Why Do So Few New Calibers Manage to Become Popular?

Despite known gaps in performance between popular cartridges, very few new calibers ever really take off. Some find niche acceptance for certain applications, but almost all of the most popular calibers these days were devised before 1960; some before World War I. According to a Lucky Gunner post from 2013, the 10 most popular cartridges […]

Shooting Accessories And Your Smartphone: Get High Tech

It’s 2018 and there’s no longer any reason not to integrate your smartphone into your shooting and training routine. Besides browsing Gunbroker and Armslist looking for that next acquisition, your phone can actually be used as a training tool. That includes not only gear that interfaces with your smartphone, but also applications that you can […]

Hands Off Your Gun Until You Have a Good Reason: Guns for Beginners

Dennis Alexander, a teacher at Seaside High School in Seaside, California, as well as a city councilman and reserve police officer in nearby Sand City, California, made the news recently for causing a negligent discharge of his pistol in a classroom, injuring three students. Alexander was ostensibly demonstrating something related to firearm safety when the gun […]

In Praise of the Service Revolver

Recently, the NYPD announced that it would finally be phasing out the last of their remaining .38 Special revolvers, with a sunset date of August 31, 2018. At that point, wheel guns will be verboten and all sworn officers of the NYPD can choose between a (modified) GLOCK 17, GLOCK 19 or the SIG SAUER […]

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