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1,000 Round Glock Torture Test

We all know that Glocks are tough. Yeah, you may prefer a different gun and maybe you have reasons to dislike Gaston’s creation. But, when it comes down to it, you have to admit that Glocks are pretty tough and very reliable. So, what if you put 1000 rounds through a brand new gun? Do you think you might have a malfunction or two? Let’s say you take that gun toss it in the lake and then drag it down a gravel road for a while. Would you expect that gun to still fire reliably? Well, that’s exactly what Lewis Frost of Phobos Solutions did in this video from Trigger Time TV. Continue reading

The RPK Squad Automatic Weapon: Simply Superb

On a certain level the Ruchnoi Pulemet Kalashnikova or RPK seems uninspired. The action is standard Kalashnikov, the barrel is fixed, and the magazine feed limits its capacity to 75 rounds. However, it is in its very simplicity and utilitarian execution that the RPK demonstrates its excellence. Continue reading

Kel-Tec PMR-30 Out of the Box and into the Match Review!

The Kel-Tec PMR-30 has been out for quite a while, being introduced way back in 2011. But, in typical Kel-Tec form, PMR-30’s were functionally mythical: they were no where to be found, always out of stock, and you’d hear stories at the gun range about how somebody’s neighbor’s brother’s buddy got their hands on a PMR-30 and loved it (or hated it, depending on the story.) Then as PMR-30s started to become more plentiful, there was no .22 Mag ammo available. And so, our good friend Pat Kelley has held onto a brand-new, never-before-shot PMR-30 for over a year. Luckily for us, the wait is over and Pat is taking Kel-Tec’s 30 round .22 WMR handgun to the range for an Out of the Box and into the Match review! Watch here: Continue reading

Buying Accessories That Matter

By Jason Hanson, former CIA Officer and New York Times bestselling author.

If you’ve ever gone to a gun store and purchased a firearm or just picked up a gun magazine, you have undoubtedly been inundated with the many, many gun accessories you can add to your firearm. The reality is there are some people who spend more on gun accessories than they do on the gun itself. Which begs the question: are any of these accessories really necessary? The short answer is yes — as long as you purchase the right accessories. Continue reading

D.C. Appeals Court Strikes Down ‘Good Reason’ Licensing Scheme

“Unconstitutional” is what a federal appeals court has ruled on the D.C. gun law that says people must show “good reason” to have concealed handgun permits.

The Second Amendment is sufficient reason itself to issue permits, according to the 2-1 ruling released Tuesday July 25, by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit. Continue reading

Knock-Out Game: Simple Tip to Survive a Sucker Punch

It’s a crazy and violent world we live in. For years we’ve heard about the gang-initiation activity and hooligan pastime of the “Knockout Game,” where violent young me attempt to knock out pedestrians with one hard hit. Or perhaps you have a neighbor, relative, or friend that has a tendency to get a bit angry when drinking. Whatever situation you find yourself in, being able to survive a sucker punch is a skill we’d all love to have. In this clip from Trigger Time TV, Shivworks founder Craig Douglas shows us the technique to roll with the punches. Continue reading

Should You Upgrade Your Stock Glock Barrel?

Glock has been, and I sure will continue to be, a perennial favorite handgun to run and customize for competitions. The Glock format has also become a favorite for customization with no other tool than a punch. One of the most popular upgrades is to switch barrels to increase accuracy and add the ability to shoot non-jacketed bullets for practice. Continue reading

SIG SAUER Issues Voluntary Upgrade of P320 Pistol

Sig Sauer has released an additional press release concerning the rumors surrounding the P320. For more information regarding these rumors, please see this previous post. The newest press release details the “voluntary upgrade” for affected P320 handguns to ensure the safety of usage. Please read on for additional information. Continue reading

Hard-C.O.R.E.: Smith and Wesson’s Convertible 9mm Handgun

Horace Smith and Daniel Wesson joined forces in 1852 to produce the lever action Volcanic rifle, itself designed around Walter Hunt’s Rocket Ball cartridge. In 1856 Smith and Wesson allied themselves with Rollin White, the father of the bored-through cylinder, and started churning out handguns. Now 150 years later Smith and Wesson is still producing state of the art combat handguns. Their M&P9 Ported C.O.R.E. (Competition Optics Ready Equipment) is one of the world’s finest tools for throwing 9mm rounds downrange. Continue reading

How I Quit Caring About Printing and Learned to Love My Full Sized Gun

When I was first issued my concealed carry permit I went with what I thought was the wise route in weapon selection. I had read from many others that most new concealed carriers carried a gun much too large.

So I went with small, and affordable and ended up with a Bersa 380. It was a great little gun for the price, and it was easy to carry. From there I eventually moved to a Glock 26 and then to a Walther PPS. They were all compact guns that were small, lightweight, and easy to carry. They were also limited in capacity, had a short sight radius, and often grips too small to fully fill the hand. Continue reading