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There’s probably not many people out there who actually enjoy cleaning guns. It’s just something we have to do out of necessity. Slack off on cleaning your gun and it’s just going to get even harder to do the next time, and eventually you could see negative consequences such as your shots not firing right and having decreased accuracy…so it’s no wonder we go through the burden of cleaning them anyway even though we really don’t want to. But what if there was an easy way to clean your gun’s barrel without doing any labor intensive work at all. Your wish is about to come true because there’s a new product on the market from Huntego called CleanShot. CleanShot is a pass-through cleaner for 12 gauge shotguns, and will work with both smoothbore and rifled shotguns. The reason to use something like this is obvious. It saves time and hard work…

There are three types of sights that you can have on your guns: fixed, adjustable, and optical. Both fixed and adjustable sights are called “iron sights” as a broad term. If your fixed sights aren’t as accurate as you’d like them to be, don’t worry. Even though they’re called “fixed” sights, they can still be adjusted…they just take more effort. Unlike adjustable sights, making adjustments to your fixed sights usually involves filing, welding, and using hammers and copper punches in order to adjust them. This can be a bit of a pain, which explains why many gun owners don’t bother fine tuning their guns with fixed sights. When adjusting your sights, you need to account for two directions: vertical movement and horizontal movement. Which ones you move will depend on where your gun is firing. Horizontal movements are made first. Don’t make vertical adjustments until you have your sights aligned…

For most gun owners, cleaning a gun is as close to zen as they’ll get. The motions of taking down a pistol or a rifle and removing all the built-up carbon fouling and dirt offer a welcome retreat into a task servicing a weapon that they love. Cleaning a gun is a pretty straightforward task, and yet, in the opinion of the author, many people ignore a critical cleaning component. “Toothbrush” style cleaning brushes and carbon picks. These essential items are often neglected by most gun owners because they’re content to use patches and barrel brushes and call it a day. Look, as long as you’re cleaning your gun every few hundred rounds then you’re doing your part. But, if you want to get a long life out of your gun and ensure it works for years to come without issue, then you owe it to yourself as well as…

If you don’t want your guns stolen during a home invasion then you’ve got to see these 21 sneaky places to hide them… all of which are shown inside the Free Firearms Survival Guide Not only is it important to know these hiding spots so crooks and criminals never find your weapons… It’s extra-important now that anti-gunners are making progress with a massive gun ban/confiscation in the Supreme Court. Fact is they’ve already succeeded getting some states to ban guns. California has banned assault rifles… Maryland is banning some semis. Connecticut has banned AR-15s for civilians Hawaii is banned – you can not even manufacture semi-automatic guns in Hawaii. And If they succeed with more bans… or in case martial law happens, they WILL be coming for your guns. They did it during hurricane Irma, they’re doing it in Hawaii as we speak,  and they’ll likely do it soon if civil…

Most of you reading this are aware that suppressors are not at all what Hollywood portrays them to be, If they were, that’d be pretty cool. But in all reality, a suppressor is simply a device that takes the extremely loud, concussive volume of a rifle or pistol shot, and brings it down to a safe level for hearing. For many people, that means they can put a suppressor on their gun and shoot outside without ear protection. This is especially true for those shooting smaller calibers. Suppressors also control how gas is ejected from a gun, which means they often will modify and lessen recoil, making a gun more pleasant to shoot. But here’s the thing, because suppressors are not an easily accessible item, most people don’t know much about them. It’s not like you can walk down to the gun shop and buy a suppressor and walk back…

There’s nothing political about the following statement. The third leading cause of death among children in the United States are owing to guns. This, according to a study published in the journal Pediatrics. This doesn’t mean that guns are the problem.  Far from it. Guns by themselves are no more dangerous than a plastic cup from McDonald’s. The largest problem with guns and the number one reason so many children are killed by them is because children aren’t properly taught how to treat guns. Which brings up a very legitimate question, is there a wrong time to talk to kids about guns? Is there a time when it’s NOT OK to teach them about guns. Is there ever an age where it’s too early to teach a child about the power of a gun and that they should respect that power? Well, that depends on what your end goal is.…

The human eye has limitations. It can only see so far and can only see clearly. This is why optics, like magnified scopes are added to rifle and pistols. To help compensate for the inability of the human eye to see as well as our animal counterparts. Other optics help to improve accuracy by side-stepping the problems associated with iron sights which require perfect sight alignment to make shots. These sights float holographic images in a fixed position to help a shooter compensate for fluid environments where a clear sight picture are hard to come by. Think red dots and other styled holographs. Regardless of what kind of optic a shooter uses, the most important quality of that optic is generally how well can a shooter see through it.  Clarity is of the utmost value in a shooting situation as the most sophisticated optic in the world is useless if…

Sig Sauer is got another punch to the gut this quarter. After their debacle with the P320 was made public a number of weeks ago the firearms giant is now asking consumers of several of their higher end rifles to please turn their rifles in so they can fix an improperly heated trigger. Unlike the P320 fiasco which involved the outside chance that should the gun be dropped in just the right position and discharge and a voluntary recall to fix the gun, this recall is mandatory as Sig believes the components in question may result in a catastrophic failure of the firing system which could lead to serious injury. The company has issued a press release and pushed it out to sellers of their affected line, which includes a number of their higher-end AR-15s. From a company press release: Newington, NH (September 15th, 2017) – SIG SAUER, Inc. has…

Most Americans are allowed to own (actually not buy*) 30+ round magazines for Ar-15s. Yours truly cannot as I live in beautiful but backwards state of Colorado, and I know other places in the U.S. like NY and California as well as Connecticut restrict their use. And while I can’t buy a standard 30 rd mag I am allowed to own one. But I don’t want to get bogged down talking about the confusing legalities of magazines. I’d rather help you figure out what the best one for your gun. In this article I’ll review 6 of the more popular and more common Ar-15 magazines out there. The Magpul P-Mag Gen3 I can almost assure you this is the #1 magazine for AR-15s on the planet. There are a myriad reasons this is true. Everything you’ll read here contribute to why the United States military has started to use this…

Though Democrat lawmakers always try to scare constituents into thinking the guns of the modern era are space-age killing machines capable of vaporizing flash and atomizing enemies the truth is not a lot has changed in the way of arms over the past 100 or so years. Yes there are some significant changes to be noted. And yet unlike automobiles from 100 years ago, the guns that soldiers used in the battles of WW1 are still just as suitable for use in the modern era as counterparts that rolled of the production line earlier this week. Even more astonishing is how some of these weapons, though steeped in antiquity, are still affordable for the average shooter. Below is a collection of 3 century old bolt-action rifles that while no longer produced will still produce a can of whoop-a** today. The Lee Enfield By far one of the best looking bolt…