The Armed Citizen® May 20, 2016

posted on May 20, 2016
ac2009_fs.jpg (5)

A valet who works at the General Motors Technical Center helped plant security apprehend a stabbing suspect before police arrived. A woman stopped by the Warren, Mich., business, checked in at the visitor’s desk and asked to see a specific employee. When the worker arrived, she and the visitor talked and then stopped outside the lobby. There, the visitor pulled out a steak knife and started stabbing the employee. A valet, with a permit to carry, pulled his concealed handgun and ordered the assailant to stop. GM security officers arrived and held the suspect for police. (The Macomb Daily, Macomb, MI, 2/11/16)

The Armed Citizen®, Extra
A 63-year-old Columbia County, Florida, man awoke to the sound of someone breaking into his residence. Grabbing his handgun and investigating downstairs, the homeowner encountered an armed man in his living room and shot at him. The injured burglar then dropped what he had been holding and ran into a nearby bathroom. When the armed citizen opened the bathroom door, the thief fled the house, eventually collapsing in a neighbor’s yard. The culprit was apprehended and taken to the hospital with a non-life-threatening wound. Police found that the suspect had been carrying a knife, and that he had previously been hired by the victim to do some work. (, Jacksonville, FL, 1/8/16)

From the Armed Citizen® Archives
August 1961
In Maplewood, N.J., gas station operator John Gardner, Sr., was knifed on the arm by one of two bandits who then ordered him to clean out the till. Gardner instead whipped out a pistol and shot his assailant in the chest. Both men took flight and escaped. When the critically wounded bandit sought aid in a Newark hospital, police took him into custody for the Gardner felony and held him as a suspect in two earlier robberies. (Elizabeth Daily Journal, Elizabeth, NJ)



Rifleman Q&A: Bullet & Primer Sealant

From the archives of American Rifleman, one NRA member questions the importance of the colorful or black-colored paint-like coating around the cartridge necks and primer pockets of surplus ammunition.

Preview: Zero Tolerance Knives 0357BW

The U.S.-made Zero Tolerance 0357 Black Wash liner lock features a 3.25" blade of hard, wear-resistant CPM 20CV steel treated with a scratch-hiding blackwash finish best suited for everyday carry.

The French FR F2 Sniper Rifle

Conceived during the Cold War and after thirty years of service, the French are beginning to phase out the FR F2 bolt-action sniper rifle, with the surplus rifles available for sale from Navy Arms.

SIG Sauer P210: The Long-Lived Swiss Service Pistol

First designed in 1947, and formerly the official sidearm of the Swiss Army, the SIG Sauer P210 is still in production today, with a few modern upgrades.

The Winchester Model 94: History & Disassembly

Compact, reliable and powerful, Winchester's Model 1894 lever-actions may not have the popularity it once had with Western settlers, prospectors, law enforcement officers, hunters and ranchers, but its legacy remains today and is a fan favorite in Winchester's current product line.

NRA Gun of the Week: Fabarm USA Autumn

On this week’s “Gun of the Week” video preview, American Rifleman examines a first from Fabarm, a side-by-side break-action shotgun called the Autumn.


Get the best of American Rifleman delivered to your inbox.