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S&W’s Performance Center® M&P®40 M2.0™ C.O.R.E. Pro Series®Part I A name that says a lot...

01/24/2021 My mind set when purchasing firearms has changed quite a bit over the past few years. Where once selection of a firearm system was driven by aesthetic appeal, uniqueness and curiosity, selections are now driven by: product reliability, applicability to self defense and home security, flexibility, and availability of ammunition. No, I’ve not becomes…

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Smith & Wesson’s Performance Center® Model SW1911 Did you notice they are not all the same?

01/25/2020 – I was having one of those days at work that had me sitting behind a keyboard, singing my rendition of Frankie Lane’s song “Lucky Old Sun”. Then I felt guilty, because I have not done the kind of work that warrants that song for a long, long time. There is a big difference…

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Smith & Wesson’s X frame 460 S&W Magnum Part II Smith & Wesson's Performance Center Model 460XVR 14"

As addressed in “Smith & Wesson’s X frame 460 S&W Magnum Part I – Ronald Reagan and the S&W X Frame Magnums”, setting aside a sensationalizing gun press, the X Frame S&W 460s are just accessory accommodating, hunting handguns with appropriate length barrels and a useful capacity. If you are a medium to big game…

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Smith & Wesson’s Performance Center M&P 45 Shield Part II Live fire... does the rest really matter?

So far, this has been what I can only term an agricultural year. My wife and I put in a couple of raised vegetable gardens and some grow bags and we are well on our way to a harvest of potatoes, peppers, corn, onions… three kinds, carrots, beans, strawberries, and some kind of green stuff…

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Smith & Wesson’s Performance Center 686 357 Mag Short barrel self-reliance

My wife and I spent the weekend pushing the home perimeter tree/brush line back ten feet. The project may not sound like much but, in Maine, old growth trees line up twenty-five feet apart and saplings… anything three inches in diameter or less, stand shoulder to shoulder with heavily leaved branches blocking out the sun….

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