Sig Sauer P225, P6 and the new P225-A1

Thursday, February 25th 2016 10:37 AM

SIG Sauer’s latest entry into the carry-gun market comes to us from the 1970s. Sig Sauer P225, P6 and the new P225-A1

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Buying a Firearm, The basics

Tuesday, February 23rd 2016 10:51 AM

Are you planning a gun purchase? Many of you are already familiar with the process with buying and selling firearms, but what if you’re a first-time gun buyer?

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In Depth Look at the M855

Thursday, February 18th 2016 12:28 PM

In depth look at the M855 round, the controversy around it and the truths behind the So-Called ‘Cop Killer’ AR-15 Bullets

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Directly descended from the rifles developed by LWRCI to meet the requirements of the U.S. Army Individual Carbine program, the IC-A5 is in a class by itself and has been recognized by the NRA with the prestigious Shooting Illustrated Golden Bullseye Award as the 2016 Rifle of the Year.

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We often worry about how a bullet will deform when it reaches its target, but what happens if the bullet deforms while still in flight?

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How Ammunition Is Made: A Video from Hornady

Tuesday, December 8th 2015 12:44 PM

Get an inside look at the how ammunition is made with this brief step-by-step production guide from NRA E-Media and the experts at Hornady.

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Diagnosing a Problematic Handgun

Friday, December 4th 2015 05:11 PM

A box or two of ammo can tell you a lot about the health of your handgun, and can give answers to a home gunsmith. Before we begin, start with a clean pistol. And let’s quickly review what the process should be when you go to fire your handgun. There should be a loud noise (that’s the whole point right?) along with recoil and a hole in the target. The empty case should be extracted, ejected and a fresh round chambered (while the supply lasts). If you have an interruption, then you have a problem that might be fixed by you or might need the attention of a licensed gunsmith. Let’s find out.

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A Beginner's Guide to Riflescopes

Friday, November 27th 2015 03:52 PM

In 1844, a competitive rifle shooter named Morgan James wrote a book titled The Improved American Rifle, in which he described a scope and mount of his design that is generally regarded as the first practical optical rifle sight. Early scopes lacked much in optical quality and durability, however, and until the 1950s were regarded with suspicion. Now we use glass sights almost to the exclusion of iron, and progress in the optics industry moves at a gallop rather than the stately trot of previous decades. Some of today’s economy scopes are as good as medium-priced models from when the 20th century finally got tired and went away. Today’s scopes are not perfect by any means, but oh boy, are they good.

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The Truth Behind Twist Rates

Wednesday, November 18th 2015 05:32 PM

The creation of “rifling” is one of the most significant advances in firearms history. Rifling has been around since the 1500s, but it wasn’t common to see rifled barrels until the 19th century. By then, militaries and civilians alike had begun to appreciate the value of rifled barrels, and manufacturers like Winchester and Smith & Wesson made rifled barrels standard equipment on pistols and rifles. One significant feature of rifling you’ll often hear discussed is its “twist rate.” This describes the spiral of the rifling as it runs the length of the barrel, and it is a measurement usually expressed in the inches required for the rifling to make one complete turn inside the barrel.

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5 Tips for Long Range Shooting

Tuesday, November 10th 2015 03:02 PM

Long range shooting is absolutely addictive. It’s a combination of math, science, and art. Mix all those things in the right proportion, and you’ll get the satisfaction of a first-shot hit at longer distances than most people walk in a day. Here are a few things to know to get repeatable positive results when ranges are measured by fractions of miles.

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