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Trending: Best Places to Buy Ammo Online and [Buyer's Guide] 7 Best AR-15s Want to learn all about the most popular rifle calibers? You’re in the right place! Common Rifle Calibers We have too many calibers to properly label…so I’ve broken it down into two parts. Popular Rifle Calibers, Part I And now onto the bigger boys… Popular Rifle Calibers, Part II We’ll cover pros/cons, average price, recoil, and recommended ammo for a bunch of popular rifle calibers. Plus for the ones we shoot regularly…some short video clips! Table of Contents Loading.

Rifle Caliber Guide [Definitive Guide+Videos]

Rifle Caliber Guide [Definitive Guide+Videos]Trending: Best Places to Buy Ammo Online and [Buyer's Guide] 7 Best AR-15s Want to learn all about the most popular rifle calibers? You’re in the right place! Common Rifle Calibers We have too many calibers to properly label…so I’ve broken it down into two parts. Popular Rifle Calibers, Part I And now onto the bigger boys… "Popular Rifle Calibers" , Part II We’ll cover pros/cons, average price, recoil, and recommended ammo for a bunch of popular rifle calibers. Plus for the ones we shoot regularly…some short video clips! Table of Contents Loading... What Does Caliber Mean? Now let’s get some easy terminology out of the way… Caliber is the size of the bullet’s diameter and can be measured in both imperial (inches) and metric (mm) units.  If it doesn’t say mm after, it’s likely in inches (because ‘Murica). 5.56 vs 9mm vs 7.62×51 And for terminology’s sake…a “bullet” is just the metal projectile while the entire thing is called a “cartridge” or “round.” Parts of a Bullet Cartridge And a 9mm deconstructed in real life… Deconstructed 9mm Cartridge Here are the definition and units of some of the things we’ll be using to compare the different calibers. Bullet weight : Measured in grains (gr) where 7000 grains make up a pound…so it’s a really small unit. Velocity : Speed of the bullet in feet/sec Energy : Measured in Joules (J), a rough approximation for the power of the round Popular Rifle Calibers Guide Let’s get to it with our first part… Popular Rifle Calibers, Part I Now…there’s A LOT of calibers we’re going through.  And some are more popular than others.  I’ll highlight those with an underline in the header. .22LR .22LR Round This tiny low-recoiling round is popular for both rifles and pistols. Called the “twenty-two” long rifle, it’s a “ rimfire ” cartridge instead of “centerfire” because the firing pin hits the rim of the case instead of…the center. Centerfire vs Rimfire Primer Here are some fired versions… Rimfire vs Centerfire Primer Strike The .22 long rifle is probably the most popular rifle round out there. Its small size and high velocity make it ideal for hitting small game like squirrels at range, and its low recoil makes it a great round for beginners and children who want to shoot but don’t want the shoulder bruises that come with a larger round. Here it is in a .22LR pistol… It’s even less recoiling in a rifle (Ruger 10/22 shown). Usually reserved for target shooting or small pests, that doesn’t mean it’s not deadly to human targets either.  The small caliber bullets tend to bounce around inside a body, follow bones, and wreak havoc. Take a look at our Best .22LR Ammo: Accuracy, Plinking, and Hunting. .22LR (CCI vs Winchester vs Super Colibri) Bullet Weight: 30-40 gr Velocity: 1200-1600 ft/s Energy: 140-160 J Price Per Round: ~7 cents .17 HMR Newer to the game than most cartridges, the .17HMR (Hornady Magnum Rimfire) is an ultra-light bullet designed to be as flat a trajectory as possible for a rimfire round. .17 HMR Round This is a cartridge that has room to grow in many ways. Flat shooting trajectory makes it great for precision shooters while the energy downrange is also good enough for varment hunters looking to put down small game. Either way – a great option with dozens of loadings available.  And it packs way more oomph than the .22LR! .22LR vs .17 HMR Learn everything about it in our .17 HMR [Guide]: Best Ammo & Guns ! Bullet Weight: 17-20 gr Velocity: 2350-2650 ft/s Energy: 330 J Price Per Round: ~18 cents 5.7 FN A new-ish round for personal defense developed by FN Herstal to fly through soft body armor like a hot knife through butter. 5.7 FN Round It does this with a small projectile going incredibly fast . Unfortunately it’s only really chambered for two FN guns…the Five-SeveN handgun… Five-SeveN with Ammo and Mag And the P90 rifle… P90 with an STT Operator With the rifle you get an ammo capacity of 50 rounds in a funky magazine.  But as a civilian you can’t go full auto or get the armor piercing rounds.  So ehh… Bullet Weight: 40 gr Velocity: 2300 ft/s Energy: 500 J Price Per Round: ~50 cents .30 Carbine .30 Carbine Round Blast to the past! Not super common nowadays, but it was the ammo for the M1 carbine back in WWII and up to the Korean War. M1 Carbine by Auto-Ordnance ( full review ) Pretty low recoil and really fun to shoot in the M1 if you get a chance. Bullet Weight: 110 gr Velocity: 2000 ft/s Energy: 1300 J Price Per Round: ~40 cents .300 Blackout (BLK) .300 BLK 123gr vs 200gr The “three-hundred blackout” is a new-ish round (2011) that aimed to put the larger .30 caliber bullet (such as the AK-47) into the AR platform that normally took .22 caliber bullets. .300 BLK vs 7.62x39mm And also to offer great suppression abilities and the use of current magazines. Recoil is pretty similar to the regular soft-shooting 5.56x45mm of the AR-15. If you’re looking for .300 BLK ammo or uppers, we got you covered. Bullet Weight: 125 gr Velocity: 2200 ft/s Energy: 1360 J Price Per Round: ~70 cents 7.62x39mm The 7.62x39mm cartridge is a Russian round designed for use in the venerable AK-47 and SKS rifles. Assorted 7.62×39 (FMJ, Open, Soft, FMJ) With the importation of these rifles to the U.S., the 7.62x39mm has become a popular round, and some bolt-action rifles, notably from CZ, and semi-autos like the Ruger Mini-30 use it. The round is large enough for a medium-sized game such as deer and more than adequate for self-defense. Moderate recoil and moderate range but great knockdown power. Especially when compared to the 5.56/.223 AR round coming up soon. 5.56 vs 7.62x39mm Check out the Best 7.62×39 Ammo article. Bullet Weight: 123 gr Velocity: 2400 ft/s Energy: 2180 J Price Per Round: ~20 cents .224 Valkyrie A very new round from Federal that used the AR-15 platform and could reach 100 yards. .224 Valkyrie Swap out your upper, get a 6.8 SPC magazine (ok a little annoying) and you’re ready to go. 90 gr American Eagle .224 Gold Medal Match You can shoot it all day without bruising your shoulder and even I was able to get 1000 yards semi-consistently.  Those better skilled shooters were hitting 1250 around me. PSA .224 Valkyrie Shooting However, the round was initially plagued with ammo problems which are now fixed. Federal American Eagle 90 gr vs 75 gr .224 Valkyrie Learn more in our Complete .224 Valkyrie Guide . Bullet Weight: 60-90 gr Velocity: 2600-3500 ft/s Energy: 2000 J Price Per Round: ~45 cents 5.56x45mm or .223 Remington 5.56 Round Finally! The standard caliber of the M-16, M-4, and the civilian AR-15. 5.56x45mm (five-five-six) is a NATO round and is normally loaded a little “hotter” than the civilian .223 (two-two-three) even though the two are dimensionally the same. Extremely accurate and soft shooting . Larger than a .22lr, but not by much, many states don’t allow hunters to use .223 on large game like deer because it’s considered inhumane. 5.56 vs 9mm vs 7.62×51 It’s used, therefore, more as a varmint round used to kill prairie dogs at long range or predators such as coyotes. There’s also a lot of military and accurate available although the standard is 55 gr. 5.56 (55gr vs 77gr) Best AR-15 Ammo: Home Defense & Range for more information Deconstructed 5.56 XM855 Round (Penetrator) Bullet Weight: 55-77 gr Velocity: 3100 ft/s Energy: 1770 J Price Per Round: ~25 cents What’s your take on the super popular 5.56? Readers' Ratings 4.84/5 (288) Your Rating? 6.8 SPC A name almost as long as the story that created the cartridge, the 6.8 Remington Special Purpose Cartridge was designed for the United States Military as an intermediate step between 5.56 NATO and 7.62 NATO. 6.8 SPC While the history behind this cartridge is totally worth reading, you’ll have to take a look at our dedicated article for that! The short version of the story is that while it performed well in field testing among Special Forces units in Iraq and Afganistan, it never saw wide adoption in any form. But the 6.8 SPC lives on in the civilian world due to its power and range offered in an AR-15 platform, much like the 6.5 Grendel. Bullet Weight: 85-120 gr Velocity: 2500 ft/s Energy: 2000 J Price Per Round: ~60 cents 6.5 Grendel Ever growing in popularity with long range shooters looking to get the most out of their AR-15 rifles, the 6.5 Grendel delivers supersonic speeds well past 1,000 yards. 