Mike

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Mike has been a shooter, bullet caster and reloader for over 40 years. Never one to be satisfied with the status quo, he is often found at his reloading bench concocting yet another load. With a target range in his backyard and after 40 years of shooting, his knowledge of firearms and reloading is fairly extensive. He is married, with four sons and daughters-law and 9-and-counting grandkids.
Glock 23
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Glock 23: The Compact .40 S&W

Deer-legal in my state. Huh? The Glock 23 is deer-legal in my state. The .40 S&W shot through a minimum-4-inch barrel is considered deer medicine where I live. Add in the ability to shoot the .40 from a carbine, and the joy increases with each additional foot-pound of energy you gain with that longer barrel. ... Read more
Glock 19X in CAA Micro-RONI
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CAA Micro-RONI Shoulder Stock Review

The CAA USA (also known as CAA Gear Up) Micro-RONI is a folding shoulder stock for several different popular pistols. It is shown here with a Glock 19X riding in it, with a SIG Romeo red-dot sight up top. Some shoulder stock models are even adjustable, with several positions available. I am one to leave ... Read more
Ruger PC Carbine 9mm and ammo
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Ruger PC 9mm Carbine: Complete Review

Last time, we looked at a Hi-Point model 995 9mm carbine. This time, we’ll look at the Ruger version of the 9mm carbine (also available in .40 S&W). There are 20 different models listed on Ruger’s website, Ruger PC 9mm Carbine counting the various distributor guns and stock finishes available. Now, let’s look at where ... Read more
Tipton RealAvid cleaning supplies
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Tipton & Real Avid Gun Cleaning Supplies

There is one eternal truth of sorts about shooting all kinds of guns. This truth is: I get to clean a lot of guns. Many guns. Short guns, long guns, light guns, heavy guns. Doesn’t matter. They’re all dirty after firing even a very few rounds. Here, we’ll review Tipton & Real Avid Gun Cleaning ... Read more
.40 S&W Ammo
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Best .40 S&W Ammo: Self Defense & Target Practice

Many gun owners choose to own a gun in .40 S&W because of its power. This caliber is perfect for both self-defense and target practice. To get the most out of your rounds, you need to use the best .40 S&W ammo. Lucky for you, we’ve reviewed some of the best options on the market. ... Read more
SAR K2P and ammo on target
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SAR K2P 9mm Gun Review

If you’re a gun collector or enthusiast, then you know there’s nothing quite like the feeling of getting your hands on a brand new firearm. And if that new firearm is a SAR K2P pistol, well, then you’re in for an extra special treat. In this review, we’ll take a closer look at some of ... Read more
H&K P30L .40 S&W
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H&K P30L: Hands-On Gun Review

We’ll look at the H&K P30L .40 S&W (L means longer barrel, more in specifications below). The gun I used for this review belonged to my brother. He brought it to my backyard range to wring it out. It is in .40 S&W but is also available in 9mm caliber. Heckler & Koch makes some ... Read more
Taurus 85 Ultralite
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Taurus 85 Ultralite Hands-On Review

I have always had an attraction to snub-nosed revolvers. I’ve owned a few, including a Charter Arms .44 Special Bulldog back in the late ’70s when David Berkowitz used that gun for nefarious purposes in New York. The large-ish Bulldog stretched the definition of a snubby, but technically it fit. It had quite a reputation ... Read more
Smith & Wesson Model 60 Barrel
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9 Best .357 Magnum Revolvers

If you’re planning to buy a .357 revolver, you’re in luck. We have compiled the best .357 Magnum revolvers in the market and provided you with a buyer’s guide to help you make an informed purchasing decision. The .357 Magnum cartridge is the most popular go-to round for wheel gunners. You can also use it ... Read more
Ruger SR22
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Ruger SR22: Versatile 22LR Pistol [Hands-On Review]

The Ruger company is a long-time provider of excellent guns to security agencies, police, and other law enforcement agencies as well as citizens. I’m one of those long-time owners of Ruger firearms. Ruger is a name to be reckoned with in American gun production. Ever since 1949, they’ve introduced model after model of innovative, well-built, ... Read more
ArmaLite AR-50
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ArmaLite AR-50: Hands-On Review

If you are looking for a rifle that offers unparalleled reliability, accuracy, and functionality, check out the ArmaLite AR-50. When it comes to long-range combat, nothing beats this rifle. Its bolt-action mechanism is engineered to provide the highest levels of accuracy and dependability. The Armalite AR-50 is a single-shot bolt-action rifle with a 30-inch chrome ... Read more
GAMO Swarm Fusion 10X GEN2 on bags
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Gamo Swarm Fusion 10X Gen 2: Hands-On Review

The second generation GAMO Swarm Fusion is an amazing upgrade of an already largely innovative break barrel airgun. The GAMO Swarm Fusion 10x Gen2 is GAMO’s way of letting consumers know they were listening. The company largely fixed many complaints people have had with the previous generation while keeping the features that put this airgun ... Read more
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Best Shooting Chronographs

One thing that will help you shoot more accurately is if you know your ammunition’s velocity and other related data. Luckily, there’s a tool for that — a shooting chronograph! Not only can it measure the velocity of your shots but its data can also help you assess your reloading skills. No longer are chronographs ... Read more
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7 Best Shooting Glasses [Ballistic Eyewear Review 2022]

Did you know that over 40,000 sports-related eye injuries occur each year? And that 90% of these injuries are avoidable with the proper protective eyewear?  So, whether you are a regular at the shooting range, a hunter, or military personnel, protecting your vision should be one of your top priorities. Conventional sunglasses don’t protect your ... Read more
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[Review] Stoeger STR-9: Excellent 9mm

Stoeger is a company that I am familiar with. They’ve been known for decades as an importer of really decent-quality shotguns. Stoeger got this handgunner’s attention around 1980 when they began importing this: This is a German-made Luger .22. Stoeger has owned the rights to the Luger name in the U.S. since 1924. So, they ... Read more
Ruger Security 9 Rear Sight
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5 Best Compact 9mm Pistols

Compact can sound like a bad thing in some cases For instance, ask anyone over 6-foot how they feel about compact cars. But what about a compact 9mm pistol? In lots of ways, compact is exactly what you need. The perfect middle ground that makes even Goldilocks smile. Be it a carry gun, a CCW, ... Read more
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Best Concealed Carry Holsters [Hands-On Tested]

For most of us, getting into the world of concealed carry can be scary on many levels. With every step being important and with your life on the line. I get it, I’ve been there. With hundreds of holsters in the world, this step might be the most overwhelming — but I’ll make it easier ... Read more

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