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FN Amps Up Collector Offerings

While some of us would have liked to see FN America make a dramatic entry into the civilian market sooner, they sure are serious about it now. In the way too cool for school department are a number of brand new goodies from FNH USA. I stopped by … [Read More...]

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How to Survive Your First Gun Store Visit

I remember the first time I walked into a Wild Birds Unlimited store. I was just like those characters on the TV show “Naked and Afraid,” although I was slightly less naked and much more afraid. Realizing that I might be exposed as a poseur who … [Read More...]

The SilencerCo Octane 45 can be used with smaller calibers too, like this Glock 26 9mm.

A Look at SilencerCo’s Octane Suppressor

When I bought a SilencerCo Octane 45 suppressor, there were two models available, a 9mm, and a .45 ACP. Now, the Octane is becoming a small family with the addition of the compact Octane K 45. More on that later. Before you question the lack of a … [Read More...]

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Handgun Laser Myths.. Busted!

Years ago, I had a feeling that lasers were a good thing for a self or home-defense gun. I’d only used them on the range for practice, and at home dry firing, but it just seemed so sensible to me. All of the “marketing messages” sounded pretty … [Read More...]