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Read This Before Buying a Rifle Scope

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There is almost no task in which you might use a rifle that cannot be made easier by the addition of an appropriate optical sight. From the earliest primitive telescopes to today’s bomb-proof, technology-packed red-dot sights, the right optic is a huge advantage for any shooter. But just like the rifles themselves, not all optics are created equal, and none…

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Smoothbore Barrels and Rifled Barrels

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The barrel is the heart of any firearm. All other components that comprise a gun exist to fire ammunition through the barrel. It is the barrel that holds the projectile, and contains the gasses produced by the combusting powder that accelerate it along the interior, called the bore. The accuracy, range and power we take for granted with modern firearms…

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Why Are Gun Sales Up in the U.S.?

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Ask any gun shop owner what they like least about the business of selling shooting irons, boomsticks and related gear and they’ll probably give you an answer with something to do about the feast or famine nature of it. The gun market goes through phases like any other, with periods of steady, even frenzied purchasing being punctuated by precipitous drops…

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Hearing Protection Away From the Range

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No reader here who is a frequent user of guns needs to be lectured on the importance of protective gear when behind a gun. Even those devil-may-care types who eschew eye-pro do not pretend to be so hard as to not need hearing protection, especially when around rifles or at any indoor range. The noise of a gunshot ranges from…

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Ruger .380 LCP Review

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photo by Cyberstarboy (Personal CameraPreviously published: N/A) [GFDL or CC BY-SA 3.0 ], via Wikimedia Commons The Luger LCP (lightweight, compact pistol) is a small lightweight concealed carry pistol that has been around for many years and has gained a large following amongst gun owners. Manufactured by Strum, Ruger & Company and weighing only 9.4 ounces, the LCP is very…

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The Best Single Point Sling for an AR-15

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You’ve all heard the adage “a sling is to a rifle as a holster is to a handgun.” It seems like a trite piece of range wisdom, right? Spoiler Warning: It’s 100% true. A sling is an absolutely essential piece of equipment for any long gun, especially a rifle. A sling allows you to control the rifle more effectively, gives…

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Modern Slings: A Guide for Best Results

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For any practical purpose, a sling is an essential piece of kit for your long gun. The analogy is often made that a sling is to a long gun as a holster is to a handgun. I’d say that’s right on. Without a sling, your options for going hands-free are limited to dropping the gun, setting it down, or controlling…

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Smith and Wesson Model 10 Overview

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For any wheelgun aficionado, especially an admirer of Smith & Wesson’s, there is one revolver that blazed the path for millions of others. One that codified both performance and design for over a century to follow. That revolver is the legendary Smith and Wesson Model 10, progenitor of the iconic and loved K-frame, and ancestor of all its descendants. It…

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The Best Firearms for Everyday Carry

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A significant portion of Americans choose to keep a firearm on or about their person as they go about their day to day routine. Certainly many of them are believers in self-reliance, and especially when it comes to personal security. After all, when seconds count, the police are only minutes away. To accomplish the task of toting a gun around…

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Should You Barter Ammo Post-SHTF?

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When stocking up on goods, equipment and provision for sustainment after a long term crisis, it is a good idea to stash more than you think you’ll need. Aside from being simply good policy, this ensures you will have a buffer against loss, spoilage or breakage. Having extra beyond your projected requirements also means you’ll have enough to hand out…

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