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A Safety? Or Not?


So the crise du jour seems to involve striker-fired pistols without a manual safety. There’s a lot of chin-stroking and

Rust & Dust


The two worst environmental conditions your firearms may encounter are exposure to: (1) salt water/salt air, and (2) fine airborne

Dominating Eyes


Avery small minority of people are naturally ambidextrous. To some extent ambidexterity can be developed through disciplined training. Most people

J-Frame Light?


Hyskore’s Griplight. You can debate the value of a weapon-mounted light versus a separate light, but we’ll leave that for

Gone In A Blink


The online edition of American Handgunner ( had a reader question in response to an earlier column on tips for

The Miracle Maglula


Compared to revolvers, semi-auto pistols are faster to reload, generally hold more cartridges, usually have the bore closer to the

Trigger Terms


Every activity has its own language. Triggers and trigger control are critical components of accurate shooting. Trigger lingo is to

Trigger Talk


To show how various factors influence trigger pull quality, I thought it might be useful to follow the process in

A Success Story


If a man is lucky in life he’s privileged to have a few really good friends. Steve Kukowski has been

Triggers & Targets


The key to better shooting skills is disciplined, diligent training. In this era of instant gratification I can understand how