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New Firearms Products: 4-15-2021
New Firearms Products: 4-15-2021

Our man in the know with the new products, Paul Levy, has something that'll to appeal to folks who are looking for the latest in a micro-compact concealed carry / EDC gun. Smith & Wesson has introduced the latest iteration of their popular M&P® series - the M&P® Shield Plus™ in 9mm Luger (And that "Plus" isn't just marketing hype! This Shield variant has a double-stack magazine with the capacity upped to a full 13 rounds. Or 10 rounds if you use the included mag with the flush-fit base plate - w

Quick Tip: How To Install a Midwest Industries AR-15 Handguard
Quick Tip: How To Install a Midwest Industries AR-15 Handguard

Brownells Gun Tech™ Caleb Savant shows us step-by-step how to install a Midwest Industries G4 M-LOK® AR-15 handguard. Good news: it's an easy process. The G4 typically comes out of the box with the barrel nut, spacer, and screws installed. You'll have to remove them before you put it on the rifle. Is the barrel nut stuck in the handguard™ Watch Caleb's simple trick for extricating it. Now, install the barrel into the upper receiver. Don't forget the lube! (Caleb's using Brownells Action Lube Plu

Smyth Busters: M-LOK vs. KeyMod - Which is Better™
Smyth Busters: M-LOK vs. KeyMod - Which is Better™

It's a debate almost as heated as Ford vs Chevy or Colt vs Smith & Wesson. Some folks say M-LOK® is superior to KeyMod™. Others say KeyMod is way better than M-LOK. Today the Smyth Busters, Brownells Gun Techs Caleb and Steve, take it on. Which really is better, KeyMod or M-LOK™ Both are systems for attaching accessories to firearms, typically AR-15 handguards. M-LOK employs a clamp that latches into an elongated slot with two screws. KeyMod operates similarly, but the slot looks like a keyhole.

Daily Defense Season 2 EP 12: The Right Way To Grip Your Pistol
Daily Defense Season 2 EP 12: The Right Way To Grip Your Pistol

Shooting a pistol successfully starts with maintaining a proper grip on it at all times.

Daily Defense Season 2 EP 11: How To Draw a Gun from Concealment
Daily Defense Season 2 EP 11: How To Draw a Gun from Concealment

After learning the basic open-carry draw stroke in our last episode, it's time to move on to the basic draw from concealment.

Daily Defense Season 2 EP 10: How To Draw Your Gun from a Holster
Daily Defense Season 2 EP 10: How To Draw Your Gun from a Holster

A good way to learn the basics of drawing a gun from a holster is to start practicing with an "open carry" outside-the-waistband (OWB), strong-side holster. Jeff breaks down the draw stroke into discrete steps.

From The Vault - John Jovino Effector
From The Vault - John Jovino Effector

Brownells Gun Tech™ Keith Ford is flying solo at the FTV bench today, and he has a treat for us: a custom Jovino Effector snub-nosed revolver. The John Jovino Gun Shop started in New York City in 1911 and was owned for many years by the Imperato family of Henry Repeating Arms fame. Produced by Jovino's custom shop in the late 1970s and early '80s, each Effector started life as factory Smith & Wesson N-frame target revolver. What made the Effector such an effective concealed carry gun™ The Jovino

Daily Defense Season 2 EP 9: IWB vs OWB - Which Is Better™
Daily Defense Season 2 EP 9: IWB vs OWB - Which Is Better™

In Episode 2-4, Jeff discussed the benefits of strongside carry of your EDC gun. You can do that with the holster outside the waistband (OWB) or inside the waistband (IWB) of your pants.

New Firearms Products: 4-8-2021
New Firearms Products: 4-8-2021

You know them for their famous 80% pistol frames, much loved by home DIY custom pistol builder. And now Polymer80 offers complete, fully assembled, well-equipped pistols of their own. Brownells new product guru Paul Levy takes us on a tour of two models from this new PF-Series™, the PFC9™ and the PFS9™, both chambered in 9mm Luger (9x19mm). The PFC9 Compact model is built on P80's PF940C G19-sized frame. It has a nicely nitrided slide with a plain black rear sight (crisply serrated rear face) an

Quick Tip: Is Case Trimming Necessary™
Quick Tip: Is Case Trimming Necessary™

Just like E.F. Hutton, when Brownells Gun Tech™ Steve Ostrem talks, people listen. And today he's talking about trimming cases when you're reloading. Is it really necessary to trim cases™ Reloading manuals include a specific "trim to length" for every cartridge, and some reloaders do religiously trim every case. Rifle cases typically need to be trimmed because rifle cartridges generate higher pressures, and their case necks tend to stretch. A case neck that's too long can cause excessive pressur

Smyth Busters: Can Over-Lubrication Cause an AR-15 To Malfunction™
Smyth Busters: Can Over-Lubrication Cause an AR-15 To Malfunction™

It's time for another long-standing firearm myth to be validated or busted by our dynamic duo, Brownells Gun Techs Steve and Caleb. Today they take on the notion that too much lubrication on your gun will cause it to malfunction. So is it true™ Can you over-lubricate a gun™ One theory is that the lube will attract dust and dirt that eventually gum up the action, but Caleb says that's very unlikely. The bigger risk on an AR-15 is excess oil will cause the bolt velocity to be too FAST - called "ex

From the Vault: The SKS Rifle
From the Vault: The SKS Rifle

It was produced to bridge the gap between the obsolete Mosin-Nagant 91/30 bolt action rifle and the new AK-47. Brownells Gun Tech™ Caleb Savant takes us on a tour of the Soviet SKS semi-automatic service rifle. Actually, his SKS is one of the many built by the Chinese and later imported into the U.S. Designed in 1944 and '45 by Sergei Simonov, the "Samozaryadny Karabin sistemy Simonova" is chambered 7.62x39mm, the AK's round, but like the American M1 Garand, the ammo feeds from an internal magaz