writer Jerry Ahern Dies July 24, 2012

  Sources have informed Gun Digest that long-time firearms writer Jerry Ahern died July 24, 2012, at age 66. He contributed many articles to Gun Digest, as well as firearms books and even a survival guide. His fiction work included a series of novels called, The Survivalist. He was also an analyst of current...

Marine Special Operations will use Colt .45 Close Quarter Battle Pistols

Marines Special Operations to Use Colt .45 Close Quarter Battle Pistols

  Colt Defense LLC will manufacture more than 10,000 new .45 Close Quarter Battle Pistols for the Marine Corps’ elite special operations. This new contract for the 1911-style pistols will phase out the M45s currently used by the Corps. As reported by Military.com, “The July 19 [2012] contract, which has a total value of...