‘Music Wire’ Magazines: They’re Worth The Premium Price

You’ve probably noticed that some higher-end magazines from third party providers (because not all factory mags are that good) advertise that they use “music wire” magazine springs. Along with the materials and design of the magazine itself, that’s why they insist you should pay a little more than you would for factory mags in some […]

The Legacy of the Sullivan Laws

You may not know what a so-called Sullivan law is, but you’ve probably already dealt with it in one way or another. Sullivan laws, as they’re known, were the laws that largely created firearm permitting systems that remains in place today. In other words, these were the laws that required a person to get a […]

Why Doesn’t the .45 Colt Get More Love?

Much like .45-70, .30-06 and other cartridges, the .45 Colt — aka .45 Long Colt — is an old cartridge design, dating back more than a century. When first invented, it was propelled by black powder. In fact, much of today’s .45 Colt ammunition still is since one of the most popular uses for it […]

Fiber Optic Sights: Which Color?

Besides tritium night sights, fiber optics sights are the best types of everyday carry or home defense handgun sights. For those who practice the front sight press, a fiber optic sight set (or at least a fiber optic front sight) is a highly-advised upgrade. Likewise, it’s a good feature to look for in either a […]

The Truth About Manual Handgun Safeties

Some gun guys and gals claim manual safeties are a bad, bad thing, a dangerous hindrance. Others consider manual safeties necessary for responsible carry. It’s time for everyone to accept a few things about safeties. First, it’s mostly GLOCK and other plastic fantastic owners and revolver carriers who say the manual safety is pointless/unsafe/potentially dangerous. […]

Why I’m Wearing Orange…This October

I’m wearing orange this October, but it won’t be for gun control. It’s going to be for a better reason – it’s going to be for the safe use of firearms, for the benefit of myself and those around me. Granted, safety is relative; I don’t imagine the whitetail bucks will feel very safe. Things […]