The .380 for Self-Defense: Modern Marvel or Passing Fad?

In the last few years, a lot of people have accepted that the police, no matter how good, are really historians. When they arrive, they ask, “What happened here?” in the past tense. When an attack is happening here, the police are usually way over there. That makes you your own first responder.

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Updating the Modern Rifle: CZ-USA 805 Bren S1 Carbine

Finally arriving on dealer shelves in quantity is the CZ-USA 805 Bren S1 (CZ 805) rifle. Numerous appearances at trade shows of the CZ 805, adopted by the Czech Army in 2010 after an extensive evaluation, had consumers obsessing over when the CZ-USA subsidiary would finally introduce it.

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Frontline Debriefs: The Minefield of Social Media Sharing

In the beginning, there was word of mouth, which gave way to clay tablets, which in turn progressed into papyrus, which then led to pen and ink, and finally culminated in binary numbers floating about the ethernet zone of space. Discovery within the judicial system applies to anything evidentiary in value that may be argued

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Good Guys Win: Second Amendment in Action

A man standing behind a convenience store in Riverview, Florida was startled by the approach of a bandana-wearing armed robber at high noon. The robber demanded money and, when the man told him he didn’t have any, the robber forced him through a back entrance into the convenience store.

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Subgun Smackdown: SIG MPX vs. Zenith Z-5 MP5

The submachine gun was birthed in the blood and filth of World War I as a compact combat tool optimized for trench clearing. Typical infantry rifles were cumbersome bolt-action monsters that could reach out past a kilometer and serve double duty as a proper pike with a bayonet attached. But when the engagement distance was close enough to smell what your opponent had for breakfast that morning, something handier and faster was needed.

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Modular Marvels: SIG Sauer P320 and P320 Compact Pistols

When I read through the FBI’s October 2015 Request for Proposal for a new 9x19mm pistol, I was intrigued by how closely the P320 seemed to fit the FBI’s list of criteria. I’ve been testing the P320 and P320 Compact for the last several weeks and have found they combine SIG’s usual reliability and accuracy with contemporary design.

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Feel the Burn: How Temperature Affects Ballistic Performance

Recently I have heard long-range shooters talking about powder temperature affecting external ballistic performance of their favorite cartridge. We all know that the temperature of the air, along with other atmospheric conditions, causes the trajectory to change because of increased or decreased friction in the atmosphere, but what about the burning of the powder at different temperatures?

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