The .357 Magnum is a power round for self defence and hunting, but the .327 Federal Magnum can be a better choice for personal protection because it has much more managable recoil and you're able to get 6 rounds in a small revolver vs. five rounds from a .357 Magnum.
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How do the .45/70 Gov't and .444 Marlin stack up? Both are fantastic cartridges that fill a similar niche, so why and how did the .45/70, which was nearly extinct when the .444 Marlin was introduced, rise from the ashes and push the newer cartridge to the sidelines?
When comparing the .380 Auto and 9mm, terminal performance is one measure. But termianl effectiveness is not the only consideration when it comes to concealed carry. In some instances, and for some people, the .380 Auto can be a better choice.
Cartridge comparisons frequently contain a lot of “that depends” and don’t usually come to a solid conclusion. Let me save you some time. The 6.5 Creedmoor is the better choice about 90-percent of the time when compared to the .308 Winchester.
AR-15s are modular rifles that are easy to customize for your needs. To keep your carbine happy and in good running order you need to follow some simple guidelines when it comes to their operation and maintenance. These are the top "don'ts" to avoid.
A red dot on a pistol is the smartest single step to take to shrink your pistol’s group sizes. When you start shopping for a pistol red dot sight one of the first branches in the decision tree is choosing between an open emitter and a closed emitter. The open emitter is more common because it’s less expensive, easier to manufacture, and smaller. But closed emitter sights have become more common of late.
In the past few years, the rise of ambidextrous controls on AR-15s has become more prevalent. It certainly benefits the handful of southpaws that have, until recently, been abandoned by the rifle’s design. However, ambidextrous AR-15s don’t just make sense for the lefties out there, they benefit right-handed shooters as well.
Gun handling may not necessarily be more important than marksmanship or tactics, but it is foundational. The good news is that you can drastically improve your gun handling skills without ever firing a shot. You can do this with dry-fire practice, which will not only make you safer, but it will also make the learning of marksmanship and tactical skills easier.
We shoot groups with our rifles to determine the level of precision we can expect from them. We do this to get an idea of how close we can expect our first shot to land to the point we’re aiming at. But the thousand-dollar question has always been, how many shots should the groups we shoot contain, and how many groups should we shoot?