Where can you find news about the gun world?

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There are an endless number of sites here in the intertubes where you can read about guns, shooting, self defense, and the politics which surround all of those. Most of what you’ll find are from individual bloggers (like me!), full of opinion (again, like me) but usually a mixed bag for actual news about shooting and self defense. When I want news, here are some of the places I check.

The Gun Wire is sort of like the Drudge Report for the firearms world. They’ve got links to firearms stories from all over the world, updated constantly. It’s a lot to wade through, but if it’s about guns you’ll probably find it there.

The Tactical Wire isn’t what you might think; it’s primarily a collection of press releases from all of the companies and organizations in the shooting world. If anyone puts out a press release, whether it’s a new product announcement or match results, Tactical Wire will have it. (You might be surprised how many get published every day!) Absolutely a must-read if you’re trying to keep up with the industry.

The Shooting Wire is similar to Tactical Wire; mostly industry news, but with more original content and commentary than you’ll find on the Tactical Wire. They also report on articles of note from bloggers and magazines. Another must-read for industry watchers.

Gun Digest (whose parent company publishes my books) is one of the oldest sources of news in the shooting world. Their online edition and daily newsletters feature a mix of industry releases, original content, gun reviews, and opinion pieces. Probably the most well-rounded of all shooting news sites, they’re also one of the most professional due to a large and experienced editorial staff. If you want solid news you can trust, Gun Digest is one of the first places to turn. In fact, if you could only read one shooting-related site a day, Gun Digest should probably be that one.

Finally, the Personal Defense Network (for whom I occasionally pen an article) is my favorite source for self defense information. The information is timely, topical, and factual. There’s not a lot of actual news, but you will find articles which look at current events through the lens of keeping you and your loved ones safe.

What news sites do you like? Sound off in the comments!

-=[ Grant ]=-


About the Author:

Grant Cunningham is a renowned author and teacher in the fields of self defense, defensive shooting education and personal safety. He’s written several popular books on handguns and defensive shooting, including "The Book of the Revolver", "Shooter’s Guide To Handguns", "Defensive Revolver Fundamentals", "Defensive Pistol Fundamentals", and "Practice Strategies for Defensive Shooting" (Fall 2015.) Grant has also written articles on shooting, self defense, training and teaching for many magazines and shooting websites, including Concealed Carry Magazine, Gun Digest Magazine, the Association of Defensive Shooting Instructors ADSI) and the popular Personal Defense Network training website. He’s produced a DVD in the National Rifle Association’s Personal Firearm Defense series titled "Defensive Revolver Fundamentals" and teaches defensive shooting and personal safety courses all over the United States.
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