6.5 Grendel Because of the precision and wide range of bullet options the Grendel is also a great option for hunters, especially since it proves to be capable of dropping deer with ease out to 300+ yards using a 12.5″ barrel! Take a look at the Best 6.5 Grendel Uppers . Bullet Weight: 90-130 gr Velocity: 2700 ft/s Energy: 2500 J Price Per Round: ~80 cents .458 SOCOM As the name suggests, the .458 SOCOM was designed by US Special Operations members as an alternative caliber for the M4/M16 rifle. .458 SOCOM (500gr) Born out of the lessons learned by the Rangers and Delta teams in Operation Gothic Serpent, .458 SOCOM is a heavy beast of a cartridge designed to deliver a huge amount of power on target, roughly equivalent to a light .45-70! .47-70 Government (405gr) Firing a bullet at least 5 times heavier than standard 55gr 5.56 NATO, .458 SOCOM was designed to be 100% compatible with standard M4/M16 rifles – including magazines! The only things required are a new barrel, bolt, and slightly enlarged ejection port. Although it never saw service with US Armed Forces, the concept behind the .458 SOCOM lives on in the .300 AAC Blackout. .458 SOCOM offers civilian shooters a great option for big bore shooting out of an AR-15, perfect for hunting T-Rexs or other dangerous game! RIP shoulder and wallet though… Bullet Weight: 250-600 gr Velocity: 1000-2200 ft/s Energy: 1800-3500 J Price Per Round: ~$2.00 Whew…we’re basically halfway there…now onto Part II. Popular Rifle Calibers, Part II .30-30 Winchester There is a popular saying that more deer have been killed by the .30-30 in North America than all other cartridges combined. .30-30 Winchester And really, we believe it! Introduced all the way back in 1895, the .30-30 is one of the oldest center fire smokeless cartridges still in production today. Normally found in lever-action rifles, this great-great-granddaddy of a round delivers a lot more knockdown power than most people give it credit for. Check out the Best .30-30 Ammo and the Best Lever Action Rifles ! Bullet Weight: 110-170 gr Velocity: 2400 ft/s Energy: 2400 J Price Per Round: ~75 cents Bullet weights range from 110gr up to 170gr with velocities averaging around 2,400-2,500ft/s. Perfect for stalking deer in the woods! 6mm Creedmoor The 6mm Creedmoor (CM) is simply 6.5 Creedmoor necked down and with a smaller bullet. 6mm Creedmoor What this offers shooters is a lighter recoiling, faster-moving round that is winning championship marksman competitions the world over! Still new to the world of shooting, 6mm has a lot of growth potential as shooters learn more about it and test it in new applications.  Although, it is already clear that it shines brightest as a long range precision shooter’s competition cartridge. Bullet Weight: 85-130 gr Velocity: 3000 ft/s Energy: 2800 J Price Per Round: ~$1.20 .243 Winchester Introduced in 1955, .243 Winchester opened the doors for cartridges based on the popular .308/7.62 NATO necked down to smaller bores. .243 Winchester Designed for varmint hunting and target shooting, .243 Win is popular due to its age and capability as a cartridge both for precision and for its flat trajectory…but it is an older cartridge that is starting to show its age. While .243 Win will have a special place for hunters looking to harvest game at medium ranges, for target shooters the .243 Win has been almost completely replaced by the higher BC 6mm Creedmoor. Bullet Weight: 58-105 gr Velocity: 3000-4000 ft/s Energy: 2700 J Price Per Round: ~60 cents .45-70 Government Named “Government” because it was developed at the US Army’s Springfield Armory in 1873. .47-70 Government (405gr) It’s a big boy round…or more specifically…a big buffalo round.  Check it out compared to the (now) tiny 5.56… Black Hills .45-70 vs 5.56 And it packs a wallop… Nowadays you’ll find them in some lever-action guns.  Check out our review of the Henry .45-70 . Henry .45-70 Case Hardened There’s a wide range of bullet weight, velocity, and energy… Bullet Weight: 250-405 gr Velocity: 1500-2000 ft/s Energy: 2300-4600 J Price Per Round: ~$1.25 7.62x51mm or .308 Winchester 7.62x51mm The big brother of the 5.56, the “seven-six-two” NATO round is used by the US military and the .308 “three-oh-eight” is its civilian equivalent. 5.56 vs 7.62×51 But this time, the .308 is usually the hotter round. Deconstructed 7.62×51 Round Much more recoil than the 5.56 but with extended range and knockdown power. Plus tons of choices for ammo. Assorted 7.62x51mm (MEN 147gr, PPU 165gr, PPU 180gr, Gold Medal 168gr There are very few animals this round won’t take down and it’s also the de facto sniper round the world over. PSA AR-10 .308 Check out Best 7.62×51 Ammo and also Best AR-10s for the AR platform chambered in 7.62×51. Bullet Weight: 147-175 gr Velocity: 2600-2700 ft/s Energy: 3300-3500J Price Per Round: ~75 cents 6.5 Creedmoor One of the military’s newest calibers ! 6.5 Creedmoor And for good reason…it gives awesome long distance precision without insane recoil/blowback. And when does it go subsonic? 1300 yards . That’s why both the military and competition shooters love the 6.5 CM. I was able to hit 1000 yards semi-easily with a 6.5 Creedmoor from PSA ( full review ) and I’m not an excellent shot. HBH Going Long Distance It’s getting more and more popular so there’s plenty of loads too. Assorted 6.5 Creedmoor (L to R: Federal FMJ, Soft 129gr, Ballistic Tip 120gr, Gold Medal 140gr) Check out our 6.5 Creedmoor Guide for the best ammo and guns. Bullet Weight: 120-140 gr Velocity: 2700-3000 ft/s Energy: 3000 J Price Per Round: ~70 cents 7.62x54mmR Russian cartridge that is still in military issue today. 7.62x54R Popular for their sniper rifles, the 7.62 “Russian” (the R actually stands for rimmed and not Russian), is hard hitting with a good amount of recoil. When you hear this round mentioned, there is one rifle that is always associated with it: the Mosin Nagant.  Surplus makes it cheap to shoot such a large caliber though. Bullet Weight: 150-181 gr Velocity: 2500-2800 ft/s Energy: 3600 J Price Per Round: ~60 cents .270 Winchester Many have a special place in their hearts for .270 Winchester as their first deer rifle caliber. .270 Winchester Knocking down deer since the early 1920s, .270 Win is basically .30-06 necked down from .30 cal to .277 cal. This gives you the bullet options for everything 7mm with the case and action length of .30-06! The .30-30 might be the grim reaper of deer, but I suspect the .270 Win is a close second due to the flat shooting of the round and the real power it can push behind it. Bullet Weight: 90-150 gr Velocity: 3000 ft/s Energy: 3500 J Price Per Round: ~$1.00 .30-06 Springfield .30-06 Springfield The .30-06 (thirty-ought-six) began life as the .30 Government and was made the primary U.S. military round in 1906 (hence the “06” in the name). Though it was eventually replaced by the 7.62x51mm round in the military after 50+ years, the 06 remains a popular bolt-action hunting round capable of killing any animal in North America given its tremendous knockdown power and range. With great power comes great recoil, and a pretty steep price per round. Bullet Weight: 150-200 gr Velocity: 2500-2900 ft/s Energy: 2800-3000 J Price Per Round: ~$1.50 .338 Lapua Magnum .338 Lapua Everyone likely says it wrong…it’s “LAH-poo-uh” instead of “lah-POO-uh” but everyone agrees it’s a big hard hitting round. One that got the then-new record for the longest confirmed sniper kill at 2707 yards in Afghanistan. Check it out when compared to the huge 30-06 Springfield! .338 Lapua vs .30-06 Black Tip Bullet Weight: 200-300 gr Velocity: 2800-3400 ft/s Energy: 5000 J Price Per Round: ~$2.50 .50 BMG No rifle caliber guide is complete without the big boy “fifty-cal” BMG (Browning Machine Gun). .50 BMG Manageable when you’re standing and with a suppressor! It puts everything else to shame with its immense size difference.  Let’s zoom out to show proper perspective. Common Calibers in Room Super long range, knockdown ability, and recoil in the form of everything from machine guns to sniper rifles. If you ever need to take down a T-Rex at 1,500 yards – this is the round you want. Bullet Weight: 647-800 gr Velocity: 2800-3000 ft/s Energy: 18,000 J Price Per Round: ~$3.00 Conclusion So there you have it, our guide to some common rifle calibers. Anything we missed that you really think should be here?  Check out the most Popular Handgun Calibers as well as How Bullets Work . Popular Pistol Calibers

