The Safariland Group Blog

Holsters Need Love Too - How to Clean and Care for your Safariland Holster

July 26, 2010 at 14:42
Posted in Duty Gear
There are not many shooters among us who neglect their firearms after a hard day’s shooting. Whether they get cleaned that day (best case scenario) or a few weeks after they’ve been used, the fact remains that they eventually get the care and attention they deserve. For many of us, there’s always that tinge of guilt hiding in the back of the brain that keeps reminding us, “Your guns are dirty…you’re neglecting them…why exactly do you hate your guns so much, what have they ever done to you…”... Read More »

Debate Reigns in Supreme Court Hearing for Chicago’s Handgun Ban

March 10, 2010 at 08:29
Posted in Duty Gear | General
For those following my blog posts regarding firearms rights or to anyone closely following the news at all, last week was a big week for those involved on either side of the gun rights argument, with the recent arguments in the U.S. Supreme Court in the case of McDonald v. City of Chicago. However, it only appeared to be a good day for one side… Read More »

Chicago Handgun Ban: Date Set for Supreme Court Hearing of McDonald vs. City of Chicago

December 17, 2009 at 06:00
Posted in Duty Gear | General
A date has been set for the McDonald v. City of Chicago Supreme Court case. On March 2nd, 2010 the United States Supreme Court will hear arguments addressing whether the city of Chicago is in violation of the Constitution in banning handguns, the annual taxation of firearms, and other items. Although the SC’s previous Heller decision would seem to clearly oppose those regulations, since the case involved Washington D.C., it only applies to that location for the time being. Read More »

When using a cleaning rod, use a muzzle guard too

December 1, 2009 at 08:00
Posted in Firearms Accessories
We all know that cleaning your gun is one of the most important tasks you can do regularly to ensure a long life for your firearm. More importantly, cleaning your firearm properly can ensure that you're accuracy won't suffer. So, when you are utilizing a cleaning rod also make sure it has a muzzle guard. Read More »

Don't Waste Ammo

September 23, 2009 at 11:10
Unless you just woke up from a cryogenic freeze, you know there’s an ammo shortage right now. Either we need to shoot or want to shoot, so regardless of the shortage we’re going to use some of our precious ammo. That doesn’t mean we should waste any though, because it might be a while before you can replace what you use. Here’s couple of things to keep in mind so you don’t waste any. Read More »

Is Your Accuracy Degrading?

July 9, 2009 at 08:24
Posted in Firearms Accessories
If the accuracy of a frequently used firearm is degrading, there is a possibility that it is a fouled bore. The barrel of any modern firearm takes an amazing amount of punishment. High power cartridges expel white hot gases under incredibly high pressure, eroding the throat, fusing carbon onto the rifling, while bullets are physically swaged down the barrel, depositing copper into the lands and grooves. Read More »

Pushing Rope

May 19, 2009 at 14:19
Posted in Firearms Accessories | General
Ever heard the phrase “Pushing Rope”?, meaning doing something that doesn’t work. This weekend I was reminded why nothing beats having a cleaning rod available while shooting. At a recent Speed Steel match, I encountered a number of malfunctions. Given I was using a variety of ammo I had begged, borrowed or stolen from friends, this wasn’t a surprise. On the bright side I got lots of practice doing mag changes and jam clearing. Read More »

How To Maintain Your Firearm In The Off-Season

January 14, 2009 at 18:49
Posted in Firearms Accessories
It’s still getting dark really early, making it hard to get to the range or the duck blind after work, and most hunting seasons are over with. That makes this time of year perfect for firearms maintenance, that most of us seem to put off until the last minute. Doing this during the “off season” will give you an opportunity to fix or discover problems that may have cropped up this last season. It also prevents frantic last minute phone calls to manufacturers for spare parts or services right... Read More »