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M&P®45 SHIELD M2.0™ Small size, big bullet, quite concealable....

I’m easily distracted. My plan was to gather my notes and write this evening, but I played the movie Monster Island in the background, got to the point where they found that the giant starfish had magma for blood and could not, would not, look away. Later, the movie of choice was Monster Hunters, then…

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Smith & Wesson M&P 9 SHIELD PLUS 13+ rounds in a micro-compact

05/30/2021 Yes I have been trying to improve my writing skills and to adopt some new perspectives. No, I have not yet succeeded and, no, I do not deem twenty years in pursuit of those illusive goals excessive. In any event, I signed up for the Wesleyan University Creative Writing Specialization Program. Tuition is typically…

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Smith & Wesson M&P® Bodyguard® 380 Self defense... Yes, that is a thing

08/23/2020 These days, more Americans are purchasing firearms and practicing legal concealed carry than ever before. Who would blame them? Politicians are running for leadership positions on a hate America and Americans first platform, state governors and big city mayors are working to crush a robust economy and put people out of work. Violent, rioting…

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The S&W Performance Center® M&P®40 M2.0™ 5″ Barrel Pro Series® The world is not all 45 Autos and 9mm Lugers

01/07/2020 If you have not noticed, handgun size popularity is cyclical. One year caisson worthy, long barrel magnums are popular. The next year, diminutive popguns that can be carried on a key chain are the focus of firearm theme social media. Which is interesting as intended applications remain essentially the same. Much of this phenomena…

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Smith and Wesson’s Performance Center’s M&P40 Shield… Part 2 40 S&W self-defense and trail use handloads

The six bullets pictured above are my standards for short barrel 40 S&W handloads. The soft lead core jacketed bullets do well as components of defensive handloads, fully expanding to 0.750″ or more in ballistic gel, penetrating to 12″ to 18″. The three cast bullets on the right with a Brinell hardness of 16 will…

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