It is hard to believe but Charter Arms—the new company in America making revolvers—has been at the game for over 50 years. The company was founded by Douglas McClenahan. He had engineering experience at several large companies and set out to manufacture an affordable revolver for the American public. His timing was perfect.
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I have previously stated that the long slide Glock is a good special team pistol for use by agencies that issue Glock pistols. However, the long slide Glock is also a great home defense and competition pistol.
There is skill in reaching out and busting a song dog at distance, but there is heart-pounding, adrenaline fun in getting up close and personal with good ‘ol Wile E. Coyote. When you are going nose to nose with a coyote, you’ll want a shotgun, and few loads offer better performance than Winchester’s Varmint X.
A handgun that saw much action from its introduction to the end of the Vietnam War was the Colt 1903 Safety Hammerless. Just the right size for comfortable carry, reliable, and more accurate than most any handgun in its class, the Colt was a remarkable handgun on all accounts.
Ruger’s initial offering of a piston operated AR rifle, the SR 556, was a good rifle but an expensive rifle. The SR556 is also heavier than the standard AR-15. The gas piston design has proven popular but Ruger chose to offer a standard gas impingement operated AR-15-type rifle in the entry-level price range. Here is a tip,
There is a tremendous interest in research and development of defense loads for handguns. The majority of offerings use some variation on the jacketed hollowpoint bullet although a new trend is toward bullets that have
Personal Defense With Limits
When discussing handguns for personal defense there are arguments put forward that are at odds with the reality I have observed. After several years of university study, and 30 years as an armed professional, I have a rather confined idea of realism. I look for vetted information and demand an internal consistency from experiments and data. I feel that my conclusions are valid.
Looking over my experience with the AK-type rifle, I can say I have not been a fan. I’ve owned a few, but the AR-15 has been my rifle, and I’ve spent my time mastering it. The AK seemed the rougher of the two—and that’s its appeal to many. The AK-47 was designed for reliability and low maintenance. If you believe the AK never jams, we’re going to a different church
The 5.56mm/.223 Remington is America’s cartridge just as the AR-15 rifle is America’s rifle. The rifle is used for recreational shooting, competition, varmint hunting, medium-sized game hunting, and personal defense. In fact, the same rifle will handle all of these chores—given a skilled shooter. While the rifle is versatile and may fill each role well, no single loading will serve in every pursuit.
Among the more respected but misunderstood handguns is the Czech CZ 75 pistol. Revered by many, the CZ 75 is a proven, accurate, reliable handgun
The SOCOM 16 adapts. Springfield Armory has consistently refined its M1A platform to suit long-range competitive match shooters, operators who want more caliber, and
For over 100 years, the Colt 1911 has been respected as the greatest fighting handgun in the world. The only legitimate gripe concerning the pistol is that it is long and heavy. This has led to various attempts
Some say John Moses Browning was born with an angel whispering in his ear. The man had great status not only as a designer and inventor
An indispensable part of the handgunner’s battery is a good quality .22 caliber target gun. While there are many forms of competition that require
Over the years, among the most useful handguns I have used have been five-shot revolvers. Light, handy and powerful enough
The Hi-Point carbine is a credible home defender, a good recreational shooter, and in a pinch, it will do for small game at modest range. I was surprised at the low price and by the performance