Federal Launches Syntech Defense Ammo for Handguns

Syntech Defense is available for popular handgun loads like the 9mm, .40 S&W and .45 ACP. (Photo: Federal) Federal caters to the self-defense market with a new line of defense ammunition, Syntech Defense, tailored to handgun shooters. Available in 9mm, .40 S&W and .45 ACP, Syntech Defense offers a hollow-point bullet that splits into three …

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Smith & Wesson Brings Flat Dark Earth to M&P M2.0 Compact Pistol

For those wanting something other than the traditional all-black format common to the M&P M2.0 Compact series, Smith now has the handgun in a version that is somewhat more flatter, darker and earthier. (Photo: S&W) SEE A WIDE RANGE OF M&P M2.0 COMPACT PISTOLS HERE FROM $455 Massachusetts-based Smith & Wesson is changing things up …

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Ruger Unveils 4 New Colors for EC9S Pistol Series

Ruger is bringing four new color options to their EC9S line of no-frills 9mm handguns. (Photo: Ruger) SEE RUGER EC9S AT GUNS.COM FROM $218 Ruger this month announced a four-pack of new color schemes for their EC9S micro-compact 9mm pistols to include FDE, grey, purple and turquoise. These new variants have all of the same …

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Select-Fire: Visiting Mark Serbu and His Tampa Factory

[embedded content] On this episode of Select-Fire, we visit with the eccentric and sometimes infamous Mark Serbu of Serbu Firearms. When he isn’t shooting machine guns out of airplanes or arguing with Seinfeld actors, he’s making cool guns and filling niche interests. So, we packed up our bags, carefully avoided Florida man, and ventured over …

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How to Co-Witness Your Sights

The absolute co-witness allows for iron sight backup in the event of electronic failure and is easy to set up. (Photo: Frank Melloni) Regardless of what optics you attach to your rifle, it’s always handy to have a back-up in the event of an electronic failure of the red dot – be it a malfunction …

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New PSL vs. Classic PSL. It is as good? Better? Worse?

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What Should You Do After Using Deadly Force in Your Home?

If you remember only ONE thing I say in this post, I want it to be this: When we (the police) respond after you have used deadly force in your home, we are going to be “amped up.” Someone has fired shots, and someone else has fired back, fled the scene, been injured or been …

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Justified

I’m a fan of Justified, the six-season FX series based on the work of deceased Michigan writer Elmore Leonard. The series’ executive producer and principal star is Timothy Olyphant. He portrays Raylan Givens, a U.S. Marshal assigned to Kentucky. Givens made his reputation as a marshal with a fast-draw and deadly shot. He appears to …

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Defense at Home: Once Again, Prevention Beats Cure

The city where I live in North Central Florida is well known for its extremely low crime rate. Even in the criminal world, it is well known that gun ownership in my area is substantially above the national average, which likely contributes to the safe environment. But last week I was having lunch with a …

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The ‘Yard Gun’

I recently wrote a piece (as part of the Home Defense Weekly Tip series) about staging firearms. After writing that though, I was working in the yard and had more thoughts on the subject. I had suggested that people could carry a small handgun while home instead of staging handguns in strategic locations. My suggestion …

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Gatling vs. AK47, M16, RPD, Uzi! Which fires faster?

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.380 ACP Pistol Battle: Remington RM380 Executive vs. Ruger LCP II

It’s been well over a century since John Moses Browning designed the .380 ACP cartridge for the Colt Model 1908 Pocket Hammerless pistol, and the round is still popular today. Despite its moniker, the Pocket Hammerless did have a hammer, but it was hidden within the slide so the pistol could be drawn from concealment …

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Comp-Tac Releases Holsters for Sig P320 XCompact

Comp-Tac recently announced the release of new holsters to fit the popular SIG Sauer P320 XCompact pistol. The Comp-Tac MTAC, International, Warrior and eV2 each deliver slightly different designs to meet specific carry needs. “Sig Sauer makes a variety of firearms that continue to gain popularity with firearms enthusiast, law enforcement agencies and military personnel. …

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How the New GLOCK G21 Revolutionized the Gun Industry in 1991

Gather around kids, we’re going to take a trip back into the past so you shooters coming of age today can understand how good you have it. By Source, Fair use, Link In 1991, the gun industry was, to a degree, a stagnant, faltering, lethargic beast that couldn’t innovate its way out of a wet …

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5-Shot Mini Revolver: Everyday Carry Pocket Dump of the Day

ChanceMcCall says: I would bet many of the fantasies being posted here would go away if the poster actually was involved in a serious social situation. Almost everyone I know that has been shot in situations like this and/or has shot someone would agree. Shoot someone and then learn to live with the nightmares and …

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