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Smith & Wesson Shield 500-Round Test

My Smith & Wesson Shield in 9mm has seen a lot of rounds put through it, so I thought now would be a good time to write an article about it. Normally it wouldn’t be such a big thing, since the Shield has been out for quite some time now. Many people have done reviews on it, and many have put 500 rounds through it like I have. Unlike most people, I’m extremely critical of how a gun operates when it’s dirty. Every gun worth having should work when clean, but any gun worth carrying should go above and beyond that. I hold all my guns to that level, whether they are for carrying or just a range toy.

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Home Defense Alternative for The Gun-Shy Spouse

My wife is the sweetest, most caring, independent, strong-willed woman I have ever met, and I love that about her. Her father served in the Navy and owns several guns, so she’s no stranger to them. When I first saw her room, I noticed an old metal bat sitting in the corner, next to her night stand. She had lived on her own for some time, and knew she needed some sort of protection. Despite her familiarity with guns, she prefers not to go shooting very often, unless I give her my puppy dog eyes. Even then, the only guns she really enjoys shooting are my .22 rifle and pistol. This isn’t because she’s fearful of guns, but simply isn’t that interested in them. So what do you do when your spouse doesn’t want a gun to defend themselves?

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What Are 80% Lowers?

The U.S. has some weird gun laws. Though we have more gun freedom than any other nation, we still have some odd laws. Take a look at 922 R, suppressor laws, and the way we determine what portion of a gun is a gun. With AR-15s and most handguns, the serialized lower receiver is the actual firearm. That one piece of a gun is considered the firearm. It’s treated no different from a complete AR-15, Glock, 1911, or any other firearm in the eyes of the federal government.

Every other gun part can come straight to your door, but an AR-15 lower requires an FFL. Another unique part of American firearms law is 80% lower receivers.

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Recurve Bow Review Favorites

In the sports of hunting and fishing, recurve bows are one type of tool that is used to catch game and fish. Recurve bows are long, curved, and designed for quick shooting. They are inexpensive and user-friendly, and a good option for those who are newcomers to the archery scene. Recurve bows usually come with a draw weight of somewhere between 40 and 50 pounds.

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Make Your Own Ruger 10/22 Gatling Gun

If you’ve ever wanted your own rapid-fire gun but didn’t want to burn a hole in your wallet from ammo costs, you’ve probably come to the same conclusion as me: 22 Long Rifle. It’s cheap and relatively plentiful depending on what part of the country you’re in. You’ve no doubt looked at the price of a full-auto, transferable gun and realized you can’t or won’t pay that much. So what do you do? Build one yourself!

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