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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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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 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? …