Tips to consider while purchasing rifle scope

Tips to consider while purchasing rifle scope

An Optic is arguably the single most important accessory for a firearm. After all, you can’t expect to hit a target if you can’t see it fully and clearly. With the increased visibility provided by the right optics for your particular firearm, you’ll have a much greater chance of solidly hitting your target. It’s easy to feel confused when buying a best rifle scope or other shooting optics for the first time. What do all the numbers mean? Is bigger always better? The market is literally flooded with hundreds of different scopes with varying powers, settings and features. However, choosing the right rifle scope starts with identifying your needs. If you’re looking for a new scope for your hunting rifle , then you’ll likely want one that’s capable of gathering as much light as possible. Deer and other big game can be the most active during the early morning and late afternoon hours, which happens to be when sunlight is limited. A rifle scope will illuminate the view of your target much better than the human eye in the same setting. Although the “normal” rifle scope isn’t technically considered night-vision, it does help to collect more illumination in semi-dark conditions. In addition to a rifle scope’s light gathering ability, you should also be aware of its magnification power. A higher magnification power allows for viewing targets at longer distances. Remember, though, just because you’re able to see a target at a certain distance doesn’t automatically mean your rifle is capable of hitting it at that distance. Most rifle scopes will have a label like 3x9x50, which means it operates at 9x magnifications and features an objective leans of 50mm. A bigger objective lens is usually preferred by most hunters, as it gives them a broader (wider) view at the target area. Some rifle scopes will feature an adjustable magnification power , which allows the user to raise or lower magnification based on the target’s distance. For instance, a rifle scope labeled 4.5x14x50 allows the user to adjust the magnification power by 14 times. It’s important to note that the higher magnification power a rifle scope has the less light it will gather. A common mistake hunters make is to choose a rifle scopes based on its magnification power alone. The truth is, however, that you don’t need a strong magnification power when you’re hunting in dense woods. A solid 3 or 4 power is all it takes to provide a crystal-clear view of your game, while also giving you a high level of light retention. In fact, when hunting in a more dense setting you might actually want to use binoculars instead of your rifle scope. This helps to minimize movement and allows for quicker response time when spotting your target. A rangefinder is also another useful tool when hunting game in open areas at long distances. Many people don’t realize just how much gravity affects a bullet’s trajectory at long distances. Unless the “gravity factor” is taken into account, the bullet isn’t going to hit the target; at least not where you aim. A rangefinder will help you compensate for gravity, or bullet drop by giving you an accurate distance to your target. You can then use this distance measurement to adjust where on the target you should put your scope’s reticle. by kennblanchard This post first appeared on http://blackmanwithagun.com Consider subscribing to our http://podcast.blackmanwithagun.com https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/black-man-with-a-gun/id267726144

