Reloading with Standard vs Match Primers: Does it matter?

Reloading with Standard vs Match Primers: Does it matter?

Reloading is a great way to save money, tailor ammunition to your specific needs, or both. I’ve been reloading for 20 years now and have learned a great many things in that time. One important lesson learned is selecting the correct components to make the ammunition. Primers come in different sizes and varieties. Standard, Magnum,…

9 Safest Handguns for Beginners Under $500

9 Safest Handguns for Beginners Under $500

Handgun purchases are a very popular starting point for newcomers in the shooting world because of their unique combination of size, capacity, and cost of ownership. For new shooters, picking the correct firearm is essential to having a safe and enjoyable shooting experience. Whether you are new to firearms, or even a seasoned veteran, this…

What Exactly is a Carbine Rifle?  A guide for beginners

What Exactly is a Carbine Rifle? A guide for beginners

Rifles are the most common type of firearm and the most versatile when concealment is not a consideration. The sheer number and variety of rifles available means that several sub-categories have evolved. One that has exploded in popularity in the past decades is the carbine rifle and this is what it is. A carbine rifle…

7 Advantages of Striker-Fired Handguns Over Hammer-Fired Guns

7 Advantages of Striker-Fired Handguns Over Hammer-Fired Guns

Striker-fired handguns have exploded in popularity and acceptance since the early 1990s. Law enforcement, the military, and the shooting public have all found reasons to prefer them over hammer-fired handguns. This spike in popularity is understandable once the advantages of striker-fired pistols are explained. The striker-fired handgun appeals to shooters because they offer more “bang…

5 Most Popular Pistol Reloading Powders (Plus my favorite!)

5 Most Popular Pistol Reloading Powders (Plus my favorite!)

Members of the shooting community reload pistol ammunition for a variety of reasons. These can include cost savings, commercial availability, and tailoring a load for specific needs. The three consumable components that every reloader needs to purchase are bullets, primers, and smokeless gunpowder. Choosing a smokeless powder for reloading pistol ammunition is a critical step….