H&K USP

Why Choose A Double Action Only Pistol?

Converting a DA/SA pistol like the H&K USP to Double Action Only (DAO) typically requires the installation of proprietary parts. Having a certified armorer or qualified gunsmith do the work ensures the gun’s safety and reliability.

Which Comes First? Gun Handling or Hitting the Target?

Is it the arrow or the archer that makes the shot? 

Tech Wisdom: Gunsmith or Armorer Fix?

Replacing a faulty 1911 extractor can be done by an armorer. Yet, repairing more serious damage will likely require the talents of a skilled gunsmith.

Tech Wisdom: 45 ACP Revolver Conversion Cylinders

I am hopelessly enamored with .45-caliber, single-action revolvers, especially those that accommodate the .45 ACP cartridge for everyday use, plinking and informal target shooting. My hands appreciate the reduced recoil of the .45 ACP as opposed to the heavier loads I use in the .45 Colt cartridge for hunting as well.

Right Hand vs Left Hand Twist Rifling

While on a recent cleaning binge of my .45 ACP pistols, I noticed that some of the barrels had a right-hand twist, while the majority had a left-hand twist. This got me wondering why that was and what the difference between the two may be.

Tip: Choosing an EDC Pistol

You have been shooting handguns for slightly more than a year. You have taken a few classes and feel comfortable with being safe and shooting targets with your full-size Glock and SIG Sauer pistols.

Understanding Transfer Bars

This is a Ruger GP100, which states in its manual that, thanks to the presence of its transfer bar, you can carry six rounds in its cylinder without worry of an unintended discharge.

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.

Concealed-Carry Contemplations

You took a concealed-carry class from a well-known instructor who visited your local range recently. You learned a lot—especially that there was a lot yet to learn—over the two days of the course.

This Camp 9 Ain’t Doing So Fine

By engaging in regular maintenance and periodically replacing the Marlin Camp Carbine’s buffer, owners can ensure their firearm functions optimally for decades.

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