What a Suppressed Pistol Should Be: The New Springfield Armory XD(M) OSP Threaded

October 3, 2018

Once you shoot suppressed, you’ll never want to go back. While suppressed pistols are nothing like what’s portrayed by Hollywood and politicians, they are much more pleasant to shoot. For starters, the noise and blast is greatly reduced. In round numbers for a 9mm pistol, the sound level is reduced from about 158 dB to the 130 dB range. Stated differently, a suppressed 9mm still makes about the same amount…


Choosing the Right Precision Rifle

September 12, 2018

John J. Woods Magnolia Outdoor Communications CHOOSING THE RIGHT PRECISION RIFLE With so many long gun models on the market now in the category of precision bolt action rifles how do you narrow down the choices to the one that is just right for you? What a tough decision for a real gun enthusiast. But really, comparing so many different models by so many different manufacturers can be perplexing. It’s…


The Relative Cost of Firearms

September 11, 2018

John J. Woods Magnolia Outdoor Communications THE RELATIVE COST OF FIREARMS Here is a perfect debate topic for this fall’s campfires. Why do guns cost so much and are they really worth the prices charged? I’ll bet right up front this subject will be a highly inflated opinionated course of conversation. After all, what one person is willing to pay for something may be way off the budget allowance for…


Sidearm Belt Carry

August 7, 2018

How do you carry your sidearm weapon? There may not be a “best” way to tote a pistol or revolver on your waist, but there are options. It may seem like a very simplistic thing, but as of late, I have begun to take note of how handlers are carrying their primary sidearm. Almost without exception, law enforcement officers, game wardens, and other professionals that have to carry a firearm…


19 photos of Navy SEALs doing what they do best

July 17, 2018

US Navy As America’s elite, U.S. Navy SEALs are constantly called for operations around the globe. With a motto of “the only easy day was yesterday,” the average day in the life of a SEAL is usually anything but. Whether they are deploying to global hotspots, honing new skills in some of the military’s toughest schools, or going through training evolutions stateside, SEALs learn to be ready for anything. Here are 19 photos showing what they do best around the…