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Glock 34 MOS Product Review

  By Trampas Swanson Originally introduced in 1998, the Glock model 34 was designed to be a competition ready 9 mm pistol based off of the world famous model 17 service weapon. Since its debut, what shooters have discovered is the 5.32 inch barrel G34 makes for a fantastic all …

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Big Game Profile: Rocky Mountain Elk

  By Tony Martins The majestic Rocky Mountain elk is truly a North American icon. If you have never experienced the powerful whistling, growling “bugle” and courtship behavior of a love-sick bull you have missed one of the true wonders of nature. European explorers named these large deer “elk” as …

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Mirage: It’s Not What It Seems

  By Guy J. Sagi It doesn’t take a degree in physics or a working knowledge of the theory of relativity to harness the power mirage to improve your shooting. In its most basic application, it can be an advantage in hunting, explain one problem at the range, and, with …

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Wilson Combat CQB: One Of The Most Perfect Pistols Ever Built

  By Mike Searson On the topic of firearms that will never be sold for any reason, the author actually has a sub group within that category: 1911 style pistols. Over the course of my life as a shooter I have had close to 20 different 1911 pistols either in …

The Proper Target For Hunters

  By John M. Buol Jr. A target records the shooter’s efforts at marksmanship. It catches an arrow or leaves a bullet hole showing you the results. There are many targets on the market for the hunter-shooter to use and we’ll take a look at them here. Bullseye and Sight-in …

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Cast Bullet Molds: All About The Basics

  By Kip Staton The art of melting down lead and casting it into projectiles, whether for rifles or handguns, is nearly as old as firearms themselves. And it’s a fascinating subject. Who among us hasn’t thought “Hmm, that’s kind of cool…” while watching Mel Gibson in The Patriot melt …

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Why Are Glocks So Popular?

  These days Glock pistols have a serious reputation, and whenever there is a conversation about the best handguns, Glock almost always comes up. Yet some may wonder what makes Glocks so special? Why do most people choose Glock over the other quality brands out there? While there are some …

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Exploring the Use of Force: Part 2 – After The Fact Actions

  By Seth Nadel In part 1, I defined what Use of Force, “Castle Doctrine,” and “Stand Your Ground” mean from a layman’s point of view. As I am not a lawyer, questions must be directed to a lawyer in your state. Here in part 2, I want to go …

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Fun Hunting Drills: Two unique range drills for hunters

  By John M. Buol Jr. How many range trips have you witnessed all the other attendees with butts glued firmly to a seat next to a bench rest? Ironically, these same stool shooters will decry conventional bullseye competition events as “boring” and ignore events that test and develop base …