How Does Barrel Length Affect Velocity?

Lately I’ve been curious about the performance of my 10.5” AR pistol barrel chambered in 5.56.  Specifically, I wanted to know how far the round could travel while still being considered ballistically-acceptable for personal defense.  Additionally, I wanted to know how much of a difference there was in terms of drop-off at a given distance … Continue reading How Does Barrel Length Affect Velocity?

Trigger Types and Differences Explained

You may be wondering what I mean by “Trigger Types and Differences”. You may be thinking “Isn’t it just a trigger?” You wouldn’t exactly be wrong, but really what we’re talking about here is what the trigger DOES specifically. I touched briefly on this in an earlier post but I wanted to take a couple … Continue reading Trigger Types and Differences Explained

Budgeting Advice for the First Time Gun Owner

Being a gun owner myself, I have learned quite a few things over the years and I want to impart some wisdom (take it as it is) onto you, the soon-to-be gun owner. So you are interested in buying a new firearm.  You’ve probably set yourself a budget (or had one assigned to you by … Continue reading Budgeting Advice for the First Time Gun Owner