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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 …

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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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Can You Fire A Slug Through A Full Choke?

Shotguns have many uses. From sporting clays to home defense has varied purposes. Chokes are used by those wanting either tighter or more spread patterns to their shot. As shotguns are also used for firing singular projectiles, a natural question arises. Whether a single projectile can be passed through a choke designed for tightening birdshot patterns. So, can you fire …

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What Are Bullet Casings Made Of?

No matter what you call them, empty cases, rounds, cartridges or just ammo, we are talking about the same thing. Some people refer to them as bullet cases, but what are “bullet” casings made of? Bullet casings (cartridges) are often made of brass (an alloy of copper and zinc) because it’s superior in handling the pressure of a gaseous expansion …

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What Is A Jacketed Bullet?

Jacketed ammunition, JHP, and FMJ are some of the terms you’ll come across at shooting ranges and target shooting competitions. But do you know what they mean, and if not, what is a jacketed bullet? A jacketed bullet is a bullet with a metal casing (jacket) covering the lead core. It may be covering the whole core or part of …