Suns Out, Guns Out!

No more cold winter, so that means no jackets, sweaters, and coats.  This means carrying your firearm more discreetly under your shirt. When carrying concealed in the summer its not always easy to dress around the gun, so instead of dressing around the gun in the summer time, you should consider finding a smaller firearm. Carrying a smaller handgun is the best option without having to worry about printing. Here are a couple of firearms that are possibly the best summer time carry.

  • Smith&Wesson M&P Shield-This pistol has a 7 & 8 round magazine thats 6″ long. This pistol is extremely comfortable to carry anywhere on the body.

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  • Glock 42- This fairly new pistol that was introduced this year by Glock is maybe the new popular smaller pistol to carry. Its 6.26″ long with a 6 round magazine. Unlike other Glocks this handgun has a beavertail for added extra comfort.

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  • Sig 938- Sig always makes quality pistols the P938 is still one of them. The 5.9″ pistol is extremely small, yet still fits perfect in the average size hand like a glove. Having a 7 round magazine in this small carry pistol is unbelievable. Although this pistol isn’t another $500 gun, the MSRP is at $893.

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  • Ruger LCR 9mm- This revolver is probably the best carry revolver thats out there. With having a 6.50″ over all length still makes this holster concealable. The reliability of this revolver is very amazing. The con to this firearm is that it has 5 rounds with having to use moon clips. But its still a great reliable holster.

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  • Springfield XD9 Sub-Compact- This pistol is a great little sub compact pistol. The pistol has (1) 13 round magazine and (1) 16 round magazine allowing for a more favorable capacity to carry. The con that most consumers will have with the pistol it the grip safety. If you don’t have a very good purchase of the grip then the safety might not activate. The heavy slide makes the pistol extremely easy to control the recoil.

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  • Glock 26- The barrel length of the G27 is 6.49″, but has a small grip. This is allowing for the pistol to not have a print on the grip. Even though the grip is small this pistol has a 10 round magazine. The width of the gun is 1.18″ making the pistol still feel like a regular sized glock.

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  • Kimber solo- This micro package Kimber has the same as the same 1911 ergonomics. The ambidextrous controls makes the SOLO comfortable for left and right hand shooters. The SOLO is a striker-fired pistol, completely different from Kimbers other pistols. The over all length of the pistol is 5.5″ with a grip of 3.9″. This pistol is extremely light being at 17 ounces with the gun empty. The magazine capacity is 6 rounds with an MSRP of $815. Kimber is very proud of their product!

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  • Ruger LC9- An extremely affordable pistol with a simple design. This pistol has a 7 round magazine, 3.1″ barrel, and a height of 4.5″. The downfall to this pistol to some consumers is the external safety. Safeties can sometimes be a problem under stress. The trigger a has quite a bit of over travel and a long reset. This pistol is still a descent pistol to carry in the summer.

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  • Kel Tec PF9- The lightest pistol to carry with with rounds inserted. This firearm is only 12.7 ounces unloaded and only adds 2.8 ounces with a 7 round magazine. The PF-9 is a small carry firearm with a 5.5″ length thats still able to fit in the palm of your hand. The pistols MSRP $356.53, but the reputation of Kel-Tec isn’t very popular amongst gun owners due to their low production of firearms.

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Its summer time, so its time to bring out your small hand gun from your safe. These firearms are just a few firearms to keep in mind when carrying under your short sleeved shirt and shorts. Carrying your firearm in the Summer should be comfortable. Loosing a couple of rounds is hard to do after carrying your high capacity firearm, but carry a few extra magazines with you and know that you are still able to load up a fresh new magazine. Suns Out, Guns Out so carry with the confidence of knowing that you are still able to take down any threat when your out with your family this summer

 

 

For all you suppressor junkies, have I got a good one for you. Tired of all that nasty blowback on your ar platforms when running a suppressor? Come by H&H this sunday and check out OSS suppressors. The guys from OSS will have a table set up and several models for you to test fire. The OSS suppressor system was designed by actual u.s. army operators and mimics the action of a jet engine with blades internally instead of baffles, it’s known as flow thru suppression, so all the gasses still exit the muzzle end instead of your ejection port. They offer over the barrel systems as well as flush mount and models that go all the way up to 338 lapua! www.osssuppressors.com/

OSS – Operators Suppressor Systems will be hosting a Range Demo Day this Sunday June 21st from 10am – 5pm. Join us on the Range.

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Top Home Defense Firearms

When having a home invasion its best to equip yourself for home defense. Using a good reliable firearm is important to protect you and your loved ones. Having the ability to use a firearm and manipulate the firearm in a stressful situation is critical in order to be able to stop the threat in a life or death situation. Here are the top firearms that will be able to protect you and your family when it matters the most.

