Author: Richard Douglas

There’s nothing better than shooting a sleek, powerful AR pistol… except shooting one that you build with all your favorite custom parts. So, why doesn’t everybody jump on board the pistol-building express? One word: Feds. But, with a little finesse and a lot of knowledge about your local gun laws, you too can confidently build a classy AR pistol. Note: This article is for educational purposes only; it is not meant to be construed as legal advice. You are ultimately responsible for your own actions and we advise you to seek guidance from a legal professional in your area before…

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Making It Work If such a sixgun shoots low, it is an easy fix, namely simply filing down the front sight. However, if it shoots high, that means the front sight has to be made taller, which is not such an easy fix. If the windage is off, the barrel must be turned using a special vise. The adjustable-sighted Colt New Frontier requires nothing more than a proper fitting screwdriver to change point of impact. The addition of adjustable sights also turns a Colt Single Action into a viable hunting handgun. The first run of the Colt New Frontier, known…

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If you’re a new gun owner, you probably don’t really know what bullet grain means. You may look at a box of ammo, see “115-grain” written on the side, shrug, and flip it over to look at what you really care about: the price tag. Before you do that, take some advice from a few seasoned firearm aficionados and consider the grain for the ammunition you’re purchasing. Why think about bullet grain, you may ask? Well, actually, the size, shape, and material your ammo is made out of affects factors such as accuracy, recoil, and terminal ballistics. Let’s check out what…

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5 Best Wheelguns – Yes, millions of Americans choose semi-automatics to defend their home or property if the unthinkable happens. However, to this day, millions of revolvers are still sold due to their reliability: We live in an unpredictable and unreliable world these days. Many factors of life are not what they used to be, and home security is a new or renewed concern for many. Part of any home security plan should include a reliable firearm, and few hold the reputation of reliability that belongs to the revolver. While lacking the magazine capacity of most full-size semi-auto pistols, the venerable wheel gun is virtually…

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Chiappa Rhino 60DS, a Short Review – If I started talking about “a weird, futuristic looking revolver” you’d almost immediately know I was talking about the Chiappa Rhino 60DS. This .357 variety (at least mine) is a pretty odd gun, but it covers all the bases and its signature look isn’t only for form though, it’s also functional. It’s probably one of my favorite revolvers in the rotation at the moment, however, it’s not a revolver you absolutely need to buy right away. There are plenty of reasons to get it, but it’s definitely a “buy it when you have a…

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The Beretta CX4 Storm has been around for a few years now and has an impressive firearm, to say the least for many reasons. The Beretta CX4 Storm is a 9mm carbine that I haven’t really given much thought to. It always looked a little ugly to me. I know that’s a petty reason, but I’ve had plenty of pistol-caliber carbines in my life and I didn’t see a reason to pick it up. That’s all changed now. I get it, I’ve seen the light. The CX4 Storm is a worthy addition to your gun safe, but what sets it apart…

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The Ruger SP101 has been around for a while now and is well known and respected. Sure, it does not have the sex appeal as say a Glock or Sig Sauer, but it can get the job done if you are forced to defend your life, home or property: Ruger’s SP101 is a small, durable, and elegant-looking revolver that’s great for concealed carry, personal defense, or even home defense. It’s available in a variety of calibers, including .357 Magnum, .38 Special, .327 Federal, and .22 LR. Throughout my years of owning this little revolver, I’ve never had any failures whatsoever. It’s incredibly reliable…

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The Taurus Model 605, which comes in a few different flavors, scores points in our book for its low cost and reliability. That could, depending on your tastes, making it a great revolver self-defense gun: The Taurus 605 is a prime example of a high-quality “pocket gun.” It’s very small and easy to conceal, yet still packs quite a punch! With an overall length of just 6.5” (and a 2” barrel), it’s much smaller than most other revolvers and shoots with both accuracy and utmost reliability. It features a stainless steel frame and small stainless steel sights, a fixed ramp in the front and a gutter in the…

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