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What's best for home defense? Pistol, rifle or shotgun?
This article covers four primary tactical disciplines: pistol, carbine, shotgun and long-range precision rifle. All, well most, of these are pretty darn applicable to home defense. Long-range precision rifle might be a stretch unless you have a reciprocal agreement with a neighbor to set up sniper overwatch hides.
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Judge approves massive Remington rifle fix
A federal judge in Kansas City has given preliminary approval to a massive class action settlement involving millions of allegedly defective Remington rifles that were the subject of a CNBC documentary.
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Would you turn over your assault rifle for a $2,000 tax credit?
Would you turn over your high-powered gun in exchange for a tax credit? If so, how much would it take? Those are the questions raised by a bill that will be introduced in Congress next week. The Support Assault Firearm Elimination and Education for our Safer Streets Act will be introduced next week by Rep. Rosa DeLauro, D-Conn., The Hill reports. The legislation would provide gun owners as much as $2,000 in tax credits for voluntarily handing over their assault weapons to police.
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The 15 most high-tech guns in the world
Business Insider
Militaries around the world are creating and testing futuristic guns that are like something you would see in a James Bond movie. From rifles that can shoot underwater to guns that require a fingerprint to fire, here are some of the most sophisticated weapons being developed right now.
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5 classic deer rifles your grandpa used that are still good today
Wide Open Spaces
Your grandfather's generation was introduced to some of the finest deer hunting rifles ever made. These five classic deer rifles have a near perfect blend of form and functionality. The power and reliability of rifles like the Winchester Model 70 or the German-made Mauser M98 are hard to beat even by today's standards.
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The 7 best cartridges for hunting deer
By John McAdams
Deer are the most sought-after big game animal in North America, and many hunters take the sport seriously. Discussions about the best deer-hunting cartridges have been occurring around campfires for decades. For that reason, picking the "best" cartridge for deer hunting is sure to evoke strong feelings. Many gallons of ink, and maybe even a little blood as well, have been spilled on this exact topic. However, there are a few different cartridges that always seem to rise to the top in the debate.
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Beretta's breathtaking Izumi Project shotgun
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The Japanese concept of Wa is best understood in one word — harmony. In its most traditional sense, it is the principal of order applied at the social and familial levels. Beretta, however, has employed the principal of Wa in a slightly different way. Using the concept as its guiding light, the world's oldest firearms manufacturer set out to find congruence between Eastern and Western craftsmanship, art and functionality, convention and modernity. The results, well, simply breathtaking. The Izumi Project took five years to complete, in doing so created a truly one-of-a-kind SO6 EELL Shotgun and Samurai Tanto dagger.
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10 ARs for under $1,000
Shooting Illustrated
The AR-buying frenzy has subsided, but that has made for some good deals on a host of solid rifles. Here are 10 ARs that list for around $1,000, but actually retail for much less.
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Tired of ammunition shortages? Reload your own
By Ken Jolly
Tired of dropping bundles of cash? Frustrated in trying to find ammunition after the latest government announcement causes many to scurry, stripping shelves and leaving you in the cold? Maybe you should think about reloading your own ammunition. Plus, it is a great hobby. I started reloading before the last two ammunition shortages. During these panics, I was always able to visit the shooting range, despite the ammunition shortages. First, let's clear up some common misunderstandings about reloading.
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Missed last week's issue? See which articles your colleagues read most.

    How to clean your over-and-under shotgun (By Irwin Greenstein)
House panel weighs private property, gun rights (Texas Tribune)
At the range: DRD Tactical CDR-15 'Suitcase Gun' (Guns & Ammo)
A .22-caliber rifle not best bear defense (Daily Inter Lake)
10 things you didn't know about Weatherby (American Hunter)

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