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Unbiased reviews of everyday items with personal recommendations, operating tips and photographs.
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ReviewsOfThings.com is a review and instructional website. It was created for anyone needing information about firearms, shooting, reloading ammunition, ordinary household items or anything else that I can think of.
LaserLyte Laser Training Target System Review
LaserLyte's Laser Trainer Target is a firearms training device (target) that records the location of laser hits on the target. The idea is to shoot at the target with your own gun (actually dry firing your gun with a laser product) and have your shots recorded on the target just like bullet holes.
HOMAK Electronic Access Pistol Box Review: Homak HS10036684 (Large); Homak HS10036683 (Small)
Review of the Homak Electronic Access Pistol Boxes, models HS10036684 (large) and HS10036683 (small), pictured with various handguns to show accessibility and suitability for each gun. Lots of pictures.
Fingerprint Gun Safe Review
This fingerprint gn safe review takes a look at the Barska biometric safe for safe and secure storage of pistols and handgun.
Homak Pistol Box Owner's Manual & Operating Instructions for Models HS10036683, HS10036684, HS10036685
Owner's Manual and operating instructions for Homak pistol box models HS10036683, HS10036684 and HS10036685.
Cable Style Gun Lock Installation Instructions
Instructions for locking pistols, revolvers and rifles and shotguns with cable style gun locks.
Eye Protection at the Shooting Range
Eye protection at the shooting range is extremely important. First, then won't let you on the range without it and second, it may save your eyesight.
Hatch Patrol Duty Bag D1 Review
Review & pictures of the Hatch Patrol Duty Bag D1. Model JH-BG-D1BAG-1010447 by Hatch.
12 Gauge Snap Caps Review
12 Gauge Snap Caps. Great safety device. Allows you to dry fire your shotgun in complete safety.Cannot be mistakenly for live ammunition.
Snap Caps Review - A-Zoom Snap Caps
This review takes a look at A-Zoom Snap Caps. These snap caps are great safety and training aids that let you to dry fire your gun in complete safety.
Safariland Speed Loader For 38 Special Revolver Review
I own three types of speed loaders for my 357 Smith & Wesson revolver. I have a HKS speed loader, a Safariland speed loader and a Bianchi speed strip.  Of the three, my least favorite is a Safariland speed loader.
Bianchi Speed Strip Review
Review of the Bianchi Speed Strip. This speed stip may not be as fast as other speed loaders but it has its' advantages.
Speed Loader Review - HKS 36
I own three types of speed loaders for my 357 Smith & Wesson revolver. I have a HKS speed loader, a Safariland speed loader and a Bianchi speed strip. Of all three, my favorite and easiest to use at home or at the range is the HKS 36 speed loader.
UPLULA Universal Pistol Magazine Loader Review
Great speed loader that's fast and easy to use. The LULA Speed Loader fits all 9mm, 10mm, .357, .40 and .45 caliber magazines.
Bushnell Gun Laser Boresighter Review
The Bushnell Laser Boresighter is adequate for the job for most shooters. I would rate the overall quality as fair.
Hoppe's BoreSnake Gun Bore Cleaner Review
The Hoppe's BoreSnake Gun Bore Cleaner is simply a long piece of specially designed "cleaning floss" that is pulled through the barrel of a gun. It is more effective that a cleaning patch and a "must have" for every range bag.
Remington Bore Light Review
I have used the bore light to inspect my revolvers, pistols, rifle and shotgun barrels and found it to be perfectly adequate for the job.
Break Free CLP Lubricant Review
If cleaning your guns has turned into a chore instead of a joy it's time to start using Break Free CLP Lubricant.
Range Bag (Shooting Bag) Contents
What should you put in your Range Bag? You should bring everything you need to prepare, fire, field strip, adjust and repair your firearm every time you go to the gun range. You should also have a first aid kit as well as the following supplies.
Ammo Box/Ammunition Case Review
This dry storage ammo box is from Cabelas. I received it free when I ordered some bulk 22lr ammunition. This ammo box review contains pictures and recommendations for the ammunition case.
Remington Squeeg-E Gun Barrel Cleaner Review
My friend and I bought a couple of these Remington Squeeg-E Gun Cleaning Parts because they were something new and looked like a good idea.
Pistol Grips From Bicycle Tube
Last week a friend gave me a piece of bicycle inner tube to make a grip for my Ruger LCP. He used it on his Kel-Tec .380 and said it turned out well. He showed it to me and it looked like a store bought grip.
AOS Safety Ear Muffs Review
This hearing protection review takes a look at the AOS Safety Professional ear muffs. They don't make a fashion statement but they work great.
Hearing Protection For Shooting Guns
I started looking for hearing protection when I began my new hobby of target shooting. The first thing I do whenever I start any new endeavor is research the subject over the Internet.
Radians Clay Pro Eye Protection Glasses Review
Radians Clay Pro Series shooting glasses are an excellent choice for shooting glasses. Best features include wire frames which don't interfere with wearing ear muffs and the rimless and wrap-around style of the lens that provide an unobstructed view and excellent lateral-side protection for your eyes.
Shooting Glasses Review - H.L. Bouton Flex Sideshields
Slip-On Sideshields are designed to fit all types of eyewear, making them ideal for visitors and temporary workers. They provide a quick and inexpensive way to ensure lateral eye protection.
Safe Dummy Ammunition, 9mm Luger
The dummy rounds are perfect for training and practice. Use them for dry fire practice, clearing jams, trigger control exercises, testing reassembly and functionality.
Airsoft Glock 26 Pistol Review
The Airsoft Glock 26 Style Pistol is a spring loaded Airsoft replica of the famous Glock 26 pistol. This is an inexpensive, very popular Airsoft spring pistol.
Airsoft Glock 17 Pistol Review
The Airsoft Glock 17 Style Pistol is a spring loaded Airsoft replica of the famous Glock 17 pistol.
Does Shooting Guns Lower Blood Pressure?
What effect does shooting a gun at the range have on your blood pressure? Will your blood pressure increase or decrease after a shooting session at the range.
Are Hollow Points Legal In Florida?
It's hard to find a written definitive answer to the question "Are Hollow Points Legal In Florida?" by an authority on the internet.
Hollow Point Bullet Hole Size Verses FMJ Bullet Hole Size
Testing and pictures showing the difference between hollow point bullet hole size verses FMJ bullet hole size. Do hollow points expand more?
Can You Shoot 380 Auto Ammo In A 9MM Pistol?
During the test, I mistakenly handed a Speer 380 Auto Hollow Point round (thinking it was 9MM) for him to fire in his Glock 17 (which fires 9MM Luger ammo). He loaded it and fired it.
Will A Wet Bullet (Ammunition) Shoot?
I wanted to know if ammunition that has been submerged underwater for a week would still shoot. So I took a some rounds 22lr, 380 and 9mm Luger ammunition and placed them in a bowl of water for one week. I then went to the range and fired each round. Here are the results.
Gun Trigger Parts, Definitions And Terminology
Confused about the different parts of a gun's trigger and what they do? We list the common phrases used to descripe gun trigger parts and describe their functions in easy to understand English.
Desantis Pocket Holsters - Nemisis Compact Auto Review
Review with pictures of the Desantis Pocket Holsters Nemisis Compact Auto.
Fobus Gl-2 Paddle Holster Review
Review with pictures of the Fobus Gl-2 Standard Paddle Holster.
Ace Case Tuckable Holster Review
Ace Case tuckable holsters are leather holsters designed to be worn inside the waistband.
Uncle Mikes Inside The Pants Holster Size 5 Review
Review and pictures of Uncle Mikes Inside The Pants Holster.
Uncle Mikes Sidekick Inside The Pants Holster Review
Review and pictures of Uncle Mikes Sidekick Inside The Pants Holsters.
Uncle Mikes Sidekick Holster Size 2 Review
Review and pictures of Uncle Mikes Sidekick Holster.
Bulldog Belt Holster
Pictures of the Bulldog Belt Holster.
Belly Band Concealment Holster Review
This review takes a look at the advantages and disadvantages of the Belly Band concealment holster.
Glock 19 Holsters Review
The Best Glock 19 holster changes with each person and varies with concealment method, body type, physical ability and personal preferences.
Gun Case, Box For Smith & Wesson Model 22a, 22LR Pistol
Smith & Wesson Factory pistol case information and pictures for the Smith & Wesson Model 22a, 22LR pistol including instructions for locking the box and box dimensions.
Gun Case, Box For Smith & Wesson Model 617, 22LR Revolver
Smith & Wesson factory pistol case information and pictures for the Smith & Wesson Model 617, 22LR revolver including instructions for locking the box and box dimensions.
Gun Case, Box For Smith & Wesson Model 60 357 Revolver
Smith & Wesson Factory pistol case information and pictures for the Smith & Wesson Model 60 .357 Revolver including instructions for locking the box and box dimensions.
Inexpensive Bore Snakes For Hand Guns
Don't want to spend the money on a bore snake (which basically is a glorified shoe lace) to clean the barrel of your gun or the cylinders of you revolver? Here as some cheap alternatives.
Shooting A Gun In The Dark Or At Night
I was curious to know what it would be like to shoot a gun in the dark or at night. Would the bright light of the muzzle flash make me lose my night vision? Would I be able to take a second shot or would my vision be blinded by the light.
Targets for Gun Shooting - Target Practice
Targets are objects that people shoot at while practicing shooting their guns. They are available in all shapes and sizes as well as the materials of which they are composed.
