Night Sights on Handguns: Useful or Unnecessary?

Night Sights on Handguns: Useful or Unnecessary?

There is a staggering array of available sighting systems for handguns today. One variety, which have been around for some time, is night sights. These rely on small vials of tritium, a radioactive agent, that perpetually glow to illuminate the sights in dark environments. Night sights tend to be loved or dismissed depending on who…

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3 Common Reloading Mistakes And How To Avoid Them

3 Common Reloading Mistakes And How To Avoid Them

It would seem that individuals who spend a lot of time around firearms would take to reloading ammunition like ducks take to water. And it's not as though the shooters described below don't know how to reload ammunition. Rather, they've picked up some bad habits as they do so. The results aren't just sloppy, as…

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5 Pains All Concealed Carriers Feel

5 Pains All Concealed Carriers Feel

Recently, I had a long ride in the car and remembered that I carried my concealed carry handgun on the back of my love handle. This resulted in a dull throb in my lower back that's been hounding me for the past day and a half. This lead me to want to list off the…

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H&K VP9 SK 9mm Subcompact In-Depth Review

H&K VP9 SK 9mm Subcompact In-Depth Review

There are many very good compact and subcompact pistols for concealed carry on the market now. I prefer the 9mm and there are many to choose from. This review is for the new-for-late-2017 Heckler & Koch VP9 SK subcompact striker-fired 9mm pistol. So, why choose this H&K VP9 SK subcompact for carry? There's already the…

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NSSF and SAAMI Issue a Joint Statement on the Las Vegas Tragedy

NSSF and SAAMI Issue a Joint Statement on the Las Vegas Tragedy

On October 9, 2017, the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) and the Sporting Arms and Ammunition Manufacturer's Institute (SAAMI) issued a joint statement on the Las Vegas Tragedy. Our thoughts and prayers continue to be with the families and loved ones of all those killed and injured in the criminal attack in Las Vegas. The…

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3 Classic Guns That Ought To Be Resurrected

There are a few classic guns that have been either totally resurrected from the production graveyard or redesigned with 21st century with modern appointments or something to that effect. Recent mass-market examples include the Remington R51 and the Colt Cobra, and boutique pistols such as the Lionheart Industries LH9 series and the exquisite Anderson Wheeler…

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Alien Gear Holsters Releases Drop Leg Holsters

Alien Gear Releases Drop Leg Holster in 4 Variations

Alien Gear Holsters recently launched their new ShapeShift Modular Holster System that launched with holsters for IWX, OWB Paddle, OWB Slide and Appendix Carry. During their initial announcement about this system at Shot Show 2017, they also talked about other mounts they would be releasing after the initial release, one of them being a drop…

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First Look: S&W M&P M2.0 9mm Compact In-Depth Review

First Look: S&W M&P M2.0 Compact 9mm In-Depth Review

Just this month, Smith & Wesson introduced their M&P M2.0 Compact 9mm handgun to supplement its M&P M2.0 full-size gun released earlier this year. It is my opinion that this new compact 9mm will directly compete with the very successful Glock 19 compact 9mm pistol, used by many for concealed carry. There are other compact 4-inch…

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