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    Forged From Freedom

    .25 ACP - The Most Useless Round Ever?


    The .25 ACP - is it the most useless round ever? 


    The .25 ACP was introduced by John Browning in 1905. Mr. Browning wanted to create a round to match the velocity of the .22 LR coming out of a 2" barrel and boom- the .25ACP was born.

    Now is it good to carry for your primary weapon? In my humble opinion - absolutely not. It is under powered, under sized, largely inaccurate - and is expensive to shoot/ practice with it. With that said - the old adage "

    A .25 ACP in hand is better than two .45’s back home" rings true every time. Now what about a back up weapon? While I think there are some way better options out there - if that's all you have - rock it. Remember the famous words of Jeff Cooper boys and girls "The first rule of a gun fight is to have a gun." So use what you have until you can upgrade when time and money allow it. 

    Like, love, or hate it - the small, under powered .25 ACP has helped secure it's place in history. It was used by some European resistance groups in WWII to ward off the Nazis. It was also favored by early James Bond chambered in his Beretta 418 before upgrading to his infamous Walther PPK. So it has to be kind of cool. Right? 

    At the range - these guns can be a blast to shoot. While ammo is a bit harder to find and much more expensive to shoot than .22LR - it is great to change it up a bit from time to time. (If you ever get the chance to get your hands on a .25 ACP - I highly recommend you launch some rounds down range. If for no other reason - than to appreciate your normal every day carry pistol caliber.) 

    - Agent M

    Snap Caps Made Me Shoot Better

    The title says it all - snap caps helped me to learn to be a better shooter. 

    For the uniformed - "A snap cap is faux ammo that can contain a spring-damped false primer or one made of plastic or none at all, the springs and plastic filled ones help absorb the force from the firing pin, allowing the user to safely test the function of the firearm without damaging the components of the firearm."

    So did snap caps help me? Well they allowed me to practice both at home and on the range. At home - they allowed me to practice my fundamentals in a safe environment. (Pulling my weapon out of it's holster, drawing, pointing in a safe direction, and firing.) (WITH NO LIVE AMMO IN MY WEAPON). Seems like no brainer stuff right? Practice makes perfect - and I like to practice a lot. Still not perfect as much as I would like to believe - just ask my wife. 

    Using snap caps at the range is what really helped me learn the most about what kind of shooter I am. So how did I use snap caps at the range? What I did - is I placed a snap cap inside my mag along with my live ammo. I loaded several magazines and placed a snap cap at various round intervals in each one to try and keep it as random as possible. After firing several rounds - my magazine would arrive at the snap cap. My weapon obviously wouldn't cycle and the shot didn't fire - so I was forced to looked at what just happened. Did I flinch? Did I push the pistol when trying to fire? Was my hand stance pushed to one side or the other? 

    After several trips to the range - I started to notice a pattern that I was able to correct via more practice. Over a summer I noticed my accuracy improved dramatically. Now I started doing this practice of using snap caps at the range several years ago - but I still use it to this day when I am in a stationary target practice environment. Hope this helps you out as much as it helped me. 

    Do you use snap caps? Have they helped you improve your accuracy and/or trigger pull? Let us know in the comments below.

    - M

     

    About Special Agent 'M'

    Agent 'M' is a shadowy figure in the Gun industry. He is a highly trained armorer with experience in all things that shoot shit. In his spare time he acts as an under-cover commentator, and blogger.

    Some say that he is not even human. Some say that he literally cooks up omelettes made up of eggs, 9mm projectiles, mushrooms, and Glock parts, for breakfast.

    We'll leave the final opinions to you.

     

    BREAKING: Glock RVL38 Revolver Details Leaked Ahead of NRA Meeting **UPDATE**



    Glock Revolver? Is the world ready for it?

    Owing to a clerical error (?) – Glock accidentally, and temporarily leaked their own press release that was originally scheduled for select media members on Monday - April 4th, 2016. While the accidental leak lasted only a few minutes, one of our fans, who wishes to remain anonymous at this time, was able to grab a copy of their ad and send it to us. After contacting Glock’s HR department to confirm the release of their first revolver – we are yet to get official confirmation at this time and have not received an official response yet.

    A trusted, and confidential source inside Glock’s R&R department told us the Glock RVL38 is “Very real and is slated to be released at this years – 2016 – NRA convention in Louisville, KY.” According to our source “The Glock RVL38 Revolver has been developed and field tested/ used as a backup weapon in select LEO settings over the last 18 months.”

    Upon further investigation, it would appear that this is most likely a special release to celebrate their 30th Anniversary in the U.S. market. Their Facebook page seems to point to also be in preparation for these upcoming announcements (see screen-shot below).

     

     

    While the 5-shot .38 caliber pistol is small – we at Forged From Freedom – are super excited about this news, and are hoping for larger frames and larger calibers in the future. 

    Stay tuned for more updates throughout the day.

    What are your thoughts on the new Glock Revolver? Let us know in the comments below.

    - M 

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    - M

     

    About Special Agent 'M'

    Agent 'M' is a shadowy figure in the Gun industry. He is a highly trained armorer with experience in all things that shoot shit. In his spare time he acts as an under-cover commentator, blogger, and all round ass.

    Some say that he is not even human. Some say that he literally cooks up omelettes made up of eggs, 9mm projectiles, mushrooms, and Glock parts, for breakfast.

    We'll leave the final opinions to you.

     

    Welcome to Forged From Freedom

    Welcome to ForgedFromFreedom.com

    We live and breath the gun culture and care about bringing you the best available gun related products and apparel - right in the heart of Texas.

    This blog will be a place were we will share all things that are gun related. Whether it be news about upholding our 2nd amendment rights, reviews of new gun related products, our hunting experiences in the field, or getting down on the nitty-gritty of bullet ballistics at the range - we look forward to sharing our experiences and bringing you the best information possible. 

    With warm hearts and a big Texas smile we welcome you to our shooting family! 

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