Zombie Shooting Target 2 - Printable Target
Free printable zombie shooting target.
Gun Terms & Definitions
Lisf of Gun Terms and their meanings.
Bond Arms Driving Holster Review
Pictures and information about the Bond Arms driving holster.
Compact Glocks - Glocks Mid-Size Line of Pistols
The term "Compact Glock" refers to Glocks mid-size line of pistols. Glocks are designed in four basic styles, standard, compact, subcompact and competition. Each style varies with respect to size, caliber and capacity.
Glock Gun Problems - Failure To Extract, FTE
How to fix and repair your Glock pistol. Glock repair chart with common Glock problems, causes and corrections for repairing your Glock pistol.
Handgun Maintenance
Handgun maintenance is essential to keep them safe and shooting properly. Maintenance is basically the same for all firearms and includes safeing, field stripping, cleaning, lubrication and re-assembly.
New Gun Break-In Periods
The new gun owner should realize that there is a "breaking in" period for his new gun and to take that into account before using the gun for any serious purpose. The normal break-in period is considered to be..
Powder Funnel Review - Lee .22-.45 Caliber Powder Funnel 90190
When I began reloading my own 9mm Luger ammunition I tried to make a list of all of the accessories that I would need. My list included a Lee .22-.45 Caliber Powder Funnel #90190.
Target For Diagnosing Shooting Problems
This printable target shows you what you are doing wrong if you shoot off target and how to correct the problem.
Glock Slide Stop Lever 2
What Is A Glock Slide Stop Lever? The Glock Slide Lock Lever is the thumb lever on the side of a Glock which locks and holds the slide back after the last round is fired. The slide lock lever may also be used to manually lock open the slide or to release the slide to the forward position.
Gun &Pistol Grips: Homemade
Home made pistol grips made from an old tire inner tube shown installed on a Glock 26 and a Ruger LCP.
Minka Ceiling Fans Concept II Flush Model F518, Model F519 Review
I bought this Minka Ceiling Fan ceiling fan over three years ago. It has been running nearly all day, every day, for over two years. I Never had a problem with it.
Minka Ceiling Fans Instruction Manual for Concept II Flush Model F518, Model F519
Scanned pages of the Minka Ceiling Fans Instruction Manual for Concept II Flush Model F518, Model F519.
Best Do It Yourself Plywood Hurricane Shutters; Home Made
Plywood hurricane shutters are strong, affordable, easy to make and install if you are a do-it-yourselfer who can saw wood. Included are simple instructions for making and installing the best home made plywood hurricane shutters for your home.
Raccoon In Attic; Raccoon Damage
Raccoon Damage To A Florida House. This is what a mother raccoon can do to a Florida house if not evicted promptly.
Fire Extinguishers In Your Home
How many fire extinguishers should you have in your home? Where should you place the fire extinguishers in your home? Common sense answers to these and other questions regarding home and household fire extinguishers.
Kidde 21005779 Pro 210 Fire Extinguisher
Pictures of the Kidde 21005779 Pro 210 Fire Extinguisher.
Car-Auto Emergency Kits
This is a list of items and supplies that you should always have in your car for normal travel as well as emergency situations.
Hurricane Preparations - Before the Storm
Checklist of supplies to buy and preparations to do before a hurricane or storm.
Emergency Evacuation Instructions
What To Do In An Emergency Evacuation. This is a list of things to do and bring if you ever have to leave your house quickly in an emergency situation. Taylor it for your own situation.
Emergency Food List
Emergency foods are nutritious foods that can be stored for long periods of times without going bad. Emergency foods must include a variety of protein, carbohydrates and fats to meet our nutritional requirements.
Emergency & Survival Kit Supplies
Comprehensive list of supplies and materials needed to prepare for a hurricane or other emergency situation.
Emergency Backpack Kit Contents
n emergency backpack kit is a complete emergency readiness kit for home, work or auto. Emergency backpack kits are designed to support an individual in an emergency situation for a few days and include all the necessiites for short term survival. Emergency backpack kit contents include..
Medical Emergency First Aid Kits - Home And Car
Having a comprehensive first aid kit in your house and car is an important first step in preparing for rendering medical attention when needed.
Bushnell Powerview 16x50 Binoculars Review
Pictures and review of the Bushnell Powerview 16x50 Binoculars.
How to Clean a Dog's Ears
Cleaning Your Dog's Ears. If you're by yourself, cleaning your dog's ears can be a quite a problem. Dogs don't seem to like it much when you squirt ear cleaning solution into their ears. Even if they stood still for it the first ear, good luck trying it on the other ear.
Trimming Your Dog's Claws
Cutting the nails or claws of your dog can be a very difficult chore. I don't know about you, but all my dogs didn't like it very much when I would grab their paw and try to clip one of their nails. You might get away with clipping the first one, but good luck with all the rest.
Best Puppy Toys
The best puppy toys are those that occupy your puppy for long periods of time, don't make a lot of noise, are long lasting and are inexpensive. Here are some suggestions..
Pet Monitoring Surveillance Camera
What is a pet monitoring camera? A pet monitoring camera is a camera for watching the actions and behaviors of your pets. There are two forms of a pet monitoring camera. One is a web cam for..
Are Rawhide Chews Safe For Dogs?
Learn about the risks you take when you give your dog a rawhide chew. Dogs love them and spend hours chewing them but are they really dangerous?
Pet Sitter Instructions
Typical information that you should leave with your pet sitter while you are away from home.
How Much Does Pet Insurance Cost?
A few months ago I lost my seven year old lab to liver disease. Over the last few months of his life I wracked up over $4,500 in vet bills for diagnostic tests alone. I have a new puppy now and am looking into pet insurance.
PAW-zzle Ball Review
PAW-zzle Ball is one of the best dog toys that I have ever owned. This one has lasted for several years and is still going strong.
Cute Puppy Pictures
Cute puppy pictures of a Yellow Labrador Retriever puppy.
Why Do Puppies Eat Rocks?
Chewing rocks can damage your dogs teeth and mouth. If swallowed rocks can cause intestinal blockage, vomiting, diarrhea and choking resulting in death.
If My Dog Eats Airsoft BBs, Will It Harm Him?
Yesterday when I let my dog Cody into my house (I have a fenced in yard) he was chewing on something. I made him spit it out and it was one of the airsoft BBs.
Hamilton Beach/Proctor Silex 4 Cup Coffee Maker C40107 Review
I have owned this coffee maker for over five years. It has worked flawlessly and is still going strong.
Sharp R-420LW Family-Size 1-2/5-Cubic-Foot Countertop Microwave Oven Review
Review and lots of pictures of the Sharp R-420LW Family-Size countertop microwave oven.
OPTI-UPS Enhanced Series ES1500C Review
I've had my UPS OPTI-UPS|ES1500C 980W for five years. It has performed flawlessly with no problems whatsoever. I found that the UPS battery lasts about two years with continual use before requiring replacement. I purchased the UPS to protect my electrical equipment from power outages and power fluctuations. I can find nothing bad to say about these units.
OPTI UPS Model ES-1500c Battery RBAT9 Replacement Instructions
Step by step instructions (with pictures) for replacing OPTI UPS Model ES-1500c Batteries (RBAT9).
Onkyo TX-SR605 7.1-Channel Home Theater Receiver Review
I've had my Onkyo TX-SR605 7.1-Channel Home Theater Receiver for two years. It does the job and has performed flawlessly with no problems whatsoever. The only negative thinks I can thing to say about this receiver is that it is too big and heavy.
AT&T 1739 - Corded Digital Answering Machine Review
The Sound of the AT&T 1739 Digital Answering Machine is loud, crisp and clear and better than other more expensive phone answer machines. The unit is compact, easy to install and very user friendly.
Adding A Second Hard Drive To Dell Dimension 8400 Computer
Step by step pictorial instructions for adding a second hard drive to a Dell Dimension 8400 Computer.
Vantec Nexstar CX NST-300S2-BK 3.5 Inch External Hard Drive Enclosure Review
Step by step pictorial instructions for installing a hard drive into the Vantec Nexstar CX NST-300S2-BK 3.5 Inch SATA to USB 2.0 External Hard Drive Enclosure.
Extra Bright Flashlight Review - Rayovac RAYSE4W3C
Review of the Rayovac RAYSE4W3C High Intensity Flashlight with pictures comparing it's high intensity beam with that of a normal bulb type flashlight.
Garrity KN300G Emergency Lamp Review
The Garrity KN300G Emergency Lamp is a neat little lamp that is useful in emergency situations or for everday use.
Emergency Lantern Review
Review of the GARRITY 4 LED Lantern with Smart LITEŽ 5-Function Switch Item #K013G - POSITIVE REVIEW. BUY ONE. Even if you never use it this lantern is great to have in the house for emergency situations.
Headlight Review - Energizer Model HDL33AINE, 6 LED
Looking for a personal headlight review of the Energizer Headlight Model HDL33AINE? This super bright 6 LED headlamp is one of the best..
Watch Battery Review: Energizer 357/303 Battery; SR44
This 357/303 Energizer battery is used in calculators, watches and a variety of small electronic items and toys. I use it in my digital caliper that I use for reloading ammunition.
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HOMAK Electronic Access Pistol Box Safe
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Gun Lock Typical

