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Which Glock Has The Longest Barrel?

While the Colt Buntline may have had a 12 inch barrel and looked a bit unweildy, there are plenty of pistols with longer barrels than most. There’s always much barroom talk about barrel length affecting the muzzle velocity. It’s certainly one of the component parts of a round being effectively fired, especially if you are talking about self defense. Rounds …

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What Is A Bean Bag Round?

Bean bag rounds have been around since the 1970s. They even sound quite benign. On the news, you may have heard the term when armed confrontations are involved. They’re not common so a lot of people only hear the term occasionally. So, what is a bean bag round? A bean bag round is a 12 Gauge shotgun less-lethal round. They …

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Does A 12 Gauge Shotgun Kick?

Of all the firearms most people fire, perhaps the one they think has the most kick is a 12 gauge. This bore of shotgun counts for over 50% of the sales in the US, so it’s popular. Many people hear scare stories, about massive injuries, but there’s really no need to be overly concerned. So, does a 12 gauge shotgun …

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How Does A Shotgun Shell Work?

If you’ve never taken apart a firearm cartridge, it may remain a bit of a mystery. It’s quite an experience. 9mm rounds and rifle cartridges aren’t the only munitions that people want to know how they work. The shotgun fires the ubiquitous shotgun cartridge, but how does a shotgun shell work? In a shotgun breech the firing pin strikes the …

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How To Choose A Red Dot Sight For A Shotgun

Choosing the best red dot sight for a shotgun is not easy. Everyone has different needs and personal preferences, so finding the right red dot sight for you can be tricky.  If you know very little about red dot sights, it can be even trickier.  Luckily, this article is here to help. So, how do you choose the best red …

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What Are The Glock .45 ACP Models?

The .45 ACP caliber has been involved in caliber wars for a very long time. It’s often compared to the 40 S&W and the 9mm. But regardless of which caliber you prefer, you can’t ignore that the .45 ACP is still one of the best calibers for self-defense and combat. That’s why major companies like Glock still manufacture firearms chambered …

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Glock 17 vs Glock 19 – A Comparative Guide

When finding the right gun for you there are so many things to consider: price, capacity, power, weight, or even style. But what happens when you settle on the brand you want?  Picking a Glock is a good, safe, choice. But which Glock is best?  This article is going to take a look at two of the most popular models …

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What Is Point Blank Range?

Many gun users have come to understand that point-blank range refers to shots fired at a very close range. But this isn’t entirely true since the definition of the close-range varies with each rifle.  So what is the point-blank range? Point-blank range is the distance at which you can hit a target without taking into account the bullet fall due …

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Storing Loaded Magazines – How Long Is A Good Idea?

Gun owners can all agree that owning more than one magazine is not just recommended but a necessity. In the heat of the moment are you going to have time to refill a magazine before you can start shooting again?  No, you won’t. But is it safe to store magazines that are fully loaded? Do the magazines lose their spring? …

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Why Is It Called A Minigun?

The word “minigun” is confusing since considering its size with respect to regular rifles. A deep dive into history shows a different definition of “guns” than what we’re used to. With that in mind, why is it called a minigun? The term ‘minigun’ often refers to the M134 minigun used by the U.S. Navy and the U.S. Air Force that …