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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Limited Resources: Deliberate Practice on Low Round Counts

Training and skills maintenance is a subject that we shortchange ourselves on when it comes to where our time, our effort, and our resources are spent. It’s understandable in many respects since basic skills maintenance isn’t anything new. It’s not a new rifle in the case or safe. It isn’t a new sidearm riding in […]

Dallas Police Department Suspends Use of Sig P320 [Updated]

This story has been updated as up 8/6/2017 with a statement from Sig Sauer. Is the Sig Sauer P320 safe for use? Maybe not, according to some rumors. The internet was abuzz with whispers and hearsay all week long. Like gators in the city sewers and mole people under your house, the internet is often […]

The Thermonuclear Pocket Pistol: The MAC-11 .380 ACP

The Military Armament Corporation MAC-11 .380 ACP Submachinegun Gordon Ingram served in the Infantry in World War II. The M6 submachinegun he subsequently designed never made much of a splash, though it was a remarkably prescient design. Bearing an esoteric similarity to the Thompson, the M6 incorporated such novel stuff as a two-stage trigger/fire selector. […]