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Springfield Armory XD-S Single Stack .45ACP – Noticeably Unnoticeable

  By Tony Martins Recall is an interesting phenomenon. Some experiences can be recalled from one’s gray matter vault into consciousness almost instantly with exacting detail, while others emerge with vagueness and only after considerable pondering. I remember my first experience with the then spanking new XD-S handgun from Springfield …

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Essential Checklist For Firearm Maintenance

  By David Link Any substantial investment deserves protection, and this is certainly the case for those valued firearms that you store in your gun safe. Even if you’re a first time firearm owner, a good collection of maintenance tools and cleaning materials is something you should always have around …

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Get To Know Conceal And Carry: Wrap Up And Training Overview

  By David Link As we close our series on carrying a concealed weapon, we want to start with an overview of the steps everyone should take (with links to previous articles) and touch on what quality training courses should provide. Remember that carrying a concealed weapon is a very …

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Get To Know Conceal And Carry: Ammo Selection

By David Link In this next installment in our series about conceal and carry, we will examine self-defense ammunition selection for your conceal and carry weapon. While ammo selection isn’t quite as complicated as other aspects of conceal and carry (relatively speaking), it is still a vastly important part of …

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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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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 …

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Get To Know Concealed Carry: The Regulations

  By David Link So you’ve decided to investigate concealed carry options in your state. Just searching “concealed carry” on the web can lead to a myriad of different sites, some good and some that will throw you off track. What if you just want the story of concealed carry …