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Fear & Loading: SAAMI Publishes Accepted 12-gauge 1 3/4-inch Cartridge Specs

Specifications for Federal's new 12-gauge 1 3/4" Smooth Bore Barrel cartridge—the Shorty—has been recognized and approved by SAAMI.

Fear & Loading: Record Crowd at Great American Outdoor Show

A record-setting 179.000 outdoor enthusiasts attended the NRA’s 6th annual Great American Outdoor Show.

Fear & Loading: Video Captures Criminals at “Work”

The number of techniques criminals employ to victimize law-abiding citizens is staggering, and grows every day.

Sold! The $1.26 Million Winchester 1886 Rifle

It’s the most expensive single firearm sold at auction, according to Rock Island Auction Company. Pairs of guns have gone for more, but this one’s connection to the surrender of Chiricahua Apache Chief Geronimo and impeccable condition added up to a new world-record on April 30.

Fear & Loading: Identifying Dangerous Counterfeit Batteries

When the unthinkable happens, the odds are good a lot of the gear you’ve assembled to survive the emergency relies on batteries—rechargeable if you’re as budget conscious as me—but those NiMH cells in your tactical flashlight, headlamp, weather radio or emergency strobe may not be what you think.

Fear & Loading: How NORAD Saved Santa

Members of our military guard the front line of freedom, even on Christmas Eve, but six decades ago, those manning their stations at the U.S. Continental Air Defense Command went above and beyond the call of duty and inadvertently spread a holiday spirit that continues to this day.

Fear & Loading: Preparedness

The record rain and flooding in South Carolina didn’t arrive as the direct result of a hurricane or tropical storm. Although somewhat predicted, its unexpected magnitude continues to claim lives and imperil first responders willing to put their lives on the line, “That Others May Live.”

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