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Gun Laws

Smart Guns & Dumb Laws

Smart guns, like flying cars, were supposed to be here by now. Learn about current smart gun technology, laws, and why we think they are here to stay. (Read)

Shooting

4 Most Effective Military and Police Qualifying Shoots

Do you want to become a better shooter? See how you compare against 4 of the best military & police shooting qualifiers...from pistol to rifle to shotgun. (Read)

Shooting

Sight Radius: Why Does it Matter?

Quickly learn what is a gun's sight radius and why it matters for accuracy. Plus examples of various handguns and rifles' sight radii for comparison. (Read)

Cleaning

Ballistol Product Review

Does Ballistol beat our tried and true Hoppe's No. 9? Find out in our review of its effectiveness, smell, price, and other useful purposes besides firearms. (Read)

Gun Reviews

[Gun Review] FNH FNS-9

A gun that might beat our favorite Glock 19! See how we review the FNS-9 in terms of reliability, cost, shootability, upgrades, safety, and more. (Read)

Ammo

Hollow Points vs. Full Metal Jacket (FMJ) Ammo

If your life depends on it, what kind of ammo should you use? Hollow Points or Full Metal Jacket? Find out the difference and our recommendations for the best defensive ammo for each caliber. (Read)

Gun Reviews

Colt 1911-22 Beginner Gun Review

One of the most fun guns we've ever shot! See how we review the Colt 1911 .22LR in terms of reliability, cost, shootability, upgrades, and more. (Read)

Gun Reviews

Taurus 627 Revolver Review

See how the Taurus 627 compares to other revolvers in terms of reliability, shootability, price, safety, upgrades, and more. Hint: not too shabby! (Read)

Gun Reviews

Springfield Armory XDm Beginner Gun Review

Find out if we'd trade in our Glock for the Springfield XDm in our review of reliability, shootability, affordability, upgrades, safety, and more. (Read)

Gun Reviews

Ruger GP100 Beginner Gun Review

Quickly learn everything from reliability, affordability, shootability, upgrades, and more in our Ruger GP100 Review. (Read)

80%

Best 1911 80%: Stealth Arms, 1911 Builders, Tactical Machining

We compare 1911 80% products from Stealth Arms, 1911 Builders, and Tactical Machining. Everything from pricing to difficulty, calibers, frame materials, and more. (Read)

Beginner's Guide

Essential Gunsmithing Tools

Find out the most essential gunsmithing tools you'll need to keep your firearms running in great shape or to make easy modifications. (Read)

How-To

1911 Tune Up to Lower Trigger Pull

Learn how to tune up your 1911 for a lower trigger pull. You can expect to lower .5 lbs with just some minor polishing of trigger components. (Read)

1911

1911 Trigger Pretravel & Overtravel

Learn how to adjust the pretravel and overtravel on your 1911 trigger to lower the slack before the break and reduce reset distance.  (Read)
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