Overview of the Glock 19 Gen 4

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There is one pistol that is now so popular, so widely used, so plentiful that its very name has become a euphemism for “handgun”. That pistol is, naturally, the Glock. Love it or loathe it this polymer framed titan codified what shooters all around the world came to expect from a polymer framed pistol. While … Read more

4 of the Best Ways to Secure Your Guns

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Owning a gun is a right, but any right worth having carries with it responsibility. Gun ownership is a great example. In the U.S., our natural right to keep and bear arms is further codified by our constitution, but we would be poor exemplars of that right if we did not take the time and … Read more

How to Remove Rust from a Firearm


by Charles All guns have metal parts, or are made entirely from metal, and metal can corrode. Sad fact of nature when considering what it can do to our firearms slowly over time. Whether you use your guns the way they were intended or keep them safely ensconced in a cabinet or gun safe, rust … Read more

The Best of the Best 9mm Carbines


by Charles Pistol Caliber Carbines, or PCCs, have been around for a long, long time, at least as far back as lever-action rifles chambered in pistol calibers back in the days of the Civil War and the Wild West. Today, they are more popular than ever, with resurgence in demand for the concept leading manufacturers … Read more

The Best 12 Gauge Shotguns Under $700

It seems like every year is a good year for shotguns. No doubt; since their inception, shotguns have been prized by civilians, hunters, police, guards and soldiers who have need of a ferociously effective close-quarters long gun. The shotgun’s bone-crunching power makes it the obvious choice when fighting is going to be up close and … Read more

The Best Iron Sights for your Guns

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If you want to get hits, the two most critical elements of shooting, any kind of shooting, are aiming and trigger control. All of the other fundamentals support the task of executing the former correctly. While both are unquestionably techniques in that they can be improved upon by nothing but practice and dedication alone, we … Read more

The 10 Best Concealed Carry Belts Today

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If you carry a handgun for self-defense you’ll need something to carry it in unless you are an inveterate slob or stereotypical gangbanger. That means a holster is required equipment. For the majority of holsters, you’ll need to carry them on a belt. If you are smart, you’ll choose a proper gun belt. A gun … Read more

How to Paint Your Firearm

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Stock doesn’t rock, if the images on Instagram and elsewhere of guns dressed up in limitless camo schemes are to be believed. From classic, simple camo patterns to intricate and crazy schemes that look like they belong in the latest first-person shooter game, people are not content with a plain, dull finish. The material used … Read more

AR-10 vs AR-15 Which Should You Choose

by Charles Most preppers know the AR-15 is America’s most popular rifle, and even more call on one or several of these excellent guns to serve as defensive or SHTF weapons. The AR-15 brings so many advantages to the table that the reductive method is often an easier conversation to have when selecting a rifle … Read more

How to Pick and Choose AR-15 Magazines

Magazines AR-15 PMAG Gen 2

The AR-15 is America’s most popular centerfire rifle by an enormous margin, and befitting its status as the once and future king of semi-auto rifles it enjoys correspondingly enormous first-party manufacturer and aftermarket support. Even a casual fan of ARs will attest to the truly bewildering number of add-ons, modifications, customizations and accessories. Like one … Read more

20 Ways to Secure Your Gun

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Gun ownership carries with it many responsibilities. The responsibility to be safe, be effective, and always know the status and condition of your firearms to prevent tragedy. A significant part of the latter is ensuring the physical security of the gun against theft or simply unauthorized users. The easiest way to do that is by … Read more

The Best of the Best .22 Pistols

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There is no such thing as a gun suitable for one and all, for every shooter. But if there was, if there was one gun that damn near everyone in the world could make use of, if would be a .22 LR pistol; the one, true, jack-of-all-trades, Swiss Army knife firearm. From small game hunting … Read more

The Top 10 Handguns under 500 Bucks

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Handgunners today enjoy a market crowded with excellent options. Some writers and experts have dubbed the current era of firearms a second golden age at least so far as refinement, if not innovation is concerned. You cannot walk into a gun shop anywhere without tripping over stacks of handguns that are so good in so … Read more

The 5 Best Shotguns for Home Defense

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If there is one type of long gun that never goes out of style through the decades, it is the shotgun. There is no more ubiquitous gun across America, and much of the world. A shotgun can serve admirably as a multi-purpose hunting and pest control tool afield before coming back inside to defend home … Read more

Setting Up a Carbine for Self-Defense

by Contributing Author Rifles, specifically carbines, are excellent choices for a defensive long gun, especially when chambering an intermediate cartridge. Their combination of desirable characteristics such as light weight, compact size, mild recoil and superior projectile performance make them ideal for any setting save the most confined quarters. The choice is obvious: if a carbine … Read more

Overview of the Ruger LC9

Sturm, Ruger and Co. is popularly known for producing American-made quality, typically overbuilt guns at modest prices. One thing they were not known for at least until the late aughts was small, lightweight pistols. The LCP, introduced in 2008, was happily received by a market hungry for ultra-light pocket pistols, and became a best seller. … Read more

Comparison: Glock 17 vs. Smith & Wesson M&P9


For the longest time, there was only one dominant striker-fired polymer pistol. I am speaking of course about the legendary, ubiquitous Glock.  So ubiquitous its name is slang for “handgun.” You don’t attain such a status, a status of complete cultural saturation and being the overwhelmingly popular choice of law enforcement without turning out a … Read more