Gun Lock Installed on 357 Magnum Revolver

Gun Lock Installed on Pistol

Gun Lock Installation Instructions

Hot Bullet Casings Can Burn Skin
The following picture shows the burn marks I received from a .22 caliber LR casing that flew into my shirt collar after being ejected from a .22 caliber pistol at the range.
Ricochets At The Shooting Range Are Dangerous
Yesterday I was at the indoor range when a shooter was injured by a ricochet bullet. It hit him just above his left eye and it drew a little bit of blood.
What Is A Rangemaster?
A Range Master is the "guy in charge" at the shooting range or gun range. He is responsible for ensuring that all gun safety rules are followed at all times.
What Is A Bullet Casing? (Bullet Case)
A bullet casing or bullet case is the metal cylindrical container portion of a cartridge (round of ammunition) that contains a bullet, gunpowder and primer. Bullet casings are usually made of brass and are sized and shaped in accordance with the caliber and weapon used.
Hatch Patrol Duty Bag D1 Opened

What Is Dry Firing? (Guns)
Dry Firing is when you pull the trigger on a gun that contains no ammunition. Before you dry fire your gun, check with your manual to be sure that dry firing will not damage your firearm. It is generally not recommended to fire guns with rimfire cartridges. Most centerfire modern day firearms will not be hurt by dry firing.
Picture Template
Picture template
12 Gauge Snap Caps
12 gauge shotgun snap caps for safe dry fire practice.
12 Gauge Snap Caps Package
Package of shotgun snap caps for safe dry fire practice with your shotgun.
Azoom Snap Cap - 38 Special With Live Round

Azoom Snap Caps - 38 Special

Azoom Snap Caps 38 Special Compared With Live Ammo

Azoom Snap Caps 38 Special Loaded In Revolver

Bianchi Speed Strip Caliber-38-357

Bianchi Speed Strip Caliber-38-357 Back View

Bianchi Speed Strip Caliber-38-357 (Flexible)

Bushnell Laser Boresighter In Hand
Picture of a Bushnell laser boresighter.
Bushnell Laser Boresighter
Picture of Bushnell Laser Boresighter.
Bushnell Laser Boresighter In Barrel
Picture of a Bushnell laser boresighter shown installed in the barrel of a Smith & Wesson 22 revolver.
Bushnell Laser Boresighter Laser Dot
Picture of a Bushnell laser boresighter laser dot shown against a wall.
Bushnell Laser Bore Sighter Instruction Manual

Hoppes Boresnakes For Gun Cleaning
Picture of a Hoppes Boresnakes For Gun Cleaning.
Hoppes Boresnake For .22 Caliber
Picture of a Hoppes Boresnake For .22 Caliber.
Gun &Pistol Grips: Homemade Pistol Grip Material
Picture of Homemade Pistol Grip Material.
Hearing Protection: AOS Safety Professional Ear Muffs
Picture of AOS Safety Professional Ear Muffs.
 Ear Muff
AOS Safety Professional Ear Muff.
What Are Snap Caps?
Snap caps are simulated ammunition used to safely dry fire a firearm. Snap caps contain no primer, powder or projectile and usually contain a spring operated false primer for absorbing the firing pin impact force. Some of the older centerfire guns as well as rimfire weapons should not be test fired with and empty chamber as this may lead to damage to the firing pin or other components of the gun. Snap caps are used to prevent this damage. Snap caps are also useful as a training tool for loading and unloading drills as well as training for jams, misfires and other problems.
Speer 380 Auto Hollow Point Ammunition

Speer 380 Auto Ammunition

What Are Hollow Point Bullets?
A hollow point bullet is a specialized bullet with a hollowed out tip. The purpose of the hollow tip is to cause the bullet to expand as it hits it's target. As the bullet expands, it causes greater damage to the target (bigger hole, more tissue damage, blood loss and shock) and as a result the bullet does not over penetrate (designed to remain in the target).
DeSantis Pocket Holsters Nemisis Compact Auto Front View

DeSantis Pocket Holsters Nemisis Compact Auto with Glock 19

DeSantis Pocket Holsters Nemisis Compact Auto with Glock 26

Ace Case Tuckable Holster For Glock 26 And Glock 27 With Glock 26

Ace Case Tuckable Holster For Glock 26 And Glock 27 Front View

Ace Case Tuckable Holster For Glock 26 And Glock 27 With Glock 19

Ace Case Tuckable Holster For Glock 26 And Glock 27 With Glock 19 Back View

Ace Case Tuckable Holster For Glock 26 And Glock 27

Ace Case Tuckable Holster For Glock 26 And Glock 27 With Glock 26 Front View

Bulldog Belt Holster Front View

Bulldog Belt Holster Back View

Bulldog Belt Holster With Smith & Wesson 617

Bulldog Belt Holster With Revolver

Belly Band Concealment Holster
Picture of Belly Band Concealment Holster.
Belly Band Concealment Holster Package