Best Shotgun for Any Situation: The Top 20 List

Best Shotgun for Any Situation: The Top 20 List

Shotguns are an incredible firearm. They are perfect for just about anything, from hunting any game, to military or home defense. There are hundreds of makes and models to choose from, so finding the best shotgun for your needs can be difficult. In this article we looked at the top 20 shotguns that are ideal for any situation. Best Shotgun for Home Defense &; Best Tactical Shotgun Tactical shotguns are the ideal firearm for home defense as they are best at close range, and come in an array of styles and options. The best tactical shotguns will be simple to use, utilize the most practical defensive abilities, and be versatile enough to adapt to an array of situations. Typically they use shorter barrel lengths, and are made from lightweight composite material. They will also have an intimidation factor beyond just making a deafening bang. Most have an aggressive look to them, can be equipped with aggressive parts, or they are pump action which deliver the unforgettable and ever heart stopping sound of racking a 12 gauge shell into the chamber. Here’s a look at the top 5 tactical shotguns overall and for home defense. 1. Remington 870 Express Tactical​ The Remington 870 Express Tactical is a fantastic home defense shotgun. Of course the Remington 870 is a fantastic all around shotgun to begin with, but this specific model is simplistic, reliable, and can be easily customized. This makes a great home defense choice because you can easily add accessories such as lights or red dot sights , and it’s easy to clean and operate. This pump action shotgun is smooth and comfortable with an adjustable stock, ghost ring sights, and a magazine extension. ​That’s of course not to mention that the Remington 870 is one of the most produced and popular shotguns on the market with over ten million having been built. Whether it’s the aggressive looks, its powerfully solid design, the fact that it is essentially a combat gun, or for whatever other reason you choose the Express Tactical , you will not be disappointed. The 870 is also well suited for a pistol grip add on, versus its counterpart, Mossberg 590. 2. Mossberg 590 SP​ The Mossberg 590 SP is the tactical version of the second most popular shotgun in America, the Mossberg 500 which is undoubtedly one of the most dependable firearms to date. This is a very well built and rugged shotgun that was even adopted in 1987 by the Marines. It is super versatile, being excellent for home defense, combat, or even hunting. There are several versions and options to choose from with numerous after market accessories that you can add making it appealing to any kind of shooter. ​This pump shotgun is slightly more durable than the Remington 870 and will last you a lifetime. It aught too, especially since the Marine Corps still use it. 3. Catamount Fury II​ If you are looking for the most aggressively devastating and effective tactical shotgun at close range, then look no further than the Catamount Fury II. This is one heck of a tactical shotgun. Yes, it is a Chinese firearm, but trust me when I say this shotgun delivers. You may have to try out some different shells to find the one that works best with this firearm but it’s worth it. This is an intimidating magazine fed, semi-auto shotgun that is easily customized and comes ready to be equipped with a battle ax. If that is not home-defense I don’t know what is. This is quick to shoot and great to handle, with a lightweight cut-out stock and an AK-47 like grip. It’s comfortable, intimidating, and just plain scary in up-close encounters as it can reload almost as fast as it can dispense ammunition into a target. ​Not too mention this is going to be one of the best budget tactical shotguns while taking into consideration all it offers. 4. Winchester SXP Marine Defender​ Although not quite as popular as the Remington 870, the Winchester SXP is designed after the Model 12 and 1200 which has been a staple shotgun for decades. It has been the go to choice for police, home defense, and even was used in the jungles during the Vietnam war . It is rugged, reliable, and best of all it is very affordable. At around $300.00 this is the best shotgun for the money. The SXP also now comes with an array of upgraded features such as rail attaching accessories, and a variety of chokes. It also utilizes upgraded recoil reducing properties. Combine that with the shorter barrel length, the lightweight composite build, and the smooth pump action, this gun can be fired rapidly and accurately by just about anyone. It is a great choice for all types of shooters, and is absolutely fantastic for home defense.​ 5. Saiga-12​ The Russian born and bred Saiga-12 is the most powerful and effective home defense weapon around. It is also one of the best for competition shooting. It is highly accurate and highly deadly. This is a box magazine fed, gas operated shotgun that has the rotating bolt design just like other Kalashnikov rifles such as the AK-47. It is traditionally fully automatic, but of course can be found in the legal semi-auto form as well. It is fairly easily operated and maintained, while being easily customized with an array of parts to choose from. This makes each Saiga-12 unique. ​Overall this is a very well built, very durable, and very rewarding shotgun. it has been designed by a very reliable Russian company that has consistently created great products. ​Although you can still find them, they are becoming more of a commodity among avid shooters. This is due to some bureaucratic nonsense and president initiating an executive order which has banned all importation of Russian Izhmash products, including the Saiga-12. ​*My personal opinion. Although the Saiga-12 is a great choice, due to the legalities around it I would suggest checking out the deadly AA-12 shotgun which is very similar, and even outranks the Saiga-12 in various aspects. Overall Hunting Most shotguns are designed for a specific use, or their versatility comes in so many forms, choosing a universal shotgun for hunting an array of game can actually be difficult. Of course this directly depends on how many different types of game your trying to hunt with one multipurpose shotgun. Some things to look for are long term reliability, quality and typical lifetime (wood lasting longer with excessive wear and use), and how simplistic the overall mechanical design is. For those of you who like the idea of being able to hunt almost any game with one weapon, here are the top three universal hunting shotguns. 6. Remington 870​ After being introduced in the early 1950’s the remington 870 has become the most popular shotgun in the United States. It is extremely well built and utilized by professional shooters, police, military personnel, and hunters. With a multitude of gauge, barrel, stock and other options, this is a fantastic all around hunting shotgun. With the right barrel you can shoot bigger game with slugs or any kind of bird with a tight or wide pattern choke. This shotgun was designed to hunt a variety of game and be very accurate when shooting targets. ​This is a relatively inexpensive shotgun that will last you a lifetime if taken care of. It is built with grade A material whether you choose synthetic or wood. Purchase a Remington 870 and you will be one happy hunter. Contents Best Shotgun for "Home Defense &" ; "Best Tactical Shotgun" 1. Remington "870 Express Tactical​" 2. Mossberg 590 SP​ 3. Catamount Fury II​ 4. Winchester SXP Marine Defender​ 5. Saiga-12​ Overall Hunting 6. Remington 870​

Have Mil Spec barrels become below average?

