Rise From Your Grave!

Can you resurrect a Springfield 1911 from the dead? Perhaps a better way of putting it might be, can one take a Springfield Armory M1911 .45 acp pistol that has sat dormant in a gun safe for more than twenty years and make it run again?

Indiana Gun Permits and Sonny Puzikas | SOTG 1029

Representatives in Indiana are attempting to eliminate the requirement for a “gun permit” and institute a Constitutional Carry system that follows the Bill of Rights. 

Colt Sold To CZG, Ceska Zbrojovka Group | SOTG 1030

Colt Manufacturing, the 175 year old American gun maker will be sold to CZG, Ceska Zbrojovka Group, parent company of CZ-USA. How and why did this happen?

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Muzzleloading 101

Article: Muzzleloading Basics – Everything You Need to Know

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