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Top 5 Tips For New Shooters

Top 5 Tips For New Shooters

Welcome back everybody. This is Eric here. We’ve got another top five video for you today. I’ve got a special guest, here, Chris Cheng. You guys might recognize him from season four of Top Shot. He’s the champion that won,

Posted in Self-Defense

HK P30SK Sub Compact 9mm Pistol Review

HK P30SK Sub Compact 9mm Pistol Review

For all you HK fans out there the long-awaited arrival of the P30SK is here. Now ever since I first picked up the P30SK at the NRA show in Nashville this past year, I have been dying to get my

Posted in Handguns, Heckler & Koch

Trijicon AccuPower 1-4×24 Scope Review

Trijicon AccuPower 1-4x24 Scope Review

Trijicon Scopes are known for their quality and ruggedness. I’ve owned a number of Trijicon products over the years, in fact I’m a big fan of the Acog I have the Reflexes but this is the first standard configuration scope

Posted in Optics, Trijicon

Improve your FN SCAR With a Geissele Super SCAR Trigger

Improve your FN SCAR Trigger With a Geissele Super SCAR

Hey guys, welcome back. Today I want to talk to you a little bit about Geissele triggers. Geissele makes triggers for a number of different firearms. Mostly they’re noted for their AR-15 triggers but they do make triggers for other

Posted in FN Herstal, Geissele, Rifles

Wilson Combat Standard 870 12 Gauge Shotgun

Wilson Combat Standard 870 12 Gauge Shotgun

Hey, thanks for tuning in to TWANGnBANG. Two is better than one for a lot of things, but I don’t think that applies to bad guys, which is why it’s a really good idea to practice for that and I

Posted in Shogtuns, Wilson Combat

Colt SP1 Vs Colt AR15-A2

Colt SP1 Vs Colt AR15-A2

Hey, guys, welcome back. Today we’re at the long range with a couple of Colt AR-15s. In my hand I have an older 1971 manufactured SP1. The SP1 is chambered for 5.56 or 223 and has a 20 inch barrel,

Posted in Colt, Rifles

How Far Will a 45 ACP Kill?

How Far Will a 45 ACP Kill?

Welcome back, everybody. Thanks for joining us again today. You may remember a video that we put together some time back called How Far Will the 22 Kill? That video is kind of old, been around a little while, but

Posted in Self-Defense

H&K MR762A1 LRP 308 Gas Piston Gun Shooting Sub MOA

H&K MR762A1 LRP 308 Gas Piston Gun Shooting Sub MOA

Hey guys. Welcome back. Today, I want to do a short video. I’ll tell you that I have decided to keep the Heckler and Koch MR762A1 LRP. If you follow me on social media, you’ll know I was really laboring

Posted in Heckler & Koch

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

Posted in Magpul

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