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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.

ATI Omni

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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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.

Consumer Information

A Beginner’s Guide to Shotguns

Shotguns are one of the most useful tools in your arsenal. A reliable shotgun works wonders for home defense, hunting, training, and clay sports. Shotguns are among the most versatile guns out there. Many experts say that if they could just have one gun, it would be a shotgun. However, there are many different types on the market, separated by gauge as well as action. This guide introduces those new to shotguns in a concise manner.

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Camping & Survival

Snake Guns: Best Firearms and Loads for Serpents

It is common to carry a gun in the field in case you run across a snake. Some chose a shotgun, while others carry their trusty .22 LR rifles. There are many new guns that are easily carried on the hip that are perfect snake slayers. Derringers made by Bond Arms and the Taurus Judge are two of those handguns. The author explores their reasons for believing the .45 Long Colt and .410 Bore are the perfect calibers for killing snakes.

Food Storage on Shelves

Camping & Survival

Best Practices for Stockpiling Food

Stockpiling emergency supplies to last you a year seems like an expensive task, but it doesn’t have to be. Follow these prepper rules for creating and storing a year’s worth of non-perishable foods and you and your family will be good when disaster strikes.