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Weekly Knowledge Dump October 2, 2015

By on October 2, 2015

Arsenal Strike One Pistol Review The new Arsenal pistols are really different. It’s an out of the box thinking design that maybe one of the most innovative on the market. It uses a different type locking block then anything else

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Spikes Tactical Crusader Rifles

By on October 1, 2015

Spikes Tactical is introducing a new rifle. We’ve always liked the Spike’s Lower Receivers and stock a lot of them.   I personally bought a Punisher Lower for my next rifle build. They do innovative and crazy things that are a

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Gun Show Life

By on September 29, 2015

Working at a gun shop is great! I love working around guns and gun people. The behind the counter secret is that it’s a lot of work. Gun shows are some of the most fun, but also the most work.

Weekly Knowledge Dump September 25, 2015

By on September 25, 2015

Alien Gear Holster Giveaway Gun Talk Radio is giving away Alien Gear Holsters. Alien Gear makes tuck-able inside the waistband holsters for concealed carry. They are new and innovative and trying to get their new 3.0 in people’s hands. Sign

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Taurus CT9 Carbine Review

By on September 24, 2015

We just got one of these in and I love it. It’s a little odd looking, almost like and MP5 and AR got together and had a kid. The controls are about the same also, half way between an AR

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Brand New Gun Cleaning

By on September 23, 2015

Should You Clean Your New Gun Before You Go to the Range? Of course you should! Almost every company says you should. I think you should. Even the companies that don’t suggest it in their owners’ manuals, you should clean

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Weekly Knowledge Dump Sep 18, 2015

By on September 18, 2015

Springfield Gun Giveaway   Go vote here for which Springfield gun you like the best. That’s how you enter to win lots of awesome prizes. Wednesday Springfield gave away 25 XDS guns (photo above). Sig MCX Rifle is coming! This

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New Springfield Mod 2 Full Size Duty Gun with Gear Review

By on September 17, 2015

We just got the new Springfield Mod 2 Duty size gun. It looks like the sub compact only bigger. After playing with it, looking at the pricing, and market, we think that this new design will out-shine the other XD

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Gun Shop Frustration

By on September 16, 2015

It happens more then you think. The ultimate frustration is when a new gun has issues. As a gun salesman I tell people the truth. Most of the time it’s this gun is great. Most guns on the market are

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Weekly Knowledge Dump

By on September 12, 2015

Springfield XD Mod 2 Full-Size 9mm Springfield just announced they are releasing a full size version of their XD Mod-2. We are XD lovers here at Sparks and are sure these are going to be a hit. We’ve fired the

Fitting a Handgun

By on September 10, 2015

Fitting a Handgun I get a lot of people trying to figure out which handgun they should buy. A lot of people don’t know what to get and just look through the selection for something that will work. Obviously, I’m

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Dealing with Gun Shows

By on September 10, 2015

I love gun shows and try to go to several a year. When I lived in California, there were only 2 or 3 shows a year. Here in San Antonio, there are 2 or 3 a month. It’s kind of

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Trigger Over Travel Adjustment

By on August 25, 2015

Lots of top end handguns have over travel stops on the trigger.  It’s a little bolt that only allows the trigger to move so far to the rear.  Most people think it’s an adjustment for how hard the trigger is