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How to Become a Distinguished Expert Shooter for $2.50

  By John Buol The National Rifle Association is the largest and oldest defender of Second Amendment freedoms since the Founding Fathers put that indelible mark to paper. In 1871, Major General Ambrose E. Burnside, Brigadier General George Wood Wingate, and Lieutenant Colonel William Conant Church led their delegation of …

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Get To Know Conceal And Carry: Holster Options

  By David Link Now that we’ve examined state regulations for conceal and carry and proper handgun selection, it’s time to move on to another vital part of carrying a concealed weapon: your chosen carry or holster method. Selecting the right holster can make all the difference in terms of …

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Nikon M-223 and P-223 Shootout: Which is Best for You?

  By Kip Staton We live in a fantastic age to be firearms owners, particularly in regard to the AR-15 platform. Never before have we had such immediate access to new, innovative products and versatile accessories. However, one of the of the biggest advantages the standard 5.56 NATO/.223 Remington AR-15 …

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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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Trampas Swanson

Born and raised in eastern NC, started shooting firearms at age 6, and life long hunter. Retired Deputy Sheriff serving as a supervisor and SWAT sniper unit with a background in narcotics and crime scene investigations task forces. Now living in Florida as a husband, new father, local gunsmith, firearms …

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Overview of Shotgun Ammo: Gauges, Loads, Shots, Slugs and More

  By Luke Brandenburg Shotguns are some of the oldest shoulder-fire weapons still used today. They are extremely versatile and meet the needs of hunting, home defense, tactical and other applications. With that versatility comes an abundance of features and options that can make purchasing these weapons and their ammunition …

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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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Get To Know Conceal And Carry: Pistol Selection

  By David Link Now that we’ve touched on many of the regulations that are important for those new to conceal and carry, it is time to turn to the important task of self-defense pistol selection. In this second part, we’ll approach conceal and carry from the viewpoint of a …

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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 …