How to Stipple a GLOCK Pistol

By Matt Sandy ‘Stippling’ is melting the plastic exterior of a polymer gun with the intent of improving the texture for a better grip. Below is a good example from Polinger_Firearms. This article is not a step-by-step “how-to” on stippling jobs: There are too many good YouTube videos demonstrating how to stipple, and I’ve linked my favorites in the appropriate sections […]

Guns for Beginners: How to Aim a Pistol

This article was contributed by Warren Wilson, a lieutenant with metropolitan police department in Oklahoma. He is a former SWAT team leader, current firearms instructor and writer. He has been a full-time law enforcement officer since 1996. “That’s the first time I’ve ever seen it explained that way,” a relatively experienced student told me after a classroom […]

The AR-15 Forward Assist For Total Beginners

The AR-15 forward assist, a mechanical feature found on the bulk of AR-15 pattern rifles, is something that newbies might not totally understand. You’ll find the forward assist assembly on the right-hand side of your rifle (for most guns) directly below the charging handle. Some details may get glossed over for the sake of brevity, […]

How To Get An FFL: A Brief Step-By-Step Guide

How do you get an FFL? There’s a procedure to be followed in order to get there, as with licensure of any kind. Not only that, it’s actually pretty easy. Well, it’s not necessarily the easiest thing in the world, but getting a Federal Firearms License from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives […]