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Author: Drew Kane

FN America Introduces the FN 509

Fabrique Nationale‘s American division, FN America, has released their new firearm, the FN 509. FN’s goal was to make the 509 the most reliable handgun on the planet and according to their press release, shot over 1 million rounds during development and testing. The Firearm Blog’s Patrick Robert and one of the FN engineers visited […]

Explosion Lake City Army Ammunition Plant Leaves One Dead

On April 11th, the Lake City Ammunition Plant in Independence, Missouri suffered another explosion, killing one worker and injuring 4 more employees. This explosion took place in the part of the complex that mixes chemicals for primers. The plant was recently award a large military contract worth $92 million for 5.56mm and 7.62mm rifle ammunition. […]

Smith & Wesson Improves the M&P with the 2.0

When the S&W M&P polymer handgun hit the market in 2005, many felt it was okay—just okay. While shooters welcomed the ergonomics, not having to pull the trigger to takedown, multiple back straps, high grip and undercut trigger guard, they found that the trigger and reset disappointing. The frame did not have much texture and […]

Save Money by Reloading Shotgun Shells

Reloading for shotguns is the easiest way to get started in reloading compared to rifle or pistol reloading. It’s faster because there are a few steps that you don’t have to do for shot shells. If you get hooked on any of the clay target games, chances are the cost of ammunition can limit the […]

Switching Calibers in the AR-15

The AR-15 is the Lego of the firearm world. In its original 20″ barrel configuration, the AR-15 was a handy tool for target shooting, predator hunting, small game, and plinking. Shortening the barrel to 16″ created a carbine version that made it more user friendly in tight spaces and reduced weight without sacrificing too much […]

Installing the POF Drop-In Trigger: A Step-by-Step Guide

AR-15s and AR-10s are accurate rifles right out of the box, but many shooters struggle to get the most accuracy because the heavy mil-spec trigger pull using standard grade parts. Normal trigger pull weight is in specification all the way to 8.5 pounds. They can also be rough and vary in pull during the operation. […]