Pros and Cons of Top Defensive Handgun Calibers

Wednesday, September 27th 2017 04:32 PM

Concealed carry and self-defense concerns remain a top priority among Americans as shown by continued strong handgun sales. But for many buyers a lot of questions surround not only which firearm to purchase, but primarily, what caliber it should be. Here’s a look at the pros and cons of many of the top defensive handgun calibers available.

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Pistol Shooting Positions: Weaver Vs. Isosceles

Tuesday, September 26th 2017 03:45 PM

Many shooting activities will typically use or favor one position over the other for the sake of continuity. However, serious self-defense practitioners understand that certain circumstances, situations, or terrain dictates what may be the best or most appropriate shooting position to employ. If you’re a true student of the gun, you should be familiar with both the Weaver and Isosceles shooting positions.

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How Millennials Are Changing the Gun Industry

Tuesday, September 26th 2017 03:42 PM

Baby Boomers are those Americans born during the 20-year span from the mid-1940s to the mid-1960s—some 76 million people—whose buying power and economic impact have influenced the firearms industry for decades. But things are changing. As the Boomers grow into retirement age and begin passing away, a new generation of Americans—Millennials—is beginning to make its presence felt in many ways, not the least of which is economically.

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Reloading: Why you should invest

Saturday, September 23rd 2017 12:40 PM

Another perk of reloading is the ability to customize your ammo and create precision loads. Most professional and competitive shooters carefully reload their own ammunition to create cartridges that result in better groupings and higher velocities. Competitive shooting is a game of inches – make that fractions of inches – and shooters are looking for whatever methods can give them the advantage. Reloading becomes somewhat of an art, as the array of precision reloading equipment allows shooters to make ultra-fine adjustments to their ammunition to produce ideal results.

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Shoot Accurate or Shoot Fast?

Thursday, September 21st 2017 02:21 PM

The object behind automatic weapons is to put a lot of rounds in the air with the idea that some will hit their target and the rest will suppress fire from the enemy. This mindset has no place in the defensive use of firearms by civilians because collateral damage can potentially ruin your life, even if you win the fight. For the civilian, shooting faster than you can shoot well has no purpose. This isn’t saying there’s no value to shooting fast in a defensive situation; only that shooting fast is only an option when you’re certain every round will hit the target. As Clint Eastwood once said, “A man’s got to know his limitations.” Therein lies the value of regular practice and competition because it allows the shooter to know his limitations.

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Gun Review: Springfield Armory XD-E

Tuesday, September 19th 2017 12:12 PM

From the slide rails up, the XD-E is a standard XD-S. There’s a hammer-forged 3.3-inch barrel and a double-captured recoil spring guide rod system. The sights are the standard dovetailed two-dot rear and fiber-optic front, and there’s a tactile loaded chamber indicator on top of the slide.

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How Does Barrel Bedding Affect Accuracy?

Friday, September 15th 2017 06:29 PM

Not all barrel bedding is equal. Bedding dynamics can increase or decrease a rifle’s accuracy.

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Gun Collecting: Introduction and Types of Collecting

Friday, September 8th 2017 03:41 PM

There are different approaches to gun collecting. Some are building a shooting battery. These folks enjoy owning guns that fill different shooting niches for perceived or anticipated uses. Of course they need a .458 bolt action, because someday they might actually hunt in Africa or Alaska.

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Eleven Serious Optics for Dangerous Game

Tuesday, September 5th 2017 02:35 PM

You don’t have time to second-guess your scope when a wounded buffalo is closing the distance. That’s why you get the best equipment money can buy. And that’s why you buy the right equipment for the job. All scopes are not created equal, at least not when your life is on the line.

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A shotgun, rifle, and handgun each has advantages and disadvantages when used as a primary home defense weapon.

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