The Blog of the 1800GunsAndAmmo Store

The Blog of 1800GunsAndAmmo – Your Firearm and Ammunitions Guide and Discussion Portal

Blog Posts

How To Choose A Pistol Light

  By David Curtis Today I want to look at what I feel is one of the most important and yet often neglected firearm accessories, particularly for weapons that may be used in self-defense. I’m referring to the flashlight. I want to look at why lights are important, which ones …

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 …

How to Fine Tune Your Shotgun Fit

  -By Luke Brandenburg– Although many shooters overlook the importance of gun-fitting, it is impossible for a shooter to reach his or her full potential without finding the perfect fit. Become a better shooter! Learn how to check your fit and fine tune it to perfection. Whether you’re gearing up …

How To Mount A Scope

  By Trampas Swanson As a gunsmith, one of the basic tasks I perform regularly in my shop for clients is scope mounting. This includes everything from red dot sights to high power, long range scopes. While it’s not hard to do, scope mounting does take careful measures to secure …

250 Scopes Thumb
Selecting An Affordable Rifle Scope – Basic Checklist

  By David Link When you’re looking to spend $250 or less on a rifle scope and you want to get the most out of your purchase, it pays to keep a certain few features in mind while you push others aside as unnecessary features. If you’re expecting to get …

M400 Thumb
SIG Sauer M400: Always Reliable

  By Guy Sagi It’s not the most classic rifle in my gun safe, nor does it have a long family history like many of my other firearms, but if the apocalypse is knocking at the door, my SIG Sauer M400 will be the first thing I pull out and …

7 Reasons To Carry A Concealed Weapon

  By David Link We’ve put together this list of the seven most common reasons to start carrying a concealed weapon, and those who are still considering whether or not to carry will find it a helpful source of information as they weigh the decision. Carrying a concealed weapon isn’t …

Customizing the Ruger 10/22

  -By Mike Searson– Ruger’s little 10/22 rifle may be the “Chevy Small Block” of semiautomatic rim fire rifles. With over 7 million rifles sold, very few seem to remain in stock configuration. This is due to an incredible array of aftermarket parts and accessories that can transform the Ruger …

Range Essentials Thumb
Essentials That Make-up a Great Range Bag for Sporting Clays

  By Nancy Jo Adams A high quality, dependable range bag that is large enough to hold all of your gear, yet small enough to be comfortable to carry at the range is the core of your shooting range essentials. It is imperative that your range bag always fulfills your …