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Mossberg 590 Shockwave Review

  By Trampas Swanson As a retired Law Enforcement Officer and current NRA firearms instructor, I can tell you firsthand, there is no other readily accessible close-range powerhouse firearm on the market as devastating as the shotgun. Although mainly thought of as a sporting platform, it’s role in self-defense cannot …

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Mossberg 500: Thunder Ranch Edition

  By Trampas Swanson Regardless if the discussion is about duck hunting, skeet shooting, or Military / Law Enforcement duty, the 12 gauge pump shotgun has undoubtedly played the largest roll, across the board, than any other firearm platform in history. As we began to cover late last year, two …

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Keep Your Hunting Eye Sharp

  By Jason Herbert There’s only one way to continue to get better at something, and that is by doing it. Therefore, it makes logical sense that hunters should be practicing their shooting skills throughout the summer. Here’s a quick guide for how to stay sharp, and a few products …

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Benelli M4 Shotgun – 922 (R) Compliance Build

  By Trampas Swanson Continued from: Benelli M4 Shotgun Review. M1014 Upgrades – 922 (R) Compliance Thanks to our overly restrictive Bureau of Alcohol, Firearms, Tobacco and Explosives, we as legal gun owners are not trusted nor allowed by our government to have the full-length tube of the M1014 with …

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Benelli M4 Shotgun Review

  By Trampas Swanson Throughout history, perhaps one of the most underestimated battlefield tools in the world is the shotgun. Traditionally, not as sexy as the sniper’s surgeon-like precision rifle or the heavy gunner’s belt fed full auto machine gun, the shotgun has often been an afterthought when it came …

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NSSF Shooting Sports Camp

  Tips from the pros. By Guy J. Sagi Seven pros at the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) Fantasy Shooting Sports Camp in April offered different techniques, tips and perspectives to the shooters who attended. Here’s a little of their 3-gun wisdom, and how you can get better, faster and …

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The Guns of a Federal Agent – Long Guns And Custom Guns

  Continued from The Guns Of A Federal Agent – Pistols. By Seth Nadel Early on, before I worked on the Southern border, Agents carried a lot of different long guns. These included WWII M3 .45 caliber “grease guns” and Thompson Submachine guns, M1 carbines, and early AR15’s. Even personal …

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The Guns of Cowboy Action Shooting – Part 2

  Continued from The Guns of Cowboy Action Shooting – Part 1. Lever Action Force Multiplier Heralded as the “Gun that won the west,” the lever action rifle quickly became a military force multiplier during the American Civil War. The U.S. Army previously employed slow to reload rifles such as …

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Firearms Etiquette

  By Seth R. Nadel Whenever you are around firearms, there is a certain way they are to be handled, both for safety and as a matter of decorum. Some new gun owners have never been exposed to these methods, so a review is in order. The first consideration and …