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Review of the Cantamount Fury

Cantamount FurySo there I was neck deep in impatience. I’ve been trying to get my hands on a Yugo Pap AK pistol with the SB 47 for weeks now. My local gun store said he was trying to get them in and to check back regularly.

So anyway, I was in his store letting him say sorry they haven’t come in yet for the last time. I say for the last time because he was unboxing what I thought was a Saiga 12.

I’m generally right about certain things, but once in a blue moon I am wrong. He brought out a Chinese clone called the Cantamount Fury. Like a lot of things in his store he let me paw over it with no real intention to buy it since I’m a shooter on a budget. As you can picture, it’s an AK style shotgun, chambered in twelve gauge, and resembles an unconverted Saiga 12.

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The Best Shotgun Ammo for Home Defense

Best Shotgun Ammo for Home DefenseShotguns have always been the go to weapon for home defense. In a close range scenario like home defense the shotgun absolutely rules. The shotgun is a weapon for those who love options.

A shotgun offers a variety of different options that most weapons cannot come close to comparing to. These options range from ammo selection, action, accessories, stocks, sights, and calibers.

Shotguns can be adapted for a number of different duties while simply switching ammo. Want to hunt squirrels or dove with your twelve gauge? Throw in some bird shot or small games loads and go at it.

You see a buck while squirrel hunting – throw in some buckshot or a slug. Are you a police officer who needs a less than lethal option? Rubber buckshot or rubber slugs work perfectly. Are you a Marine who needs to breech a door? A shotgun can do it, and do it damn well.

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Semi Auto Shotguns vs Pump Action Shotguns

Semi Auto Shotgun vs Pump ShotgunShotguns are inexplicably American. They weren’t invented here, and were of course European imports, but the shotgun has distinguished itself as American in nature.

Two of the most successful shotguns, the Mossberg 500 and the Remington 870, are American designed and American built. The phrase riding shotgun comes from Stage Coach drivers armed with double barreled shotguns protected cargo and passengers across the American west. Shotguns serve en mass with our police forces and still have a place in the military.

Across the country the shotgun is one of the most popular firearms for everything from home defense to hunting. The shotgun has carved its own path in American culture and that is why the shotgun is distinctly American.

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Review of the Diamondback DB9 – Best Holsters for the DB9

Diamondback DB9Diamondback as a company has been producing a variety of different tools for years, and only recently have they entered the firearm world. They, like most successful firearm companies entered with not a splash but a bang. Diamond back entered the firearms world producing the world’s smallest 9mm semi-automatic pistol.

The Diamondback DB 9 is a true pocket pistol and can be easily hidden on anyone regardless of size. This makes it a very attractive weapon for small framed individuals, especially petite women.

The DB9 bills itself as the ultimate concealed carry weapon, but is it reliable? Is it practical? Controllable? And does it perform well enough to trust your life too? Anytime a new gun comes from a new company it needs to scrutinized, especially when it’s billing itself for daily carry and self-defense.

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Concealing Larger Firearms

Larger Semi AutoConcealing a weapon on a day to day basis can be a challenge. Choosing the proper weapon for comfort, and more importantly concealment, can often be a compromise in firepower. The advent of concealed carry is here and its explosive growth this last decade has produced an entire line of small pocket pistols chambered in rounds like .22 25 32 and 380.

The Dilemma of the Pocket Pistol

Outside of the .22, the 25, 32, and 380 weren’t exactly big contenders in the firearms ammunition market until recently. The 380 has always had its place in small guns, but in the past we weren’t seeing very many capable defensive loads, or options for effective loads.

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Review of the Bersa .380 – Best Holsters for the Bersa .380

Bersa .380The Bersa .380 has caught fire in the American market as an excellent concealed carry handgun. The Bersa 380 is a copy of the famed Walther PP, PPK, and PPK/S pistol series of pistol made famous by James Bond. The Bersa 380s are almost direct clones, but retain their own small touches on improving the Walther design.

Overview of the Bersa .380

The Bersa 380 is a small and capable pistol chambered in the ever growing and ever popular 380 acp cartridge. The Bersa 380 is a single stack handgun that comes with one seven round magazine. The weapon is incredibly thin and very light weight. This aids greatly in effectively concealing a weapon, especially for those of smaller statue.

