Ballistic Magazine April/May 2019

Ballistic Magazine April/May 2019: No Evil to See Here

(Nashville, Tenn.)

Pop Evil. Sure, you might have heard of the rock band or its music, but how well do you know the band’s bassist, Matt DiRito? Ballistic recently met up with him and discussed everything from his music to his deep-rooted love of 1911s and even his charity work with kids battling cancer and other long-term illnesses. Between touring, finding time to hit the range and machining his own grip panels at Cabot Guns, any staunch anti-gun lobbyist would be hard-pressed to call Matt DiRito a one-hit wonder.

And speaking of the Second Amendment, for this issue we held a round table with guys like Pat McNamara and other experts in the field and asked them for tips on how they deal with Second Amendment attacks from the inexperienced or just plain foolhardy. We also hit the road to visit Texas’ Bykowski Tailor & Garb, which offers bespoke three-piece suits along with custom and antique firearms. Is there a cooler way to make a statement about your gun-centric lifestyle? We don’t think so.

We wrap things up this issue with our “Steak IQ” series and teach you the best methods for cooking a mean steak. Sprinkle in some reviews of the Nighthawk President 1911 and the Kimber K6s DC, along with your favorite Walthers from the silver screen, and you’ve got one hell of a recipe for this issue of Ballistic! Be sure to pick up your copy available in digital and physical formats by visiting or hitting newsstands on April 9, 2019.

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Carrie Roeder, Senior Director, Marketing and Operations