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Handguns

Some Frequently Asked Questions about Firearms

What is an FFL? FFL stands for Federal Firearms License. Established to implement the Federal Firearms Act of 1938, there are several types of FFLs, covering various aspects of firearm transaction. All firearm manufacturers and dealers who ship or receive guns require an FFL to conduct business.

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Learning to Shoot

Shooting is one of America’s favorite hobbies. It can take on many forms, including casual target practice, hunting, school trapshooting sports, advanced competitive shooting and firearm education. No matter the discipline, there is always that ‘first time’ that someone gets to handle and use a firearm. So what things should you bear in mind when you consider becoming a participant in the shooting arts?

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Home Defense – Optics, Lasers and Lights…

Most well-rounded home defense plans take every possible scenario into consideration, and include options to mitigate any potential crisis before or while it occurs. Modern technology enables the deployment of sophisticated home security systems, including intrusion detection, video surveillance and remote operation. If nefarious activity can be detected early in the process, it is likely further escalation can be averted. Investigation and criminal prosecution can also be enhanced by facilitating better identification of criminals and their actions.

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Things to consider with Concealed Carry

If you currently possess or intend to acquire a permit to carry a gun, a common question that often arises is “what is the best handgun for concealed carry?” A number of topics must be considered to make an educated and appropriate decision.

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What is the Best Firearm for Home Defense?

Being able to defend your family within your home in the worst case scenario such as armed robbery or home invasion is critical. The hope is to never find yourself or your loved ones in such a situation, but if you do, are you prepared?

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The Second Amendment

"A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed..." - Thomas Jefferson

These carefully crafted words define the natural rights of American citizenry to self-defense and resistance to oppression, internal or external, and the civic duty to act in the defense of the state should that become necessary.

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Guns – Why Pay Full Price?

Firearms are generally not inexpensive. They are an investment in personal security, any number of shooting sports, and your 2nd Amendment right to bear arms. Depending on the firearm, they can range from several hundreds to several thousands of dollars. If well taken care of, they hold their value and last a lifetime or more, as evident from specimens that may have been around during World War I and still function flawlessly today.

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Picking the Right Ammunition

If you have ever stood in the ammunition aisle of your favorite firearms dealer and wondered which of the many choices are best for your particular gun, you are not alone. Not only is there a variety of brands, there is also a diverse range of specs – different bullet weights, various bullet types, specific primers, brass or steel cases – the list goes on.

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The Venerable Revolver

A revolver is defined as a repeating handgun that has a revolving cylinder containing multiple chambers for ammunition and at a barrel for firing. The rounds may be fired by cocking a hammer manually for each shot or by pulling the trigger rearward repetitively to advance the revolving cylinder. These mechanics are known as single-action or double-action. Single-action revolvers can only be fired by cocking the hammer and then releasing it with the trigger. Single/double action revolvers still have an exposed hammer that can be cocked, facilitating either style of shooting, while others enclose the mechanism entirely in the body of the firearm, making them double-action only. It comes down to a matter of preference mostly, but having the single-action capability is typically favored by people who hunt or shoot competitively, as it take far less effort to drop the hammer with the trigger than having to pull the trigger through both phases of the action.

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Revolver vs. Semi-Auto

A revolver is a type of handgun that has a revolving cylinder containing multiple chambers for cartridges and a barrel for firing them. Each time the trigger is pulled, the cylinder advances to the next chamber and the round is fired. Depending on caliber, most revolvers have a capacity of anywhere from 5 to 10 rounds of ammunition. Once all rounds are expended, the cylinder can be flipped open to extract the spent casings and insert new ammunition.

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