When it comes to carrying the Bersa 380, the gun just disappears. The light weight makes it disappear and the thin profile keeps it extremely comfortable for all day carry. You can basically forget it’s there while you’re carrying it. The Bersa is very easy to pocket carry with the proper holster like the Blackhawk or Bulldog pocket Holsters.

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Review of the Glock 26

Glock 26Overview of the Glock 26

Glock is a company that no one can deny took the firearms industry by storm. They were not the first to have a polymer frame pistol, but they were and continue to be the most successful in the polymer frame market. The Glock series of safe action pistols have long been popular on the civilian market and the police market for their reliability, durability, accuracy, and affordability.

The Glock 26 is the 9nth Glock pistol to be introduced and has been popular since its inception. The Glock 26 falls into the sub compact Glock family, also known as the baby Glocks.

With the rise in people obtaining conceal carry licenses around the country, a practice that is growing daily, the baby Glocks have been more popular than ever. The Glock 26 by far being the most popular. This Glock Model 26 has just the right combination of features to make it an excellent all around excellent conceal carry firearm.

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New NSSF Release: Women Shooting Demographic is Exploding

Female Shooter at RangeNSSF, or the National Shooting Sports Foundation, has released a new report highlighting female shooters as the fastest growing demographic in the industry. 55.6% of women that participated in the study relayed that they intend to purchase a new firearm in the next year. This finding and a host of others illustrate the growing trend of firearm ownership among women.

SHOT Show 2015

At the SHOT Show 2015, the NSSF President discussed the contents of the report, titled “Women Gun Owners: Purchasing, Perceptions and Participation.” He relayed that in the past 10 years, the amount of women owning firearms and enjoying target shooting and shooting sports has skyrocketed. He added that the report helps us understand why more female shooters are choosing to purchase guns and accessories and what shooting sports are most popular among women.

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History & Review of the SIG Sauer P226

Overview of the SSIG Sauer P226IG Sauer P226

Sig Sauer has an interesting relationship with the American consumer. Outside of selling premium weapons to the United States and operating an American factory in New Hampshire , they are constantly standing up for gun rights. Easy to see why, this helps promotes gun sales to American citizens. For a company like Sig Sauer though we are a drop in the bucket when you examine their Government contracts.

History of the SIG P226

The Sig P226 for example has been the mainstay of the Sig Sauer line of handguns for decades. The Sig P226 was designed in 1984 for the United State Military’s pistol trials to replace the war horse 1911. The Sig P226 came in second place to the Beretta M9 and most assume this was due to per unit cost of the weapon, while others speculate the military wanted a manual safety on their weapon.

Either way the Sig P226 did not win the contest, but that didn’t stop the pistol from achieving worldwide success. The P226 did go on to be adopted for the U.S. Navy seals, and eventually the Coast Guard as well as NCIS, the DEA, the Federal Air Marshals, the Texas Rangers, and countless other police agencies in the United States and the World.

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The 1911: An American Classic

History of 1911History of the 1911

The 1911 pistol was John Moses Browning’s most influential and legendary contribution to the world. This is saying a lot from a man who designed weapons like the M2 machine gun, the Browning BAR, and the Hi Power. The 1911 pistol is one of the most copied pistols in the world. The short recoil system employed on this pistol has become the standard for modern handguns.

The 1911 was the United States Military’s first foray in an automatic pistol. The weapon served faithfully on battlefields across the world, from the invasion of Normandy, to the Pacific Jungles, to the Chosin reservoir and Hue City Vietnam. To this day it serves with special operation forces in the United States Marine Corps. To say this 103 year old pistol is outdated is too sell it short.

The M1911 is still immensely popular with civilian shooters as both a self-defense firearm and a competition firearm. The M1911 can still be found across the country in the duty holster of law enforcement, and across the world with special operations authorized to use it. The M1911 is an extremely robust pistol that is not going anywhere anytime soon.

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Top 3 Holsters for the H&K USP Compact

Blackhawk SERPA Holster USP Compact

Blackhawk SERPA Holster USP Compact

BlackHawk Serpa Holsters

The Serpa series has proven itself extremely popular with the people of the gun, and is a great holster choice for the USP compact. This includes police, everyday Joes, and the military. In fact the SERPA series is one of the most popular holsters with the United States Military. The Serpa series are built from a polymer material known as kydex. This material is not subject to the same weaknesses leather has like moisture, ripping, or shrinkage.