Have Mil Spec barrels become below average?

It’s a competitive market. Your choice for barrel companies has expanded exponentially since the AWB sunset. Who do you give your money to? We obviously have different shooting goals in mind, but a big part of the popularity of the AR belies its abilities as a do all rifle. The match 16 inch barrel is at home on the target range as it is capable of defending you and your loved ones in times of duress. For a long time the military has required a tough, chrome lined, 5.56 nato chambered rifle to ensure barrel longevity and reliability in combat conditions. For a long time, the civilian market has usurped the capabilities of traditional mil-spec barrels. Mil Spec Barrels are so Blasé… ? Let’s break down the problem. The Mil Spec barrel is capable of 1.5-2.0 minutes of angle and is built from tough steel to make sure it survives high volume fire and gives uncle sam a good use out of his money. The problem is that Mil-Spec barrels are not quite pertinent to civilians who may put several thousands down the pipe a year, and almost none in full automatic fire. As a civilian, the quality vs price of mil-spec barrels has been skewed by any number of barrel manufacturers who have produced low-cost, reliable, and very accurate barrels compared to the more expensive “better than mil-spec” cold hammer forged counterparts. Retailing at a whopping $289 for a naked DD barrel, and slapping you in the face at $300 plus dollars for a BCM pipe (with no gas tube, no gas block, nothing) it begs to question weather “mil-spec” or other high-end 5.56 “combat worthy” barrels are actually worth it to the civilian shooter. Here is a very good test done by MOLON at AR15.com. It highlights a 14.5 inch BCM barrel that retails for around $309 dollars. In this test, we see that the BCM barrel has some interesting groupings in that several shots are tight and touching, while others go wild. It all boils down to a 1.5-2 MOA barrel. People in the thread are taken back by the price for performance. In all honesty, the barrels accuracy is acceptable and certainly meets the militaries specs. Surely you can defend yourself with that barrel, and it’s a CHF barrel from a well respected manufacturer of solid rifles. It’s even capable of hitting a man sized target at 500+ yards. So what’s wrong? The civilian market has given us higher expectations at a lower cost, that’s what’s the matter. In this current marketplace, you can find many barrel assemblies whose manufacturers guarantee 1 MOA or less in accuracy. In this marketplace, you can find quality barrels from $120 to $235 dollars with gas blocks installed and accuracy performance that meets or exceeds the mil-spec criteria. The question is, are these cheaper barrels “combat” worthy? After all, that’s why you would buy a BCM, because you want a no shit rifle that’s going to work. Right? Don’t we all? The problem is, as civilians, we follow the mil-spec mantra and have done so for a long time. Now that the war on terror has slowed down, manufacturers have turned towards the civilian markplace by offering very unique, designer components and quality components that are affordable for the working man. We all want a combat ready rifle. The reality is that we won’t be capable of abusing a barrel like the military can. We don’t need 5.56 chambered chrome lined, CHF barrels for a reliable weapon. We have many reliable and accurate barrels chambered in .223 Wylde which is in many ways superior for civilian use over 5.56; it reduces the long throat and lets the projectile engage the rifling sooner and in a more consistent manner. It certainly isn’t mil-spec, but for civilians it’s a smarter choice with accuracy benefits. We also have Melonite which has been part of the drive in reducing barrel costs, yet giving us a very consistent, accurate product with a long barrel life. The game is changing. Melonited Ballistic Advantage 16 inch Middy If your rifle is stored ready to go, what is the likelihood that in the wildest SHTFantasy that you will be able to shoot out that barrel? In any circumstance where you may use the rifle to defend life and limb (or liberty), what will be more important, having a barrel with a higher degree of accuracy and precision to aid you in hitting your target, or buying a more expensive product that doesn’t deliver the degree of accuracy but promises maybe a few thousand rounds longer life? If SHTF did come, an accurate rifle and a competent rifleman could make use of that accuracy for not only self-defense at a distance, but that higher degree of accuracy may be the difference between hitting a small object (say a head, a small game animal, whatever) vs missing the target. I figured that if you had to shoot a target, with all your errors and stress from being involved in life or death situation, having an accurate barrel and consistent bullet will be of more aid to you than a less accurate barrel and a ballisticly poor cartridge blown about by the wind and hampered by inaccuracy. If all we see is a target which appears for a brief second, and we put that dot on it and quickly mash that trigger, I hope that not only is lady luck on my side, but that my rifle hit where it aimed, and my projectile not be pushed away by the environment. I don’t want a barrel to let a flyer go wide. I want consistent results from my barrel. As civilians, the accurate barrels being produced at a lower cost outweigh the benefits of going CHF, Mil-Spec Chrome lined, etc. At the cost of a few thousand rounds of barrel life, we get more usable accuracy without sacrificing reliability, and it can keep costs down. Having an accurate rifle permits us to enjoy a day at the range honing our small target skills as well as permitting us the greatest chance that our bullet will connect both near and at a distance if the time should ever come to use our skills in defense. I realize that the mil-spec barrels can hit a man-sized target, but we all know that men wont stand up in a field waiting to get shot. They will present a very small, mobile target, and we need rifles with the accuracy to dole out hits instead of misses. Wrapping Up: Accuracy and reliability can be had at a cheaper price than mil-spec barrels or other “hard use” military style barrels. The civilian marketplace has given us numerous options at a lower cost, and in the grand scheme of things, a civilian with an accurate AR15 has a rifle capable of wider use both as a rifle capable of hitting smaller targets, and as an accurate rifle for throwing rounds down range should he/she know how to use the rifle effectively. We are unlikely, as civilians, to burn out barrels to the point where CHFs long barrel life, will be realized. The benefits of a barrel which may not theoretically last as long, but which offers the shooter greater accuracy would likely be a smarter choice for civilian shooters. In some products, you can have both tight groups and mil-spec chrome lined love, so do your research. These mil-spec barrels will be ideal if the price is right and your research leads you to a good product, but smarter design and lower costs have lead me to jump ship on some of the mil-spec barrel mantra as the AR15 marketplace has evolved. The AR15 is a do all rifle. Take the best components you can afford and assemble them into a rifle that can, literally, do almost everything well. Share: Google Twitter Facebook Pinterest Reddit More Tumblr LinkedIn Pocket Email Print

