Firearm Blogs

The Keefe Report

American Rifleman’s Editor-in-Chief Mark Keefe checks in on what is happening with the magazine, “American Rifleman Television,” industry trends and other firearms and shooting topics.


John Zent's Gun Culture

From everyday to extraordinary, from traditional to cutting edge, here are people, places and events that prove that lawful use of firearms is still the American way.


Clapp on Handguns

Wiley Clapp shares more than a quarter century of experience and knowledge in the technical and historical aspects of handgunning.


All Things Ammunition

American Rifleman Managing Editor Aaron Carter covers anything ammunition related in his blog, where you'll find insight on everything from the latest and greatest loads to some of the industry's most beloved cartridges.


Fear & Loading

After a decade of practical jokes at the NRA, Guy Sagi sought asylum in the backwoods of North Carolina where he works on dialup, considers fried bologna sandwiches a delicacy and hunts fire ants with a magnifying glass, because, “the report of a .50 BMG would give away my location.” Enter at your own risk.


Gun of the Week

From the classics on down to the latest tactical release, there’s no telling what firearm the NRA Editors will select for’s Gun of the Week—but there’s no doubt that it’ll be something that all faithful gun fans will be able to appreciate.


Gun Reviews

American Rifleman has been reviewing firearms for more than a century—longer than other gun magazines have even existed. Here you’ll find a mix of new gun reviews and classic tests from our archives. What did the blogosphere think about the Colt AR-15 when introduced in 1962? Oh, right, the internet hadn’t been invented yet, but you’ll find our original review, and much more, right here.


What’s It Worth?

When it comes to guns, one of the most common questions we receive is “What’s it worth?” Here, we’ll tell you what the gun really is, then give a little background behind it and, finally, let you know what you can expect to pay for it on the market.



From the editors of American Rifleman, this blog will suggest how you can better set-up, modify or assemble your own guns to make them more suitable for a specific purpose or person. We will take turns addressing many of the tools, tips and techniques that we’ve found can make such projects all the more pleasant, successful and rewarding. We won’t get too far into the weeds on actual gunsmithing—we’ll leave that to the experts. Still, we hope these tips help you make your guns all the more your own.


The RackAttack blogger Paul Rackley is an NRA Pistol and Personal Protection Instructor and proponent of being prepared for anything. In the RackAttack, he shares tips and tactics for training and on-the-street self-defense safety.


Gotta Have It!

This one's pretty self explanatory. The shooting industry is rife with fantastic new products that you have just "gotta" have. Here you'll fine an ongoing showcase of some of our editors' personal favorites.


Rifleman Q&A

From the tens of thousands of questions on guns, ammunition and their use American Rifleman has received, here we post the most interesting. Have a question that’s got your buddies at the range stumped? Odds are we already have the answer here.


American Rifleman Television

“American Rifleman Television”—produced by the staff of American Rifleman—airs every Wednesday on the Outdoor Channel. Here, we tell you what’s coming up each week as well as giving you a look at shows and segments you can watch right here, right now.


This is My Job

The Firearm Inventory Manager is the first person to get his hands on the latest firearms, and keeps you in the know about upcoming NRA publications content.


The Armed Citizen® Blog

Can’t get enough Armed Citizen® experiences from the magazines? Read additional accounts of Americans using their 2nd Amendment rights to defend home and family.


News from the Great American Outdoor Show

Come along as we navigate a 650,000-sq.-ft. exhibit hall housing nearly 1,000 exhibitors from firearm and archery manufacturers to makers of hunting and fishing gear, outfitters, outdoor retailers and wildlife artists, as well as a new shooting sports section replete with modern sporting rifles. Now owned and operated by NRA, the newly renamed Great American Outdoor Show returns to Harrisburg this month for its traditional nine-day run.


Straight from SHOT Show 2014

This year the team is traveling to the Sands Expo and Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nev., on Jan. 14 to take on the organized chaos that embodies the 2014 SHOT (Shooting, Hunting, Outdoor Trade) Show.


Straight from SHOT Show 2013

The industry's largest trade show is back, and you can count on the team to deliver the goods on all of the latest trends, guns, gear and industry news revealed at the 2013 SHOT Show.


Straight from SHOT Show 2012

The team heads out to Las Vegas, Nev., Jan. 17-20 to bring you the latest guns, gear and industry news exclusives from the 2012 SHOT (Shooting, Hunting, Outdoor Trade) Show.


Straight from SHOT 2011

This year the team is traveling to the Sands Expo and Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nev., on Jan. 18 to take on the organized chaos that embodies the 2011 SHOT (Shooting, Hunting, Outdoor Trade) Show.


142nd NRA Annual Meetings & Exhibits Blog

Follow along as NRA editors explore the exhibit hall at the George R. Brown Convention Center in the heart of downtown Houston, Texas, May 3 to 5 to bring you the best of the 142nd NRA Annual Meetings & Exhibits. From the latest guns and gear of the year to major NRA announcements, you'll find it all right here on


141st NRA Annual Meetings & Exhibits Blog

Follow along as NRA editors comb the exhibit hall at the America’s Center in St. Louis, Mo., April 13 to 15 to bring you the best of the 141st NRA Annual Meetings & Exhibits. From grassroots initiatives to celebrity interviews and the newest guns and gear, you’ll find it on


140th NRA Annual Meetings & Exhibits Blog

NRA editors will be scouring the David L. Lawrence Convention Center in Pittsburgh, Pa., from April 29 to May 1 to bring you the spirit of the Annual Meetings & Exhibits. You'll get everything from the big stars to the grassroots and more, only on


Rifleman's Reality Shots

History Channel's Top Shot is in its fourth season and still going strong. Follow along with (and original winner Iain Harrison) as we track Season 4 all the way to the final shot.


Industry Insider

Cameron Hopkins goes inside to bring you the latest information about the firearms, shooting and hunting industries.


Helping Heroes

Do you know of any company, civic group, church, family or other entity that has worked to help our nation's heroes? Let us know, and we'll help make their contributions known.