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Overview of the Smith and Wesson 686

The name Smith & Wesson is synonymous with wheelguns the world over, with good cause. For over a century, S&W has been producing excellent revolvers for militaries, law enforcement agencies and well-heeled civilians. While military users are rare today, their revolvers continue to serve faithfully in the holsters of countless civilians, police officers and security guards. It is an old…

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Ruger Mini 14 Ranch Rifle Full Review

One of the largest, most prolific and innovative American gun manufacturers is the firm of Sturm, Ruger and Co., more commonly known as just Ruger. From humble beginnings offering a vaguely Luger-esque .22 pistol to their massive lineup today covering everything from single-action revolvers to break action shotguns and AR-pattern rifles, Ruger has never been content to rest on their…

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Full Review of the Smith & Wesson M&P 40

If you are relatively new to the gun scene, specifically to pistols, you’d be forgiven for thinking there was always a wide selection of viable choices for reliable, accurate, feature-rich striker-fired handguns. This was not always the case. Through the late 1980’s all the way through the 1990’s, there was really only one de facto choice for hard running striker…

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Accuracy Potential of AK Rifles

The AK family of rifles, among them the AKM and AK-74, are among the world’s most prolific and effective, popular with military, police and civilian shooters everywhere. In the U.S., the Kalashnikov has not always been popular, but since around 2010 has been enjoying a sharp increase in popularity thanks to the efforts of high quality commercial manufactures and dedicated…

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Tips and Procedures for Self Defense with a Firearm

Proper use of a firearm for self-defense is more than propping a gun up next to a nightstand, strapping on a holster or dropping a pistol into the glovebox of the family car and calling it good. Truly incorporating a gun into your day-to-day to ensure it is always at hand is a lifestyle change, and there are many things…

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The Best 9mm Ammo for Self-Defense

As of 2018, thanks to continuing research in wound ballistics and ongoing advancements in the fields of projectile science and manufacturing, the 9mm Parabellum is currently viewed by many professionals as the best all-purpose defense or service handgun cartridge for most applications. The 9mm’s combination of low recoil, good terminal performance and greater capacity in the same size handguns than…

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Should You Choose the 1911 For a Defensive Pistol?

The 1911 is among the most legendary handguns in history, and certainly the most beloved in the U.S. It has served the military through two World Wars, the Korean War, Vietnam, and countless smaller conflicts. It is the quintessential .45, and most enduring of the creations of John Moses Browning; accurate, dependable, potent and supremely easy to shoot well. Its…

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Shooter’s Remorse: Definitely Don’t Buy These Guns

Not all guns are created equal. For every category-defining model there will be a handful of true competitors and a few abysmal also-rans. Guns that, if bought without knowing better, you’ll wind up regretting ever clapping hands on in the gun shop. These are the kind you don’t tell your friends about. The kind you’ll quietly sell and deny ever…

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