New Gun: Ruger Mark IV Standard Model

/* custom css */.td_uid_2_5f379d1135156_rand.td-a-rec-img { text-align: left; } .td_uid_2_5f379d1135156_rand.td-a-rec-img img { margin: 0 auto 0 0; } Ruger has given fans a pistol to pine for with the release of the new Mark IV Standard. The Mark IV Standard is the latest of the enhanced line to be released. Available in 6- and 4.75-inch barrels. True to the original Mark IV Standard introduced in 1949. New Standard models feature push-button takedown. Ruger took the next step in the evolution of its popular semi-automatic rimfire pistol line last fall with the introduction of the Mark IV. Since then, the company has been full steam ahead with releasing a slew of new models to fill nearly every shooting need . And Ruger isn’t done yet. Recently, the New Hampshire gunmaker added two variations of the classic Standard model of the Mark IV to its catalog. Shooters can now choose from a 4.75-inch barreled model and a 6-inch version. Whatever the choice, the pistols are dead ringers — with upgrades — of the dandy little rimfire handgun that started it all. Best Starter Kit for Concealed Carry: S&W M&P 9 SHIELD $394.96 guns.com Safariland IWB Holster $43.99 brownells.com Safariland Duty Belt $88.99 brownells.com SnagMag Ammo Pouch $LOW! gundigeststore.com Disclosure: Some of these links are affiliate links. Caribou Media Group may earn a commission from qualifying purchases. Thank you! The most notable feature of the new Standard Mark IV is the same thing that made the original so appealing: the barrel. Like the first Standard, the new version boasts the unique tapered barrel that made it stand out from much of the pistol world. Along with this, Ruger has maintained the same natural pointing grip angle that initially attracted shooters to the Mark IV and made it an intuitive shooter. Related GunDigest Articles Gun Review: The Turnbull Ruger Mark IV New Product: Ruger Mark IV .22 LR Pistol Classic Guns: The Ruger Blackhawk Revolver The traditional package of the Standard features all the enhancements of the Mark IV that even the most dyed-in-the-wool fans of the original Ruger rimfire pistol are sure to appreciate. The largest upgrade to the Ruger design is the Mark IV’s easy takedown, facilitated by a recessed button on the rear of the frame. With a push, the upper receiver tilts off the grip and the bolt slides out the rear for routine maintenance. For those familiar with Ruger’s Mark pistols in all their iterations, this is a vastly simpler process.