What Does ACP Mean?
ACP stands for Automatic Colt Pistol. Developed by Colt, it designates a type of rimless cartridge design.
What Is A Cartridge? (Ammunition)
A cartridge (also called a round of ammunition) is the completed product consisting of a metal casing (usually brass), gunpowder, primer and bullet or shot for small firearms. Cartridges are sized and made to fit precisely into the firing chamber of a gun.
What Is The Action Of A Gun?
The action of a gun is a term used to describe the physical mechanism or process for the way ammunition is loaded, locked into the chamber and extracted. Examples of action types include single action, double action, bolt, pump, semiautomatic, lever and automatic.
What Does Single Action Mean? (Guns)
Single action of a gun refers to the action type of a handgun where the hammer of the gun is manually pulled back (cocked) before the trigger is pulled.
What Does Double Action Mean? (Revolver)
Double action is the action type of a revolver where two specific actions are conducted each time the trigger is pulled. The chamber revolves and a new round of ammunition is positioned for firing. Simultaneously, the hammer is pulled back and released causing the striking of the firing pin and the firing of the weapon.
What Kind Of Ammunition Should I Buy?
Ammunition is an assembly of components (bullet, primer, casing and gun powder) that when fired through a gun shoots the bullet forcibly at a directed target.
What Is The Anvil Of A Primer? (Ammunition)
The anvil of a pistol primer is the part that holds the shock sensitive explosive against the bottom of the primer and also provide a "flash hole" for the flame to ignite the gun powder. The anvil is the structure that crushes against and detonates the explosive.
What Is A Backstrap? (Gun)
The backstrap of a gun is the reap part of a handgun grip. Gun manufacturers offer backstraps in a variety of shapes, textures and sizes which are detachable and interchangeable. Thicker backstraps increase the grip size. Backstraps offer the shooter to custom tailor the grip of the gun to the shooter's hand size.
What Is A Gun Barrel?
The barrel of a pistol is the long metal tube that protrudes from the front of the gun. It contains and directs the pressurized gases that propel the fired bullet in a fixed direction. The barrel also contains the rifling (grooves on the inside of the barrel) which spin the bullet as it discharges from the gun.
What Is A Beavertail? (Handgun)
The beavertail of a pistol is the oval or tear drop shaped protrusion at the back of a pistol (resembling the tail of a beaver). A beavertail grip gives a more positive grip to the gun and protects the shooters hand from the pistol slide. Some pistol beavertails are built into the pistol while other's are offered as optional accessories.
What Are Blue Guns?
Blueguns are detailed replicas of actual weapons, designed primarily for Law Enforcement and Military Training. They are fabricated in "Law Enforcement Blue"..
What Is A Bore Light?
A bore light is a specially designed light for inspecting rifle, shotgun and hand gun barrels for obstructions, rust and pitching. Many bore lights use soft LED light to eliminate intense glare. Bore lights are used to inspect used guns prior to purchasing for barrel imperfections, bulges, tooling marks, scratches and filings.
What Is A Bore Snake?
A BoreSnake is simply a long piece of specially designed "cleaning floss" that is pulled through the barrel of a gun. It is more effective than cleaning patches because the entire length of the snake rubs along and cleans the inside of the barrel as compared to the small surface area of a cleaning patch.
What Is The Breech Of A Gun?
The breach of a gun is the end of the barrel of a gun into which the ammunition is inserted. It is the back part of a gun barrel.
What Is A Break Free CLP?
Break-Free CLP is a gun cleaning and lubrication product known for doing three important tasks simultaneously. It cleans, lubricates and protects metal in one application. Break-Free CLP is recognized as the standard by which maximum metal performance and protection is ensured.
What Is Bullet Seating Depth?
The seating depth of a bullet refers to how deep a bullet is set within a casing. Bullet seating depth is measured from the bottom of the bullet to the top of the case mouth.
What Is Bullet Setback?
Repeated loading and unloading of the same cartridge can cause a condition known as setback. When bullets have been pushed deeper into the case, the overall length of the round is noticeably shorter than other rounds of like make or style.
What Is Cannelure Of A Bullet?
Cannelure of a bullet is the circumferential groove or marking around a bullet. Cannelure is used in conjunction with crimping to secure the bullet to the case. Other uses may include identification purposes or to hold lubricant. All bullets do not have cannelure. Tools are sold to make cannelures on bullets for specific purposes.
What Is A Primer? (Bullets & Ammunition)
With regard to firearms, a primer is a device used for containing an explosive shock sensitive compound that may be exploded by percussion or other means for the purpose of igniting a charge of gun powder.
What Is A Case Tumbler? (Reloading Ammunition)
A case tumbler is a vibrating machine that is used to clean spent ammunition cases prior to reloading. Used and dirty ammo cases are placed into the tumber with a cleaning media (looks like sand) with a little liquid polish (sometimes). The tumbler is then turned on and begins to vibrate shaking the casings against the media and polish.
What Is A Full Metal Jacket (FMJ) Bullet?
A full metal jacket bullet is a lead bullet that is coated or jacketed with a coating of a harder metal (usually copper). This metal jacket reduces barrel fouling and improves bullet penetration. The jacket also limits the expansion of the bullet and helps keep the mass of the bullet into one piece.
What Is a Center Fire Cartridge? (Ammunition)
A center fire cartridge is a metal ammunition cartridge which employs a centrally located primer at the base of the cartridge. This differs from a rimfire cartridge which utilizes the explosive priming mixture in the rim of the cartridge. Center fire cartridges can be reloaded, while rimfire cartridges cannot.
What Is The Chamber Of A Gun?
The chamber of a gun is the space at the breech end (back end) of the barrel into which a cartridge of ammunition is loaded before the gun is fired. The chamber is shaped and sized to accommodate the caliber and ammunition type of the gun. The chamber will allow the projectile or bullet to pass through when fired but contains and restricts the passage of the casing, holding it in place until it can be ejected.
What Is A Connector In A Glock?
The connector of a Glock pistol is a "L" shaped part with one long leg and one short leg. At the end of the long leg there is a raised, angled section and a hook. The connector, along with the trigger spring, determines the trigger pull weight.
What Is A Crimp? (Ammunition Reloading)
A crimp with regard to cartridge ammunition is the bend of the case mouth against the bullet. The crimp is located at the top of the case. Crimping is used to hold the bullet to the casing. There are two types of crimps, a roll crimp and a taper crimp. Not all ammunition has crimps.
What Is The Cylinder Of A Gun? (Revolver)
The cylinder of a revolver is the cylinder shaped portion of the revolver. It's the part that spins and contains individual chambers that hold the ammunition cartridges. Each time the trigger of a double action revolver is pulled or when the hammer is pulled back the cylinder revolves and positions a chamber containing a cartridge into firing position.
What Does Decap Mean? (Reloading Ammunition)
Decap or decapping (is the process of removing the primer from the primer pocket of a casing. Decapping is usually done in a reloading press by a decapping pin. Using the force of the press the primer is pushed out of the pocket by the decapping pin.
What Is The Hammer Of A Gun?
The hammer of a gun is that part of the gun which through the force of a spring and the pull of a trigger moves back then releases forward (usually striking a firing pin) striking the primer of a cartridge and causing the gun to discharge. Hammers may be internal or external to a gun.
What Does Deprime Mean? (Reloading Ammunition)
Depriming (decapping) is the process of removing the primer from the primer pocket of a casing. Depriming is usually done in a reloading press by a decapping pin. Using the force of the press the primer is pushed out of the pocket by the decapping pin.
What Is A Double Charge? (Reloading Ammunition)
Double charging your powder measure is one of the most dangerous mistakes you can make when reloading ammunition. Double charging is when you accidently reload your case with twice the amount of gunpowder than the recommended powder charge. Firing double charged reloaded rounds may cause your gun to explode and cause serious injury.
What Is Dummy Ammunition?
Dummy ammunition is safe, inert simulated ammunition made without primers and gunpowder. Dummy ammunition is made to the same physical dimensions as live ammo and are used for training and practice. Use them for dry fire practice, clearing jams, trigger control exercises, testing reassembly and functionality and even loading and unloading for novice shooters.
What Is A Magazine Of A Gun?
A magazine is a device for storing and feeding ammunition into a firearm. Magazines may be built into the firearm as an integral part of the gun or may be detachable (removeable). Detachable magazines are sometimes referred to as a clip. Magazines operate by storing the then moving the ammunition (by the force of a spring) into a position such that the uppermost round may be fed into the gun chamber by the action of the firearm. Magazines come in many shapes and sizes.
What Is An Extractor Of A Pistol?
The extractor of a pistol is small spring loaded hooked mechanism that grabs onto the rim of a spent cartridge and removes (extracts) it from the chamber of the gun.
What Is An Extractor Depressor Plunger Of A Glock?
The extractor depressor plunger of a Glock pistol is small spring loaded metal rod (or plunger) that pushes against the extractor forcing it to return to it's original position after a spent cartridge is removed from the chamber of the gun.
What Is An Extractor Depressor Plunger Spring Of A Glock?
The extractor depressor plunger spring of a Glock pistol is small spring that pushes on the extractor depressor plunger, which in turn pushes against the extractor forcing it to return to it's original position after a spent cartridge is removed from the chamber of the gun.
