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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 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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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 …

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The .44 Magnum Ballistics – What Happens With That Power?

If ever a specific firearm was associated with a fictional character you basically have two choices. James Bond with his Walther PPK and Dirty Harry with his 44 Magnum. While James Bond has his self styled lines (Bond,….James Bond), Dirty Harry also has his. Something about ‘…the most powerful handgun in the world’. You might have heard it. Well, it …

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9mm Handguns: 31 Reasons To Own One

Whether you are new to firearms or a more seasoned veteran there are many things to think about when purchasing a new firearm. The choice you make could actually be a matter of life and death. So in every respect, it’s an important decision. The 9mm caliber absolutely dominates the battle for most used caliber in the US. Developed around …

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Accuracy vs Precision – What’s The Difference For Shooters?

While most don’t often think back to those science lessons long ago, there is some useful nomenclature for shooters in there. It’s often said that either accuracy or precision are commonly misused terms when on a shooting range, but for those that might not be familiar, what is the difference between accuracy and precision? For shooters, both terms are reflective …