The Best Home Defense: Situational Awareness

Guest Writer: Kenzie Fitzpatrick Bad things happen to other people, right? That’s what I always thought, what I told myself. Reports of crime and catastrophe seem so far away on the news or in posts on social media. Those things couldn’t possibly happen to you. Until the day they do. Reality comes crashing in and in a moment, you’re in a …

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Best 22 MAG Ammo

While the .22 LR is undoubtedly the most common caliber in the world, it does leave something to be desired in terms of effectiveness on anything beyond, say, soup cans and cottontail rabbits. Is it a deadly caliber? You bet it is. There is, however, a distinction between shear lethality and the ability to do so efficiently with rimfire ammunition. …

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Weapons of the Persian Gulf War

The Shield & The Storm: Gulf War Weapons Good or bad, the Persian Gulf War of late 1990-early 1991 broke a long drought of full-scale armed conflict involving the U.S. Not since the end of the ground war in Vietnam had American forces assembled en masse to engage enemy forces on the field of battle in a traditional land campaign, …

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Federal Syntech Ammo Review

Guest Writer: Kenzie Fitzpatrick I had a chance to try out Federal Ammunition Syntech Action Pistol 9mm Luger 150 grain ammo at a recent Glock Sport Shooting Foundation match. It was the right tool for the job at hand. It performed with high marks, as it should, given that Federal engineered it for competition style shooting. Reloaders have known for …

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Guide To Selecting Competition Ammo

Guest Writer: Kenzie Fitzpatrick The ammo you use for shooting competitions is different from the ammo you use for plinking and practicing. For the same reasons you wouldn’t carry full metal jacket ammo for self-defense in your concealed carry pistol: you use different tools for different jobs. With all the available options, selecting the right ammo for a competition may …

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