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Online Gun Auctions and Classifieds

When your local store is out of stock or you’re looking for something strange, rare, or just different, where do you go, online! No matter what it is, the world wide web has it all at your fingertips. But with so many options, who can you trust? We’ve done a lot of buying and selling ... Read more
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Bullet Types [The Ultimate Guide]

Bullets, primers, powder, cases, cartridges, .38 special, 9mm, 5.56 NATO, oh my! More bullet types than you can shake a stick at. If you’re new to firearms, it can feel really intimidating and confusing when everyone at the gun store (except you) is rattling off numbers and names of calibers and bullets. Fear not, while ... Read more
9mm Luger Ammo
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9mm vs 10mm – Cartridge Comparison

When it comes to self-defense, there are several valid arguments for the 9mm vs 10mm handgun. Both are very popular and have their advantages and disadvantages. However, the 9mm is widely regarded as the ‘ideal’ handgun for self-defense and is one of the most highly used handguns in military and police forces. This goes for ... Read more
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Best Online Gun Store

In a world with Amazon and Walmart online, it can feel almost barbaric to go to a store these days. If you’re like me and you want to shop in the comfort of your pajamas and in the security of your home, we got the Best Online Gun Stores for you! From amazing deals to ... Read more
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Best AR 15 Scopes

With the most popular rifle in the United States, pushing over 50 years old, optics are the future of firearms. While what we shoot might have plateaued, how we aim is in a golden age of advancement. From red dots to scopes, magnifiers to holographic, we’ve got the best of the best AR 15 scopes, ... Read more
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M4 Vs AR15 – Comparison

The M4 vs AR15, and the M16, and the dozens of variations of each all with their own letter and number combinations to denote their exact flavor of what is almost the same thing — it’s confusing. To make matters worse, this is one of those naming conventions that some gun owners love to pick ... Read more
Concealed Carry CCW
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Best Concealed Carry Insurance in 2022

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
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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
Rossi R92 357 Magnum Lever Action Rifle - receiver right
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15 Best Lever Action Rifles [2021]

The lever-action rifle started as a lethal weapon during the American Civil War, but they are now collected and used by many firearms enthusiasts. Folks don’t call it America’s rifle for anything — it holds a lot of history. Lever-action rifles have a classic Western look and feel. It also makes you think about cowboys ... Read more
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What is really driving up ammunition costs?

With the COVID-19 pandemic and record-high firearm sales in the United States, ammunition is in short supply, impacting the rising cost of ammunition.  Despite manufacturers saying they are producing as much ammunition as possible, many gun store shelves remain empty and prices keep rising. As a result of the pandemic, social unrest, and a rise ... Read more

7th Annual Best Self-Defense Lawyer Award 2021

Sniper Country was established in 1998 to serve the gun community as a trusted resource for all things related to firearms. In the early 2000s, our editors were often asked for advice on selecting the most effective self-defense lawyers. Our little black book of the best attorneys in town led to the establishment of the ... 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
.300 Win Mag Rifle on the range
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.300 Win Mag vs .300 WSM – Cartridge Comparison

In this article, we’ll look at two rifle cartridges: the .300 Winchester Magnum and .300 Winchester Short Magnum. Although their names are similar, they’re both different, with some interesting performance characteristics. We’ll delve into an extensive data set in this in-depth comparison. The similarities in their names can confuse those not familiar with these cartridges. ... Read more
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Rimfire vs Centerfire – What is the difference?

Many hunters like myself use rimfire ammunition nearly as often as centerfire ammunition. But do I prefer one over the other? And what is the main difference between centerfire and rimfire ammunition anyway? Big spoiler…. powder, and power. Firearm Design and Function When reviewing the debate for rimfire versus centerfire ammunition, you must consider more ... Read more
Military Spending of the USA- 1960-2021
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Military Spending of the USA: 1960-2021

Executive Summary Introduction President George Washington said in the First State of the Union Address in 1790 that “To be prepared for war is one of the most effectual means of preserving peace.” One implication of the American founding father’s assertion is that war, peace, and military spending are closely linked. Military expenditure of a ... Read more
Firearms glossary of terms
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A Glossary For Firearms: All Terms and Gun Lingo Explained

Anyone who uses firearms needs to have a full understanding of their anatomy, capabilities, and power. It’s also crucial to know how to discharge firearms safely, how to maintain them, and how to store them. This is why we’ve compiled this glossary which includes all of the important terms that pertain to firearms. Gun owners ... Read more
The Ed Brown Classic Custom’s understated elegance isn’t ostentatious or showy, but it more than makes up for this in quality and durability.
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Investment piece? The $3,695 Ed Brown 1911 [Review]

Ed Brown 1911 Classic Custom in summary Ed Brown 1911, the Classic Custom, is one maker’s interpretation of what a perfect 1911 should be. Blending John Moses Browning’s genius with modern technology and a healthy dose of hand craftsmanship, the Classic Custom leaves nothing to be desired. Fun and quality come at a price: the ... Read more
Sniper Country in discussion with concealed carry insurance provider CCW Safe
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Ex cops and concealed carry insurance – an interview

Concealed carry insurance. What is it? Why do I need it? Who is the best? Our readers ask us these questions often. That’s why we published an article comparing all the major concealed carry providers (updated for 2021) to help you make the right decision to choose the best concealed carry (or CCW) insurance. In ... Read more
Selection of handgun powders
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A Brief Guide To Handgun Powders

I am a reloader. I take the brass cases that others often toss in the trash can (or just leave on the ground), clean them, and re-use them. I admit it. I’m a pack rat of the highest water when it comes to brass. (Don’t even ask about the lead-colored items I hoard from my ... Read more
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Gunbroker.com [Review]: Fees, Laws and more…

The eBay of gun sites. That’s what Gunbroker.com has been called by those who use it. There is some validity to that point, as gunbroker.com is set up and run pretty much like an auction, except that you can list a “buy now” non-negotiable price if you want to sell something as quickly as possible. ... Read more
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About Proposition or Prop 63

Since we live in a constitutional republic divided into fifty separate sovereign states, the laws by state can vary significantly, especially when it comes to firearms and ammunition. While all states have laws regulating firearms and ammunition, some state laws are very lax, while others are more restrictive. Even before Proposition 63 went into effect ... Read more

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