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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 …

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How Does A Bullet Work? – Looking At The Journey

It’s common for those new to the wonders of the 2nd amendment to mix up firearm terminology. For instance, mixing up the words cartridge and bullet. A bullet is just one part of the cartridge. Other components play a significant role in the firing process. Along with early confusion, those new might wonder exactly how a bullet propels itself out …

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What Is A Hangfire (And What To Do?)

Hopefully, you never experience one, and the first time you hear the phrase might actually be when it happens to you. You may have heard it with casual range talk and wonder what everybody is talking about. So, in firearms talk, what exactly is a hang fire? A hangfire happens to any propellant ammunition and is the situation where there’s …

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What Is A Magnum Cartridge?

Magnum is a word that gets used a lot nowadays. Maybe in the champagne sense, but ever since Clint Eastwood popularized the word many just use it, especially if they don’t have proficient firearm knowledge. So, what is a magnum cartridge? A magnum cartridge is a slightly ‘beefed up’ standard cartridge. It normally has a moderately larger case which contains …