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  1. 25 Cent Glock Trigger Job

    Since purchasing a Glock 19 Gen 3 back in 2008, I've read articles and watched videos on modifications and accessories but none intrigued me more than the 25 Cent Trigger Job. It was only last year that I finally did it because I had almost everything needed to perform it and because it doesn't require any special skills beyond patience and desire. I'm not a gunsmith, only a Glock enthusiast so what follows is what was common among all the resources I found on the procedure. Special...
  2. Review: Meprolight FT Bullseye Green Dot

    The Meprolight FT Bullseye easily replaces the rear sights on standard size Glock and uses 2 points within the sight tube to aim; the circle at the back of the sight and the dot at the front. The result is you are still lining up the ‘rear’ circle with the ‘front’ dot to aim. I mounted the FT Bullseye with minimal difficulty on my G17 Gen 4. The sight does take getting used to and I found myself trying to find the front sight at first. As I continued working with the sights I found that...
  3. The Glock Influence

    Standing in his small garage workshop nearly four decades ago, could Gaston Glock have imagined the impact of what he was about to embark on? A revolutionary type of new sidearm. The brainchild of an Austrian native who at the time was doing well for himself in the manufacturing industry, holding a lucrative government contract with the Austrian Ministry of Defense where he supplied field knives and bayonets to the Austrian Army.
  4. Make your Glock trigger feel like a 1911!

    Ever wonder why there are so many aftermarket Glock triggers? Do a simple search for “Glock triggers” and watch the number of hits and each promise the very best experience. Now that doesn’t mean that the stock Glock trigger is the worst experience but it does indicate that dissatisfaction with Gaston’s trigger is significant.
  5. Blacklist Match Grade Barrel Test and Review

    I’ve been thinking of an aftermarket match grade barrel for some time now, but never really knew the advantages or disadvantages of owning one, until now. The past few years I have been heavily involved in competition shooting (IDPA, USPSA, and GSSF), and I’m at the point where a little edge here and there is starting to matter, so I looked into match grade barrels and what they have to offer. After an extensive online search and review of the various barrels available, I decided on a barrel...
  6. Semi-auto vs Revolver, Especially as a Carry Gun Choice

    I like revolvers as much as I like semi-autos. Just yesterday, with a late spring snowfall still on the ground, I went out to my backyard range with my S&W 686 that has a 2.5” barrel. I have an IWB holster for it and was practicing quick draw and rapid shooting at 7 yards. There was no brass flying into my face or onto the snow. For training fun, it was easy to stagger rounds by leaving a couple cylinder chambers empty. When the handgun goes “click” instead of “BOOM” I want to see if my hold...
  7. THE PECULIAR PROBLEM OF HANDLOADS IN SELF-DEFENSE SHOOTINGS:

    First, my caveat and my bona fides. My caveat: I’m a lawyer, but I’m not your lawyer. What follows is commentary based upon my education and experience, but it is not legal advice. If you need legal advice, go hire a lawyer licensed in the applicable jurisdiction. As for my bona fides: I am an attorney and I’ve been practicing in litigation for almost fifteen years as of this writing. I am licensed in the Arkansas state and federal district courts, the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals and the...
  8. The .460 Rowland a Semi-Auto Magnum

    The .460 Rowland conversion is available for most popular .45 ACP pistols, (Glock,XD,1911, etc). The .460 Rowland is meant to offer .44 maa type ballistics in a .45 ACP pistol. From a 1911 conversion it will push a 185 grain bullet at 1575 feet per second offering over 1000 ft/lbs. The 240 grain can be pushed to 1350 and a 255 hardcast will move out at 1300fps. You don't need different magazines. The casing is 1/16" longer than a .45 ACP to prevent firing in a normal .45. The bullets are...
  9. Pistol Caliber Carbines

    For years I have had a 45ACP DI (gas operated) AR-15 which runs great and is very accurate, but as of late I wanted to add a couple of uppers in 9mm and 45GAP so I contacted Ron Williams of RMW XTREME in Florida to build the uppers. Ron was also the one that built my 45ACP upper so I knew he was the person to go to. I did not want to go with a blowback upper because of the need to run a very heavy buffer and recoil spring, in speaking with Ron he builds all of his pistol caliber DI uppers to...
  10. The .41 Remington Magnum: The Under-appreciated Middle Magnum

    The less-than auspicious .41 magnum had an unusual beginning and not many people know the whole story. In 1963, Elmer Keith and Bill Jordan, with some help from Skeeter Skelton, petitioned Smith & Wesson, Remington, and Norma to produce a pistol and ammunition in .41 caliber which would fall between the existing .357 Magnum and .44 Magnum cartridges in ballistic performance. But why? Why did these three leading handgun ballistics and law enforcement "Experts" see the need for a "middle...
  11. The .357 SIG

    The .357 SIG wasn't the first bottleneck handgun cartridge. In the 1960's Winchester necked the .357 Magnum down to to .257.Then the 9x25 Dillon came along in 1988 by necking the 10mm Auto down to .355". Finally in 1994, SIG Sauer and Federal with a joint venture, shorterned and necked down the 10mm to create the .357 SIG. Some think you can form it using .40 S&W brass, but the .40 is 0.009" shorter than the .357 SIG. The idea of this cartridge was to try to match the 1450 feet per second...
  12. The .45 GAP

    Created by Ernest Durham in 2002, an engineer with Speer at the time. He did so at the request of Glock to create a cartridge with equal power to the .45 ACP, but be stronger in the neck area to lower risk of blow outs there, and also let it fit in the 9x19 & .40 S&W sized handguns. Of course GAP stood for "Glock Auto Pistol". No sooner than this cartridge hit public knowledge we started hearing "it will be gone in 10 years". I laughed just last week as I was in a local gun store and heard...
  13. The Portable Reloading Kit and its Place in the Outdoorsman’s Tool Chest

    Many of us who enjoy the great outdoors and hunting and target shooting are also reloaders. In fact for many, reloading can become a full time passion and hobby much like shooting itself. Some of us reload mostly to save money over factory ammo and others reload because we shoot cartridges of a more obsolete nature. Both of these are top reasons to reload, and I admit to having been motivated by both of them over the years. But as of now, my main motivation is simply I enjoy reloading and it...
  14. 10mm AUTO The Cartridge, The Myth, The Legend

    The 10mm Auto, it almost vanished into obscurity. The brainchild of Col. Jeff Cooper who set out to make a flatter shooting cartridge than his beloved .45 ACP. He wanted it to be able to push a 200 grain bullet to 1200 feet per second, and it was achieved by shorting a .30 Remington case, blowing out the walls so it would accept the bullet from the .38-40 Winchester, a .400" bullet. Basing a pistol off the CZ75 design, the Bren-Ten was born, but it came at a price. $500 was a lot of money in...
  15. UNDERSTANDIG THE MINNESOTA CARRY PERMIT SYSTEM

    To become a MN “firearms instructor” is very simple. One needs only to possess basic firearms skills. I, as many others, attended an instructor’s course, where they attempted to make us into “teachers”. We were not taught what to teach, simply how to stand at a podium and address a “class”. I explain this process so one might grasp why every MN Carry Permit Class is so different in material presented, duration and quality. I became an instructor, designed my curriculum, sent it to the BCA...
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