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Firearms Commonality

Firearms Commonality

The Officer’s Perspective. There was a time when the Illinois State Police encouraged its troopers to use their issue weapons as much as possible. The S&W Model 39 they began issuing in 1967 was expressly adopted to have a single handgun suitable for uniform wear, plainclothes assignments and off-duty carry. It worked out reasonably well. Yeah, I know, but “Familiarity...

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Colt’s Cap & Ball Revolvers

Colt’s Cap & Ball Revolvers

From Baby .31′s To Booming .44′s! Between about 1820 and 1877 Comanche raiders roamed freely over most of what is now the state of Texas. In doing so they killed thousands of frontier settlers. By the late 1830’s a loosely organized group of toughs called Texas Rangers rode after the marauders in an effort to save captives and/or livestock. Usually some warriors...

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Reloading The .38 S&W/.38

Reloading The .38 S&W/.38

For most shooters .38 means .38 Special. There is another .38 though, a...

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Umarex P08 Air Pistol

Umarex P08 Air Pistol

CO2 Powered BB Luger Look-Alike. It can’t be marketed as a “Luger”— I...

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Springfield Armory’s 9mm Range Offic...

Springfield Armory’s 9mm Range Officer

An Accurate, Soft–Recoiling Winner! John Browning designed this iconic...

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Kahr® Arms Partners with United Spor...

Kahr® Arms Partners with United Sporting Companies on Three New Special Edition Pistols

Kahr Firearms Group has had much success with their unique products introduced...

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Exclusive: Smitten with the Black Wi...

Exclusive: Smitten with the Black Widow

When it comes to concealed carry choices, I like calibers that start with a 3...

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Liberty Ammunition Introduces the .3...

Liberty Ammunition Introduces the .357 Magnum into Civil Defense Line Up

Liberty Ammunition, the global leader in high performance, lead-free...

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Venatical Innovations Cleaning Syste...

Venatical Innovations Cleaning Systems

Venatical Innovations has several new cleaning systems available for the 2014...

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Exclusive: Concealed, Comfortable Ca...

Exclusive: Concealed, Comfortable Carry for a Not-So Compact .45

Smith & Wesson’s awesome M&P Compact. 45 is “compact” only...