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One of the most awaited and interesting handgun introductions of 2019 is the Taurus TX22. The TX22 is a polymer-frame, striker-fired, .22 rimfire pistol with an aluminum slide and single-action trigger. It isn’t a small pistol like the Walther P22 or a large handgun like the Ruger Standard Model, but rather it is a service-size
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Reporting on a “troubling” trend in random murders involving homeless people in Seattle and King County, Washington, a Seattle Times story had the unintentional consequence of revealing how homicides in the county that overwhelmingly supported a pair of restrictive gun control initiatives have actually gone up since the measures were passed. Despite passage of two
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Bullpup configurations are nothing new, but Kel Tec’s handling of the design is exceptional. Kel-Tec’s KSG is a double-magazine-tube pump shotgun with a 14-shell magazine capacity. That is a tremendous reserve of firepower. While I am all for high-capacity shotguns, the weight and complication of the KSG isn’t for everyone. These shotguns are not sporting
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All AR-platform firearms have a receiver extension tube, called a buffer tube. That is where the buffer and operating spring ride. It’s also the part that serves to mount the buttstock shell and allows to enhance or hurt your performance depending on the stock you choose. Commercial spec usually has a slanted end cap and
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The 1911 has been chambered for quite a few calibers over the years, including the .22LR, .30 Luger, 7.62 Tokarev, 9mm Luger, .38 ACP Super, .40 S&W, 10mm Auto, .41 Avenger, .41 Action Express, .45 GAP, .45 ACP, .45 Super, .460 Rowland, and a few others. The design is versatile, and the basic advantages of
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With few exceptions, trainers have been profoundly influenced by Colonel Jeff Cooper’s scientific method. We attempt to work in the spirit of his words to solve particular problems. In firearms, we take advantage of the newest materials and processes for reliability and accuracy. By the same token, we have to ask ourselves from time to
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Out of the box, the AR-15 is action ready. Whether you are ready to plink, hunt, or defense your castle, a stock out of the box AR-15 will get the job done. However, who wants to settle for a rifle the peaks at getting the job done? Likely, the best money you can spend on
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SIG yet to be in the 1911 game for 20 years, but it has made a big impression on the market. It originally introduced a quality 1911 with good sights, custom-grade controls, an internal extractor, and SIG quality. The result was a competitive pistol with good features. A trademark of the SIG 1911 is the
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Red dot scopes for both handguns and long guns, as well as most magnified optics, use turret adjustments measured in Minutes of Angle (MOA). It is valuable to understand what MOA is in order to adjust your optics properly. This red dot scope’s turrets are labeled half-MOA. Technically, a MOA is a “is a unit
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For many years, the pistol-caliber carbine has enjoyed favor among many shooters. Some do not find the type attractive, but perhaps they simply haven’t used the right carbine. In the Old West, the .44-40 WCF carbine and revolver combination was popular, and today some like to own a .357 Magnum handgun and lever-action rifle. While
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Until recently, in most states where wolf reintroduction has occurred, the three S’s were mandatory to deal with the issue: shoot, shovel, and shut up. Despite the gray wolf hitting target population goals in the early 2000s, the previous administration fought all attempts to allow hunting them. Environmentalists are up in arms about the probability
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I’m not big on carrying a handgun on my person. I am however big on carrying a handgun. The reasons I don’t like wearing a gun are personal and revolve around disinclination and bother. I don’t like being a slave to concealed-carry wear. I’m a t-shirt and cargo-shorts type of person. I’m also active outdoors. I’m in
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The Taurus PT1911 is an affordable handgun with a long list of features. The 1911 is a great service and protection pistol, not to mention a match winning competition handgun. The problem for most is that the better class of 1911 pistols are increasingly expensive. The Taurus .45 automatic is a rugged handgun that has
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It is said that the more you know about gun fighting, the less you want to be involved in one. The emotional and legal torment that will follow a shooting is testament to that declaration. Before you pull the trigger, know what you’re in for afterward. Anyone can be faces with the option of forfeiting
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A few months ago, I had the bug to upgrade a Glock pistol. The simple, reliable, and stalwart Glock has never failed and given good service for many years. With an extra Glock 17 and an outdated Glock 17 L (replaced by the Glock 34), I felt that I might bring a bit of excitement
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Among the most precious things is time. Rich or poor, we all have 24 hours in the day. What we do with those hours affects how we perceive life and achieve our goals. Training, some say, is difficult. I agree, but by the same token, training is only as hard as you make it. What
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When practicing with the .223 Remington/AR-15 combination, I am always on the lookout for quality practice ammunition. While I handload, I do not always have time to keep up with the demand made in testing rifles, practice, and teaching. Most of my practice loads are my own handloads put up in reclaimed brass and topped
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For the purposes of this article, let’s start off by defining “fleeing felon” as a person who is running away after coming a violent crime. An example might be that upon entering your home, you see an attacker raping your wife, or someone stabbing your husband in the midst of a fight. Once the assailant
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A few years ago, a local agency approved officers to carry AR-15 rifles in the patrol car providing they were of good quality, the officers qualified at their own expense, and the rifles proved reliable during the qualification. Another regulation was that if the officer mounted a red dot sight, the rifle had to have
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The SIG P229 is a proven handgun—among the most reliable handguns in the world—and among the most accurate. A new version of the SIG P229 is an optic equipped pistol with much to recommend. This isn’t a competition handgun but a pistol designed for duty, personal defense, and tactical use. This is one impressive combination—well
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Ammunition manufacturers have made great strides when it comes to hunting and self-defense ammunition. Training ammunition however, has (or had) progressed little. Oh sure, your can buy steel case ammunition or remanufactured ammunition at a decent price, but I am talking about training ammunition that still maintains its price point, but offers a technological advantage.
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If you are ever in the unfortunate situation of being in a lethal force encounter, your body will be in a heightened state of alarm and will react with chemical and physiological changes. When sensing danger, Body Alarm Reaction (BAR) subconsciously takes over. Under perceived threat, the body, using its natural instinct to survive, produces
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In order to make the amount of time I spend in and around my truck more comfortable, I keep a few items tucked in the storage compartments to help me handle whatever situation might arise while I am trudging about. This may eventually require a part two. However, here is my pick for five items you
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I have never hammered a steel plate with a hammer, but I have hammered steel targets for more than 20 years. The sound is loud and rewarding. Steel targets are an aid in gaining proficiency with firearms, particularly handguns. We use paper targets for sighting in, ensuring our sights are properly zeroed. We also use
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