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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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Smith and Wesson’s M&P 45 2.0 Not so quiet and quiet

As the old Ford Escape speedometer spins like the wheels on a nickle slot machine, thoughts, dreams and lots of anxiety clear the path to a new car decision. Cursory examination suggests that in the past thirteen years, auto manufacturers have cut vehicle size in half, made everything but a steering wheel a luxury option…

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