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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 …

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What Is Twist Rate? A Brief And Simple Explanantion

Along with learning the practical elements of shooting comes the bewildering array of lingo that you have to be familiar with. Across the land, shooters congregate and discuss every detail they prefer with respect to their firearm. Rifle shooters in particular will discuss the twist rate, but what is a twist rate? The twist rate is simply the rate at …

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How Fast Does A 45 Bullet Travel?

With all the excitement about the 9mm and the 40 s&w, people tend to think the 45 is slow and less effective. This is because the Military dropped it in the 80s, and the FBI also chose to use the 9mm recently. Still, it remains a popular round, so when fired how fast do they travel? The 45 travels at …

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Which Glocks Shoot 22LR?

There are many fine pistols, and even in the unusual pistol caliber of 22 LR, there are some good automatics, like the Walther P22Q and the Ruger SR22. But Glock has a very impressive background in forearm production and many like the Glock brand of reliability. But does Glock make a 22 pistol, and if so, which Glock shoots 22 …

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Can A 9mm Bullet Kill You?

Bullets are designed with one purpose in mind. They are manufactured with the sole intent of protection of force. Put brutally, to kill if necessary. With a wide variety of calibers, from a small air rifle to 50 caliber machine guns each bullet comes with a different capacity to do damage. So what about the 9mm?  Can a 9mm bullet …

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Is A 9mm Good For Self Defense

The questions surrounding self defense are almost infinite, but at some point, you will run into the idea of a 9mm as a choice. It has many advocates, but does it have any serious drawbacks that you might want to consider. With many calibers available, you will probably need an answer to the question of whether, as a caliber, the …