The Blackhawk Serpa USP Compact series uses an active retention device that must be defeated before the weapon can be drawn. The Serpa uses a push button device the button is placed where the trigger finger naturally falls when the shooter is drawing. This keeps the weapon from falling out, and keeps unauthorized users from trying to take your weapon in a scuffle.

The Serpa series is also incredibly modular. The holster can be mounted to a paddle, or belt loop style mount for outside the waistband carry. Additionally the weapon can be carried in a leg rig that the Serpa series can easily transfer to. Blackhawk also has a MOLLE mount to allow the user to mount the sidearm to any part of a plate carrier. Most recently announced is a Serpa shoulder rig.

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Product Review – The USP Compact

H&K USP CompactThe Heckler and Koch USP or Universal Self Loading Pistol, is one of H&Ks most popular pistols. The USP has been in service with the Germany army for some time as the P8 and has served them without complaint. The H&K USP has proven to be a major player in the polymer handgun market here in the U.S. with a number of SWAT teams adopting the weapon.

USP Compact vs USP

The USP compact is not much different from the USP, just a bit smaller. The USP Compact comes chambered in 9mm, 40 S&W, 45 ACP, and the compact is the only USP chambered in 357 Sig. The USP Compact is a double action single action weapon, but there are LEM models which is a light double action only trigger group.

The safety and decocking mechanism can be customized to the users’ choice, including right hand or left configurations. These variations can be range from decocker only, to safety only or decocker and safety. The USP Compact can be outfitted with a variety of different accessories from H&K including night sights, lasers and flashlights.

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Building a Good Duty Belt

Nylon Duty BeltOften times, people forget the importance of a good belt. Without belts, first off, we’d all be wearing suspenders still. Belts are universal through all cultures and both genders.

So why do so many of us forget the belt aspect when choosing a CCW, of why do so many soldiers forget the battle belt idea, and for the new cop or security officer, where do they go to build a duty belt?

Luckily, because of duty belts, we live in a day and age where there are more options than ever for the police officer, security guard, solider, and citizen to carry a weapon and gear comfortably. With two wars, the rise in concealed carry, and the demand for more comfortable police gear the options for belts have exploded.

So how does one build a good belt for battle, concealed carry or police work? By examining their options and going with the very best.

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Machetes, Tactical Tomahawks and Entrenching Tools

Machetes, Tactical Tomahawks & Entrenching ToolsOverview

Machetes, hatchet, tomahawks, and all things pointy are a lot of fun. Outside of being excellent for the invading zombie hoards, and the occasional masked serial killer, they are also excellent tools. Each has its own unique use and purpose.

These tools can be used by a wide variety of different people from landscapers, to campers, and even to preppers, these tools are immensely important for anyone who considers themselves an outdoors-man or woman.

MachetesThe Machete

Machetes are an international tool. They can be found across the world for good reason, they are simple, low tech, easy to use and efficient. A good machete is capable of cutting through thick brush, small tree limbs, or even cutting small pieces of wood for a fire.

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Best Beretta 92 Holsters

Beretta 92fsThe Beretta M9, also known as the Beretta 92fs, is the pistol that won the 1980s contest to supply the American armed forces with a new pistol. The Beretta outperformed every model except the SIG P226 which tied for first. The Beretta won by being a good bit cheaper and featured a manual safety.

The Beretta M9 also populated the holsters of police officers across the country as one of the most popular wonder 9s. The weapon quickly became famous after being used extensively in Die Hard and to a lesser extent the movie Cuffs.

The M9 or 92F has made its mark on the American arms market and is still quite popular with both civilian shooters and law enforcement. The military has fielded the weapon now for twenty years give or take and has remain generally satisfied with its performance.

The weapon has served extensively in combat in Iraq and Afghanistan and a common complaint is the ball ammo the weapon has to utilize under current military doctrine.

The M9 is a double action / single action design. The initial double action pull is somewhat long, but it not heavy or resistant. The single action is very crisp and lightweight. The Beretta M9 is a 9mm with a fifteen round magazine, but 17 and 20 rounders are also available. The Beretta 96 is a 40 S&W variant of the weapon and has been adopted for police use, but not military.

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