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Consumer Information

4 Best Youth Shotguns

In many households across the country, there will be a new hunter ready to go afield this season. Before that happens, your youngster will need his or her own shotgun that has been selected and properly fit to ensure their best chances for success. Here is your how to guide of tips and tops picks.

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Female Shooters

Shooting While Pregnant: Should I or Shouldn’t I?

Nine months is a long time to go without training, but is it safe to shoot while you’re pregnant? Shooting is a perishable skill. If you don’t practice, you can lose your proficiency. There is no hard and fast evidence either way that shooting will harm the fetus. The two main concerns of shooting a gun while pregnant are the lead levels and the noise. Most doctors, though, will give you the go-ahead to shoot. Just take precautions and you should be safe.

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AR-15s

Is the Polymer Lower a Good Idea?

Traditionally, much of the AR is already plastic. However, recent developments are pushing the limits of the AR design, and the polymer lower receiver is now commonplace.

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Concealed Carry

The 15 Best Concealed Carry Semi-Auto Handguns

The NICS reports nearly 900,000 people filled out a background check form to purchase a handgun in June 2015. As more people than ever are choosing to protect themselves, the more questions we receive on what gun is best for concealed carry. Many factors go in to choosing the right gun. This article compares the smallest of the smallest semiautomatic handguns.

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AR-15s

Figuring Out Feed Ramps

Given that most of us don’t always have perfect access to truly “genuine” mil-spec, mil-standard parts (those actually used in issued fighting tools), we’re shopping based on a little part trust and a bigger part knowledge. The trust part is accepting claims of “USGI-spec” parts actually being done to not only blueprint dimensions, but also made from the correct materials treated to the same processes. That’s receivers, bolts, and on down the list of the 100 or so parts that can make up an AR-15.