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450 SMC from DoubleTap ammunition

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CMMG MkG Guard Takes On the .45 ACP Magnum?

CMMG’s MkG Guard is an AR-15 rifle that is chambered in .45 ACP and feeds from factory Glock magazines. At the heart of the Guard is the patent pending Radial Delayed Blowback operating system that works to harness the strong recoil impulse of .45 ACP. After extensive durability testing, CMMG is proud to announce that the Guard is safely rated for 450 SMC.

Springfield Armory 1911 with a Shoot-n-See target

How-To

Training Tip: Double Taps

The double tap drill is considered by most to be two shots delivered to the target as quickly as possible—but are you doing it right? Practice does not make perfect; perfect practice makes perfect. However, among the most misunderstood tactics in personal defense is the double tap. More than half of those practicing for defense shooting execute the double tap incorrectly. Worse yet, it is most often taught incorrectly.

1911 pistol with 3 boxes of ammunition and two empty magazines

Ammunition

The Rock Island 1911 and a History of the .38 Super Cartridge

The .38 Super is dimensionally identical to the .38 ACP of 1900. The .38 ACP fired a 130-grain bullet at 1,100 fps. The .38 Super was a sensation, noted for its high velocity of 1300 fps and nine fast shots. Colt upped the power of the cartridge but used the same length cartridge case and chambered the .38 Super in the 1911 when it dropped production of the .38 ACP pistols. At the time, you had to know not to fire a .38 Super in older Colt 1903 pistols.

Ammunition

DoubleTap — Your Total Ammunition Solution

DoubleTap Ammunition made its name by producing 10mm ammunition. In fact, when the industry was offering 10mm ammunition loaded closer to .40 S&W specifications, DoubleTap was the solution for full-power factory-grade ammunition. However, 10mm is a small portion of the Ammo market, so DoubleTap did the right thing and now offers a full catalog of ammunition ranging from rimfire to African Dangerous Game loads.