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Best 45 ACP Ammo: Plinking, Range Training & Home Defense

It’s safe to say that the .45 ACP is the undisputed reigning champ of big bore autoloaders. It didn’t earn this title by sheer power alone, but by it’s enduring staying power, popularity, and sales volume. There are still many law enforcement agencies which issue .45 ACP pistols as their duty sidearm, it’s one of many reasons these pistols remain perennial top sellers.  …

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Glock’s New G43X and G48 Pistols

2019’s SHOT Show got an early start as Glock announced a pair of new 9mm compact pistols that are headed to U.S. shooters in late January. These new single-stack offerings are targeted squarely at concealed carry enthusiasts who requested increased capacity for their Slimline pistols. The G43X and G48 both boast 10+1 round capacities in their familiar single-stack Glock magazines. As you …

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History’s Greatest Sniper Duels

Legendary Sniper Duels Sniper duels are the stuff of which legends are created and movies are produced. But from a historical perspective, it’s often hard to differentiate between fact and myth. There are more than a few entertaining films—JFK and The Untouchables come to mind quickly—that are fun to watch but bear only a slight resemblance to the historical reality …

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Best 9mm Ammo: Plinking, Training & Home Defense

Without a doubt, the 9mm cartridge is the best seller in pistol ammunition at This is not much of a surprise; it is the NATO standard, used by roughly 30 nations as the preferred military sidearm caliber. The U.S. military alone has several million 9mm pistols and stores billions of rounds of 9mm for the Armed Forces to train with …

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Best 7.62×39 AK-47 Ammo: Steel VS Brass

In terms of shear mass, in straight numbers, the 7.62x39mm is far and away the preeminent battle rifle caliber in the world. With over 100 million AK-47 and its clones having been produced it’s not hard to see why. That’s not a misprint, and it does not include the VZ-58, SKS, or the slew of Eastern European and North American …

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