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Guide to Plinking

Here's just about everything you need to know to have a blast with the most enjoyable type of shooting—plinking.

.32 NAA Cor-Bon 60-grain JHP

The .32 NAA is a little-known personal-defense cartridge, but it remains adequate for personal defense.

Pocket Pistols

While .380 ACP pistols are far from new—having first seen the light of day in the early 20th century—these are all fresh. More importantly, they are all very small and very light.

North American Arms Mini-Master

Compared to its 4-ounce, 3 5/8-inch Short Mini-Revolver cohort, North American Arms' Mini-Master is a giant. But at 7 7/8 inches long, 3 5/8 inches tall and weighing 10.7 ounces, it is still more compact and lightweight than most of the centerfire handguns on the market.

Tactical Rimfire Rifles

Regardless, tactical rimfires—semi-auto rifles designed for fast-action, high-volume shooting and made to resemble or emulate commonly used military firearms—are hot stuff. Translated to hillbilly, that means they're cool-lookin', fun-shootin' rifles.

.327 Fed. Mag. 100-grain JSP

Federal considers this a plinking or practice load, but tests in 10 percent ordnance gelatin from a 4-inch-barreled Ruger GP 100 show this bullet will expand fairly well.

North American Arms Pug

It might be small, but don't count the NAA Pug out of a fight based on its size or chambering. It's a legitimate concealed-carry pistol for self-defense.

Farewell To One Of Hollywood's Great Gun Guys

Whether you remember him as the mild-mannered "tennis-bum"/secret agent Kelly Robinson from "I Spy," or the the FBI agent with a gunny sergeant disposition Bill Maxwell, the late Robert Culp not only brought interesting characters to the screen—as firearm enthusiast, he made it a point to outfit his characters with some interesting guns along the way.

.45 ACP American Eagle 230-grain FMJ

This load has survived 100 years and has taken American soldiers through every conflict since the Great War.

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