Hornady Lockbox

First Look: Hornady TrekLite Lock Box XXL

A lightweight yet secure way to store your valuables when you're out and about.

Exceptions To The Rule

There is no such thing as a typical gunfight.

The Case of a Sickly Serpent

While a thorough cleaning should be enough to eliminate stubborn rimfire brass from failing to eject from a .22 LR Colt Diamondback, soaking the chambers with a penetrating lubricant like Kano Kroil should remove any leftover firing residue and restore positive extraction.

Clean Machine

Ensuring your defensive shotgun is clean and lubed is vital for reliable operation.

Jam-o-matic?

Multiple culprits such as fragments from a broken ejection-port cover (which is internal), an overly long scope-mount screw or potentially damaged guide rails can affect the range-of-motion of a Remington 742’s bolt-carrier assembly, thereby causing it to malfunction.

This Mustang Won’t Run

Many years ago, when I was a beat cop, I carried a Colt Mustang .380 ACP as my backup gun every day. A while back, when I was practicing at the range with this same gun, I noticed that once the pistol had a few rounds through it, the trigger got increasingly harder to pull and finally failed to fire at all after several magazines were run through it. Not Good!

Firearm Safety: We've Come A Long Way

Sheriff Jim thinks we deserve a pat on the back for advances in firearm safety--but don't get complacent.

First Look: Snap Safe Trunk Safe II

Keep your valuables locked up while you’re away from home.

Handbook: Carrying a Firearm in your Vehicle

While having your firearm on your person is the ideal solution, circumstances may dictate it being left behind. Do this sparingly and securely.

New For 2022: Galco UnderWraps Elite

Galco changed the bellyband concept with the new Underwraps Elite, which allows concealed carry of a handgun and accessories around your midsection with myriad options for the pistol's location, added comfort and the ability to carry EDC accessories like spare magazines and a flashlight.

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