Author: Ryan

6.5 Creedmoor vs 20th Century Bias

Full disclosure: This is not the article I intended to write. I tend to be old school, I like cartridges that have been and will be around for decades.  I also believe in most cases the best cartridge for any purpose has already been invented . This makes me immune to the hype new cartridges enjoy. However, sometimes a new cartridge comes along that is interesting and seems like it does find a way to be relevant.  Like the .300 BLK for instance, it is truly a useful new cartridge that will most likely be here to stay. That...

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AR-15 101

Under the current political climate there has been a mini-run on AR-15 clones, M4geries, or what we like to call Modern Sporting Rifles or MSRs.  This has in no way been like it was in 2008, but online sources of high capacity magazines, recent gun show prices, and general availability is quite a bit tighter this Spring than it was throughout last Summer and this Winter.     There are many reasons that MSRs are so incredibly popular. They are very functional.  They are very customizable, having been described as adult Legos. They are easy for young, old, small,...

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Gun Myths Vol. 1

Humans fear what they do not understand; it is an entirely natural biological reaction. Knowledge conquers fear. Sadly, there is a lot of misunderstanding when it comes to firearms. Guns are given human like qualities, and ascribed mythical totem-like abilities to absorb and perpetuate evil. They are a source of misplaced blame, and feared, hated and persecuted. Some individuals and groups hold extreme opinions that have nearly no basis in reality. It seems the entertainment industry might be to blame for this, as it is where the uninformed get most of their “information”. 1. The Knock Down Power myth....

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What so great about the .357 Magnum?

Intro: What caliber a person feels is the “best” for any particular usage in a handgun is a very complicated and touchy subject for firearms geeks. It is a potentially confusing topic to those who are just getting into firearms. It is arguable that there is already a good caliber or two (or three) for every philosophy of use. However, emotions get involved in the discussion at times and opinions run strong. Any handgun is a compromise; carrying around a rifle would be better. But it is impractical to take your AR out on the town. So the question...

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What’s so great about the .40 S&W?

So…What’s so great about the .40 S&W? Intro: What caliber a person feels is the “best” for any  particular usage in a handgun is a very complicated and touchy subject for firearms geeks.  It is a potentially confusing topic to those who are just getting into firearms.  It is arguable that there is already a good caliber or two (or three) for any potential purpose.  However, emotions get involved in the discussion at times and opinions run strong.  Any handgun is a compromise; carrying around a rifle would be better. But it is impractical to take your AR out...

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