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Gear tree with rifle, shotgun, plate carrier and gear belt

Firearms

AR-15 Choices for Home Defense

I am a belt and suspenders kind of guy when it comes to certain things. Home defense is one of them. Because of that, I like several options sitting by the bedside for dealing with social work, like evicting home invaders. There is a gear tree that sits 3 feet away from my nightstand that holds my 3-gun belt, my plate carrier and two long guns. One of those guns is an AR-15, and that is what we will focus on today.

Sideguard inside the waistband leather holster

Firearms

Choosing the Best 9mm

Finding the best 9mm is about as personal of a decision as finding the best pizza. With dozens of manufacturers, hundreds of models, and thousands of configurations, there just isn’t really a “best,” just a “best for me.” However, that doesn’t mean all 9mm pistols are made equal. There are some that stand head and shoulders above the rest, here are three of them.

Glock G17 Gen 5 pistol with American Eagle ammunition box

General

Range Report: Glock Gen 5

Glock’s introduction of the Generation 5 pistol has been much anticipated. The new pistol offers significant changes—more so than any previous generation. The first change to the Glock was the addition of a light rail. Next, came the finger groove frame and the rough texture frame later. Read the full review for other changes as well as range performance.

Mauser C96

Firearms

Throwback Thursday: The Top 5 Military Side Arms of All Time

In putting together the top combat sidearms, a number of factors influenced the decisions including design, battle performance, cartridge, performance, comparable technology of the day and reliability versus practicality, but can a Glock be considered a “Combat Handgun?” Read on to see if the author agrees.

GLock pistol atop a box of 9mm ammunition

Firearms

Range Report: Glock 17 Vickers Tactical

Larry Vickers is a respected trainer, soldier, and gunsmith. His name on a handgun means a great deal to many of us. The Glock 17 was the original Glock pistol, and the one on which Glock’s reputation was built. It is fair to say that there is no more proven reliable handgun on the planet. How do you make the best even better? By combining the two of course. Read the full review of the Glock 17 Vickers Tactical to discover the details for yourself.

Two upset Hornady bullets

Ammunition

Stopping Power: Top Choices for Self-Defense Ammunition

If the effectiveness of a bullet can be summed up in a single phrase, it would be “stopping power.” The more stopping power a bullet delivers, the more effective it will be at ending a confrontation in your favor. Make no mistake; stopping power and caliber do not share the direct correlation many people think.

Glock G17 Gen4 MOS

Firearms

Glock Releases Two New Pistols for 2016!

Good news Glock fans, Glock just released the news that it will be debuting two new Glocks this week. The details are rather thin as of now, but The Shooter’s Log’s editors and writers are headed to the range for a little field testing. We will have our first impressions and perhaps a video or two of the Glock in action later today, so keep checking back.