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3rd Circuit Upholds NJ’s Ban on Large-Capacity Gun Magazines

The majority, in an opinion by Judge Shwartz and joined by Judge Greenaway, both appointed by President Obama, held that the ban did not violate the Second Amendment because it reasonably advanced the State’s interest in reducing mass shootings without severely burdening the rights of law-abiding citizens.

Glock pistol with 33-round magazine inserted on a blue and red target

Gun Gear

Glock’s 33-Round 9mm Magazine — Practical and Tactical

While there are floorplates and such that add up to a 19-round magazine, in the Glock 9mm the 33-round magazine is the grand-daddy of them all. Unlike most competitors and cheap imitations, the Glock magazine features a steel insert that promotes both strength and feeding, and that merely scratches the surface of why the Glock magazine excels above the rest.

Competition gun holster and belt.

Gear

Gearing up for 3 Gun

Getting into 3 Gun is a great excuse to pull out the gear you bought and have not used in awhile, or purchase the new toys you have had your eye on but needed the excuse. Either way, while 3 Gun is a gear intensive sport, it does not take a huge investment to get started. Over time though, there are certain pieces of gear that you’ll want to improve your game. Here is you your starter list.

Video cover of how to safely load and unload an AR-15 rifle

How To

NSSF: Safely Loading and Unloading the AR-15

Whether you already have an AR-15, or are simply doing a little research before heading to range for the first time, the following video from National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) AR-15 Administrative Load and Unload: Modern Sporting Rifle Tip demonstrates two different ways to safely load the AR-15. By following these simple instructions and heeding the lesson of head up, eyes up, gun up, you’ll enjoy and safe day which will start you down the path to earning the respect and trust of the shooter’s around you.

FN 509 Pistol

Firearms

FN Offers Free Magazines for 509 Pistol

Everyone loves free, and FN’s new 509 ships with two magazines. However, whether you just want a few extra magazines or plan to use your 509 for training or competition, five magazine are often required. Read the full detail from FN in the following release and enjoy the extra capacity!

Older model Colt AR-15 magazine circa 1960

Gun Gear

Magazine Maintenance for the AR-15

I get a lot of correspondence from folks complaining about magazine problems. I never liked the answer I gave them, and that’s led to this article. There are four pieces-parts to a box magazine: the follower, which is the tray that lifts the cartridges into position; the spring, which powers the follower; the base plate, which secures the spring; and the box. This article looks at all of them and gives tips to maintain and repair your magazines.

extractor and breech face

Concealed Carry

Handguns: Are You Using or Abusing Your Guns?

I do not own a safe queen. The safe is temporary storage. The true nature of a Combat Magnum is on the range, in the field or on the hip, not in the safe. If you use a quality firearm and take good care of it, the piece will last almost indefinitely. Abuse it, and a few years at best are all you will get out of it. These firearms have lasted not because I have babied them but because I have maintained them and you can too!