  • Glock 17/19- Having this high-capacity firearm that reliable. Having a large capacity could be important incase you don’t have time to grab that extra magazine. You can also get a 33 round magazine to have inserted in the pistol for a larger capacity. The Glock 17/19 has no external safeties, so there is no extra steps you have to take in order to get the gun into the fight. The striker fire design make the pistol easy to use under stress.glock17 Glock-19-Left-Side glock33rndmagazine1
  • Remington 870/ Mossberg 500- Using a 12 gauge shotgun is not uncommon for home defense. These two shotguns are the most popular in amongst shotguns. There are a lot of flexibilities that you have when using the shotgun in the home and many choices of ammo that you could use. #4 Buckshot will be the best load to use in a home defense situation because it has the least penetration. It’s not always best to have a wide-spread pattern just incase there is an innocent bi-standard near the intruder, so having a full choke is a good option to have. The controls of the shotgun are close to the trigger, so using your off shooting hand makes it easier to manipulate the shotguns controls.Mossberg 500 PEO_Mossberg_590A1 870Tac_81209_Right rem_5077_bb
  • Smith&Wesson M&P – Having the same similar functions as the Glock and easy to manipulate. This firearm has an ambidextrous magazine release for the left-handed user. The M&P has a beaver tail grip allowing for a higher grip purchase for better control. The pistol also has a high magazine capacity allowing for you to have more rounds for multiple threats. The picatinny rail allows you to add a laser or light accessory incase you need to use a light source at night to find your target.m&p

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • Remington 870/ Mossberg 500- Using a 12 gauge shotgun is best, but using a 20 gauge shotgun is better. Having the ability to still be an effective round with low recoil is what makes this shotgun perfect for home defense. With it having a low recoil the user doesn’t have to worry about being afraid to use this firearm if he/she has to use it. Being able to manipulate this firearm with the same controls as the 12 gauge makes the shotgun be just as effective. Also not having to worry about over penetration is the best advantage to you when only having to worry about the threat.

remington 870 20gmossberg 20gThese tools are a good reliable resource to help you when and if that time ever comes you need to defend what you have. Remember not only is it important to have a firearm, but also to know how to use this important tool. Teach your loved ones the safety requirements of the firearm and how to operate it. You may not be home when your wife is at home with the kids and she will have to defend of the threat when you’re not at home or vice versa. Go out to the range and use these tools or take up some training classes to have the skills to be able to defend what you love.

 

Our annual Summer Expo is right around the corner. Mark your calendars now for July 16th, 17th, & 18th. Join us as we take a look back at the biggest event of the summer, our Summer Expo! Take a look at the photo gallery below, we wanted to show off some of the fun we have had in the past!

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Top 7 Red Dots That Are Amazing

Why should I use a red dot sight?

 To be successful, every shooter must be able to aim accurately and quickly under a variety of conditions. On a shooting range, there is plenty of time to take aim, but in the real world, everything is in fast motion. Add rough terrain, foul weather and high levels of stress and even the most experienced marksman will be put to the test.

The single red dot has been proven to be the fastest type of reticle to place on target and provides the greatest increase in hit probability on close quarter moving targets. Red dot sights allow you to remain focused on the target. Shooting with both eyes open means that you remain in touch with what is going on around you, and can deal with new situations as they arise.

Red dot sights are superior to iron sights and scopes in several ways. Using these other types of aiming devices require that your focus leaves the target.

Lets look at 7 Red Dot Sights that are AMAZING

  1. If you can afford the Aimpoint Micro T-1 this optic is a great expense. With an unlimited eye relief you can have the ability to shoot with both eyes open without hurting your vision.  You can either choose between a 4 MOA or 2 MOA dot. The battery life is at 50,000 hours using a CR2032.  micro t-1
  2. The Primary Arms Advanced Micro Dot is similar to the Aimpoint Micro T-1, but a lot less expensive. It’s a 2 MOA dot that is parallax free. It has a 50,000 hour battery life using a CR2032 lithium battery as the T-1 does. Great optic for the price!MD-ADS-2
  3. EoTech’s Model XPS3 uses a CR123 battery having 600 hours of battery life. Just like the other 2 optics listed its parallax free and has unlimited eye relief. This optic has 2 different reticles to choose from. The XPS3-0 is used for fast target acquisition. The XPS3-2 is used for quick aiming points. Although this optic is expensive it’s great for the money.XPS22images-2
  4. The TRS-25 is the cheapest red dot yet best quality for the money. The TRS-25 has a 3 MOA dot with 11 brightness settings. It uses a CR2032 battery and has an unlimited eye relief. This optic is the bang for the buck.trs-25
  5. The Vortex Sparc didn’t really have much to gain when it was first released, with having very few applications that a shooter would want or need it failed in being a red dot. Having multiple customer complaints Vortex came out with the Sparc 2. This optic came out to be a better optic than the first Sparc. It has a 2 MOA dot, lens caps, parallax free, and uses a CR2032 battery. This optic is well worth the money.
  6. Aimpoint has amazing optics, but an even better one for the price. The Aimpoint Pro is the cheapest in the Aimpoint line family. The PRO has a 2 MOA dot with a 30,000 hour battery life. It uses a 2L76 or DL1/3N battery which can be hard to find at your local store unless you go to Amazon or have a Batteries Plus store.  It is parallax free and has unlimited eye relief. For the money and the quality this optic will be a continued growing sale for Aimpoint.kpc_2385
  7. Trijicon makes amazing optics including the RX01 reflex sight. It has a 6.5 MOA dot and just like the other red dots it is also parallax free and has unlimited eye relief. Unlike the other red dots this optic doesn’t use batteries, but uses fiber optics and tritium. It also has an amber-colored dot instead of having a red colored dot, so it’s easier on the eyes. Although not being powered by batteries the optic has a large dot and doesn’t come with a mount. When you buy the mount and the optic this optic can be pretty expensive.RX01

