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  1. The Top Five 10s - The 10mm Roundup

    The Top Five 10s - The 10mm Roundup

    The 10mm is one of my favorite rounds. It's a very versatile load that finds a way to mix both power and capacity at a level we don't commonly see. A true 10mm load beats most .357 Magnums and can reach .41 Magnum levels of power. Yet, because the bullet is a .40 caliber, you can still stack 15 of...
  2. The Kolb Mini Baby Hammerless - Blast from the Past

    The Kolb Mini Baby Hammerless - Blast from the Past

    Concealed carry has changed a lot over the years. Travis takes us back to a bygone era with an old Kolb Mini. Concealed carry, as we have it today, is a rather new advent. While its existed since guns have existed, there wasn't necessarily a huge industry to support them. It's always interesting to see guns from history that were...
  3. Handgun Vs AR Pistol: What’s the difference?

    Handgun Vs AR Pistol: What’s the difference?

    "Handgun" sounds like it should be a pretty simple term, but you’d be surprised what encapsulates a handgun. The common sense definition of a handgun differs from the legal definition, at least in the United States. Any weapon with a barrel shorter than 16 inches, lacks a stock, and is designed to be fired with one hand is a handgun...
  4. Competitive Shooting Guns & Gear: Part 5, NRL22

    Competitive Shooting Guns & Gear: Part 5, NRL22

    Getting into competitive shooting sports is easier than it may seem, but does require some minimal gear to get started in any discipline. In our Competitive Shooting Guns & Gear Series of blogs, we'll go over specific shooting sports, what's needed to get started, what it costs to get involved, and a basic overview of the sport. The fifth shooting...
  5. Smith & Wesson M&P M2.0 Metal Series – More Durability with Same Great Design

    Smith & Wesson M&P M2.0 Metal Series – More Durability with Same Great Design

    Known for its polymer frame, the Smith & Wesson M&P now comes in a metal version. Is it any good? Meaghan Roble shares her thoughts. Built for higher performance, the Smith & Wesson M&P M2.0 Metal Series provides everything we love about the M&P 2.0 on a lightweight metal frame. It is compatible with all M&P M2.0 components from magazines...
  6. The Important Differences Between Defensive and Practice Ammo

    The Important Differences Between Defensive and Practice Ammo

    Not all types of ammunition are created equal. Some are better than others for various purposes. If you're new to the gun world or have been around a while and don't know much about ammunition, here is a quick tutorial about the differences and why it's important to use certain types for different applications. This lesson will not be a...

Concealed Carry

  1. The Best .22LR Carry Guns - Pint Sized Self Defense

    The Best .22LR Carry Guns - Pint Sized Self Defense

    Should we discard .22LR as a viable self-defense choice? Travis takes us through why it might be a decent option in some cases. Using .22LR for self-defense is embracing a compromise. That compromise is a smaller caliber projectile that is less likely to penetrate, expand, and take down a threat quickly. At the same time, what you gain is a...
  2. Exploring the Shield RMSc and RMSx Micro Red Dots

    Exploring the Shield RMSc and RMSx Micro Red Dots

    Red dots can revolutionize your accuracy if used right. Travis takes a look at two popular Shield red dots in his latest review. I love red dots on handguns. I've become a complete convert to the idea that mini red dots rule. Red dots have a place on every gun, well, at least the single stack 9mm world and up...
  3. The Dickens Drill - Long Range Awesomeness

    The Dickens Drill - Long Range Awesomeness

    Do you have what it takes to shoot like the Dickens? A new drill has made its way across the world of social media. If you surf any of the standard gun pages, you are likely to find mention of the Dickens Drill. It’s captured the minds of gun owners because recently a man named Eli Dickens killed an active...