Colt Mustang .380 ACP

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!

How to Use Automotive Products for Firearm Maintenance

I just turned 21 and I am in the process of buying my first handgun. Although I am just getting started with pistols and revolvers, I am pretty mechanically inclined, which I learned by working on automobiles and automotive machinery.

What's the Advantage to Dry Lubricants for Firearms?

The other day I went out and shot up all the defensive ammo I’ve been carrying in my EDC rig for the past 12-plus months, then sat down for a good in-depth cleaning of the pistol and magazines before loading new ammo.

How to Solve Ejection Problems with a 1911

What do you do when a 1911 is ejecting brass directly in your face? George Harris walks you through solutions.

Headspace on Rifles

Think twice before switching out bolts on your AR. There may be some “headspace” issues.

Tech Wisdom: Hittin’ and Missin’

While instructing several students how to operate an AR-15-style rifle, it failed to fire several times when the trigger was pulled.

Rifle Accuracy Trouble? Here's How to Fix It.

Did your good rifle suddenly go bad? Diagnose the problem—and fix it—by examining these critical areas.

Gas-System Maintenance: Tips to Keep Your Semi-Autos Running

Some parts on rifles aren’t as maintenance-free as people may think—including the gas system. Don’t let that dark place frighten you.

Cleaning Your Home-Defense Shotgun: Tips & Tricks

Cleaning your home-defense shotgun doesn’t have to be a time-consuming chore—but it does need to be done.

Rifle Warning Signs: When You Need to Stop Shooting

At the range, everyone just wants to pull the trigger, but you should pay attention to the little warning signs your rifle sends when something is wrong.

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