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April 2015

Range Etiquette

By Tom Givens | April 24th, 2015

Range Etiquette (or, How Not to be That Guy!) If you have had any formal firearms training, you are familiar with the Four General Firearms Safety Rules. In addition to those rules, however, there are some established and customary range practices you should be familiar with. Once you’re on the firing line stay there until you are[...]

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June 2014

Understanding Magazine Capacity

By Tom Givens | June 20th, 2014

The detachable magazine is the heart of a semiautomatic weapon, whether handgun or carbine. The magazine is a feeding device which holds the ammunition supply for the weapon ready for use. Most defensive handguns were designed with a specific magazine capacity in mind. First, let’s get our terms straight. The magazine capacity for which the handgun was[...]

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