What makes an open-sighted handgun most attractive is how easy it is to carry and how quickly it may be pressed into action. However, as hunters age we usually fall victim to presbyopia and struggle to focus on near objects, making it difficult to focus on the front sight of a handgun. Here’s what the author’s learned as he’s aged and discovered solutions to the problem.
Federal has combined the power of two of its newest technologies to create a shotshell option that changes the nature of self-defense. The new Force X2 Shorty shells measure just 1¾ inches but hold a payload of six 00 segmenting buckshot engineered to split into two equal pieces on impact.
The downrange performance of No. 8½ lead shot belies its diminutive size. If you’re an upland hunter and aren’t using it, you’re missing out.