What Does Field Strip Mean?
Field strip and field stripping a firearm is to dissassemble it to the minimal amount necessary for cleaning, inspection, etc. without the use of special tools.
What Is A Firing Pin Of A Gun?
The firing pin of a pistol is generally a lightweight, slender metal rod with a shaped end that transfers energy from the hammer of the gun to the primer. A striker serves the same function as a firing pin but is usually heavier and comes in direct contact with the spring that provides the striking force (no hammer mechanism). Striker mechanisms are generally simpler since they incorporate the function of both the hammer and the firing pin into one.
What Is A Glock Firing Pin Safety?
The firing pin safety of a Glock pistol is a small spring loaded metal plunger that blocks the firing pin channel and prevents the firing pin from moving forward accidentally. When the trigger is pressed the firing pin safety is pushed up and out of the way allowing the firing pin to move forward and hit the primer.
What Does Flinching Mean?
Gun Flinching is the unwanted motion of your body when you anticipate recoil and the loud bang. Anticipated recoil is difficult to overcome. When you anticipate recoil you tend to push forward (or down) the muzzle of the gun which usually results in low shots on the target.
What Is Recoil? (Gun)
Recoil of a gun is the "kick" or "kickback" of a gun when it is fired. It is the sudden backward and upward push caused by the forward momentum of the bullet.
What Is The Frame Of A Firearm?
The frame of a firearm is the main body of the firearm. It's the part that contains the serial number. It contains the grip and the operating parts of the firearm.
Glock Receiver/Glock Frame
What Is A Glock Receiver/Glock Frame? The Glock Receiver is the main body of the Glock Pistol. It's the part that contains the serial number. It contains the grip and the operating parts of the firearm. With reference to handguns (revolvers and pistols) the receiver is also called the frame of the gun.
What Is A Frangible Bullet?
A frangible bullet is a bullet that is designed to break into tiny particles as it strikes a target that has a surface harder than the bullet itself.defense because they do not penetrate drywall or other such barriers.
What Does FTE Mean? (Guns)
FTE = Failure to Extract or Failure to Eject. Failure to Extract and Failure to Eject have different meanings even though FTE is used for both terms.
What Is Weak Wristing?
Weak wristing (also known as limp wristing) is when you hold a pistol too low on the grip or too weak causing it to jam. By holding it too low you change the dynamics of the motion of the slide by allowing the muzzle to flip upward. The slide may not have sufficient momentum to operate properly causing a jam. This problem is cured with a high handed firm grasp.
What Is A Stovepipe? (Guns)
One type of gun failure is a stovepipe. A stovepipe is when the spent casing gets caught by the slide before being ejected from the gun. The empty case gets caught by the closing slide and gets stuck sticking out the side of the slide. It looks like a stove pipe. Stovepipes are associated with problems with certain ammunition or pistols that jam because the shell isn't ejected properly.
What Is Handloading? (Ammunition)
Handloading is the loading of small arms ammunition through use of hand-powered equipment. Handloading may involve the use of all new ammunition components (bullet, primer, gunpowder and case) or the reuse of casings through reloading.
What Does Hang Fire Mean? (Gun Shooting)
Hang fire is when you pull the trigger to fire a gun, but the gun takes a few seconds to go off. It does not go off immediately. Old, outdated or defective primers are the cause of most hang fires.
What Is Headspace? (Guns)
Headspace is a distance measured from chamber cartridge stop (the portion of the chamber that stops the forward movement of the cartridge) to the closed breech face (bolt face). These pictures depict the camber and headspace for 9mm Luger cartridges in a Glock 26.
What Is A Jam? (Gun)
A jam is a mechanical failure of a gun. Jams may occur as a result of bad ammunition, lack of lubrication or mechanical problems. Common jams include failure to feed and failure to extract.
What Is Kickback? (Gun)
Kickback of a gun is the "recoil" or "kick" of a gun when it is fired. It is the sudden backward and upward push caused by the forward momentum of the bullet.
What Are Lead Bullets?
Lead bullets are the simplest type of bullets. Lead is commonly used for bullet construction because lead it is a heavy material, inexpensive, soft and easy to work with.
What Is Limp Wristing?
Limp wristing is when you hold a pistol too low on the grip or too weak causing it to jam. By holding it too low you change the dynamics of the motion of the slide by allowing the muzzle to flip upward. The slide may not have sufficient momentum to operate properly causing a jam. This problem is cured with a high handed firm grasp.
What Is A Slide Of A Pistol?
The slide of a pistol is the spring loaded part of a semi-automatic pistol that moves back and forth as a pistol is fired. It generally houses the firing pin/striker and extractor. As the slide moves back, the extractor removes the spent cartridge from the chamber. As the slide moves forward a fresh cartridge is pushed from the magazine into the chamber of the barrel.
What Is A Magazine Catch Of A Gun?
A magazine catch is a spring loaded part of a firearm that holds and locks in the magazine of a gun. The magazine catch allows the operator to release and replace the magazine usually with the press of a button or lever.
What Is A Magazine Catch Spring Of A Gun?
A magazine catch spring is the spring used in conjunction with the magazine catch to hold and lock in the magazine of a gun. A magazine catch spring often takes the form a strip of spring metal.
What Is A Magazine Floor Plate?
A magazine floor plate is the removable bottom of a magazine.
What Is A Magazine Follower?
The magazine follower of a pistol is the small part part that sits on top of the magazine's spring. It is the part that pushes against the ammunition, forcing the ammunition upward in the magazine.
What Is A Magazine Insert?
A magazine insert of a Glock magazine is a small piece of formed flat plastic that is installed on the bottom end of the magazine spring. The magazine insert mates with the floor plate in the bottom of the magazine.
Glock Magazines
What Is A Glock Magazine? A Glock Magazine is a device for storing and feeding ammunition into the Glock pistol. Magazines operate by storing then moving the ammunition (by the force of a spring) into a position such that the uppermost round may be fed into the gun chamber by the action of the firearm. Glock Magazines come in many sizes.
What Is A Magazine Spring?
A magazine spring is the spring contained within the magazine of a gun. It provides the force required to push the ammunition into the correct position for feeding into the chamber by the action of the gun.
What Is A Magazine Tube?
A magazine tube of a magazine is the body of the magazine. The magazine tube houses the magazine follower, spring, insert (if applicable) and floor plate.
What Does Magnum Mean? (Guns & Ammo)
Magnum is a term used to describe a cartridge of ammunition that is larger and more powerful than normal and features greater than normal power or velocity. It also refers to the gun designed to shoot it.
What Is A Malfunction (Gun)
Malfunctons of a gun are generally categorized as misfires or jams.
What Is A Misfire? (Gun)
A misfire is a malfunction of the cartridge of a gun. Specifically it is a malfunction of the primer or gunpowder of the cartridge. insufficient burning of the gunpowder and the bullet gets stuck in the barrel.
What Are Match Bullets?
A match bullet is a specialized bullet that is designed for greater accuracy. The bullet is manufactured in accordance with stricter specifications and better materials. Match bullets are used by shooters in competition and by military and police snipers.
What Is The Muzzle Of A Gun?
The muzzle of a gun is the end of the barrel which points toward the target. The muzzle is where the bullet or projectile comes out of the gun.
What Does "NIB" Mean When Buying A Gun?
NIB means "new in box"
What Does "OD" Mean When Referring To A Glock Gun?
OD means "Olive Drab" which is the green/yellow/tan color of some Glock frames.
What is Plinking? (Shooting)
Plinking is when you shoot guns at various items like tin cans, bottles and things you find on the ground. It's a form of informal target shooting that people do for fun.
What is Point Shooting? How Do You Point Shoot?
Point Shooting is recognized as the skill of shooting a gun (generally a handgun) without the use of the gun sights. It is like what you see in the old cowboy movies and it varies greatly in style and technique. Point shooting is a natural and instinctive way of shooting a gun.
What Is A Primer Indent?
A primer indent is the indentation of a primer caused by the impact of the firing pin or striker. Also known as firing pin impression.
What Is A Striker Of A Pistol?
A striker serves the same function as a firing pin but is usually heavier and comes in direct contact with the spring that provides the striking force (no hammer mechanism).
What Is Printing? (Handgun)
With regard to handguns, print or printing refers to the faint outline of a gun that can be seen through the clothing of a person carrying a concealed handgun. It is an indicator that the person is carrying a concealed weapon.
What Is A Range Bag? (Shooting)
A range bag is typically a nylon or canvas bag that a shooter brings to the range or the field which contains his guns, ammunition, supplies and accessories.
What Is The Receiver Of A Firearm?
The receiver of a firearm is the main body of the firearm. It's the part that contains the serial number. It contains the grip and the operating parts of the firearm. With reference to handguns (revolvers and pistols) the receiver is also called the frame of the gun.
What Is a Recoil Buffer? (Semi-Automatic Pistol)
A recoil buffer is a device that is installed into a semi-automatic pistol to reduce felt recoil, enhanced muzzle control and a provide a longer service life to the pistol. A recoil buffer helps to reduce the battering of the action.
What Is A Recoil Spring?
The recoil spring of a pistol is the metal spring usually located within the slide which returns the slide to the forward position (battery) after a shot is fired.
What Is Reloading? (Ammunition)
