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The Glock 43 – Late To The Party or Saving the Best for Last?

The Glock 43 - Late To The Party or Saving the Best for Last?

For the last three years, I’ve been crying for a single-stack Glock19. Even after the absolutely brilliant Smith & Wesson M&P Shield Drop, I was still looking at Glock like, “Where is it?” Instead, they released the 380 Glock 42

Posted in Glock, Handguns

Shooting and Reviewing the Beretta Pico 380

Shooting and Reviewing the Beretta Pico 380

Hickok45. We’re fortunate to have so many cool little pocket guns these days, aren’t we? We have a relatively new one that has not been out all that long from Beretta we’re going to shoot today and talk about. We

Posted in Beretta, Handguns

FN Herstal FNS-9 Pistol Review Video

FN Herstal FNS-9 Pistol Review Video

One pistol that I get a lot of requests to review is the FN FNS-9. A lot of FN pistols are out there, a lot of FN products are out there because this company has been in business since 1889,

Posted in FN Herstal, Handguns

Costa Ludus War Sport Built Rifle Video

Costa Ludus War Sport Built Rifle Video

Hey guys, Chris Costa from Costa Ludus. A lot of people have been asking me about the Costa Ludus rifle built by War Sport. What kind of brought that on, and how it’s actually set up and configured. At the

Posted in Rifles, War Sport

First Shots with the BCM SPR MK12

First Shots with the BCM SPR Mk12

Hey guys, today, we’re out at the long range with my brand new BCM Mark 12 SPR. This is a factory rifle and the SPR I’ve known from following some of the discussions on AR15.com and some of the other

Posted in Bravo Company / BCM, Rifles

Sig Scorpion 1911 45 ACP Single Stack

Sig Scorpion 1911 45 ACP Single Stack

Hickok45 here on a snowy day and you know from the title it’s a 1911 day. We’re going to throw some big bullets into the snow today, maybe even into some steel and other things. We’ve got the Sig Scorpion

Posted in 1911, Handguns, Sig Sauer

Shooting and Discussing the Chiappa Rhino .357 Magnum

Shooting and Discussing the Chiappa Rhino .357 Magnum

Hickok 45. You reckon a cowboy was ever shot by one of these back in the 1800s? It’s going to happen today.

Oh yeah, I kind of doubt it, really. I don’t think a cowboy, a real cowboy, could have tolerated

Posted in Chiappa, Handguns

Beretta USA Factory Tour Video

Beretta USA Factory Tour Video

Hey guys, welcome back. Today I’m going to talk to you about Beretta. Beretta is one of the oldest manufacturers of firearms. They’ve been manufacturing firearms for 500 years. It’s not a public company. It’s a privately-owned family business. They’ve

Posted in Beretta

Initial Thoughts On The Glock 43, Single Stack 9mm Release (HD) Video

Initial Thoughts On The Glock 43, Single Stack 9mm Release (HD) Video

Welcome back, everybody. Typically I don’t do product announcement-type videos, however, there’s been so many questions here on my social media pages – here on YouTube, Full30, as well as Facebook, Instagram, all that stuff – that I felt I

Posted in Glock, Handguns

Glock 43 Single Stack 9mm Pistol Review by Daniel Shaw

Glock 43 Single Stack 9mm Pistol Review by Daniel Shaw

Hey, guys. Daniel Shaw here. Today I’ve got a Glock 43. I spent the day on the range with it, shot a little over three hundred rounds. As you would expect from any Glock, I did pretty well for those

Posted in Glock, Handguns

Viridian X5L Laser and Weapons Light Review

Viridian X5L Laser and Weapons Light Review

Lately we’ve been doing a lot with weapons mounted lights and I think the first one that I’ve done recently is the Inforce APL which is an excellent light system for your handgun. I’ve done of rifle light reviews over

Posted in Viridian

Shooting and Comparing the Glock 43 Single-Stack 9mm

Shooting and Comparing the Glock 43 Single-Stack 9mm

Hey, Hickok45 with a Glock 43. Some people complain about the capacity of these guns but I just don’t get it. Maybe it’s just because they just have one. You reckon? Yeah. Glock 43, let’s take a look at it.

Posted in Glock, Handguns

Bond Arms Backup .45 ACP – Ultimate Conceal Carry Derringer Video

Bond Arms Backup .45 ACP - Ultimate Conceal Carry Derringer Video

Hey there, friends! Thanks for checking in. Today, we’re looking at Bond Arms. This is a .45 Backup. This is built like a tank. It’s not your typical Derringer that you see at gun shows for a 100 or 125

Posted in Bond Arms, Derringers, Handguns

Open Carry vs. Concealed Carry: When is it Appropriate Video

Open Carry vs. Concealed Carry: When is it appropriate? with Jerry Miculek

It looks like rain out today. I’m going to a local grocery here to get a gallon of milk. Do you all need anything? What? What? A bit much? You always want to be prepared. I’ve got my umbrella. Are

Posted in Conceal Carry, Open Carry

Six Concealed Carry Myths Video

Six Concealed Carry Myths Video

Hey there friends, thanks for checking in! I came up with 6 concealed carry myths. They are just that, myths, because there have been so many more people that conceal and carry throughout the country that numbers completely increase. We

Posted in Conceal Carry

.45-70 Derringer Shooting Video

.45-70 Derringer Shooting Video

BigDaddyHoffman1911 coming to you. There she is, guys. That’s the M-4 Alaskan Survival Derringer. It’s chambered in .45-70 on the top, 45 Long Colt and 410. I think we’re just about ready to get us some of this. Ready, Greg?

