Author Archives: Mike Centola

Information Security

According to Wikipedia, Information Security means protecting information and information systems from unauthorized access, use, disclosure, disruption, modification, perusal, inspection, recording or destruction. Most people would take that definition on consider that it only relates to big networks, servers, computers and more. Unfortunately, so many people take this for granted, that it is not surprising […]

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SHOT SHOW 2012

Once again we will be attending the SHOT SHOW 2012! It will be held on January 17-20, 2012, again at the Sands Expo in Las Vegas. We were invited to come back and attend the Range Day as well. This year we will be live blogging and updating twitter again, and hopefully we’ll be more […]

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Home & Family Defense Skills with MDTS

We all like to get out and train, whether it be fitness, firearms and especially “tactical” training. However, very few people ever train to defend their home and family, let alone train with their family members. Enter Modern Defensive Training Systems’ Home and Family Defense Skills training class. According to the description by MDTS, the […]

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Utah Pistol Permit Class with Rochester Personal Defense

Recently, I had the opportunity to take the Utah Pistol Permit Class with Rochester Personal Defense. The class and process was great! It was informative and I even learned some things that I hadn’t known. First they went over all the safety information and everything you needed to know to qualify for the necessary safety […]

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URGENT UPDATE TO UTAH NONRESIDENT PERMIT HOLDERS AND SEEKERS

After doing a lot of digging and having just heard from the Utah BCI Office, here is the scoop: The original bill did not clearly address the issue of states such as NY. They have since fixed it. In a nutshell: If you live in a state that has reciprocity with Utah, let’s take PA for […]

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UTAH Permits No More for NYS Residents?

According to Utah state senate bill SB36, proposed on 1/25/11 by Senator John L. Valentine and passed in 2/14/11, they have added verbiage that prevents non-resident permits from people living in states that do not have reciprocity with Utah. Considering NY does not recognize Utah permits, New York residents will no longer be able to […]

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Coming Soon to NYFirearms.com!

This month we will be making some major changes to the site! In this post I’m going to outline some of these changes so you all know what to expect. First, as you all have probably noticed we are growing like crazy! We’re about to tip the scales at almost 50,000+ visits per month. We […]

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NEShooters 2011 Summit for an Armed Society

The Summit 2011 will focus on solutions for dealing with difficult sitautions. The Summit will last for two days and will allow the participants to meet with and learn from the training industry’s leading experts to include: Southnarc Michael Janich Wes Doss Rob Pincus Bill Lewitt Chris Fry William Aprill Claude Werner Andy Langlois A […]

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CMMG Takedown Upper

While I was at SHOT show, I had the opportunity to go through some of CMMG’s new products with owner, John Overstreet. One that particularly caught our eye was their new takedown upper, which allows the rifle to be broken down in half for easy transportation and storage. This was a pretty cool innovation by […]

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Blade-Tech Founder Retires

PUYALLUP, WA: Blade-Tech Industries, a leading manufacturer of tactical and thermoplastic products announces the retirement of its founder, Tim Wegner. Tim Wegner started Blade-Tech Industries with the idea that there was a need in the market for high quality thermoplastic knife sheathes and holsters. His dream started in his garage hand making each piece. As […]

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SHOT SHOW 2011 Day 1

Yesterday was the first day for the SHOT show. I would have had this blog post up last night, but well… you know, it’s Vegas and all Anyways, the show is held at the Sands Expo and Convention center. It’s in like 6 different rooms across 3 floors, and I’m pretty sure I might have […]

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The Road To SHOT SHOW 2011

10:45AM EST :: Well, I am off! As I’m writing this, I’m sitting in the Greater Rochester International Airport (ROC) and we’re waiting to board the flight to JFK. I am super excited about this trip and excited to meet and greet with many of the firearms manufacturers. Hopefully we can get some great items […]

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SHOT Show Coverage

We will be covering the shot show live next week. I (mikecentola) will be heading out there, attending the media day on Monday, and attending the show for the rest of the week! I will be live-blogging from the show, so make sure to keep checking the site for updates, photos, etc. We’ll also have […]

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REVIEW :: Lumintop L1C Tactical Flashlight

Just finished up a review on a new flashlight that I picked up at the gun show this past weekend from my friends over at VRI Tactical. It’s a great little piece. Check out my review: REVIEW :: Lumintop L1C Tactical Flashlight

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