Reloading ammunition is not quite as the name implies. Only one part (the casing) of a fired round of ammunition is reused for reloading. The bullet, gunpowder and primer which also makeup a complete cartridge are consumed during the firing process and cannot be reused.
What Is Rifling Of A Gun?
The rifling of a gun refers to the spiral grooves found inside the barrel of a gun. The grooves are designed to impart a rapid spin to the bullet or projectile as it passes through the barrel. The spin of the bullet as it flies through the air serves to stabilize the bullet (like a gyroscope). Stabilized bullets don't tumble end over end and have greater accuracy.
What Is The Rim Of A Cartridge?
The rim of a cartridge (ammunition) is the flange or ledge found at the bottom of a cartridge. In semi-automatic pistols, the extractor engages (grabs) the rim to pull the cartridge from the chamber after it is fired.
What Is a Rimfire Cartridge? (Ammunition)
A rimfire cartridge is a metal ammunition cartridge which employs the explosive priming mixture in the rim of the cartridge. This differs from a center fire cartridge which uses a centrally located primer at the base of the cartridge. Centerfire cartridges can be reloaded, while rim fire cartridges cannot.
What Is A Rimless Cartridge?
The term rimless cartridge is a misnomer. Rimless cartridges have a rim but it doesn't protrude out as far as other cartridges. The rim has the same diameter as that of the case body. An undercut is provided on the case adjacent to the rim to provide a feature and surface for the extractor to grip.
What Is A Round Nose Bullet?
A round nose bullet is a bullet with a spherically shaped nose. Round nose bullets tend to feed well in semi-automatic pistols. The rounded tip of the bullet has better aerodynamics than flat point bullets. Round Nose bullets that are made of lead are called "Lead Round Nose" bullets.
What Is A Sear? (Gun)
The sear of a gun is a part of the trigger mechanism that holds the hammer back under the tension of a spring. When the trigger of the gun is pulled, the sear moves and releases the hammer and firing the gun. The sear can be part of the trigger mechanism or a separate part.
What Are Side Shields?
Sideshields are usually clear, see through plastic slip-on shields that add an extra level of safety to existing safety glasses. They cover and protect the side or lateral area of the eyes.
What Is A Slide Cover Plate Of A Glock Pistol?
The slide cover plate of a Glock pistol is the flat cover plate on the back of the Glock slide. The slide cover plate fits into grooves of the slide and is held into place by spring tension. The cover plate must be removed to gain access to the firing pin and extractor components.
What Is The Slide Lock Of A Pistol?
The slide lock of a pistol is the spring loaded lever that locks the slide back after the last round is fired in a magazine. The slide lock may also be used to manually lock open the slide or to close the slide.
What is Smokeless Powder?
Smokeless Powder is a propellant used in firearms. Smokeless powder is not smoke free as the name implies but produces a small amount of smoke as compared to the older black powder that was used previously. Smokeless powder leave a small amount of residue that is non-corrosive. Black powder leaves a heavy, fouling corrosive residue. The invention of smokeless power made possible the development of modern semi-automatic and automatic firearms which would not be able to operate with the corrosive and heavy fouling of the black powder.
What Is A Soft Point Bullet?
A soft point bullet is a jacketed bullet that has the lead core exposed at the nose of the bullet for greater expansion that full metal jacket bullets, but less than that of hollow point bullets. A soft point bullet is also know as a soft nosed bullet and jacketed soft point (JSP).
What Is A Spitzer Bullet?
A spitzer bullet is type of rifle bullet with a pointed tip. It is used in many intermediate and high-powered rifle cartridges. A spitzer bullet is also known as a spire point bullet.
What Does "Taking Up The Slack" Mean?
Taking up the slack is the term used for pulling the trigger to the point where the striker or firing pin is released (where resistance is felt and the trigger "breaks").
What is Trigger Break?
Trigger break is the point at which the striker or firing pin is released and the firearm discharges.
What Is Trigger Finger?
Trigger finger is typically the forefinger of the strong hand used to actuate a trigger, but any finger can be a trigger finger.
What Is Trigger Group?
Trigger group is the entire assembly of a firearm's trigger components.
What Is A Trigger Guard?
The trigger guard is a protective structure surrounding the trigger to prevent the accidental pulling of the trigger.
What Is A Trigger Lock?
A trigger lock is any lock that prevents the trigger from being pulled.
What Is Trigger Overtravel Of A Gun?
Trigger overtravel is the rearward distance that the trigger moves after the sear is released. It's the extra distance that your finger and the trigger moves after the break point.
What Is A Trigger Over-Travel Adjustment Screw?
A trigger over-travel adjustment screw is a screw located on the trigger, the trigger screw or the frame that is used that is used as a mechanical stop and prevents the trigger from moving beyond the trigger break.
What is Trigger Pull?
Trigger pull is the amount of force (expressed in pounds) on a trigger needed to fire a gun.
What is a Trigger Pull Gage?
A trigger pull gage is a mechanical device used to measure trigger pull.
What are Trigger Pull Weights?
Trigger pull weights are a set of metal weights used to measure trigger pull. One end of a wire is attached to the trigger pull weights, the other to the trigger. When enough weight is added the trigger actuates. The total weight used defines the trigger pull the firearm.
What Is Trigger Reach?
Trigger reach is the distance from the front of the trigger to the front of the grip.
What Is A Trigger Return Spring?
The trigger return spring is the spring used to bring the trigger back to it's original position after a firearm is discharged.
What Is A Trigger Safety?
A trigger safety is a mechanical device used to stop the inadvertent pulling of a trigger.
What Is A Trigger Shoe?
A trigger shoe is an accessory that is mechanically added to the blade of the trigger to give the trigger a wider surface area for easier pull. Some trigger shoes are serrated or textured to provide additional grip.
What Is Trigger Slack?
Trigger slack is the amount of movement after the trigger is pressed before resistance is felt. Also called trigger creep and military creep.
What Is A Trigger Stop?
A trigger stop is a mechanical device (over-travel adjustment screw) used to prevent a trigger from traveling beyond the trigger break (point at which the striker or firing pin is released and the firearm discharges).
What Is A Turret Press? (Reloading Ammunition)
A turret press for reloading ammunition is a type or press featuring a rotating turret containing multiple dyes. Each dye in sequence performs a different reloading function with each pull of the press handle. Typically, one dye will shape and resize the casing, another will remove the old primer and install a new one. Other dyes fill the casing with gunpowder, set the bullet depth and crimp the casing.
What Is A Wadcutter? (Bullet)
A wadcutter bullet is a specialty bullet made in the shape of a cylinder and with sharp shoulders. It is used for shooting paper targets. Wadcutters cut a very clean and defined hole in the target reducing scoring errors.
What Is WWB Ammo?
WWB is an acronym for Winchester White Box. It is known for being inexpensive ammunition and us usually sold at Wal-Mart stores.
Glock 19 Specs
Glock 19 specifications page with information about the Glock 19 pistol length, weight, caliber, magazine capacity, width, trigger pull and more.
Glock 23 Specs
Glock 23 specifications page with information about the Glock 23 pistol length, weight, caliber, magazine capacity, width, trigger pull and more.
Glock 38 Specs
Glock 38 specifications page with information about the Glock 38 pistol length, weight, caliber, magazine capacity, width, trigger pull and more.
Glock 25 Specs
Glock 25 specifications page with information about the Glock 25 pistol length, weight, caliber, magazine capacity, width, trigger pull and more.
Glock 32 Specs
Glock 32 specifications page with information about the Glock 32 pistol length, weight, caliber, magazine capacity, width, trigger pull and more.
Glock Extractor
What Is A Glock Extractor? The Glock Extractor is a small spring loaded hooked mechanism that grabs onto the rim of a spent cartridge and removes (extracts) it from the chamber of the gun.
Glock Slide Stop Lever
What Is A Glock Slide Stop Lever? The Glock Slide Lock Lever is the thumb lever on the side of a Glock which locks and holds the slide back after the last round is fired. The slide lock lever may also be used to manually lock open the slide or to release the slide to the forward position.
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Pictures of hand held derringers. The pictures show different views and characteristics of derringers.
Shot Patterns - Bond Derringer Shooting 410 Shot Shell And 45 Long Colt
My friend recently bought a Bond Snake Slayer Derringer for personal protection and now has to decide which type of ammuniiton to use. The Snake Slayer derringer is capable of shooting 45 Long Colt as well as 410 shot shell ammunition.
Winchester 410 PDX1 Supreme Elite Self Defense Ammunition 2-1/2" 3 Disks over 1/4 oz BBs
410 shot shells as home or personal defense ammunition? My friend bought some Winchester PDX1 Supreme Elite 410 Shot Shells to test in his Bond Snake Slayer Derringer to see how manageable they were to shoot (recoil) and to see what type of damage they would do to a paper target 10 feet away.
Winchester Super-X Ammunition 410 Bore 2-1/2" 000 Buckshot 3 Pellets
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Remington Ultimate Home Defense Ammunition 410 Bore 2-1/2" 000 Buckshot 4 Pellets, #410B000HD
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Home Defense Handguns - How To Store Them
Where do you keep your home defense handguns? Do you keep them loaded? Do you keep them locked up? Here are some tips and suggestions as to placement, storage and handling of home defense handguns.
What Is the Best Car Gun?
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Pocket Hand Guns
Advantages of carrying a pocket handgun. You will never lose it because it is always with you, unlike guns that are placed in coats, vests, purses, fanny packs or elsewhere where you may become separated from your firearm.
