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How Do Reflex Sights And Holographic Sights Differ?

  By David Link You’ve seen the terms thrown around on websites and in shooting catalogs, but what exactly is the difference between a reflex sight and a holographic sight? Things can get even more complicated when you add the term red dot sight into the mix, but the story …

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What Makes M855 “Green Tip” Ammo So Controversial?

If you’re a regular reader of firearm news and issues, then you’ve surely come across the recent stir around the M855 / SS109 round. These rounds, commonly known as “green tip” rounds because of their color coding, are designed for use with the AR platform in the popular caliber of …

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Teddy Roosevelt The Outdoorsman

  By David Link As a writer and outdoorsman, there are a few historical figures that I take particular interest in because of their impact on the outdoors and the outdoor lifestyle that many of us Americans cherish today. As today is Presidents Day, it’s a perfect time to celebrate …

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Evaluating AR Handguards

  By Trampas Swanson Perhaps the most loved yet most controversial rifles ever invented, Eugene Stoner’s AR-15, has managed to survive over 50 years of commercial sales. Although originally designed to be a lightweight and simple modular rifle chambered in 5.56 mm x 45 mm NATO, the AR-15 platform has …

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Rifle Scope Brands At A Glance

  Choices…choices, nothing is better than choices, but too many possibilities can throw you off track. This is certainly the case with rifle scope brands, and when you’re on the hunt for a new rifle scope, it is easy to get sidetracked looking through all the different manufacturers. Ever wish …

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The M1911: History And Legacy

  By David Link While firearms like the Colt Revolver dominated as the popular pistols of the 1800s, a new semi-automatic handgun burst upon the scene in the early 1900s, and it is still in service in some regard with its initial purchaser, the US Military. Even today it is …

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Understanding The AR Pistol Brace Controversy

  By David Link There has been much chatter about the use of a stabilizing brace with an AR pistol in the past year or so, and the ATF has recently released a clarification of the rules here. But for those of you who aren’t quite sure what this whole …

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Women in Hunting Camp

  By Robin Follette Hunting camp. The place men and boys go each fall to hunt, play poker, eat deliciously unhealthy food and play poker, right? Times have changed. Putting wild game on the table has gained a new level of importance in the last ten years, and it has …

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Hunter Ethics – The Basics

  By David Link Hunter ethics is a topic that every hunter should be familiar with before heading out into the field. Hunter ethics should also be discussed with a beginner before initiating them into the fantastic sport of hunting. While ignoring some of these guidelines can lead to grave …