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Army ditches mosts M4 upgrades, adopts some

Tuesday, July 12th 2016 04:38 PM

Marksmen advocating for a laundry list of upgrades to an aging M4 (and M16) got some of what they wanted but not all.

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7 Things to Know about Shotguns for Home Defense

Friday, July 8th 2016 05:37 PM

Shotguns are extremely effective weapons for home defense but they're not perfect and they're not foolproof. Here are seven things you need to know.

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Buying AR magazines can be a frustrating trial-and-error process, but not if you follow these simple tips.

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5 Smart Trigger Tips for your AR

Friday, July 8th 2016 10:43 AM

Two stage? Single stage? National match? Four pounds? Six pounds? Here are some thoughts on AR trigger upgrades, and maybe leaving well enough alone.

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10 Badass Glass Options for Your AR

Thursday, July 7th 2016 06:01 PM

Whether it's magnification, red-dot, reflex or holographic here are ten good choices for your AR-15.

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Gun ranges across the country are adding sophisticated real life shooting simulators to facilitate training for concealed carry and add an entertaining facet to their offerings.

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AR-15 Maintenance Basics: A 12-Point Check

Friday, June 24th 2016 02:21 PM

Cleaning your AR-type rifle is a great opportunity to run through a quick checklist of preventative maintenance and inspection steps. Investing a few seconds in some quick checks may just help your rifle from vomiting parts while at the range, which can ruin your fun range day and embarrass you in front of your friends.

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Concealed Carry: Changing Your Lifestyle

Saturday, June 18th 2016 05:16 PM

While there are many variables to carrying and living with a concealed handgun, there are three basic areas that require thoughtful consideration before taking that first step: Mindset, Clothing, & Holsters/Supporting Equipment. All of these subjects have numerous variables and facets that can vary based on the individual and circumstances. However, each will factor greatly in not only your ability to comfortably and conveniently carry a pistol on a daily basis, but also, potentially, your survival and dominance in a fight.

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Almost every week you read another news story about a hiker or hunter that was injured and couldn’t get help because they were “out of cell range.” As a store that supplies hunters and campers, we always wonder, “Why don’t more outdoors people know about satellite locator beacons?” Despite claims to the contrary by the companies that provide mobile services, there are many large areas of the country where mobile phones don’t receive a signal leaving you out of touch and having to fend for yourself. If you like to go hunting or camping anywhere off the beaten path where phones don’t work, or just want to be able to keep in touch in case your phone fails, has a flat battery, or if you travel overseas and don’t want to pay those huge roaming charges, you need to have a device that doesn’t depend on mobile phone technology. That’s where PLBs, or Personal Locator Beacons can come into play.

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A Brief History of the 10mm Auto

Tuesday, May 3rd 2016 04:36 PM

Designed to be a pistol-caliber bullet capable of pushing a 200-grain projectile at 1,200 feet per second, the 10mm was conceived to be a more capable large-caliber alternative to the .45 ACP. No other semiauto pistol caliber offers the range or penetration of the 10mm. From its beginnings under Colonel Jeff Cooper and the Bren Ten, the 10mm cartridge's storied journey brings it to a point today where it's a favored round for many law enforcement and self-defense shooters in the field.

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