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Category: Guns & Gear

The Rise And Fall Of The 40SW

The Rise And Fall Of The 40SW Created to provide the FBI a round that could compete with the escalated firepower of criminals, the .40 Smith & Wesson cartridge has a relatively short, but interesting, history. BORN FROM AN FBI TRAGEDYIn April of 1986, a small team of FBI agents closed in on two criminals…
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Hydrostatic Shock: Real Or Myth?

Hydrostatic Shock: Real Or Myth? JUST EXACTLY WHAT IS HYDROSTATIC SHOCK?Hydrostatic shock is the principle that a penetrating projectile—like a bullet—produces a pressure wave (similar to a sound wave in air) resulting in remote neural damage, subtle damage in neural tissues, and perhaps rapid incapacitating effects in living targets. More simply, hydrostatic shock is the…
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Should You Break In A Rifle Barrel?

Should You Break In A Rifle Barrel? When it comes to the topic of whether or not you should “break in” the barrel of a new rifle, there are really only two schools of thought. 1. Yes, of course, you should. 2. No, of course, it’s not necessary. And guess what? They’re both right. It just…
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Beware Of Scammunition

Beware Of Scammunition The price of ammunition is always of interest to firearm owners, but when the price goes up—due to a variety of reasons that can affect supply & demand—the opportunities for online scammers increase, too. Preying upon a firearm owner’s desire for a “deal” or even finding ammo at the previous market rate…
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The Year Of The 22

The Year Of The 22 There are many benefits and specific uses associated with .22 ammunition, like practicing your marksmanship, for example. For the purposes of this article, unless otherwise stated, we will be referring to the .22 Long Rifle, the most popular .22 caliber rimfire round in America, and around the world. Here are…
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An Unmuzzled Look At Muzzle Devices

An Unmuzzled Look At Muzzle Devices Proper muzzle control benefits a shooter in a myriad of ways. It allows for faster and easier re-targeting, as well as aiding in keeping a target in sight. Accordingly, a number of muzzle devices are employed to help in muzzle control. By changing the shape and behavior of the…
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A Quick Look At Rail Systems

A Quick Look At Rail Systems Many firearms enthusiasts have no problem whatsoever in buying, and using, their firearm “off the rack” without any alterations. However, there are a good many others who enjoy adding accessories to improve the use of a firearm for their particular use or preference. And, in many cases, adding a…
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Unlocking The Confusion About Gun Locks

Unlocking The Confusion About Gun Locks Having a gun lock doesn’t prevent a gun owner from keeping it unlocked in situations where a lock would just slow down the essential defensive use of their firearm. However, it CAN allow a gun owner to make sure nobody gets to shoot the firearm in situations where they…
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A Spotlight On Red Dot Sights

A Spotlight On Red Dot Sights Once a competition-only fixture for pistols, Red Dot Sights (RDS) on pistols are now an almost obligatory feature offering. The majority of new gun models are “optics ready” in some form or fashion. But it wasn’t always that way. HISTORYThe notion of putting a reflex sight on a firearm…
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How To Buy A Used Gun

How To Buy A Used Gun Just because someone else has owned and used a gun doesn’t mean it won’t be a fine firearm for you. Kind of the same principle as a used car. But there are a few things to keep in mind when considering the purchase of a used gun. Where to…
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