Since handguns are primarily used from standing, unsupported positions, handgun marksmanship skills are heavily influenced by positions of the body and the stance one assumes when aiming, firing, and controlling recoil. Each stance alters a shooter’s center of balance while shot stabilization is also managed by the positions of the feet, hips, and shoulders. These… Continue reading Basic Handgun Grip and Stances
First submitted for Austrian military trials in 1982, the Glock has become synonymous with the image of the modern handgun. Wolrdwide, Glock pistols are carried by police and military units while also in common circulation among civilians owners who use the Glock for personal defense, concealed carry, and recreational marksmanship. The Glock’s simple mechanical design… Continue reading Why People Choose the Glock
For a quick-access rifle safe, I wanted a mechanical combination safe that would allow me to conveniently take my rifle out on a regular basis. I also needed the safe to be secure yet light enough to mount against a wall or behind a door. The biggest feature I require from a quick-access gun safe… Continue reading V-Line Quick Access Gun Safe Review
For most people, choosing whether to buy a handgun or a rifle for as a first gun is a subjective choice based on a wide range of factors and preferences. At the core of this decision is the perception that one choice precludes utility offered by another while the choice will also play a major… Continue reading Handgun or Rifle for A First Gun?
With nearly 60 years of testing, proven deployment, and widespread availability on the civilian market, the AR-15 rifle has set the standard in performance and reliability for semiautomatic rifles. Originally commissioned for military trials in 1958, the select-fire Colt AR-15 became the standard-issue infantry rifle to all branches of the US Military in 1964. It… Continue reading Why People Choose the AR-15
Owning a gun is a serious responsibility, but owning a gun is also having access to a tool capable of protecting life and property. With training and practice, a person can develop practical marksman skills which will help them confront violent crime and temporary states of emergency. Owning a gun also opens doors to shooting… Continue reading Why Buy a Gun?
Manual safety devices are typically a switch, button, or lever which disconnect the trigger, hammer, or firing pin which require active manipulation to engage and disengage. The purpose of an external manual safety is to reduce the possibility of a negligent discharge: An unintentional discharge of a firearm generated by operator negligence. Not all firearms… Continue reading Does a Gun Need a Manual Safety?
If one searches the internet, asks a friend, or consults an expert, they will find no shortage of sensible suggestions for a first firearm choice. To supplement widely available information and suggestions, this guide provides a broad list of of firearms categorized by type and price. The goal is to inform prospective firearm owners with… Continue reading How Much Should a First Gun Cost?
Every firearm should be regularly disassembled and cleaned to maintain optimal function and preserve the life of internal and external parts. Even firearms placed in cold storage should be cleaned and maintained to protect them from the oxidizing effects of ambient humidity and dust. As a general rule of thumb, firearms that are regularly carried… Continue reading How Often Should Guns Be Cleaned?
Here are a list of common terms that might seem a bit esoteric for anyone unfamiliar with firearms. Hopefully, this glossary will help keep new readers informed while facilitating anyone’s search when seeking firearms training or products. This glossary will have terms and illustrations added and update to improve it as an information resource. 0-9… Continue reading Gun Glossary for Beginners