Posted in Derringers

Rock Island Armory’s New 1911 Pistols For 2015

Rock Island Armory's New 1911 Pistols For 2015

Okay I am here with Martin Tuason; he is the man at Rock Island Armory. You guys know I’ve been really doing a lot with the 20TCM. Martin I will talk about, what’s going on with 20TCM? Well, I managed

Posted in 1911, Rock Island Armory

The Exceptional and Modular Sig P320 9mm Pistol

The Exceptional and Modular Sig P320 9mm Pistol

Oh yeah. The Sig Sauer P320. This is Sigs first polymer framed striker-fighter pistol, and to me it’s been a little bit late in the game. I’ll tell you what, what they come out with has been exceptional. This is

Posted in Handguns, Sig Sauer

HK VP9 Shines in All Areas Except for One

HK VP9 Shines in All Areas Except for One

Hey guys, Daniel Shaw here. Today I want to tell you a little bit about the H&K VP9, or my experience with it rather. I put about 2,000 rounds in the last few days in the class I was taking,

Posted in Handguns, Heckler & Koch

Glock 43 Exclusive First Look and Does Not Disappoint

Glock 43 Exclusive First Look and Does Not Disappoint

All right. All right, guys. Hanging out with the Glock 43. We’re getting a first look here at their single stack 9mm that’s new for this year. And guys it’s really no surprise to me that this gun came along

Posted in Glock, Handguns

Magpul MBUS Pro Offset Backup Sights – Design That Works

Magpul MBUS Pro Offset Backup Sights - Design That Works

Hey, thanks for tuning into TWANGnBANG. Those are my really bad recreation of a stage in a three gun match that I read about a number of years ago. I don’t know why you don’t see it more often because

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Interesting Features of the American Defense Manufacturing UIC Carbines

Interesting Features of the American Defense Manufacturing UIC Carbines

Hey guys, welcome back. Today we’re at the range with a special guest, Sam, who has brought out some new rifles from ADM. They’re called UIC carbines or UIC rifles. So are they’re carbines or rifles or both? They’re both.

Posted in American Defense Manufacturing, Rifles

Aimpoint T-2 Micro Red Dot Review (HD) Video

Aimpoint T-2 Micro Red Dot Review (HD) Video

Welcome back, everybody Today we’re going over the Aimpoint T-2 optic. The T-2 is the successor to the Aimpoint T-1. Now, I’ve reviewed the T-1 here previously and I made the bold statement that the T1 is the best red

Posted in Aimpoint, Optics

Top 5 Awesome Bullpups

Top 5 Awesome Bullpups

Welcome back everybody. This is Eric and Chat here of Moss Pawn and Gun. Today we’ve got another Five Gun video for you. This has been a video that’s been pretty dang requested by you guys. You wanted us to

Posted in Bullpups

BCM GUNFIGHTER 1911 By Wilson Combat Review With Larry Vickers (HD) Video

I can live with that. It’s a good deal, brother. We’ll get you up. All right. Welcome back, everybody. We got a special guest again with us, Mr. Larry Vickers, himself. Today we’re taking a look at the BCM Gunfighter

Posted in 1911, Bravo Company / BCM, Wilson Combat

Aimpoint T-1 versus T-2 Comparison and Review Video

Aimpoint T-1 versus T-2 Comparison and Review Video

For years, the Aimpoint T1 has been the gold-standard of red-dot sights. When I first got wind of the T2 in the works, I was curious. They sure look a lot alike. The similarities between the T1 and the T2

Posted in Aimpoint, Optics

Top 4 Best Concealed Carry Guns for Women Video

Top 4 Best Concealed Carry Guns for Women Video

Hey guys, what’s going on? Welcome to another video for Green Life Shooting. My name is Chad. Today we have a special video for our women viewers. We’re looking at the top four concealed carry options for women. I’ve got

Posted in Conceal Carry

LWRC M6 IC-SPR Sweetness – Review Video

LWRC M6 IC-SPR Sweetness - Review Video

I’ve been waiting a little bit to do this review. What we have here is the LWRC IC-SPR. There are three variants out there on this rifle. This is the SPR version, and wow! What a sweet, sweet rifle. It’s

Posted in LWRC, Rifles

Browning 1911-380 Black Label 380 ACP Pistol Video

Browning 1911-380 Black Label 380 ACP Pistol Video

Today, we’re going to be shooting this 1911 Black Label 380. It’s a handy little thing. Before we go further, MSRP is $669. Some of you guys are going to gripe and say that the 38 ain’t worth it. It’s

Posted in 1911, Browning, Handguns

FNH SCAR 17s – When UGGs, Pistons, and .308s Collide

FNH SCAR 17s - When UGGs, Pistons, and .308s Collide

As much as I love AR15s, I’ve always said that they’re constantly flirting with redundancy and over saturation. Rifles like the FN SCAR 17 S are a welcome addition to the modern rifle marketplace. However, beyond its contribution to increase

Posted in FN Herstal, Rifles