Blowback vs. Locked Breech Handguns: What’s the Difference?

What is the difference between blowback and locked breech handguns and why does it matter?

GunMagopedia: .45 Colt

The .45 Colt has left a lasting legacy in the gun world and even in 2024, there is plenty the round has to offer. While not as thrifty as more modern semi-auto and revolver cartridges, the .45 makes up for its higher price tag with its sheer versatility.

Open-Bolt vs Closed-Bolt: What’s the Difference?

Understanding the difference between open-bolt and closed-bolt operating systems allows you to understand why the HK MP5 was legendary, how machine guns function so effectively, and why it's tough to find open bolt weapons on the civilian market. We'll dive deep today, and you'll have a fantastic understanding of open-bolt and closed-bolt systems.

Pistol-Caliber Carbines (PCCs) are Kind of Silly

Pistol-caliber carbines aren't useless for home defense. They're not the most effective option, and compared to a 5.56 rifle, most PCCs are a bit inefficient, but they stick and poke deep holes, and I don't doubt you can effectively defend your home with one.

.380 ACP Accuracy: Does Barrel Length Help?

Does barrel length impact the accuracy potential of the .380 ACP cartridge? Probably. Let's take a look.

What in the World is .223 Wylde

The .223 Wylde is a great advancement in the world of AR-15s. We are getting a very versatile option for the vast majority of shooters. Plus, Wylde is a great name for a chambering that does it all. 

9mm Barrel Length: Does It Really Matter?

Does barrel length really matter when it comes to the 9mm Luger cartridge? Maybe. Probably. Let's take a look!

Corrosive Ammunition: To Shoot or Not to Shoot

While running afoul with corrosive ammunition is not the end of the world and it certainly has not happened to every gun owner, it happened to me, and it can happen to you.

Revolvers: Single Action vs Double Action

When choosing a revolver, which is better: single action vs double action? Here's a few of the pros and cons when deciding between which wheelgun type you want and what it will be used for.

.17 HMR: What is It Good For?

Rimfire rounds come and go, and only a few have stood the test of time and thus far the .17 HMR has held up very well. It is not as cheap or as suppressor-friendly as the .22 LR, nor does it pack the sheer foot-pounds of energy of the .22 Magnum. But the flatter trajectory of the .17, on its own, is probably going to be worth the cost of admission when those other rounds might prove lacking. In its niche, accept no substitutes.

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