Lead Poisoning From Shooting Guns
When shooting guns, the only way to get lead poisoning is to get shot. That's what people used to think. Today more is known about lead and the toxic effects it has on the human body. Does firing a gun make you more susceptable to lead poisoning? Will you breath in poisonous lead filled fumes in the air at the shooting range, absorb lead dust through your skin or injest it by mouth?
Can You See A Bullet Fired From A Gun?
Can you see a bullet as it travels from the muzzle of a gun to its target? Sounds ridiculous, but the short answer is YES, under the right conditions.
Bullet To Barrel Size Comparison, 9mm Luger
Did you know that an unfired 9mm bullet will not fit through the barrel of a 9mm gun? Out of curiosity I took an unfired 9mm Luger plated bullet and placed it in the barrel of a 9mm Glock 26 just to see how closely it would fit withing the barrel. I was surprised to find that the bullet would not go into the barrel (see pictures).
Handgun Safety - Gun Safety Rules
Handgun safety rules and regulations. A compilation of handgun safety rules from a variety of sources.
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Winchester .22 Caliber Long Rifle Ammunition Review
I purchased this Winchester 22LR Ammunition online. The first time I took it to the shooting range I tried it out with my Smith & Wesson 22a, Walther P22 and Smith & Wesson 617 Revolver.
Glock Specifications
Glock specifications page with information about Glock pistols including length, weight, caliber, magazine capacity, width, trigger pull and more.
Glock 17 Accessories
Want To Make Your Glock 17 Even better? Here's a list of Glock 17 accessories that will help improve your aim, accuracy and handling of your Glock 17.
Glock 19 Accessories
Want To Make Your GLOCK 19 Even better? Here's a list of Glock 19 accessories that will help improve your aim, accurracy and handling of your Glock 19.
Glock 26 Accessories
Want To Make Your GLOCK 26 Even better? Here's a list of Glock 26 accessories that will help improve your aim, accurracy and handling of your Glock 26.
Glock Subcompact Pistol
The term "Glock subcompact" is a phrases given to Glocks smallest line of handguns. Glocks are designed in four basic styles, standard, compact, subcompact and competition. Each style varies with respect to size, caliber and capacity.
What Is A Trigger Job?
A trigger job is changes made to a firearm's trigger to reduce or eliminate trigger creep and reduce felt pull weight. A good trigger job will increase the accuracy of a firearm by providing a smoother trigger pull and a sudden or crisp trigger break.
Kel-Tec P-3AT .380 ACP Pistol
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Glock Slide
What Is A Glock Slide? The Glock Slide is the spring loaded part of the Glock semi-automatic pistol that moves back and forth as a pistol is fired. It houses the firing pin/striker and extractor. As the slide moves back, the extractor removes the spent cartridge from the chamber. As the slide moves forward a fresh cartridge is pushed from the magazine into the chamber of the barrel.
Glock Barrel #2
Picture of a Glock Barrel.
Glock Recoil Spring Assembly
What Is A Glock Recoil Spring Assembly? The Glock Recoil Spring Assembly is an assembly of components which make up a spring system for returning the slide to battery after the gun has been fired. The recoil spring assembly is typically located in the slide of the gun.
Glock Firing Pin
The Glock firing pin (or striker) is that part of the pistol that moves forward (after you press the trigger) and strikes the primer of the chambered round which in turn ignites the powder and sends the bullet flying out of the barrel of the gun.
Glock Spacer Sleeve
What Is A Glock Spacer Sleeve? A Glock Spacer Sleeve is the black plastic cylindrical part of the firing pin assembly. It keeps the firing pin alligned and restrains the firing pin spring.
Glock Firing Pin Spring
What Is A Glock Firing Pin Spring? The Glock Firing Pin Spring provides the force needed to move the firing pin forward so that it strikes the primer of the chambered round.
Glock Spring Cups
What Are Glock Spring Cups? The Glock Spring Cups are two black plastic "half cups" that when installed on the firing pin, restrain the front end of the firing pin spring.
Glock Firing Pin Safety
What Is A Glock Firing Pin Safety? The Glock Firing Pin Safety of a Glock pistol is a small spring loaded metal plunger that blocks the firing pin channel and prevents the firing pin from moving forward accidentally. When the trigger is pressed the firing pin safety is pushed up and out of the way allowing the firing pin to move forward and hit the primer.
Glock Firing Pin Safety Spring
What Is A Glock Firing Pin Safety Spring? The Glock Firing Pin Safety Spring of a Glock pistol is the spring of the Firing Pin Safety. The safety blocks the firing pin channel and prevents the firing pin from moving forward accidentally.
Glock Extractor Depressor Plunger
The Glock Extractor Depressor Plunger is a spring loaded steel rod withing the slide. It's function is to push against the extractor to give the extractor it's "spring" tension.
Glock Extractor Depressor Plunger Spring
What Is A Glock Extractor Depressor Plunger Spring? The Glock Extractor Depressor Plunger Spring is a spring loaded steel rod withing the slide. It's function is to push against the extractor to give the extractor it's "spring" tension.
Glock Spring Loaded Bearing
What Is A Glock Spring Loaded Bearing? The Glock Spring Loaded Bearing is a small rod shaped bearing that is installed in one end of the extractor depressor plunger spring. It keeps the spring alligned and gives the spring something to push against.
Glock Slide Cover Plate
What Is A Glock Slide Cover Plate? The Glock Slide Cover Plate of a Glock pistol is the flat cover plate on the back of the Glock slide. The slide cover plate fits into grooves of the slide and is held into place by spring tension. The cover plate must be removed to gain access to the firing pin and extractor components.
Glock Rear Sight
What Is A Glock Rear Sight? The Glock Rear Sight is the sight at the back of the Glock pistol.
Glock Front Sight
What Is A Glock Front Sight? The Glock Front Sight is the forward sight (the sight closest to the target) of the Glock pistol.
Glock Magazine Catch Spring
What Is A Glock Magazine Catch Spring? The Glock Magazine Catch Spring is the spring used in conjunction with the magazine catch to hold and lock in the magazine of a gun. A magazine catch spring often takes the form a strip of spring metal.
Glock Magazine Catch
What Is A Glock Magazine Catch? The Glock Magazine Catch is a spring loaded part of a Glock pistol that holds and locks in the magazine of a gun. The magazine catch allows the operator to release and replace the magazine with the press of the catch button.
Glock Slide Lock Spring
What Is A Glock Slide Lock Spring? The Glock Slide Lock Spring is a piece of spring steel that pushed against the slide lock and keeps it in the "up" position locking the slide to the frame.
Glock Slide Lock
What Is A Glock Slide Lock? When installed in a Glock pistol, the visible portion of a Glock Slide Lock are those two little knurled tabs that stick out either side of the Glock frame just above the trigger. You have to pull down on these tabs to field strip or remove the slide of the Glock from the receiver or frame.
What Is A Glock Locking Block?
What Is A Glock Locking Block? The Glock Locking Block is an integral part of the Glock action. It is part of the mechanism that locks the back end of the barrel in a downward angle when the slide returns and allows the next round to be pushed up into the chamber.
Glock Trigger Mechanism With Ejector
What Is A Glock Trigger Mechanism With Ejector? The Glock Trigger Mechanism With Ejector  is one part of a Glock pistol trigger mechanism. It contains the ejector and is connected to the connector and trigger spring.
Glock Connector
What Is A Glock Connector? The Glock Connector of a Glock pistol part of the trigger mechanism. It is a "L" shaped part with one long leg and one short leg. At the end of the long leg there is a raised, angled section and a hook. The connector, along with the trigger spring, determines the trigger pull weight.
Glock Trigger Spring
What Is A Glock Trigger Spring? The Glock Trigger Spring of a Glock pistol is the spring component of the Glock trigger assembly.
Glock Trigger With Trigger Bar
What Is A Glock Trigger With Trigger Bar? The Glock Trigger With Trigger Bar of a Glock pistol is one component of the Glock trigger assembly. It contains the actual trigger (the lever that you press with your finger) and a connecting bar.
Glock Trigger Pin
What Is A Glock Trigger Pin? The  Glock Trigger Pin is a small steel rod (pin) that holds the Glock trigger in the receiver. The Glock trigger pin is the smallest (and furthest to the rear) of the three pins on the Glock frame.
Glock Trigger Housing Pin
What Is A Glock Trigger Housing Pin? The Glock trigger housing pin holds the trigger housing to the Glock frame and is the "fattest" of the three Glock pins. The Glock trigger housing pin is located directly above the trigger.
Glock Magazine Follower
What Is A Glock Magazine Follower? he Glock Magazine Follower of a Glock pistol is the small part part that sits on top of the magazine's spring. It is the part that pushes against the ammunition, forcing the ammunition upward in the magazine.
Glock Magazine Spring
What Is A Glock Magazine Spring? The Glock Magazine Spring the spring that pushes the follower against the ammunition, forcing the ammunition upward in the magazine.
Glock Magazine Floor Plate
What Is A Glock Magazine Floor Plate? The Glock Magazine Floor PlateA magazine is the removable bottom of a Glock magazine.
Glock Magazine Insert
What Is A Glock Magazine Insert? The Glock Magazine Insert of a Glock magazine is a small piece of formed flat plastic that is installed on the bottom end of the magazine spring. The magazine insert mates with the floor plate in the bottom of the magazine.
Glock Magazine Tube
What Is A Glock Magazine Tube? A Glock Magazine Tube of a Glock magazine is the body of the magazine. The magazine tube houses the magazine follower, spring, insert and floor plate.
Glock Locking Block Pin
What Is A Glock Locking Block Pin? The  Glock Locking Block Pin is a small steel rod (pin) that holds the locking block in the receiver.  The Glock Locking Block Pin is one of three pins on the Glock frame.
Trigger Finger Position
Proper Trigger Finger Position.
Fobus GL-2 Standard Paddle Holster with Glock 19

