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 »

Weaver™ Style vs. Picatinny Bases

November 19, 2009 at 12:28
Posted in Firearms Accessories
Whether you call it Weaver™ style, cross slot, Picatinny, 1913 mil-std or scope rail, often there’s some confusion about these scope mounting systems. Are they the same? Are they similar? Will my Picatinny rings fit a Weaver style base? That’s easy…in the order asked above, no, yes and definitely maybe. 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 »