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Smith & Wesson’s Performance Center Model M&P R8 So much gun... so many ampersands

S&W Performance Center M&P R8 Manufactured U.S.A. SKU 170292 Caliber 357 Magnum Action Double / Single Capacity 8 rounds Barrel/Shroud Stainless Barrel Length 5.00″ Rate of Twist 1:18.75″ RH 5R Frame Aluminum/Scandium Alloy Cylinder/Yoke Stainless Finish Matte Black Grips Synthetic – Black Front Sight White Dot Interchangeable Rear Sight Black V Notch Adjustable Overall Length…

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Thompson / Center’s Performance Center T/CR22… 22 LR A solid rimfire

The 22 LR firearm is the linchpin of the modern shooting society. If it isn’t, it should be. The associated firearms and ammunition are relatively low in cost, there is a myriad of both to choose from all are widely available. Where population density and over regulation restricts outdoor shooting, readily accessible indoor ranges afford…

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Performance Center Thompson/Center Long Range Rifle Part 1 An exercise in Form Follows Function...

Winter is barfing up its last feeble attempts at snow, the thermometer no longer reads “You don’t want to know” and Maine is heading convincingly and confidently into spring… or as we call it, mud season in Maine. No longer do I have to put my 29″ inseam legs through 36″ snow drifts running back…

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Performance Center Thompson/Center Long Range Rifle Part 2 Ba-bang, bang...bang

We are approaching mud season, but we’re not quite there yet. What does that mean? There is still a couple of feet of snow in the yard and throughout the woods but, unlike a week ago, it is no longer a solid surface of frozen snow over ice. Now, when I take a step and…

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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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