Sheriff Jim Wilson

Why the Shotgun is One of the Best Options for Personal Defense

Like the revolver and the lever-action carbine, the shotgun is still around because it gets the job done and gets it done quite well.

Why the Break-Action Rifle is Still a Great Option

Fall is just around the corner, and although we are not exactly through the ammo shortage, things are better than they were in January. As hunting season is already underway here in the Southeast, sporadic ammo availability got me thinking about the utility of certain single-shot, break-action rifle designs.

How is a Firearm Magazine is Designed and Tested?

This critical component of your semi-automatic firearm system is one of the most overlooked.

What's the Difference Between Stoppages, Jams, and Malfunctions?

You were part of a discussion regarding what to do when your everyday-carry pistol fails to operate as expected. Terms like jams, malfunctions and stoppages were used, but seemed to have different meanings—although the end result seemed to be the same.

Review: Gemtech Integra 15-22 Suppressed Upper Receiver

Smith & Wesson M&P 15-22 owners can now enjoy a much quieter shooting experience using an integrally suppressed upper receiver from the company’s Gemtech suppressor brand. 

Review: Taurus GX4 Micro-9mm Handgun

Taurus has been on fire as of late, and the company’s latest offering is the GX4, a micro-9 mm, double-stack pistol.

Mossberg 500 and 590: America’s Defensive Shotguns

Since 1961, the O.F. (Oscar Frederick) Mossberg company has sold more than 11 million of its Model 500 pump-action shotguns, making it the most popular shotgun of all time, if not one of the most sold guns in any category, period.

FN Upgrades SCAR Versatility

FN America has introduced the long-awaited non-reciprocating charging handle (NRCH) upgrade is now available for all FN SCAR semi-automatic models.

How to Convert a 9 mm Handgun to .40 S&W

I remember well when the .40 S&W was the rage and everybody in the industry was clamoring to get a gun chambered for that round on the market.

Pump vs. Semi: Which Shotgun is Better for Personal Defense?

When it comes to personal defense, which is better: a pump or semi-auto shotgun? 

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