Best Glock 19, 26, 27 Sights | Buyers Guide For 2020

Glock pistols are among the most widely used handguns on the planet, whether for EDC, concealed carry , or regular duty use. Among this long and legendary lineage of handguns, stand the three most dependable and concealable sub-compact handguns on the market. The Glock 19, 26, and 27. These guns are quite small and are generally used in emergencies, so having a good pair of sights does help, for sure. Here, we’ll compare the features of different types of handgun sights and most prominently, the aspects you must consider before buying a new sight for the above-mentioned pistols. We have also handpicked and reviewed the best Glock 19,26, and 27 sights on the market, to cover you from the hassle of searching one. At a Glance: Our Top Picks for Glock 19, 26, 27 Sights OUR TOP PICK: Trijicon Night Sight Sets for Glock Pistols BEST BUDGET OPTION: TRUGLO TFX Pro Tritium and Fiber Optic Xtreme Sights Crimson Trace LG-639 Lasergrips Sight Grips Burris 300234 Fastfire III with Picatinny Mount 3 MOA Sight Vortex Optics Venom Red Dot Sights Comparison of the Best Glock 19, 26, 27 Sights IMAGE PRODUCT Our Top Pick "Trijicon Night Sight" Sets for Glock Pistols Best overall Glock 19/26/27 sight on our list Three-dot green tritium ensure a bright view in all lighting conditions Taller front sight for QTA and hooked for single-handed operation View Latest PriceRead Customer Reviews Best Budget Option TRUGLO TFX Pro Tritium and "Fiber Optic Xtreme" Sights Super-bright tritium dot and fiber optics for day shooting Properly sealed containers to ensure fibers don't fall out U-notch for easy acquisition and angled rear sight edge "View Latest Price" → "Read Customer Reviews" Crimson Trace LG- "639 Lasergrips Sight" Grips Powerful 3R visible red laser is the brightest beam allowed by law Rear power button for instinctive activation when the gun is held Easy to install and fully adjustable. Great for tactical uses View Latest PriceRead Customer Reviews "Burris 300234 Fastfire" III with Picatinny Mount 3 MOA Sight Best reflex sight for Glock 19, 26, 27 3 MOA dot for unmatched pinpoint accuracy. Can be used with rifles Automatic brightness sensor and 3 other manual adjustable settings View Latest PriceRead Customer Reviews "Vortex Optics Venom" Red Dot Sights Best red-dot sight for Glock 19, 26, 27 Crystal-clear sight picture and easy ajdusments for windage and elevation 10 brightness settings, great for competitions and home defense View Latest PriceRead Customer Reviews Are All Sights The Same? If you’re talking about size and compatibility - yes, they are. All the pistols in the Glock series share the same dimensions for sights, except for Glock 21, 27, 42, and 43. However, in this article, we’ll be focusing on Glock 19, 26, and 27, so you don’t have to worry about size. All sights in this review will just fit together really well with those specific Glock models . Having good sights on your handgun greatly helps in every situation and for every person, no matter if you are a rusty youngster or an experienced shooter with a pair of old eyes. Source But, when it comes to the features, all sights are definitely not the same. There are several different types of sights which can be mounted on a handgun. These can be basic iron sights, illuminated sights, reflex sights , red-dot sights, or laser sights. For instance, an illuminated sight lets you aim at your target almost instantly and without fumbling, since you have those illuminated dots as reference points. On the other hand, a reflex sight gives you a focused sight picture and the red-dot sight has an aiming point to make aiming easier. Similarly, a laser sight projects a laser beam for quicker and more precise target acquisition. Conclusively, the more complex a sight is, the easier it is to acquire the target and shoot. But eventually, it all depends upon what you are comfortable with. Aspects to Consider When Buying a Glock 19, 26, 27 Sights Glocks 19, 26, and 27 are pretty compact handguns. They were initially designed to be used as a concealed or backup handgun. Choosing the right sight for your needs requires some contemplation on some very major aspects that really make a huge difference. Let’s consider them one by one: Durability and Reliability As with any other product, the first aspect to consider before buying new sights is their durability and reliability. The sights made from metal are preferable over polymer since they have a longer life span along with the ability to withstand the recoil of your weapon. Metal sights can handle extreme pressure and temperature as well, which makes them a good choice for Glock handguns. Plus, since Glock handguns are made from polymer, for the most part, metal sights won’t add much weight to them. Functionality The next thing to consider is functionality. You must decide your intended use and level of comfort before buying a sight. With an illuminated sight, the lamp must be bright enough to let you aim accurately in the dark. Similarly, if you have a battery-operated reflex or red dot sight, it must have a good battery life. A proper check of the functions and abilities of the sights ensures that the accuracy of your weapon will not be compromised. Otherwise, there’s no point in replacing the sights. Trijicon Night Sight Sets for Glock Pistols ( Source ) Size and Compatibility The size factor refers to the size of the sight and the dot. Since the point of focus is on Glocks 19,26, and 27, the sights on any of them can be replaced with another. Plus, the sight must be the right size so it doesn’t protrude or interfere with holstering. If the dot is illuminated, it must be large enough to be seen easily, even under low light. Ease of Use Finally, it all boils down to the ease of use. There are different types of Glock sights available on the market. Different sights have different aiming systems, such as the three dot, two dot, i-dot, and u-shaped sights. Each of them has its own pros and cons, along with the respective situations they are good for. Some sights, such as the laser-based ones, run on batteries, so you have to keep track of the battery’s power. Quick Take - The Best Glock 19, 26, and 27 Sights These are our recommendations for the best Glock 19, 26, and 27 sights: Trijicon Night Sight Sets for Glock Pistols TRUGLO TFX Pro Tritium and Fiber Optic Xtreme Sights Crimson Trace LG-639 Lasergrips Sight Grips Review of the Best Glock 19, 26, and 27 Sights So, based upon the aforementioned aspects and considerations for choosing sights, we came up with our five top picks after thoroughly scouring the online marketplace. The Glock sights reviewed here stand firm on all the factors, including durability, size, function, and ease of use. Best Overall: ​ Trijicon Night Sight Sets for Glock Pistols CHECK LATEST PRICE Pros Durable and Reliable Illuminated Tritium Sights Doesn’t Require Battery Power Effective At Close and Mid-Range Mounts to 18 Different Glock Models Accurate Acquisition Under Low Light Conditions and Daylight Cons Not for Long Range Shooting Trijicon definitely doesn’t need an introduction and its reputation follows it everywhere. It’s not much of a surprise that our very first and most preferred selection on this list is the Trijicon Night Sight Set. These sights feature a metal body which will withstand the recoil of your handgun. The front sight features a tall blade filled with photoluminescent paint made from tritium. Tritium is a self-glowing element which doesn’t require any external power source or light to glow. This makes the sight easy to aim under low light conditions. Plus, it is quite handy for people who have a pair of older eyes. The rear sight in this setup is outlined in black and has a u-shaped notch with a couple of black dots on the sides. This black and photoluminescent combination of colors ensures that the sight doesn’t get too mixed or colored, thus creating problems with target acquisition. The front surface of the rear side has also been steeply hooked to assist in one-handed slide operation under an emergency situation. Installing these sights might take some time, but it is definitely worth it. You don’t have to worry about any batteries whatsoever. Plus, the sights allow easy target acquisition in daylight, as well. Tritium sights don’t do very well in the dark, but it still helps a lot if there’s some ambient light present. The tritium lamps are warrantied for 12 years from the date of manufacture, so you also have your back covered on this purchase. Bottom Line Tritium Based sights are the best bet for your handgun since they don’t require any sort of maintenance or power. These sights are durable, reliable, and quite effective in all lighting conditions. Many security personnel prefer these sights for duty use, so there’s no point in doubting its functionality. Best Night Sight for Glock 19, 26, 27: ​ TRUGLO TFX Pro Tritium and Fiber Optic Xtreme Sights CHECK LATEST PRICE Pros Versatile Durable and Reliable Easy and Quick Target Acquisition Combination of Tritium and Fiber Optic Cons Might Snag Due to Sight Height Many people prefer tritium sights over fiber optic ones since the latter are prone to falling out. But if the properties of both these setups are mixed, it creates a flawless and dependable night sight for your Glock. Truglo solved this problem by altering the design of the sight. This TFX Pro Glock Night Sight from Truglo features an iron-based casing which houses the tritium vial and fiber optics. The tritium emits light, which is then transmitted by the fiber optics, hence delivering a bright dot for easy and quick target acquisition. This combination makes these sights apt for both day and night use, even in broad daylight. It