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Drive-by shooting prankster gets shot at by very real gun

YouTube prankster RomanAtwood upped the ante with “more Edgy and Scary Pranks” by doing a fake drive-by shooting Sunday and he nearly got shot in the …

Finnish M39 Service Rifle

First Look: Krebs Custom KV-13 - Guns & Ammo

The Krebs Custom KV-13 is pioneering an entirely new look and feel for AK-style rifles.<p>The VEPR-based KV-13 combines the features we’ve come to …

Ammunition

How to Choose a Carry Gun with the 5 'C's of Concealed Carry - Handguns

One of the most enduring questions in the shooting community remains: “<i>What’s the best gun for concealed carry?”</i><p>People ask me this question all the …

At the Range: Walther CCP 9mm - Guns & Ammo

Built specifically with recoil reduction in mind, the Walther CCP is an excellent option for new shooters and female shooters, as well as experienced …

Ergonomics

First Look: Springfield Armory XD Mod. 2 Sub-Compact Pistol - Guns & Ammo

The dawn of a new generation has arrived with the new Springfield Armory XD Mod. 2 Sub-Compact pistol.<p>Over the past several years, the Springfield …

Q: Can firearms be prohibited on properties in an HOA?

HOA Board members may be asking, ‘can we prohibit firearms on properties within the HOA.’ Meanwhile, individual gun owners and 2nd Amendment …

Gun sales boom on Black Friday: Almost 3 background checks per second

The busiest shopping day of the year also saw a major boom for gun sales, with the federal background check system setting a record of more than 175,000 background checks Friday, according to the FBI.<p>The staggering number of checks -- an average of almost three per second, nearly three times the …

Smith & Wesson to Pursue U.S. Army Modular Handgun System Contract - Guns & Ammo

On Nov. 25, 2014, Smith & Wesson Holding Corp. and General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems announced their partnership to pursue the U.S. …

Smith & Wesson

Hunting with Suppressors Now Legal in Florida - Guns & Ammo

As anticipated, on Friday, November 21, 2014, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission voted to remove the ban on using …

Guns

America's Top 5 Handgun Cartridges

<i>The author struck a chord with readers when he published his idea of the "Top Five Sporting Cartridges" of all time, so much so that comments</i> …

Top U.S. Army Marksman Explains Why Gun Nuts Shoot Better

Master Sgt. Scott Satterlee <i>says the military could learn a lot from civilians</i><p>by KEVIN KNODELL<p>Master Sgt. Scott Satterlee is <i>really</i> good at shooting …

Whose Woods These Are

When you're a kid, the world seems big and ordained. Things are as they are because they are. Even your neighborhood seems big and ordained, until you outgrow it, depart, and consider it again from a distance. Then you might start to see its deeper dimensions—its ­layers of time, contingency, and …

Swimming Pools

The Best Waterproof Containers for Your Valuables

Everyone knows the pain of soaking your phone or dropping your camera out of your boat and into the river. But a little foresight can prevent that. We scoured online reviews and found the most highly rated waterproof cases that are guaranteed to keep your precious cargo safe.<p>Pelican Micro 1040 Case …

Camping

We Bought a Military Truck So You Don’t Have To

Looking for a truck that’s big enough for a family to live in, but still has true go-anywhere off-road capability? You could spend $100,000-plus on a purpose built rig. Or, my wife, Rachel, and I thought, you could spend a couple grand on a decommissioned military truck.<p>Meet the LMTV<p>It stands for …

RVs

An Honest Guide to Sports Gels

During a long trail run or intense ride, replenishing energy stores is key. But to do so during your effort requires products that can be opened, eaten, and processed swiftly and simply. That means traditional bars or fruit are off the table. Enter the sports gel, packets of quick-digesting sugars …

Dessert

The Best Hiking Shoes, According to Adventure Guides

Picking a hiking shoe is a lot like picking a life partner. It’s a deeply personal decision that requires foresight, patience, and sometimes, a breaking in period. We asked some of our favorite hiking guides to dish on the shoes and boots that they’ve fallen in love with over the years. Here are …

Backpacking

Seven Things You Need to Cook Well at Camp

If I were left to my own devices, camp cooking would involve little more than boiling water for freeze-dried meals and overcooking eggs on a Coleman two-burner. Thank God for my wife, Sarah.<p>The day before our first backpacking trip together—on my birthday—she told me she’d take care of dinner. She …

Kitchens

The Best Memory-Boosting Foods

Put these foods on your grocery list to remember where you parked when you leave the supermarket.<p>From forgetting where you put your keys to …

Memory Loss

African wild dogs vote with sneezes on important pack issues

Dog democracy.<p>African wild dogs have <i>excellent</i> table manners. The puppies are allowed to eat first. Able-bodied dogs share meat with injured confederates. And packs of <i>Lycaon pictus</i> vote that it's time to go on a hunt by sneezing.<p>Neil Jordan, a professor at the University of New South Wales who does …

Epic Trails Across the Globe

Tired of the same old trails? Go outside your comfort-zone (and, perhaps, your country) to one of these inspiring destinations.

Over 50 Romantic Country Songs For Your First Dance

In a wedding music rut? We can certainly help you with that! We have tons of suggestions for what to play on your big day, but if you're a country gal (or guy), you know there's only one genre that will do. We already gave you the greatest country songs for a father-daughter dance, but what about …

50 Activities to Add to Your Fall Bucket List

Take advantage of the cooler months with these must-do activities.<p>As the temperatures start dropping and the leaves start changing, we're ready to …

Flavors

Best Foods to Stockpile for an Emergency

Fueling your body during an emergency is very different from your everyday diet. Because you’ll probably expend more energy than you normally would, …

Nutrition

Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2017

As we contemplate our critical role in the Earth’s future, photography has the power to show the astonishing diversity of life on our planet and remind us of the crucial need to shape a more sustainable co-existence between humanity and the natural world.<p>The long-running competition “The Wildlife …

25 Pumpkin Recipes Perfect for Fall

'Tis the season for everything pumpkin!<p>Celebrate the new season with pumpkin! From breakfast to lunch, and dinner to dessert, whip up a selection of …

How to Wake Up Feeling Motivated: 8 Tips

Tips for Implementing an Effective Morning Routine<p>We've all been there. The alarm goes off in the morning and we groggily feel around the nightstand …

Time Management

Here’s What Men and Women Dream About Most Often

Daydreams are great because they inspire, entertain, and de-stress us. And if you begin to visualize your daydreams, there’s actually a better chance they’ll become reality. But if the best part about daydreams is our ability to consciously control them, then the strangest part about our <i>actual</i> …

Motivation

The 37 best young adult books we ever read

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Amazon / Anaele Pelisson<p>Many of us look back on the "young adult" years of our life and remember both broad brush strokes of volatile …

Books

7 tips for staying healthy during what looks to be a horrible flu season

With cold weather comes flu season, and this year isn’t looking too great when it comes to avoiding the sniffles—at least if the US follows in …