William "Bucky" Lawson is a self-described "typical Appalachian-American gun enthusiast". He is a military historian specializing in World War II and has written a few things, as he says, "here and there". A featured contributor for Strategy & Tactics, he likes dogs, range time, and a good cigar - preferably with an Old Fashioned that has an extra orange slice.

Gun Safety for Experienced Shooters: Training Never Stops

Gun safety rules for experienced shooters are the same as for beginners. The only difference is that they may be applied to a wider range of scenarios, some of which may distract experienced shooters more than beginners. Let’s examine how that might look.

New Changes to ATF Form 4473

The ATF has announced changes to Form 4473, which is the form required for the National Instant Criminal Background Check System. The new Form 4473 was made available in August 2023, but FFLs don't have to start using them until February 1, 2024.

Vortex Defender-CCW Red Dot on the Henry Homesteader?

What to do when Vortex sends me a Defender-CCW for testing? Well, I did what any other right-thinking person would do. I stuck it on a rifle, namely my Henry Homesteader 9mm Carbine. Here’s how that went.

California Magazine Ban Ruled Unconstitutional… Again

Federal District Judge Roger T. Benitez ruled that California’s ban on magazines holding more than 10 rounds is unconstitutional. Let’s break that down and examine why this will hopefully be the last time this case makes the rounds.

White House Announces New “Office of Gun Violence Prevention”

Here's a look at what we know about the new "Office of Gun Violence Prevention," who will be working there, and what they can be expected to actually do.

Hollow Points vs. Hollow Points: Aren’t They All the Same?

Hollow point bullets are not all created the same, so take some time to learn about your defensive ammo. If you’re serious about defensive firearm use, it’s worth your time.

Holosun AEMS Core: My New Favorite Red Dot

I’ve been told by others that a closed emitter red dot is the way to go, and I’m convinced. The AEMS Core quickly became my favorite red dot.

New Mexico Governor’s Public Health Order: What You Need to Know

Governor Grisham’s suspension of gun rights in Albuquerque and Bernalillo County has sparked a national uproar regarding gun rights and executive power under the Constitution. Here's what you need to know.

New ATF Rule Proposals: What You Need to Know

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) recently dropped two new proposed rules. If adopted, one will affect gun owners but the other, despite some apparent misunderstandings, probably will not. Here's what you need to know.

Streamlight ProTac HL-X Long Gun Light/Laser Review

Looking for a quality weapon light/laser that won’t cost you your whole next paycheck? Give the ProTac HL-X a try. I’ve always been pleased with Streamlights, including this one. Bet you will be too.

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