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Competitors’ Corner: July 2022

Highlights from the July 2022 issue of Shooting Sports USA, the NRA’s competitive shooting journal

John Browning’s Versatile .380 ACP

Since its 1908 introduction, the .380 ACP has been a popular option for concealed carry in small and sub-compact pistols

.357 SIG vs. .357 Magnum: Which Is More Powerful?

As two high performance medium handgun calibers, it’s inevitable that .357 SIG and .357 Magnum will be compared.

Pistol Barrel Length And Velocity

Just how much muzzle velocity is gained as we lengthen a pistol barrel?

Choosing The Right Bullets For Pistol Compensators

For reducing recoil and muzzle rise, you can’t beat a nice compensator on a pistol. But what kind of bullets should you use to keep from building up gunk inside it quickly?

.356 TSW: A Comeback Kid?

Released in 1993 for IPSC and USPSA Limited-division competitive shooters as a major power factor round, the .356 TSW produces a 182-power factor. Later on, IPSC and USPSA would rule that a cartridge had to be at least .40 cal. to qualify for major power factor in Limited division, leaving the .356 TSW without an audience and essentially doomed.

Accuracy Testing: How Many Shots In The Group?

Part 2 of our deep dive into accuracy testing, specifically how different round counts compare with aggregate groups.

Our Top 10 Articles Of 2020

Now that we are near the end of the year, we're proud to present the top 10 articles featured on the website in 2020.

How To Solve Minor Pistol Barrel Fitting Issues

What to do when your drop-in barrel doesn’t quite drop in your pistol.

How To Avoid Revolver Forcing Cone Failure

With a revolver, the forcing cone is one place highly susceptible to breakage. These tips will help you avoid this undesirable situation.

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