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What is the Best Truck Gun?

What is the Best Truck Gun?

With some idea of what to look at in a truck gun, what are the best choices on the market today and why? As with Part 1, this is a look at long guns, not handguns. Before even looking at what gun to carry, let's talk about the gun itself. A few things are universal.…

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5 Things to Consider When Choosing a Truck Gun

5 Things to Consider When Choosing a Truck Gun

A sure way to start a roiling argument is to talk about why one gun is better than another. Every firearm has a best place, best use and best time to have it. The same holds true for truck guns. So what does make a good truck gun? Here’s a look at this article on…

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Standard Manufacturing’s DP-12 Pump Shotgun

Standard Manufacturing’s DP-12 Pump Shotgun Review

Back in January during the SHOT show, Steve and I ran across this behemoth during the range day event. They had a giant trailer with flags waving in the wind, pretty girls giving away t-shirts and hats and basically doing everything they could think of to grab your attention. It worked, and I was lured…

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AR-15 vs. Shotgun for Home Defense

AR-15 vs. Shotgun for Home Defense

A few days ago, I got this excellent question from a fellow named Karl L... “I find it interesting that you recommend a rifle over a shotgun for home defense. All the other experts I have talked to and research I have done point to a shotgun because with 00 buckshot you don't have to…

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Kel-Tec KSG vs. UTAS UTS-15

Kel-Tec KSG vs. UTAS UTS-15

Much has been written and said about this comparison. I wasn’t sure that more needed to be said or written about the subject since there are many outlets that have done this very comparison. However, I decided to do this a little differently. I wanted no influence from either manufacturer. So, I put my money…

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Beretta 1301 Tactical Shotgun

Beretta 1301 Tactical Shotgun Review

In the beginning In mid-2004 Beretta released the Xtrema 2 semi-automatic 12 Gauge shotgun in the United States. A buddy of mine showed me a YouTube video of the Beretta pro shooter demonstrating it. I was floored by his obvious skill, but also immediately intrigued by the almost complete absence of apparent recoil and how…

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Stoeger’s Double Defense Twins

Stoeger’s Double Defense Twins

Today we will be looking at the Stoeger Double Defense Side-by-Side and the Double Defense Over-Under. The Stoeger company has brought to market a modern twist to the old, reliable coach gun. They installed a couple (or three) Picatinny rails in various places then black the whole thing out in non-reflective coatings and keep it…

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Shotgun Fun

Shotgun Fun

Unlike pistols, which I spent a lot of time exploring on my own, shotguns, were something, on which I felt, I should be instructed. I don't have a shotgun, and while my range rents a number of options, I felt it more appropriate to take on this long gun in it's natural habitat, outdoors. Many…

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Shotgun Myths and Secrets of Home Defense

Shotgun Myths and Secrets of Home Defense

Sitting in my bedroom is a Remington 870 shotgun full of 00 buckshot. Because, in my opinion, along with a good handgun (mine is a Glock 19) everyone also needs a shotgun for home defense. However, thanks to Hollywood, many people are often confused about how to properly use a shotgun. I’m going to try…

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