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Proactive Prepper Training

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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

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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

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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

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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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How to Accurize the Mini 14 Rifle

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The Ruger Mini-14 is one of America’s favorite general purpose semi-auto rifles. Possessed of light weight, nimble handling and classic styling, they remain a viable choice for anyone who for whatever reason does not want America’s other rifle, the AR-15. The Mini-14 is robust, dependable and easy to use, all great qualities for any rifle. But there is one thing…

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Weapons Safety: Rules and Procedures for the Real World

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Safety in both shooting and handling is a prime consideration when armed with a gun. Unless your first exposure to the firearms sphere is this article, you have hopefully been instructed in the Prime Rules of Gun Safety. They certainly pop up everywhere: posted at ranges, written in manuals, recited by trainers and shown at the beginning of videos. You…

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Overview of the Smith and Wesson 686

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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

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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

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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

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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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