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Mossberg vs. Remington: Which is Better?

  By Luke Brandenburg The debate between the Mossberg 500 and Remington 870 has been raging for decades. Join us as we dive in to some of the details, similarities and differences of these two popular pump-actions shotguns! When anyone starts looking for a shotgun, the names of Mossberg and …

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Five Outdoor Activities To Do With Dad

  By David Link Father’s Day is a great chance to get out and enjoy the outdoors. While some families have a set tradition that they celebrate year after year, those that don’t have an opportunity to try something new or revive an old activity. In case you’re still not …

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The Venerable 16 Gauge Shotgun

  By Pete Rogers “Carries like a 20, shoots like a 12.” That was an advertisement I saw as a young lad in the window of Hageman’s 5 & 10 in Cheraw, SC and that slogan has stuck with me ever since. My first experience in shooting shotguns was a …

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Does Your Self-defense Gun Need A Caliber That Starts With A 4?

  By Seth Nadel Back in the 1960’s, people started to think about personal protection with a handgun. There was a revolution, led by gent by the name of Lee Jurras who started a company called Super-Vel, and they turned personal protection (and police) ammunition into something more effective. Prior …

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What Is The One Firearm You Can’t Live Without?

  By David Link When you think about the most important weapon in your gun safe, what would be the one gun you can’t live without? Let’s set aside family heirlooms and rare guns and just talk in basics for a while. Factors like the place you live, the shooting …

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Pistol Action Overview

  -By Luke Brandenburg– From the classic single action revolver of the Wild West to the fully automatic “machine pistols” used in warfare today, there are many different types of pistol actions available. Learn some basics about pistol action styles before you buy your next handgun! For those unfamiliar with …

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Should You Buy An Extended Choke Tube?

  By David Link We’re in the middle of turkey season, and while most if not all of your gear is already squared away, there is another accessory worth considering, and not just for turkey season. Extended choke tubes are becoming more and more popular today, but you may have …

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The Appleseed Project

  Forging Responsible Citizens Through Marksmanship -By John Buol– The All Army Smallarms Championships loomed and I needed to train for it. Mobilized to active duty and assigned to a military post without readily-available range facilities for personal use, my only option was an abandoned quarry zoned for shooting. The …

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Affordable Rifle Scopes – A Three Brand Comparison

  By David Link These days you can get a lot of bang for your buck when shopping for a rifle scope. To help you narrow your search, we’ve selected three well-known brands that offer good scope options in the $150 – $250 price range: Redfield, Vortex, and Hawke. Today …