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Monthly Archives: November 2019

  • What is .223 Wylde?

    If you found your way to this article, you have most likely heard of the .223 Remington (Rem) and 5.56 NATO cartridges. These are the rounds that feed America’s Rifle, the AR15. While many people group these two rounds together, they are indeed different. Let’s break down the difference, as...
  • Is Steel-Cased Ammo Bad?

    All firearms need ammunition to run, but the vast array of ammo types is mind-blowing. It seems like a new caliber comes out every day, and technology changes constantly. Even within the same cartridge, there is an incredible amount of variation. Today we will examine steel-cased ammunition so you can...
  • Muzzle Brakes vs Flash Hiders

    Firearms are endlessly customizable these days. It's not to say that folks haven't been altering their guns over the years; however, the aftermarket support of today is astounding. Adding accessories allows shooters to create firearms that suit their exact needs. Adding or changing muzzle devices is a great way to...
  • Blowback Operation Explained

    When it comes to firearms operating systems, some are very complex while others are quite simple. Semi-automatic firearms use many different mechanisms for cycling the action, which is the mechanism that moves ammunition through a firearm. Blowback operated firearms are among the most straightforward in terms of complexity. Join us...
  • Metal-Framed vs Polymer-Framed Pistols

    With all the firearms choices folks have today, we almost take for granted that it’s always been this way. Even a couple of years ago, options were much more limited than what we enjoy now. Specifically, the arrival of polymer-framed pistols on the market opened up more opportunities for shooters...
  • Battle Rifles Explained

    We throw around all kinds of firearms categories. In fact, the terminology can get a tad overwhelming. Battle rifle is one such firearm term that gets used a lot these days. But what is a battle rifle? Stay tuned to see what makes some rifles actual battle rifles. What is...
  • Brand Spotlight: IWI

    Nations that must fight for survival often have a robust arms industry, and Israel is no exception. Israel Weapons Industries (IWI) has a storied past when it comes to producing firearms for the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) and foreign customers. Since the 1930s, IWI is responsible for crafting some of...

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