That tactical advantage to have your rifle blended in with your surroundings will help with your next hunting trip. To cerakote your rifle can be extremely expensive. The least time-consuming and cheaper way of painting your rifle is to use Krylon spray paint. Of course, spray paint is going to scratch off and it won’t look pretty, but you can always go back in and spray paint that area again. You’re also able to change the design of your rifle in breaking up the pattern, instead of having one solid color.krylonpaint

First you want to degrease your rifle, using simple green is the best way in degrease your rifle. You want to ensure that you get all of the access carbon and grease from your rifle, so that way the paint can settle in on the rifle. Next you want to tape up all of the parts you don’t want to get paint on. Lenses on your optics, turrets on your scope, any rubber, inside of your magazine well, and in your muzzle are the areas to ensure you tape and not get paint inside. Make sure you have the rifle a little suspended off the ground to make sure you can get all the way around the rifle and you’re not getting any dirt on your rifle when painting.

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To start with the first coat of paint depending on what terrain you will be in its best to go from light to dark and bake it on, because you want it to last longer then the other colors. On the first coat start off with a light coat then bake it on for a couple of minutes. The second coat of the same color make it darker than bake it for a couple of minutes. You also want to repeat the same steps with your accessories. Before you begin the pattern of the rifle you want to ensure the rifle is completely dry.

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Now to begin the pattern you want ti figure out what design you want to create. to have the snake-skin pattern you can use a laundry bag and put it over the rifle. You can also use brush and lay it on the rifle and paint over it. Theres also rope or twine that you can use and just wrap it around the rifle. now is when you can go with the lighter colors like the flat dark earth. It’s almost difficult to not break up the pattern unless you make straight lines.

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The easiest way to know what your rifle will look like is to practice on a magazine before your rifle. Remember that nothing in nature is a perfect straight line or black, so stay away from black and use a pattern to break up the pattern. Before spending money on that next expensive paint job think about using spray paint. Sure your rifle won’t be pretty anymore, but at least your rifle will look differently from other rifles and you’ll have that tactical advantage on your next hunting trip.

You have your vehicle packed with tents, sleeping bags, a camping stove, your backpack and you are ready for your retreat in the wilderness away from the hustle and bustle of civilization. With the focus on your backcountry adventure, preparations for the road trip there are easily overlooked. Here are some last-minute items that can make or break the first leg of your excursion.

Schedule a Check-Up

Whether you decide to take your vehicle in for a check up or do it yourself at home, checking all the loose ends before starting your trip will give you peace of mind while on the road. Check the fluids in your vehicle. This includes the oil, coolant and brake fluid levels, and replace or refill any as necessary. If you’ll be doing a lot of driving at night (or even if you’re won’t be) check that all your lights and signals are functional. Have another person stand outside your vehicle while you press the brakes and engage the blinkers. Replace any bulbs or fuses as needed. Tighten your lug nuts, which often come loose because of tire rotation or from the stress and vibration of driving. Check your owner’s manual for more details related to the appropriate torque wrench for your vehicle’s make and model.

Find the Owner’s Manual

With the accessibility of the Internet, carrying your owner’s manual around throughout day-to-day driving may seem unnecessary. However, if you might be losing service on your trip, throwing your owner’s manual back into your glove compartment is a good idea. You might not know what that new light indicates on your dashboard, but your owner’s manual will.

Read the Rubber

Use the old penny trick to check on your tire wear to avoid blowouts on worn tires on the road. It is always a good idea to replace or upgrade to an all-season and fuel-efficient tire before a big trip. This can make the difference between arriving to your destination with ease or never arriving at all. Check the air pressure in your tires and adjust as necessary. Don’t forget to check the pressure of your spare to avoid turning a bad situation worse if you have an usable tire.

Give Her a Good Rinse

Although you might eventually be traveling through some remote roads filled with mud and dust, give your vehicle a good rinse and start the trip off with maximum visibility. If rain is in the forecast, at least give the windows of your vehicle a clean to ensure clarity on the road. And don’t forget about those wiper blades! If it’s time for a new set, this is a better time than ever.

Map Out the Trip

Most people rely on their cellphone GPS to map their drive. What if you lose service? A GPS is a good back-up. But if you’re going remote, a back-up to your back-up is necessary. Bring along a large paper map of the areas you’ll be travelling through. A good old fashioned paper map will include more remote and secluded roads compared to a GPS.

Prepare for the Worst Case Scenario

Pack your vehicle with all emergency equipment and make sure it’s all working properly. This includes your spare tires, a set of jumper cables (especially if your vehicle’s battery is older), emergency tools, first aid kit, a siphon hose to ease gas infusions from other vehicles (if you’re going remote) and a flashlight. Consider packing flares and a fire extinguisher which will come in handy in the worst case scenario.