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.
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
Ruger LCP and holster
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Best .380 ACP Pistols [Hands-On Reviewed]

Here’s a conversation from a gun shop about the .380 ACP pistol: “What’s that in your pocket?” “A .380 ACP pistol in a pocket holster.” “Don’t you know you might as well throw rocks as shoot somebody with a .380?” “Well, if it’s so ineffective, will you volunteer to hold the target at the far ... Read more
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Best 1911 Pistols For The Money

If you’ve never held a gun in your life, chances are you can still point to a picture of a 1911 and know that it is a 1911 pistol. That is how you know a gun is a real piece of history. From before WWI until the mid-1980s, the M1911 and M1911A1 served American G.I.’s ... Read more
Concealed Carry CCW
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Best Concealed Carry Insurance in 2021

There is a lot to cover when it comes to carrying a firearm for self-defense.  One of the intimidating aspects of carrying is the possible legal ramifications you will face if you ever have to use your weapon. Even when it’s a good shot, there is a possibility you will face criminal charges related to ... Read more
Concealed Carry Gun Draw
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Best Concealed Carry Guns [2021]

Are you looking for a new concealed carry gun? In this article, we’ll talk about the best concealed carry guns available in the market today. Choosing to carry a concealed weapon is a big decision and not one that should be taken lightly. On the one hand, it’s exercising a fundamental American and I would ... Read more
AR-15 on shooting range
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Best AR-15s: A Complete Buyer’s Guide

Designed in the 1960s, the AR-15 is simultaneously a classic American rifle and a piece of cutting-edge technology that stays at the forefront of innovation and development. That’s pretty impressive for a design that is over 50 years old. If you’re just getting into the AR-15 platform then you’re in luck because we are truly ... Read more
DPMS LR-308 AR-10
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[Review] DPMS LR-308: The AR, Back To Basics

“What – yet another black rifle review?” I hear you say. To that, I answer: “yessiree!” I like black rifles (or, to use a slightly more descriptive tag, the MSR, Modern Sporting Rifle). The MSR nowadays is to be found not only in law enforcement or military environments (in its select-fire guise). There are also ... Read more
Review: Rock River Arms 1911-A1 | UNBOXING VIDEO
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Review: Rock River Arms 1911-A1

Let’s start this Rock River Arms 1911 review off with this statement: I like 1911s. I don’t know how many I’ve owned over the years. I tend to live for a good while in the no-1911-zone, but it is always followed by an urgent desire to own another one. I’ve owned 1911s made by Colt, ... 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
Smith & Wesson Model 60 Barrel
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12 Best .357 Magnum Revolvers

The .357 Magnum cartridge is the most popular all-around revolver cartridge out there. The .357 seems to be the go-to round for wheel gunners. You can also use it whether you carry a snubby for protection or a larger gun for target shooting, hunting and hiking. In addition, the cartridge is viable for most uses ... Read more
.45 ACP Ammo
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Best .45 ACP Ammo: Self-Defense & Target Practice

“The only reason I carry a .45 is because they don’t make a .46.” How many times have I heard that old chestnut? Technically, they now make a .46-plus – the .500 S&W Magnum (.500 bullet diameter) and the .480 Ruger (.475 bullet diameter), to name a couple – but they are heavy-duty revolver rounds ... Read more

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