History Of The AR-15

With the politicization of gun rights in the U.S., the AR15 became the poster gun for both sides. Beloved by gun rights supporters, the rifle represents the ideal of the Second Amendment: a tool of not quite military standards in the hands of citizens ready to defend hearth and home. Gun control supporters see it as a weapon of mass …

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How Long Is Ammo Good For?

You’re cleaning out your great-uncle’s garage when you find a box of dusty .30-30 shells. You’re going through basement storage when you find a tote of hunting supplies; among the camo gloves and duck calls, you find a case of 12-gauge shells. You’re looking through your cluttered gun case when you find a box of 9mm Lugers, which you’re fairly …

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Guns That Won the West: A History of Western Firearms

Guns Of The Wild West There are plenty of firearm manufacturers that claim to have produced “The Gun that Won the West.” And as long as there are Old West devotees, there will be a debate going on somewhere about which gun actually should hold that coveted title. But the truth is that there was no single firearm that officially …

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Best .22 LR Ammunition

The .22 Long Rifle is the most prolific, most common caliber in the world. .22 LR ammo is used for anything and everything you can think of from shooting cans and rabbits to Olympic shooting sports. It is the caliber that everyone learns to shoot with. It is cheap, accurate, and effective when used for its many intended purposes. .22 …

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