Zombie Head Target
Picture of zombie head.
Glock 17 Specs
Glock 17 specifications page with information about the Glock 17 pistol length, weight, caliber, magazine capacity, width, trigger pull and more.
Glock 19 Field Stripped

Glock 19 Box

Glock 19 Left View

Glock 19 Right View

Glock 19 Magazines & Speed Loader

Glock 26 Specifications
Glock 26 specifications page with information about the Glock 26 pistol length, weight, caliber, magazine capacity, width, trigger pull and more.
Fobus GL-2 Standard Paddle Holster with Glock 26

Taurus TCP Problem Crack In Frame

Taurus TCP 738 Slide Crack

Ruger LCP Receiver Slide

Walther P22 22lr Pistol

Walther P22 Pull Down

Walther P22 Handgun

Walther P22 Field Strip

Walther P22 Pistol

Walther P22 Parts

Walther P22 Slide

Walther P22 Recoil Spring Rod

Walther P22 Field Strip Receiver

Walther P22 Magazine Finger Rest

Carl Walther P22 Field Strip & Cleaning

Walther P22 Parts & Accessories

Walther P22 Barrel Recoil Assembly

Walther P22 5 Inch Barrel

Smith & Wesson Walther P22

Walther P22 22 LR

Walther P22 Field Strip Cleaning Assembly

Walther P22 Cleaning

Carl Walther P22 Field Strip

Walther P22 Magazine Left Side View

Walther P22 Magazine Right Side

Walther P22 Magazine

Walther P22 Magazine Butt Plate

Walther P22 Magazine Spring Catch

Walther P22 Magazine Spring

Walther P22 Magazine Slide Catch

Walther P22 Magazine Components

NAA Black Widow Mini-Revolver

Hi-Point Carbine, Model 995B, 9mm
Picture of a Hi-Point Carbine, Model 995B, 9mm.
Handguns At Home - Glock 19 Loaded

Handguns At Home - Glock 19 With Label

Handguns At Home - Glock 26 Loaded

Homak Gun Box Large Installed In Cabinet

Homak Gun Safe, Large, With Glock 26

9MM Bullet Stuck In Glock 26 Barrel/Muzzle

9MM Luger Factory Bullet Stuck In Glock 26

9MM Luger Factory Bullet Stuck In Chamber Of Glock 26

Gun Lock Installed On A Revolver
Picture of a Gun Lock Installed On A Revolver.
Glock 22 Specs
Glock 22 specifications page with information about the Glock 22 pistol length, weight, caliber, magazine capacity, width, trigger pull and more.
Glock 20 Specs
Glock 20 specifications page with information about the Glock 20 pistol length, weight, caliber, magazine capacity, width, trigger pull and more.
Glock 37 Specs
Glock 37 specifications page with information about the Glock 37 pistol length, weight, caliber, magazine capacity, width, trigger pull and more.
Glock 21 Specs
Glock 21 specifications page with information about the Glock 21 pistol length, weight, caliber, magazine capacity, width, trigger pull and more.
Glock 31 Specs
Glock 31 specifications page with information about the Glock 31 pistol length, weight, caliber, magazine capacity, width, trigger pull and more.
Glock 27 Specs
Glock 27 specifications page with information about the Glock 27 pistol length, weight, caliber, magazine capacity, width, trigger pull and more.
Glock 29 Specs
Glock 29 specifications page with information about the Glock 29 pistol length, weight, caliber, magazine capacity, width, trigger pull and more.
Glock 39 Specs
Glock 39 specifications page with information about the Glock 39 pistol length, weight, caliber, magazine capacity, width, trigger pull and more.
Glock 30 Specs
Glock 30 specifications page with information about the Glock 30 pistol length, weight, caliber, magazine capacity, width, trigger pull and more.
Glock 28 Specs
Glock 28 specifications page with information about the Glock 28 pistol length, weight, caliber, magazine capacity, width, trigger pull and more.
Glock 33 Specs
Glock 33 specifications page with information about the Glock 33 pistol length, weight, caliber, magazine capacity, width, trigger pull and more.
Glock 36 Specs
Glock 36 specifications page with information about the Glock 36 pistol length, weight, caliber, magazine capacity, width, trigger pull and more.
Glock 34 Specs
Glock 34 specifications page with information about the Glock 34 pistol length, weight, caliber, magazine capacity, width, trigger pull and more.
Glock 35 Specs
Glock 35 specifications page with information about the Glock 35 pistol length, weight, caliber, magazine capacity, width, trigger pull and more.
Glock 19 With Extended Slide Stop Lever
Glock 19 with extended slide stop lever, extended magazine release and magazine well.
Glock 19 Slide Removed 2

Cominolli Safety Down Ready To Fire Position

Glock Extened Slide Stop Lever GESSL01 Installed

Cominolli Manual Safety

Cominolli Safety Up Safe Position

Glock Manual Safety Kit Cominolli

Cominolli Glock Manual Safety Kit Parts 2

Glock Manual Safety Kit MSK Installation Instructions Fig 2

Glock Safety Comparison (Manual Safety)

Glock Safety Installation Detail

Glock Safety Installation Close-Up Detail

Cominolli Glock Manual Safety Kit Parts

Cominolli Glock Manual Safety Kit MSK Installation Instructions

Glock Safety Installation On Top Glock

Glock Safety Installation On Left

Glock Safety Installation Detail 2

Glock 19 Slide Disassembly
Picture - Glock 19 Slide Disassembly.
Glock 19 Slide Back Plate

Glock 19 Slide Back Plate Removal

Glock 19 Slide Back Plate Removed

Glock 19 Slide Striker

Glock 19 Slide Plunger Tube

Glock 19 Slide Striker Block Pin

Glock 19 Slide Ejector

Glock 19 Slide Ejector Removed

Glock 19 Slide Striker Block

Glock 19 Slide Striker Block Pin Removed

Glock 19 Slide Parts

Glock 19 Slide Components

Glock Extended Magazine Catch GMC02

Glock Extended Magazine Catch GMC02 Package

Glock 19 Slide Removed

Glock 19 Extended Magazine Catch GMC02 Sand Sharp Edges

Glock Extended Magazine Catch GMC02 Sanded

Glock Extended Magazine Catch Pry Out Spring

Glock Extended Magazine GMC02 Comparison

Glock Extended Magazine GMC02 Difference

Glock Extended Magazine Catch Spring Slot

Glock Extended Magazine GMC02 Installation

Glock Extended Magazine GMC02

Glock Extended Magazine GMC02 Installed

Glock With Extended Magazine GMC02

Glock 19  Magazine Disassembly Tool

Glock Magazine Exploded View Parts

Glock Magazine Disassembly - Install Punch

Glock Magazine Disassembly - Squeeze Body Sides

Glock Magazine Disassembly - Push Punch

Glock Magazine Disassembly - Squeeze

Glock Magazine Floor Plate Removal

Glock Magazine Base Plate Removal

Glock Magazine Spring Capture

Glock 19 Magazine Spring

Glock 19 Magazine With Dirty Well

Glock Magazine Body, Follower, Spring, Insert, Floor Plate - Disassembled

Glock Slide Stop Lever Comparison 2

Glock Slide Stop Lever GESSL01-A Package

Glock Slide Stop Lever Pin Removal

Glock Slide Stop Lever Pin Removed

Glock Slide Stop Lever Location

Glock 19 Problems Are Rare

Glock 26
Picture of a Glock 26.
Glock 26 Recoil Spring Rod Sticking Out

Glock 26 Stuck Recoil Rod Assembly

Glock 26 Recoil Spring Bad Installation

Glock RTF Rough Textured Frame

Glock Box For Glock 19/Glock 26

Glock Case For Glock 19/Glock 26

Reloading Bench And Press
Picture of a Reloading Bench And Press.
Reloading Bench
Picture of a Reloading Bench.
Glock Parts Exploded View
Glock Parts Exploded View.
Mini Glocks - Glocks Small Frame Handguns
The terms "Mini Glock" or "Pocket Glock" are phrases given to Glocks subcompact line of handguns. Glocks come in four basic styles, standard, compact, subcompact and competition. Each style varies with respect to size, caliber and capacity.
Winchester .22 Caliber LR Ammunition
Zoomable picture of Winchester .22 Caliber Long Rifle Ammunition.
Printable Zombie Shooting Target
Free printable zombie shooting target.
Lee Classic Turret Press
Picture of a Lee Classic Turret Press.
Shell Holder 9mm Luger
Close up picture of a Shell Holder 9mm Luger.
Bad Primer Installation
Bad Primer Installation picture.
Bullet Crimp Comparison
Bullet Crimp Comparison picture.
Bullet Crimp Comparison
This picture shows the crimp marks on three 9mm Luger FMJ bullets.
Small Pistol Primer
Close up picture of a Small Pistol Primer.
DeSantis Pocket Holsters Nemisis Compact Auto Back View

9MM Luger Pistol Ammo

Defective 9MM Luger On Table

Protruding 9MM Primer

Misfired Primer 9MM

Dud Primer On Left, Good Primer On Right

Taking Apart 9MM Luger Ammo

Misfired 9MM Luger Components

Smokeless Powder From 9MM Luger

Inside 9MM Luger Case

9MM Luger Case

Bad Primer Removed From 9MM Case

9MM Luger Misfire Primer

Primer Misfire Indent 9MM Luger

9MM Luger Case Inside

Dirty Primer Case Pocket

Primer Hole 9MM Cut-A-Way

Primer Hole Close-Up

Primers Luger 9MM



Limp Wristing (Weak Wristing) When Shooting Guns
The improper gripping of a semi-auto handgun can cause the gun to malfunction. It is usually noticed as a failure to eject of feed. The common term for this is "Limp Wristing".