Archive for May, 2019:

Pistol Calibers – Comparison of the Most Common Options

If you're looking to buy a handgun, the first step is determining what caliber you want to purchase. In this guide we'll be covering a variety of common pistol calibers to help you make your decision. What Does Caliber Mean? Caliber refers to the internal diameter of a gun's barrel and consequently the diameter of the bullets that can be used by the gun. Bullet calibers can be a bit confusing, because some bullet diameters are measured in inches, while others are measured in millimeters. It's also important to understand that the bullet only refers to the actual projectile (see diagram to Read More >>

Last Thing – Words for Memorial Day by L.B. Johnson

The last thing I saw was a disk of golden sun through a haze of smoke. In the few months I've been here, the sun and duty's risk are the only constants. The last thing I heard was the report of fire.  Just one last wild spurring of colors made sound, shaping the hot blind earth into darkness. The last thing I felt was an intake of breath, air drawing in deep. It lays warm in me, then stills. I thought nothing could reach me. I never felt what hit me.   I think that was close, surrounded by the savage heat that no longer burns, the fecund odor of sand and earth that reaches not Read More >>

Revolver vs Semi Auto Pistols – Everything You Need to Know

When looking for a handgun, the choice between a revolver or a semi-automatic pistol is one of the most important decisions you need to make. Whichever option you choose, it will come with both advantages and disadvantages. In this guide, I'll explain the pros and cons of revolvers vs pistols to help you make an informed decision. Revolver vs Pistol Many use the term pistol and handgun interchangeably, but the majority of handgun experts make the distinction that pistols are a subset of handguns with an "integral chamber-barrel assembly." Pistols have one (or more) stationary integral Read More >>

Firearms Master Influencers on YouTube – Who to Follow

The history of the firearm is definitely intriguing, although it is highly overlooked by most people nowadays who are only interested in the implications of the Second Amendment. On YouTube, you can find videos about anything. Tutorials, reviews, reactions, music videos, and vlogs are all over the website. So, anyone can find most of the things they’re looking for. As such, unsurprisingly, firearms influencers have found their place on this platform too, coming up with regular videos about their passion: guns. In-between your firearm shooting sessions, you could use some advice from Read More >>

This is Likely a Victory Coming

You may or may not have heard of New York State Rifle & Pistol Association vs. City of New York.  This is a challenge to a New York City regulation that says people with premises licenses for their handguns (which is required to have a pistol in your home or business) may not take their unloaded, inaccessible, and secured pistols anywhere except one of the licensed gun ranges in the city.  You may not go to a range outside the city, to your home in upstate New York, to a competition of any sort.  You are allowed to take your gun to a gunsmith, but only if you get advance permission from Read More >>

My Reasons for Owning Firearms…Reason #4

4. A right guaranteed by our founding fathers. This is one of my favorites and you can tell because it’s number four. I love history! But what I’ve found with history is that it changes as society moves forward. The farther away from the event, the more distorted it becomes as it is re-written. That is, the interpretation of what happened or what was meant by someone is viewed with a perspective of current experiences. I’ve heard people say we don’t need firearms now. They’re not really needed for food. Not needed for protection as that is what the police are for today. So, why Read More >>

The 4 Universal Gun Safety Rules, Plus 13 More You Should Follow

Protecting myself and those I care about is what first interested me about firearms. Given my goal of being more safe in more situations, it'd be ironic—and even stupid—of me to not take gun safety incredibly seriously. Regardless of what led to your involvement with firearms, whether you came from a similar place as me or not, following gun safety rules is a necessity. In this guide, I'll be covering the 4 universal gun safety rule and explaining the importance of each. I'll then go on to add a number of additional rules I've picked up in my life that I think everyone else can Read More >>