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Handgun Brands Ranked

We could write whole books on the history and quality of handgun manufacturers, but ain’t no one got time to read that. Instead, we’ll boil this complex and nuanced topic down to a simple handgun brands ranked list that you can see and digest with ease. For all of the details and a ton of ... Read more
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AR-15 Brands Ranked

In a world overrun with AR-15s from every brand you can shake a stick at you might have a real bear of a time trying to tell who is worth it and who isn’t. What you need is a list. A list that ranks the brands by tiers. That’s right, you need an AR-15 Brand ... Read more
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How to use and clean a gun

The most basic starting point for new guns and new gun owners! These gun operations will give you a crash course in everything from cleaning to shooting, including aiming, drawing a firearm, and more. We’ve broken this down and made it as easy as possible so hang on tight, this is a lot of education ... Read more
Shooting Range
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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? What is important about the rimfire vs centerfire debate? And what is the main difference between centerfire and rimfire ammunition anyway? Big spoiler…. powder, and power. Fast Facts: Centerfire Vs. Rimfire Bottomline the difference ... Read more
5.56×45mm Nato
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5.56×45 vs 7.62×39 – Cartridge Comparison

For rifles used for home defense or out on the range in competitions, the 5.56×45 vs 7.62×39 is a common argument among shooters and a common decision made by potential buyers. Both cartridges have a rich history of military and civilian uses and also have their loyal followings. It’s an interesting comparison with the backdrop ... Read more
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Gun Year In Review: 2021

2021 has been a year for the history books in many ways, while maybe not as tumultuous as 2020 left us — 2021 has earned a place in our collective memory. From record sales in firearms and ammo to major legal wins for self-defense and more, a look back at what 2021 has brought us ... Read more
firearms license
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How To Get a Class 3 Firearms License [2022]

You probably heard of the Class 3 Firearms License. But what exactly is it and is it truly necessary? If you enjoy shooting and collecting firearms, you’re probably aware that the vast majority of civilians in the United States can own and shoot a wide range of firearms legally without obtaining a federal-level license. In ... Read more
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CCW Safe for Insurance [Plans & Full Review]

The right and responsibility of carrying a firearm can be a heavy burden to shoulder. But something that might lighten the load a little is knowing that if the worst happens, you won’t be ruined financially from it. That is where CCW “insurance” comes in and can give protection against those dark times. While there ... Read more
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USCCA vs. CCW Safe: The Ultimate CCW Insurance Guide

There are a lot of CCW insurance companies out there, but two really stand out as leaders in the industry — USCCA and CCW Safe. But which one is the best? The answer might surprise you, but it’s important to look closely at both to really determine what works best for you and your family. ... Read more
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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
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
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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