The history of the 1911 handgun platform is well-known, as are its virtues—a near-ideal grip angle that
You have no doubt noticed the large amount of inexpensive steel-cased ammunition available. It is hard to pass it
The rifle has some major advantages over the pistol or shotgun when used as a defensive firearm. The rifle is
Winchester introduced the .22 Magnum Rimfire in the late 1950s as a hunting rifle cartridge to extend the hunter’s range
Quite a few years ago, an IDPA shooter handed me a shiny silver cartridge with a black bullet and said,
For many, a shotgun was the weapon we used for our first big-game hunting experience. Hunter’s today have
Through the years, I have seen many high-performance handgun loads rise, fall and fail. Some would not feed properly,
Previously, I tested the HPR handgun loads in 9mm and .45 ACP calibers. The load demonstrates attention to quality and good accuracy.
“Due to the high cost of ammunition, no warning shots will be given!” This little phrase puts a humorous spin on
.32 Smith & Wesson Long
Among the most enjoyable to use and accurate of all revolver cartridges is the .32 Smith & Wesson Long. When
I tend to look forward rather than back. The fundamental premises of youth, however, are hard to shake. I grew
This article originally appeared on March 8, 2012.
I enjoy a good sales pitch. Part of being an American
When choosing ammunition, you must first ask what does the bullet do? While most ammunition is used for mundane chores,
Train and defend are simple watchwords. About 99 percent of the ammunition we fire is in practice. Competition shooting takes a lot of ammunition, although staying sharp also demands its share. The problem often is finding a good practice load.
High Precision, Down Range. I hoped the claim held true. Frankly, when you test and evaluate as many firearms as I do, you are glad to have something to shoot, whether it is your first choice or not. And while we came in on different ships, we are all on the same boat.