Serving the self-defense minded consumer
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One of the single best opportunities that gun shops have to attract new customers and generate repeat business has to do with those individuals who are interested in buying a firearm for the purposes of self-defense. Gun enthusiasts in general are a market that will essentially always exist. These are people who enjoy guns from a collectors standpoint and, as a result, will always be searching for more information about the latest models and accessories. They're not necessarily a market that you have to go out of your way to attract, as generally speaking collectors are repeat customers by their very nature.
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Your old handgun: Treasure or junk?
When are handguns classic treasures and when are they junk? It's a good question because many uninitiated people think just because a handgun is old it's a treasure. That just isn't so. If it was junk when it was new it's still junk when it's old.
Shooting stance: The 5 essential tips to torso and leg positioning
It is nearly impossible to shoot a sequence of shots quickly and accurately if your torso is constantly moving. It's hard enough to do when you're perfectly still. Reducing movement and sway during recoil will allow for quicker recovery of the gun back into alignment. This can be done by improving your stance, from your shoulders to the ground.
10 things you didn't know about the M1 Carbine
The "U.S. Carbine, Caliber .30, M1" was the most produced American infantry arm of World War II. And it's back. Again. As this is written, my cheek is gleefully stained with linseed oil (either that or I have jaundice; not so gleeful) from test firing the M1 Carbine and M1A1 Paratrooper Carbines as made today by Inland Manufacturing in Dayton, Ohio. The guns look great and capture the nostalgia and function of the originals made from 1942 to 1945.
Reloading your own ammunition: Depriming
By Ken Jolly
Primers are small inserts in the base of center-fire cartridges that spark the ignition of the gunpowder. Thus, when working with primers, safety is a primary concern. There is always the possibility of a small bang, and safety glasses should be worn when working with these. Depriming — or removing the expended primer — is accomplished with a die in your set that punches the spent primer out of the cartridge and at the same time resizes the cartridge to bring it back into spec.