Bore Axis of Evil

With its beavertail grip safety, this custom 1911 from Coal Creek Armory allows the author to place her hand high on the grip, effectively lowering the bore axis of the pistol without changing its basic geometry.  ...

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A Very Serious Setback

Repeatedly loading and unloading the same round can cause setback, a dangerous condition where the bullet becomes jammed too far into its case, as seen in the center cartridge of this image. Meet Joe Safety. Joe tries very...

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My Bullet’s Nose is Plugged!

Cor-Bon’s Pow’RBall uses a soft polymer plug to fill the nose, giving it a more feed-friendly profile and forcing reliable expansion on impact.   It is pretty easy to make a rifle bullet expand.   At the velocities...

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Don’t Forget Your Jacket

Even practice ammunition has benefited from these newer manufacturing methods, as jacketed bullets are available now in which the whole lead core is completely encapsulated, preventing lead being vaporized from the base and thereby reducing airborne contaminants on...

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Jell-O Shots

Translucent, tough, and consistent, ballistic gelatin provides an industry-wide standard of comparison in penetration tests. Here, Gold Dot and Ranger SXT 9mm bullets hang suspended inside a block that clearly shows their entry dynamics.   JELL-O is a...

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Revolvers Don’t Jam & Other Firearms Myths

Let’s Talk About Firearm Myths… If you’ve been around the shooting sports and self defense community for any length of time, you’ve probably heard your share of firearms myths. At least one person says that you should get a revolver...

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