Category Archives: Gun Tech

Concealed Carry Ballistics: Challenging the Stopping Power Conventional Wisdom

I recently had some time on a business trip to sit and ponder the merits of various calibers, concealed carry platforms, and the wealth of data we enjoy these days. Folks such as ShootingTheBull410 and LuckyGunner Labs have done us … Continue reading

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And now you know…

After I posted this I checked it out to make sure that it worked and saw that you have to watch this on youtube. Click to play, then click the message that says “Watch this on youtube.” It’s actually pretty … Continue reading

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Choosing A Flash Suppressor, Muzzle Brake And Compensator

The right muzzle device — whether it’s a flash hider, compensator or muzzle brake — is an often-overlooked feature when shopping for an AR. But it shouldn’t be, as each enhances the rifle in its own way. Understanding and selecting … Continue reading

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Tearing down your Mini-14

I’ve always had a bitch of a time separating the slide from the receiver on mine, and every time I watch this video I get pissed at how easy he makes this seem.

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AR-15 Tech: Extraction and Ejection Tips and Tricks

I recently inked an article for these pages on the AR-15 bolt assembly—all the pieces-parts, watch for it over the next couple of weeks. Two of those pieces-parts can be problematic, especially with particular AR-15 platforms. Extractors. Ejectors. Here’s what … Continue reading

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LWRCi IC-DI 10.5″ AR Pistol review

U.S.A. –-(Ammoland.com)- When space is at a premium and you want to pack an AR-15 you are limited to three options, get a tax stamp and go the SBR route, get your hands on one of LAW Tactical’s excellent folding … Continue reading

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Before you buy an M4 or AR-15…

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AR-15 Barrel Install

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1911 Full Length vs. GI Style Guide Rods

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S&W Competition Combat O S Thumb Piece

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Ruger Single-Actions: America ’s Best Do-It-Yourself Kit!

My very first handgun was a Ruger, and since that time, I’ve been a staunch fan of the simplicity, ruggedness and affordability of Ruger revolvers, with Ruger single-action’s topping my list of most-packed and favorite firearms. The strength of Ruger … Continue reading

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Lubrication 101: Gun oil, snake oil, and how to tell the difference

Firearms enthusiasts are the targets (pardon the pun) of some of the most misleading advertisements regarding the proper lubrication of their guns. The purpose of this article is to give a background on basic lubrication concepts, the technology behind them, … Continue reading

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Buying Used Pistols – What To Look For

It doesn’t cover revolvers. When I’m looking for a revolver, I take a feeler gauge, a dental mirror and a flashlight with me. I’m checking the cylinder/forcing cone gap and I’m doing it on every single hole in the cylinder. … Continue reading

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Headspace – what it is, and why it matters

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1911 Pistol review with Jerry Miculek

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A tour of Palmetto State Armory

PART I U.S.A. –-(Ammoland.com)- Have you ever wondered what goes into a Palmetto State Armory rifle? I have. Since Duncan and I were invited to visit with them and tour their facilities, we were about to get a first-hand look … Continue reading

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Muzzle Brakes and Flash Hiders

Nearly all ostensibly serious rifles being offered for sale today come with some sort of “muzzle device,” designed to: (1) Redirect expanding gasses at the muzzle to attenuate felt recoil and muzzle-rise, or (2) Attenuate muzzle “flash,” caused by expanding … Continue reading

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AR-15 Two-Stage Triggers

In my estimation, a two-stage trigger in any rifle offers the most secure, precise, and safest function. Two-stage triggers appeared in U.S.-issue service rifles, such as the 1903, M1, M14. But for the AR-15/M16, it took the civilian-side aftermarket to … Continue reading

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Slicking up your Blackhawk

My Ruger pal Elmo turned me onto this video. If you go by the manual, you have to remove the grip frame from the gun to change out the springs which really isn’t that big a deal anyways – it … Continue reading

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Jerry Miculek – Ultimate AR-15 cleaning and take down

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