is a three dot sight with illuminated dots in the rear sight as well. The rear dots are totally green, whereas the front one has a red outline which differentiates them. Additionally, the rear sight has an angled edge to assist with single-handed operation with the slide in an emergency situation. The sight is extremely lightweight and doesn’t require much effort for mounting on the handgun. It is quite versatile and works with most Glock models. Since the operation is tritium based, you don’t have to worry about a power source. Additionally, tritium based sights last longer and are dependable. The sight is quite versatile and can be used for every purpose, whether for defense or competitions. Bottom Line These Truglo sights are an effective combination of tritium and fiber optics. They work flawlessly and are sturdy enough to withstand pressure. The tritium will last for at least 12 years which is definitely a plus. However, the sights protrude a bit, so you might need a special holster. Best Laser Sight for Glock 19, 26, 27: ​ Crimson Trace LG-639 Lasergrips Sight Grips CHECK LATEST PRICE Pros Versatile Lightweight Easy to Install and Use Grip Activated Operation Adjustable for Windage and Elevation Cons Batteries May Dry Out Not Effective in Daylight Lasers have been an accurate and effective means of sighting targets. They are pretty easy to use and don’t require you to be a pro-shooter to hit the right target. Keeping this fact in mind, we included a laser sight in our list. This LG-639 Lasergrip Sight from Crimson Trace is one-of-a-kind product. The setup comes in the form of a grip attachment which can be easily mounted on the rear end of the grip. The laser is positioned beside the slide and points in the correct shooting direction instantly. The laser is powered by two #2032 batteries. Additionally, the batteries are also eligible for Crimson Trace’s lifetime battery replacement program. The sight can be infinitely adjusted for elevation and windage with the tool provided in the package. The battery offers four hours of illumination to the laser. The powerful red laser has been factory-tested for flawless operation up to 50 feet. The laser is instantly activated as you grip the weapon, because of the pressure activated switch on the rear. This ensures that you don’t have to switch on the laser every time you pull out your weapon. This is an exceptional feature for emergencies. The laser also has a master switch which lets you power on/off the entire setup. The only downside to it is that lasers don’t work in broad daylight. Plus, the batteries may dry out when you need them the most. So it is a factor to keep track of. Bottom Line These laser sights are an inexpensive and easy to use addition to your Glock pistols. The grip activated feature eliminates the chance of unnecessary battery drainage. The laser will make your Glock more accurate. However, it’s not that effective in sunlight Best Reflex Sight for Glock 19, 26, 27: ​ Burris 300234 Fastfire III with Picatinny Mount 3 MOA Sight CHECK LATEST PRICE Pros Easy to Install Durable and Reliable Adjustable Brightness "Quick Target Acquisition" Windage and Elevation Adjustments Can Be Made With Ease Cons Doesn’t Fit All Holsters Require Careful Operation When you’re talking about sights, you cannot leave reflex sights out of the discussion. Reflex sights are an effective addition to any weapon system, especially for handguns. Considering their usefulness, we decided to include one in this list. The Burris Fastfire III Reflex Sight is probably the most sought after reflex sight on the market. The Fastfire III is made from the best quality mix of metal and polymer, which makes it durable and reliable. The sight has a 3 MOA dot reticle, which is big enough to offer quick target acquisition. This setup is battery operated with the access port on the top, so you don’t have to dismount it. The sight has easy to access windage and elevation adjustments which don’t require any special tools. It also features a Picatinny mount, which allows you to install it easily over your Glock. The sight is compatible with most handguns, rifles, and shotguns, so it is a versatile solution for your sighting requirements. A reflex sight is a must-have product for emergency situations. Plus, you can also depend upon it for competitions and defense. The sight has three brightness adjustment settings, along with an automatic brightness setting. Bottom Line A reflex sight helps with quick target acquisition and accuracy. Plus the brightness, windage, and elevation adjustments make it a more functional and reliable product. Perfect for home defense and competitions. Best Red Dot Sight for Glock 19, 26, 27: ​ Vortex Optics Venom Red Dot Sights CHECK LATEST PRICE Pros Big Red Dot Works With Many Guns Parallax-Free Reflex Sight Adjustable Brightness, Windage, and Elevation Cons Doesn’t Fit Holsters This product is similar to the reflex sight mentioned above. Red dot sights are a reliable and effective addition to the weapon, especially a handgun. These Venom Red Dot Sights have a 1x magnification with fully multi-coated lenses which deliver a crisp and clear sight picture of the target. The windage and elevation of the sights are adjustable which makes it even more effective. The sight runs on batteries, which can be loaded using the top cover. The sight mechanism has been enclosed in an aluminum housing so you don’t have to worry about recoil. The sight is parallax-free, which helps with aiming and accuracy. The brightness is adjustable, and the sight also has an auto brightness mode to make thing easier. Bottom Line The sight has a big red dot and parallax-free, multi-coated lens system which helps with quick target acquisition. The unit is sturdy and perfect for home defense and competitions. How to Install Glock Sights Installing new sights to your Glock is not very difficult, especially if you have the right set of tools. For the easiest method, you’ll need a sight pusher tool and a nylon hammer. The pusher tool is obviously not necessary, but it makes things a whole lot easier. If you don’t have the pusher, consider adding a 3/16 nut driver for removing the front sights and a vise. Note: Check the Glock for safety. Remove the magazine and ensure the gun is empty. The first step is to disassemble the Glock so you are left with only the slide. Now use the nut driver to screw out the front sight. Next, replace it with the new front sight, and tighten the screw back into place. Place the slide on a vise, so it faces upwards. Now, use the nylon hammer to tap and push out the rear sight sideways. This is the place where you might feel the need for a pusher tool. Finally, put in the new rear sight and tap it all the way down using the nylon hammer. Check if the sight sits exactly in the center. If it does, you’re done. If you have any confusion or want detailed instructions, consider watching this video below. Conclusion Having a good pair of sights on your Glock greatly improves accuracy under all conditions. A good sight must be durable, reliable, easy to install, easy to use, and adjustable. There are different types of sights which are useful in different situations. But it's eventually your personal comfort and discretion to choose one for yourself. People Also Ask Some people reading this might be new to the topic of sight replacement. Or you might have some questions about these sights. We have compiled an FAQ section to give you an insight into the most common questions. How Long Do Tritium Night Sights Last? Tritium has a half-life of 12 years. Which means that tritium sights last for almost 12 years. But it is important to note, that the brightness of tritium decays with time. So such a sight will not be as bright in the tenth year as it was in the first. However, the difference is not very considerable for the first eight years. How Do "Tritium Night Sights" Work? Tritium is a radioactive isotope of hydrogen. However, it isn’t hazardous until swallowed. Tritium decays slowly over time, during which time it releases energy in the form of light. Hence, tritium is a self-glowing element and doesn’t require electricity or sunlight to glow. Tritium night sights contain small vials of tritium which emit light constantly. How Do You Adjust a Glock Rear Sight? Adjusting the Glock rear sight can either be done with a sight pusher tool or with a nylon hammer. You just have to align the sight to the exact center of the slide. You can mount the slide on a vise and use the nylon hammer to tap it down into position. How Do You Use Glock Sights? To use simple iron Glock sights, you have to align the front and rear sight in such a way that it makes a W. If it is a three dot sight, all the three dots must be at the same level and the target should be exactly on top of this W. For red dot sights, the aiming point is the red dot. What Are Night Sights? Night sights are usually iron sights of a pistol which have tritium inserts inside. These sights glow in the dark and help the shooter with aiming at the correct point. Such sights are especially helpful for low light conditions and for older people.

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Trending: Best Places to Buy Ammo Online and [Buyer's Guide] 7 Best AR-15s Want to learn all about the most popular rifle calibers? You’re in the right place! Common Rifle Calibers We have too many calibers to properly label…so I’ve broken it down into two parts. Popular Rifle Calibers, Part I And now onto the bigger boys… Popular Rifle Calibers, Part II We’ll cover pros/cons, average price, recoil, and recommended ammo for a bunch of popular rifle calibers. Plus for the ones we shoot regularly…some short video clips! Table of Contents Loading.