AMMUNITION

Federal’s #1 Buck Is Back

Along with chasing the best firearm, the collective “we” chase the best in calibers and bullets. Like pretty much anything else in life, the better can be subjective. It all depends on who is being [...]

HANDGUNS

Shadow Systems’ XR920P – Part 1

Normally, when “we” (gun writers) start to review a firearm, it’s from the perspective of what the writer learned about that one gun. Knowledge of the company comes into play as well. This one will [...]

Making Ready

There was an interesting confluence of events over the weekend. The first was the anniversary of Patrick Rogers' death. A good number of experienced private sector trainers were influenced by Rogers and likely connected to [...]

Ed Brown’s Fueled M&Ps — Part 2

When I hung up my 1911a1 pistols at the end of 2011 (isn't that year an odd coincidence now?), I figured I was done with custom pistols. The custom market really wasn’t active with Glocks [...]

Twice The Ammo – MAC’s 1911-9-DS

Double-stack 1911s are currently being used by SWAT teams, fugitive task forces, and "gun-savvy" officers nationwide. The first high-profile use of the double-stack 1911 was by the F.B.I.'s Hostage Rescue Team (HRT). For several years, [...]

RIFLES

On Target: Reading Wind and Trajectory

Understanding the impact of wind on a projectile's trajectory is crucial for precision shooting. Trajectory refers to the path that a projectile or object follows through space because of external forces acting upon it. For [...]

Staging Your Long Gun

A fair amount of defensive firearms training comes from the experience of domestic law enforcement. That is not necessarily a bad thing, as it can be experience-driven. Likely, it is vetted within local and federal [...]

We Were Slingin’

A long time ago, in what was another country, I heard it said that a sling is to a rifle or shotgun what a holster is to a handgun. The sling fulfills several purposes. It [...]

SHOTGUNS

Federal’s #1 Buck Is Back

Along with chasing the best firearm, the collective “we” chase the best in calibers and bullets. Like pretty much anything else in life, the better can be subjective. It all depends on who is being [...]

Staging Your Long Gun

A fair amount of defensive firearms training comes from the experience of domestic law enforcement. That is not necessarily a bad thing, as it can be experience-driven. Likely, it is vetted within local and federal [...]

Rangemaster’s Shotgun Instructor Class

  We had just finished a call involving pointing guns at dangerous suspects that ended well, all in custody with nobody hurt. One of my partners walked up to me, holding a wood and steel [...]