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.40 Smith and Wesson ballistic test, updated.

.40 smith and Wesson ballistics test As one of the most popular defensive calibers it is only logical to include it in the series of ballistic tests I have performed. First, a little history on the .40 S&W, In 1986 Michael Lee Platt and William Russell Matix (men who had met and became friends in […]

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Trouble Shooting Steps for the AR family of Rifles

As the operator of a Modern Sporting Rifle you are responsible for keeping the firearm system clean and operational at all times! One of the major mistakes owners of the AR-15 platform is over lubrication the rifle / carbine. Over lubrication can cause hydra locks, this is a situation when lubrication is between the cartridge […]

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Target engagement and the MILRAD Reticle

This article is the part of the basic portion of the Trace Armory Group’s. Mil-Dot Usage Class I have been teaching for the past two years with great success. The ability of my students to range, engage and drop targets need it before hunting, competitive shooting or LE/Military Sniping is just great to watch. I […]

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Defender Ammunition, shooting you straight.

Defender Ammunition, shooting you straight. We have been using a lot of Defender Ammunition in many of our reviews and I had enough data in 9mm Luger, .40 S&W, .45 Auto, .223 Remington and 300 Blackout that I figured it would be a good idea to showcase the test ammunition in it’s own review. Using […]

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Building the budget scout rifle I’ve always wanted.

    Building the budget scout rifle I’ve always wanted.   I have always loved the idea of a scout rifle. A light, quick handling rifle with low power optics chambered in a cartridge powerful and accurate enough to be effective out to 200-300 yards. The issue with most off the shelf scout rifles, is […]

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