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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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Smith & Wesson’s Model 648 And the very useful 22 Winchester Magnum Rimfire

12/23/2019 Do you mind if I hide out here for awhile? My wife is on a Hallmark Movie kick and I’m pre-diabetic. On the plus side, Hallmark is one of those places where characters still celebrate and extol the virtues of good friends and family, where problems are small and everyone has a positive attitude……

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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 Performance Center’s M&P40 Shield… Part 1 What is better, the 9mm Luger, the 40 S&W, or the 45 Auto? Yes.

My wife and I are in the midst of winter colds… flu… one of those two. Ironically, we contracted the flu when my wife insisted on getting a flu shot and I had to go to the doctor’s office for a wellness check. A wellness check is shorthand for the doctor looking at a computer…

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Smith & Wesson’s Performance Center SW1911 PRO SERIES® 9mm A very long name for a very short pistol

My wife and I just finished taking down the Christmas tree and settling in for the New Year. 2018 had been a… curious year. I received a mailer from Maine’s DMV that read in paraphrase, “If you look like this, insert picture of Mr. Magoo on golf cart, you can no longer renew your motor…

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