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45 Short Barrel with Hornady Ammunition

Ammunition

Short-Barrel Performance — The .45 ACP and Barrel Length

Bob Campbell reports on the differences in .45 ACP ammunition when fired through different barrel lengths. Bob compares results from a GLOCK M41, Rock Island Compact, Colt Commander, and a Colt 1991A1 using Cor Bon DPX and Speer Gold Dot ammunition. Read this report for the results!

Gray-haired man in blue jacket with red ear protection shoots a pistol carbine into the woods.

Ammunition

Pistol-Caliber Carbines for Home Defense

Pistol-caliber carbines are perfect for home defense since they are less expensive, have less muzzle blast, and are easier to handle than a rifle. This post shares details on which are the best options, which ammo gets you the most bang for your buck and how to conserve costs by getting ammo that does double duty. Read the full post to make the best choice for you and your family’s safety.

Colt Commander, circa 1975.

Firearms

The 1911 Pistol — Reliability and Accuracy

Originally designed to be used from horseback, the 1911 firearm proved successful during the last cavalry charge in 1916 Mexico. You can carry this traditional sidearm cocked and locked, but do you know why? Read this article and range report to learn why.

Daniel Defense M4 Extended Trigger Guard

Ammunition

The Daniel Defense Rifle—Good Enough and Then Some

Today there are many opportunities to own a great rifle. There are even high dollar celebrity branded rifles that allow you to pay a premium to get the other guy’s name on your gun. No kidding. And then there are the basic claptrap rifles that work most of the time and are OK for plinking. They are a little loose and tie up on occasion, but hey, we are only shooting rats at the dump, right?

Captain Campbell is wringing out the Daniel Defense rifle.

Firearms

A Love Affair with the ArmaLite

When the one you love lets you down it isn’t a good feeling. However, just the same—you need to do your maintenance! The AR-15 rifle is a low maintenance firearm compared to the many self-loaders that preceded it, although it wasn’t the first low maintenance military rifle. The M1 .30 Carbine earned that distinction. There are a few little tricks to the AR-15 rifle that will result in a long life, an accurate rifle and good shooting.