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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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How To Select A Conceal And Carry Holster For Women

  Women who CCW, or carry a concealed weapon, are presented with new challenges as they evaluate holsters, but they can also benefit from distinct advantages that are not typically available to men. If you are a woman new to CCW, first you need to consider whether you want to …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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 …