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Parallel Thumb Placement

  By Guy Sagi It may be the result of a death grip on a precision rifle’s wrist, sympathetic movement as the trigger finger begins its press or torqueing during the process, but your famously opposable digit could be doing you a disservice at distance and there’s a scientific reason. …

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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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Seth Nadel

Seth Nadel served 27 years as a Senior Special Agent (Criminal Investigator) with United States Customs. For 25 years he was a Firearms Instructor, and for 9 of those years he was the lead Firearms and Officer Safety and Survival Instructor at the Customs Academy[SN1]  in Arizona. He was certified …

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How to Choose a Home Defense Shotgun

  By Luke Brandenburg Considering the recent growth in tactical firearms, choosing a shotgun for home defense can be a challenging process. It is very important that you understand all of the options as well as your own unique situation before you make a decision. Gun sales in general have …

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The Basics Of AR Customization

  By Mike Searson In 2012 the AR15 rifle outpaced the venerable Winchester Model 94 as “America’s Rifle.” The reasons are varied, having served the US Armed Forces for over 50 years is certainly a motivating factor, being extremely user friendly is another and finally the rifle is particularly prone …

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Rifle Slings Comparison: Single-Point, 2-Point, 3-Point and Elmer Fudd

  By Jorge Amselle I don’t know when the first rifle sling was invented but it likely coincided with the first lazy soldier being handed a medieval hand cannon and told to march around with it. Skip ahead a few hundred years and leather slings on muskets and rifles were …

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Ruger Blackhawk: Versatility and Durability in the Spirit of the Old West

  -By Tony Martins– The Ruger Blackhawk Single-Action Revolver has been in continuous production for 60 years. Though not without a few changes along the way, this is nonetheless a remarkable record for this venerable six-shooter. Trying to come up with another product from the mid-1950’s in the durable goods …

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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 …