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Why Not All Magazine Components Are Compatible

As it turns out, not all magazine components are compatible, even when dealing with different...

Tech Wisdom: Why Does My 1911 Hammer Fall to the Half-Cock Notch?

What do you do when your 1911 hammer falls to the half-cock notch? George Harris...

Top 5 Shooting Illustrated Articles of 2019

Which articles resonated with Shooting Illustrated readers in 2019? Here are our top five stories...

Rimfire Pistol Conversion Kits: Are They Worth It?

I like to shoot a lot. With the price of ammunition what it is, especially...

9mm Revolver Ammo: Avoiding Bullet Jump & Other Issues

A good variety of 9mm semi-automatic pistols will feed nearly any 9mm ammo without issue....

Pinned 1911 Grip Safety: What Does It Do?

Every once in a while, you'll run across a pinned grip safety on an old...

Bisley Grip Conversion: Tools, Tips & Techniques

Single-action revolver shooters have a great love for Bisley-style grips, due to its unique fit...

Adding a Micro Red-Dot: Mounting Plates & Milling Options

Miniature red-dot sights have become popular options to add to the slide on a handgun,...

Conversion Issues: Going From .40 S&W to 9mm

With the recent move away from the .40 S&W to the 9 mm within the...

Backup Iron Sights: Selection & Setup Tips

If the optic on your AR-15 suddenly goes down, what kind of backup iron sights...

Modern-Day Marksmanship: Tech & Traits of Today's Rifles

Change strictly for the sake of change isn’t good, but neither is holding on to...

Handgun Service Life: Facts & Factors

What determines the service life of a handgun? Is there a certain number of rounds...

1911s: Drop Safe or Not?

Are 1911 pistols drop-safe? Here's one reader's experience, along with an explanation of the Series...

Is the Half-Cock a Good Safety Feature?

Half-cock notches are found on many firearms with exposed hammers. They are found on shotguns,...

Converting a CZ P-09 to Single-Action

Learn how to convert the CZ P-09 from its standard double-action/single-action trigger with a decocking...

Trigger Semantics

There are subtle differences between double-action-only and striker-fired semi-automatic handguns.