This article originally appeared at Ammoland. Two of the hottest long-range cartridges for general purpose use (if there is such a thing) are 6.5mm Creedmoor and the brand new .224 Valkyrie. The 6.5mm Creedmoor cartridge had its tenth birthday last year, so it’s not a new kid on the block. Developed by Hornady back in […]
This article originally appeared at Ammoland. Headspace is one of those firearm concepts that seems way more complicated than it really is. It’s important to invest a few minutes understanding it, however, because if it’s not right, you can end up with a malfunctioning gun, or worse, one of those self-exploding firearms. For the “headspace […]
This article originally appeared at Ammoland. Hey, here’s an idea. Let’s build a super spiffy AR-15 rifle! Better yet, let’s build an AR rifle and then give it away to one of AmmoLand daily digest email readers! Thanks to Ammoland, Aero Precision, and Brownells, the super cool Aero Precision Arctic Camo AR-15 Rifle we’re going […]
This article originally appeared at Ammoland. Picking the right components makes all the difference when you’re building an excellent AR-15 rifle. We created this unique and super-cool Arctic Camo designed rifle from one of Aero Precisions DIY Custom Rifle Builder Kit with a carefully selected set of off the shelf components. Here’s the best part […]
While the word “squib” doesn’t sound very threatening, it’s one of the more dangerous malfunctions in shooting. The squib load itself doesn’t usually do much of anything – it’s what can happen after that makes things hairy. Ever seen pictures of guns blown to pieces? Many of those are the result of someone firing another […]
FBI agents have to pass this course of fire on a regular basis. It involves one-hand, two-hand, and weak-hand shooting from distances between three and 25 yards. It’s a great way to measure and track your skills over time.
New Guide Helps Beginning and Intermediate Handgun Owners Develop Confidence and Skill CHARLESTON, SC, October 30, 2017 – Practical Guides is pleased to announce the release of their newest book. Using an un-intimidating and delightfully entertaining approach, The Practical Guide to Guns and Shooting, Handgun Edition helps beginning and intermediate shooters learn safety, handgun operation […]
Knowing at what distance a person becomes a threat is important for a good self-defense mindset. Here’s a reality check.
This article originally appeared at Ammoland. I’ve been testing several of the new Smith & Wesson M&P 2.0 handguns in 9mm, .40 S&W, and .45 ACP. As polymer-frame service pistols, they’re designed and built for carrying and function, not 50-yard bullseye competitions. As a result, they display “service” accuracy. Stated differently, they’re more accurate than […]
Editors Note: We’d like to welcome (and thank!) Vicki Clain for this article. Vicki is a self-described “blogger, geeker, and freelance writer.” You can keep up with Vicki on Twitter – @VickiLClain. If you’ve only seen kids using airsoft weapons then you’re probably thinking they are toy guns designed only for children. Still, the airsoft […]