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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.

Kel-Tec PMR-30

Firearms

Top 10 (New) Semi-Auto Pistols of 2018

Top 10 lists are always a reader favorite. Readers love to see their personal favorites among the top 10 list. They also like to leave blast-o-grams to the author decrying the list as a shame because their favorite did not make the list. Don’t blame the author, this list is all you, the reader or more appropriately the buyers’ top choices for 2018 based on sales.

SIG Sauer MCX Rattler with suppressor attached

Firearms

Long Distance Personal Defense Guns

Most of us who carry daily make a choice between comfort and ease of shooting with our choice in EDC pistols. I happen to carry a full size M&P 9mm. As an early concealed carry person, I was sure carrying such a gun would be noticed by everyone and be super uncomfortable. Over time, I gradually learned how to conceal better and more comfortably.

Woman with pink hat shopping at gun counter

Firearms

Top 6 Carry Pistols for Beginners

Everyone starts somewhere and at sometime. Concealed carry is no exception. Everyone feels at least a bit self-conscious when they start carrying a handgun for self-defense. Choosing the right pistol that is not too small, not too big, and manageable through recoil is a good start. This article goes through a handful of factors to consider when choosing a handgun, as well as six tops picks.

Smith and Wesson Shield .380 with magazine

Firearms

Range Report: Smith and Wesson’s Easy Shooting M&P Shield .380 ACP

Over the years, I have seen many people struggle with the handgun. Some older folks, and others with limited hand strength, have a difficult time with the revolver. While revolvers are simple enough to handle, the long double-action trigger press challenges some shooters. The Smith and Wesson M&P .380 pistol is the answer they have been looking for.

Smith & Wesson compact M&P Shield 2.0 with Crimson Trace laser

Firearms

Top 8 Handguns for 2018 — A Woman’s Choice for Power

Pink guns are great, and Tiffany Blue models earn plenty of style points. However, firearms have a purpose and that is putting rounds on target. If you want a particular color, order it or send it to your favorite gunsmith to have it Cerakoted. That works for all guns, but color does not make a handgun right for a woman. Women need guns we can count on to defend our family or person. Guns that ring steel in competition or tear the center out of the 10-ring out of paper in capable hands, so those were the criteria for this list.

Glock 19X pistol in Glaco Stow and Go leather holster

General

Magnificent 7 — Pistols for Concealed Carry

If there is one category readers of The Shooter’s Log can all get interested about, it is an interest in the best pistols for concealed carry. However, if there is one thing likely to cause an argument, it is which pistols are best for concealed carry. Our staff threw in a few of favorites, but feel free to make your case for the pistols we missed.

Smith and Wesson M&P 2.0

Firearms

10 Top Handgun Choices for 2017

2017 saw its share of new guns, as well as overstocked shelves before the election of President Trump. Looking back, there are still plenty of new 2017 models to check out or to slip under the tree or ring in the New Year.

Colt LE6920 AR-15

Firearms

By the Numbers: America’s Top 5 Rifles

If there is one thing we all love, it is a good debate over which gun is best. The regulars all make the list, and that is fine, but the creativity and opinions of the readers is really what’s eye opening and makes it a good a read. That being said, this list is strictly based on national sales numbers, so it’s perfect fodder for a good shredding—do your worst. This first, of a three part series, focuses on the top five selling pistols.

Performance Center Ported M&P Shield pistol

Firearms

By the Numbers: America’s Top 5 Pistols

If there is one thing we all love, it is a good debate over which gun is best. The regulars all make the list, and that is fine, but the creativity and opinions of the readers is really what’s eye opening and makes it a good a read. That being said, this list is strictly based on national sales numbers, so it’s perfect fodder for a good shredding—do your worst. This first, of a three part series, focuses on the top five selling pistols.