How do I buy a used handgun? Keep yourself safe and your firearm purchase legal with our short guide to buying a used handgun. There are some great reasons to buy used guns. Used guns and gear, like a nice red dot scope, often get packaged together, providing more bang for your buck than buying all new gun accessories. What is the first step in buying a used handgun? The first step in buying a used handgun is ensuring that you have the correct licenses. It is necessary to have a valid RPAL (Restricted Possession Acquisition License) to obtain a handgun in Canada. To receive an RPAL in Canada, every applicant must complete a certified firearm training course. Gun laws in Canada for restricted firearms are stringent. As a firearm owner, you must have [...]
Parts of a Bullet When most of us think of a bullet, we picture its appearance before it fires out of a gun. However, in reality, a bullet is simply a projectile. It is a small piece of metal that shoots out of the barrel of the gun. Before being fired, all of the combined parts are called the cartridge or the ammunition. Four major components make up a cartridge: The Bullet (or Projectile) The bullet is a small piece of metal that makes up the tip of the round. It is the piece of the cartridge that fires out of the gun. So, what is a bullet made of? It’s often made of materials like copper, steel, lead, polymers, or even rubber. The Casing Sometimes in crime TV shows, people policing their brass [...]
Why does a firearm need cleaning? Over time, firearms can be damaged by buildup, corrosion and rust, and even just regular friction as parts rub together. Regular cleaning can help maintain all the moving parts inside your firearm, stop it from jamming, and keep it functioning for years to come. Buildup Every time a firearm is discharged, minute particles of carbon, lead, copper, steel, or plastic are deposited inside the bore and chamber of a gun. Over time, these particles build up inside the bore. This buildup, also called fouling, causes reduced accuracy and increases the chance of misfiring. How much it affects the gun depends on the type of ammunition used and the quality of the firearm. Too much buildup can cause interruptions in shotgun shot patterns or reduce accuracy in precision rifles. The [...]
This week we are assembling an Radical Firearms AR-15 Rifle. We started with an incomplete lower and, piece by piece, turned it into a fully functioning rifle. By ‘we’ I mean Kyle, because I had no idea where to start. Parts List: UTG PRO AR-15 Position Mil Spec Buffer Tube Hiperfire AR-15 Sharp Shooter Trigger Assembly Anderson Manufacturing Buffer Tube Assembly Kit with Stock Anderson Manufacturing Lower Parts Kit Radical Firearms 10.5” 5.56 Nato Upper with Bolt and Charge Handle Mission First Tactical 30-Round AR-15 Magazine (pinned to 5) Ergo AR-Wedge (Don't see the part you're looking for? Contact us and we can order it!) One of the first tips Kyle gave me for assembling any sort of firearm is to be very careful because once a spring or pin falls on the floor, it [...]
Whether you are new to guns or simply new to using the shooting range, many people experience going to the range for the first time. There is likely a wave of emotions that occur as you prepare and once you are there, you are likely to be a little nervous. Our experts explain what to expect when you go to the range for the first time to help you feel more comfortable.
Good maintenance and cleaning habits help you get to know your gun better and have more confidence in its performance at the range. For a basic fundamental firearm cleaning, follow these five quick steps.
While the actual cleaning of your gun is a fairly simple chore, it definitely helps when you use the right equipment. Here’s a quick rundown of the items you need to clean your firearm, whether it’s a handgun, rifle or shotgun.
Having a great day at the gun range starts with having your range bag packed correctly with all of the items you need to create a successful shooting experience. Covering the bare essentials, we have broken down exactly what you need to be safe, prepared and ready to have fun at the gun range.