Single Action vs double action

Revolvers and semi-automatics are the two primary categories of modern-day pistols. Revolver shooters are quick to point out the advantages of their handgun of choice over semi-automatic pistols. The same holds true for those shooters who prefer semi-automatics. They’ll extol the benefits of their pistol types while calling attention to their perceived shortcomings of revolvers.

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More than 5 million U.S. citizens now own a semi-automatic AR-15. AR-15s are sometimes incorrectly referred to as assault rifles, which by definition must be capable of fully automatic firing. The AR designation doesn’t stand for “assault rifle;” rather, it stands for Armalite Rifles, the Fairchild Aircraft division that developed the AR-15 during the 1950s. After several modifications, the AR-15 became the fully automatic, select fire M16 rifle, which the U.S. Military still uses today.

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North American Whitetail, mule deer and other deer species represent the world’s largest game animal population. Each fall, more than 10 million U.S. hunters take to the forests and fields in pursuit of venison for the meat locker.

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best spotting scopes


Spotting scopes are small, portable magnification devices used for hunting, target shooting, viewing wildlife, surveillance activities and just about anything more magnifying power than a pair of binoculars can provide is required. Spotting scopes are also used by wildlife photographers and others who capture digital images from long distances. Called digiscoping, a camera is attached to a spotting scope using an adaptor that converts a spotting scope to a telescopic lens. Spotting scopes range in price from less than $100 for a basic scope to several thousand dollars for a precision optical instrument.

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