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Smith and Wesson Model 10 Overview

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

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?

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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How to Buy Your First Gun

For seasoned gun owners and enthusiasts, there is scarcely a better feeling than that trip to the gun shop to pick up a new addition to the family. Everyone there knows your name, you can fill out the background check form upside down and backwards and you coordinated delivery of the latest object of your affection yourself to ensure you…

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What Makes a Quality AR Rifle?

There is little doubt today that the AR-15 is the most ubiquitous of rifles in the U.S., and is the gold-standard that all other semi-automatics are measured against. Due to its overwhelming efficiency popularity, flexibility and suitability to shooters of all statures AR-pattern rifles are produced by dozens of manufacturers, from proud American institutions to small, boutique assemblers. The AR…

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How to Shoot a Pistol to Save Your Life

If you own a handgun for self-defense, you probably put in a fair amount of time at the range burning up ammo and shooting groups. You have perhaps even taken a class or two, funds allowing. Basic marksmanship is certainly an essential part of running a gun well enough to save your life, but alone hardly considered proficiency in gun…

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Proactive Prepper Training

For all the research, study and acquisition preppers put into their crisis survival planning, it seems to me many put off actual practice, save for a few specific skills. Sure, plenty of us will get in camping, hunting, hiking and trigger time whenever we can. Those skills are very enjoyable and certainly count as hobbies all on their own. Those…

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The Positive Effects of Legally-owned Firearms

For U.S. citizens, enduring arguments for and against guns and gun ownership are just about as commonplace as it gets. Types of guns, access to guns, capacity of guns; if there was ever a perennial topic for sparking argument it is guns and the rights concerning their ownership as affirmed in the  2nd Amendment of the Bill of Rights. The…

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The Pros and Cons Of .22 Caliber Handguns

Guns come and go. Trends and novelty keep some shooters chasing the newest, most Instagram-worthy gun of the year. A gun bought for a purpose may find itself up for adoption or sitting in the safe if that purpose goes away. Advancements in materials, design or cartridge may make others obsolete, or simply less appealing in the face of the…

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Practically Tactical: Maximizing the Common Shotgun for Defense

Shotguns are perennially popular home defense firearms in the U.S. for several reasons. One reason is their easy availability, and cost effectiveness. A quality shotgun can often be had for significantly less coin than a rifle of equivalent grade.  Another reason is that many owners default to it because they already own one for hunting or other sporting purposes. And…

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