Category Archives: Firearm Accessories

What is a Magazine?

A magazine is a device that feeds ammunition to a repeating firearm. They are either removable or built into the gun. They load the cartridges into the firearm by the action of the gun. Sometimes a removable magazine is called a clip, but this is wrong. A clip is a device that stages cartridges to be pushed into magazines. There are many different types of magazines but the most popular magazine for hand guns is called a box; either the double stack or the single stack. The “single” or “double” refers to how the rounds are “stacked” in the magazine. The difference between the two is illustrated by the pictures below:

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Double row box magazine” by Martin MeiseOwn work. Licensed under CC BY 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons.
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Single row box magazine” by Martin MeiseOwn work. Licensed under CC BY 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons.

In a box single stack magazine, the ammunition is stored in a column, one cartridge on top of another. A spring is in the bottom of the magazine to push the next round into the chamber of the barrel as the firearm is fired. The magazine is made of either metal or plastic and plastic ones are sometimes transparent so it is easier to see how many cartridges are in the magazine at any time. A removable box magazine is a mechanism that can be loaded or unloaded with cartridges while detached from the firearm. It is handy because you can carry several full magazines at once then just detach the empty one and replace it with a full one without having to stop and reload a fixed magazine. This definitely speeds up the process of reloading ammunition and is very useful in shooting competitions, hunting situations, self-defense, or target practice. Continue reading What is a Magazine?


Remington 870 Barrels for sale at LG Outdoors
Remington 870 Barrels

You own one of the finest shotguns money can buy. Whether you are a sport shooter, hunter, or civilian that just appreciates quality in a firearm, you know the shotgun you own is superior to all others. This is the shotgun that select law enforcement agencies in the U.S. and in other countries use, as do assorted military organizations. According to its’ manufacturer, which was founded in 1816 in New York, more than 10 million of these shotguns have been sold since 1951, making it one of the best-selling shotguns in history. You are proud to own your Remington 870, and maintaining it is absolutely essential to you. Continue reading REMINGTON 870 SHOTGUN BARREL

Customizing your AR-15

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LG Outdoors carries hundreds of AR-15 accessories.

Everyone has their preferences. When it comes to your AR-15, customizing it to fit your preferences and uses is important. All parts of the gun can be customized, and how you use it should be taken into account. The most common AR-15 Accessories include uppers, forends/handguards, rail covers, magazines, tools, swivels, stocks, grips, sights, parts mounts, and slings. Each of these items can be customized to your preference and should be added to your AR-15 for your preference and use. Continue reading Customizing your AR-15