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Editor's Note: The venerable 1911 is one of my favorites. Like a lot of people I’ve purchased them online, usually with good results. Sometimes not. Recently I purchased a classic Colt that had issues. I realized I was in over my head, but of course, it was a bit...
Editor's Note:  I recently had a chance to chat with Willes Lee, who was sworn in January 30, as the newest member of the National Rifle Association’s board of directors. Lee is serving out the remaining term of civil rights icon and 25-year NRA board member Roy Innis who recently...
Gulf War veteran Willes K. Lee of Honolulu was sworn in today as the newest member of the National Rifle Association’s board of directors. The NRA Board and leadership, led by President Allan Cors and Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre, oversees the NRA’s overall direction. Lee fills a recent...
The Hawaii Rifle Association is delighted to fully endorse Mr. Willes K. Lee for a position on the Board of Directors in the upcoming election cycle. We have worked with Willes for many years now to protect our precious Second Amendment.  He has assisted us with fighting anti-gun bills as...
The newest range on Oahu opened its doors recently in Waipahu, offering West Oahu residents a state of the art facility for recreational shooting or training. The operation is run by X-Ring Security, a long-time gun shop. I’ve been a customer of theirs for years and can attest to...
by Graham Baates There are many reasons to practice at home.  Range costs, ammo availability, time availability, defensive tactics, and restrictive range rules can all make good defensive practice difficult, and standing at a bench banging away at a piece of paper gets old.  Between schools I’ve attended and my...
One of the most noteworthy news developments in the firearms community is the launch of All Outdoors Tech, a website created by Tim Yan, arguably one of the premier authorities on firearms optics. A five year veteran of the US Marine Corps, he served as a marksmanship instructor in the 1st...
Editor's note: While at the SHOT Show earlier this year I had the pleasure of meeting Chris Hodgdon, of Hodgdon, the venerable powder manufacturer based in the Kansas City area. Founded by his grandfather after the Second World War, Chris continues in the family tradition, handling a host of the...
by Graham Baates Editor's note: We wish to thank our friend, Graham Baates for contributing this story.  ********************* We all enjoy shooting, so testing out a new type of ammo sounds fun enough, but why aren’t there tons and tons of true ballistics reports out there? Of the ones that can be found...
Endless praise has been heaped on Glock pistols and with good reason. First off, they are incredibly reliable and have been adopted by numerous law enforcement and military organizations around the world. They are reasonably priced, easy to maintain and, not finicky about what ammo you feed them. There...