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How Much Does A 9mm Pistol Round Weigh?

The weight of a round is often overlooked in ammo conversations. People are more focused on the bullet grain/weight, muzzle velocity, muzzle energy, and caliber. However, a cartridge’s weight contributes to the loaded gun’s weight, impacting the recoil and the entire ergonomics of handling a handgun. Without further ado, let’s analyze the weight of one of the most popular pistol …

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Are The Glock 17 and the Glock 22 The Same Size?

Most Glocks function the same way. The only difference is usually the size and calibers. On the outside, the Glock 17 and Glock 22 look identical, and many gun users want to know if they are the same. So, are the Glock 17 and the Glock 22 the same size? Glock 17 and Glock 22 are the same size. They …

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Do Glock Pistols Have A Loaded Chamber Indicator?

Checking if the gun is loaded is one of the most critical safety rules taught in firearm training. And one of the ways to do this using the Loaded Chamber Indicators. Some new guns have them, but older ones may not always have the indicators. They’re often too small, and if you don’t know what they are, it may be …

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.38 vs. .38 Special – What’s the difference?

The .38 caliber has been around for a very long time. And several variants have appeared in the market, though some of them are becoming unpopular. So when most people mention the .38, they are often referring to a .38 Special. The whole situation can be a little confusing. So what exactly is the difference between a .38 and a …

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How Long Do EOTech Batteries Last?

Batteries are critical on nearly all pieces of electronic equipment, but on a weapon sight, the longevity makes the issue especially important. The batteries dying at a critical time could be a fatal error. EOTech’s are chosen by some of the finest instinctive shooters out there, so how long do the batteries last in an EoTech? EOTech gives the batteries …

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Can A Glock Be Dry Fired?

Most gun users assume that you can dry fire a Glock firearm or any other centerfire firearm an infinite number of times. Some have gotten away with it without damaging their firearms, but a few have different stories of damaged firing pins. As a damaged firing pin isn’t great when you need it the most, it’s a real concern. So, …

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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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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 …