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Bob Campbell shooting the Kel-Tec K7 shotgun

Firearms

Review: Kel-Tec K7

Bullpup configurations are nothing new, but Kel Tec’s handling of the design is exceptional. Kel-Tec’s KSG is a double-magazine-tube pump…Read More >

Upset Gorilla Ammunition bullet showing petals

Ammunition

Bullets: Chunky and Slow vs. Fast and Light

Many of the modern, name brand bullets in .45 ACP or 9mm will do the job well. This data should help you realize, with the proper bullets, ammunition effectiveness is not nearly as large a concern as it once was. That is not say that all bullets in 9mm or .45 ACP perform the same. This article looks at data from different ammunition tests and picks the 3 top performers for consideration.

Lyman digital powder scale

General

Should You Avoid Reloaded Ammunition?

Today, as during the Vietnam War, one simple fact remain true: Our firearms are obviously worthless without ammunition that works. I’m sure you’ve heard how many gun activists want to make ammo harder to come by and there is no question that depending on where you live, it’s becoming more difficult to walk into your sporting goods store to buy ammo. This has led to a continuing growing popularity of reloading your own ammo—but should you?

Glock 48 pistol two tone with Gold Dot ammunition box

Firearms

Review: Glock 48 9mm

One of the great revolutions in handgun manufacture is the polymer frame, striker-fired revolution. Glock led the way and still dominates the market today. Arguably, Glock remains first with the most. The Glock 48 is perhaps two ounces lighter than the Glock 19 9mm and otherwise similar in dimension—save for the thinner grip frame and slide, so why do you need the Glock 48? This article has the answer!

Ruger GP100 revolver right profile wood grips

Firearms

Range Report: Ruger GP100

While modern self-loading handguns are as reliable as a machine can be, the revolver is more likely to fire after long-term storage while loaded. You may leave the revolver at home, ready, and it will come up shooting. The revolver may also be placed against an adversary’s body and fired. EIther way, many feel comforted by an extra round or two at the ready.

Man coaching a woman holding a 1911 pistol in a home defense drill

Firearms

Review: Colt Gold Cup 1911 .45 ACP

The Colt Gold Cup is a legendary handgun, even an icon, and well worth its price. If set up for defense loads it is as capable as any 1911 and more so than most. If you are looking for one of the most accurate handguns in the world, and a pistol steeped in history, this is the one.

Taurus 9mm semi-automatic handgun

Firearms

Do you need adjustable handgun sights?

Let’s look at reality. When you purchase an expensive hunting handgun or a target pistol you expect to be able to convince the pistol to hit where it is aimed. The point of impact and point of aim will be in perfect sync. If you purchase a fixed sight handgun for personal defense then you find it is zeroed for one load or the other but it will not be easily done.

Filing the front sight of a revolver

Firearms

Sighting-in the Fixed-Sight Revolver

Firing to the left or right is a more difficult problem to fix, but if the problem is severe, it may be done. Be certain you are not milking the trigger right or left and have an experienced shooter fire the revolver as well. The problem may be shooter related. If not, read the full article to learn how to adjust your “fixed” sights.

right profile AR-15 rifle with Elftman stock

General

AR Rifle Upgrade— Making Good, GREAT!

The difference between a factory MIL-SPEC two-stage trigger breaking at seven pounds and a custom-grade trigger is immense. The Elftmann, however, is a different beast among many triggers. However, the question becomes what makes a good trigger and which trigger is best suited for tactical or personal defense shooting.