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POF USA Goes ‘Olde School’

by Joseph von Benedikt

Patriot Ordnance Factory (POF USA) is best known for its outstanding piston-driven AR-type rifles, but Olde School, the company’s new model,… more »

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Reloading Tips: The Plunk Test

by Brad Miller, Ph.D.

The plunk test. It’s a funny name, but it’s very important to use when you’re reloading. The plunk test determines… more »

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Converting a 1911 to 7.62×25 Tokarev

by Brad Miller, Ph.D.

The 7.62×25 Tokarev is a potent pistol cartridge. It originated in Russia in 1930 as an “improved” version of the… more »

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Super Powders for the .38 Super

by Brad Miller, Ph.D.

If you shoot a .38 Super, you might lament its loss of performance over the years. Back in the old… more »

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Compensated .45 vs. Compensated .38

by Brad Miller, Ph.D.

The .45 ACP is much-maligned when it comes to talk about putting a compensator on one. “It doesn’t produce enough… more »

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Performance of Alliant’s New BE-86 Pistol Powder

by Brad Miller, Ph.D.

Alliant recently introduced a new pistol powder to handloaders, BE-86, that offers high performance for a wide range of calibers…. more »

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Reloading Heavy Bullets in 9mm Luger

by Brad Miller, Ph.D.

Most people who shoot a 9mm Luger use 115 and 124 grain bullets, since these are the typical weights for… more »

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Henry Big Boy .44 Magnum Review

by Jim Grant

Ever since Dirty Harry, the .44 Magnum cartridge has captured the imaginations of millions. At the time of film’s release,… more »

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Benelli 828U Shotgun Review

by Layne Simpson

The brand-new 828U has what I consider to be the most interesting breeching arrangement for over-under shotguns to come down… more »

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Can You Shoot an Unarmed Attacker?

by David Kenik

The author, David Kenik, is not an attorney and this article is not legal advice. The following is simply a… more »

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FN FNS Compact Review

by Joel Hutchcroft

Whenever a new handgun model comes on the market, some of the first questions that pop up about it have… more »

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Coonan Compact Limited Edition .357 Magnum Announced

by Shooting Times Online Editors

Coonan Inc., known for its manufacture of custom 1911s chambered in .357 Magnum, is now offering a new Limited Edition… more »

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10 Signs It’s Time to Buy a New Gun

by Joseph von Benedikt

We all experience it. If you’re the kind of guy that’s reading this, you know what I mean: the sleepless… more »

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Winchester Long Beard XR Magnum Review

by Drew Warden

As many hunters know, coincidences — otherwise known as luck — can be the difference between a successful hunt and… more »

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Wisconsin Bill to Allow Blaze Pink Camo for Hunting

by Shooting Times Online Editors

A Wisconsin bill recently announced by state representatives Joel Kleefisch (R – Oconomowoc) and Nick Milroy (D – South Range)… more »

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Recoil Reduction: Ports vs. Compensator

by Brad Miller, Ph.D.

Reducing recoil is always welcome. Shooting is fun, but recoil’s whack can be unpleasant. Many of us would be happy… more »

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Reloading Faster with the Dillon XL650

by David Kenik

Depending on the task, I have three modes when I am reloading: snail pace with a single-stage press for my… more »

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Installing Aftermarket Barrels in Glock Compensated Pistols

by Brad Miller, Ph.D.

Aftermarket barrels are quite the rage for some guns. A new barrel can transform your pistol into an entirely new… more »

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Ultimate .300 Blackout Ammo Test

by Dusty Gibson

The .300 AAC Blackout is likely the most versatile cartridge for the AR-15 platform. In fact, almost every ammo manufacturer loading this… more »

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Super Powered: Battery Basics for Firearm Accessories

by Brad Fitzpatrick

It’s hard for me to wag my finger at other shooters for not having a basic understanding of the batteries… more »