5 Things to Consider When Buying a Handgun

According to statistics, around 42% of all U.S. households own one or more firearms. Given that owning a firearm for protection in the U.S. is a constitutional right, this comes as no surprise. Firearms are a part of daily life in many places around the world.

For those of us who have been firearm enthusiasts for a long time or have owned one or more of our own previously, shopping for a new handgun is quite simple, not to mention exciting! If however you’re buying a fire arm for the first time and are not sure what to look out for, a little guidance might be needed!

5 Things to Consider When Buying a Hand Gun

If you’re investing in a hand gun for the first time, there are a few things you should consider in order to make a good choice.

Reliability

There are numerous different firearms made by different companies with varying specifications. The first thing you want is to get a sense of those worth your attention. You want to narrow down your choices to guns makes and models that you are certain will be reliable.

Look up reviews, ask seasoned gun enthusiasts for their input and always prioritize reliability over aesthetic when it comes to a handgun or any firearm for that matter!

Pistol or Revolver

When buying a handgun, you will also need to decide whether it is a pistol or a revolver you want to go for. Each has its own disadvantages as well as areas where the other may be superior. Where revolvers are easier both by way of handling and by way of shooting, pistols carry more rounds and are considered to be relatively safer.

Figuring out your needs and preferences should help you with this decision.

Grip

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Firearm accuracy is dependent on a range of different factors. You want to buy a handgun that is easy to grip and aim. Don’t just blindly choose a handgun with the best reviews. Look over your options, hold them to get a sense of the grip and test fire them if possible. This should help you find a handgun with a grip that suits you ideally.

Recoil

All guns big and small experience a degree of what you call recoil. A heavy handgun might ‘kick’ or push back on you upon firing. If the recoil of the handgun you’re using is more than you can handle, the weapon becomes a lot less useful.

When test firing, pay attention to recoil and opt only for a handgun that you can hold fairly steady even when it kicks. Alternatively, go for a model with lesser kick force.

Costs

Last but not least, you probably know that handguns and related accessories and rounds can cost a fair bit. Once you’ve zeroed in on potential handgun candidates for yourself, do a little research not just on the cost of the gun but also on what it might cost you by way of use and maintenance. Is this feasible for you?

The Upshot

Keeping the five points above in mind when purchasing your own handgun will ensure that you choose a weapon that is ideally suited to you in every way!

Gold Mountain Arms is a veteran owned ammunition & accessories store based in Washington focused on an improved customer experience offering firearms for sale online to customers across the US.

How To Remove The Scent Of An Unwanted Perfume

The phrase “long lasting fragrance” is as much a blessing as a nuisance.

You may not like the scent of a perfume after applying it but the fragrance is there to stay. Whether you want to change the usual scent you wear, or simply dislike a scent, you will need to know how to remove it.

Here are a few tips to get rid of unwanted perfume scents.

Airing

Putting your scented clothes out in the open under sunlight will alleviate the smell you dislike.

Blowing wind helps in carrying away the smell and neutralizing the way your dress smells. Plants also help absorb scents from their surroundings. If hanging your dress on a cloth line is not possible, airing it under a fan where there is preferably some sunlight should also help. The duration for which they need to be aired depends on the saturation of the scent and how profusely the perfume was applied.

Soaking

It is best to make a mixture of warm water and one cup baking soda and soak your clothes in it for an extended period, preferably overnight to get rid of the scent. This method is most effective when followed by washing.

Laundering

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This is guaranteed to remove unwanted scents and odors from your clothes. An unscented laundry detergent should do the deed. For better results, a cup full of distilled white vinegar should be mixed in water while rinsing the clothes. The rinse cycle can be repeated if you are having trouble removing the scent. Following this with a drying routine would achieve best results.

But here’s a catch! The perfume scent may not just have drenched your clothes but also some body parts. It is worse when an unwanted smell lingers on your skin.

Here’s how to free your skin of that scent

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Make a paste of baking soda and water and apply it with a clean cloth on the concerned area. Scrub gently and let sit for 10 minutes before washing.

Tip 2

Dip a piece of clean cloth in vodka and wipe your skin. Do this for a few minutes before washing it off with soap.

Tip 3

Mix equal parts of white vinegar and olive oil. Soak a piece of cloth in it and use it to wipe the affected area. Let it remain for 10 minutes before washing of the oily residue with warm water and soap.

At Fragrance Frontier, we believe that “fragrances are the fingerprints of a person”. It is not just a matter of vanity, it’s a matter of identity.

We offer enough variety to help you pick a scent that’s you. We are not just an online shop for cosmetic products, we are your one-stop solution to help you find everything that makes you ‘you’.  Whether you want to buy perfume online or looking for genuine skincare products, we have got you covered.

Watch Out: 6 Simple Tips to Avoid Buying A Fake Vintage Watch

Whether it’s an early Heuer Autavia or a classic Rolex, we’ve all lusted for an incredible vintage watch.

The attention to detail, the powerful steel, and a smooth, precise sweep is what makes an exceptional chronograph. Read more

What to Consider When Buying Pre-Owned Luxury Watches

When it comes to beautiful vintage watches, it makes more sense to purchase a pre-owned one. There’s something incredible about a classic piece with iconic features that have stood the test of time.

Perhaps it’s the beauty and sheer sophistication that comes with the intricate design. Perhaps it’s the notion of becoming acquainted with history. Or perhaps it’s learning about the craft of watch-making in its purest form.

But there is something that draws us to the beauty and allure of vintage chronometers.

If you’re planning to purchase a preowned luxury watch, here’s what you should consider:

What Type of Watch Are You Looking For?

Don’t just go for the fancy title of “vintage luxury watch.” You need to first think about what exactly you’re looking for.

Do you want a Blancpain, Omega or Rolex? You need to first figure out what exactly it is that you want. Every watch and brand is different and comes with its own charm.

Pre-Owned Watches Are Intricate

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Don’t go for the visuals. You need to first learn about the intricate design and complex mechanics of the watch. Sure, the visuals do matter but shouldn’t be chosen over the features.

Analyze the movement/sweep of the watch. Does it move smoothly or does it get stuck after some time? What about the hands and the minutes track? Do the hands reach the track without any problems?

Check the case-back for marks and scratches. If there’s clear evidence of the case-back being full of scratches from the tools of the watchmaker, you know there’s been trouble. Such watches need constant repairs and work done.

Make sure that the piece that you choose is reliable, durable and can last a lifetime.

The Omega Speedmaster or the Rolex Submariner “Hulk” are watches that are worth considering.

Learn To Maintain It

Vintage watches are timeless and a symbol of reliability. But that doesn’t mean they don’t become worn-out or broken. They do need repairs but if you’re careful, your watch won’t need it.

Look into how you can maintain the watch you’ve bought. Different watches have different requirements. You need to get your watch repaired or serviced every 3 years.

This way, you can keep it running for generations to come. Keep it away from humidity and moisture. If you’re going for watches with unique chronometers—like Patek Philippe—make sure to get the parts insured.

Make sure you have the serial number written down with you at all costs. Photograph your watch and its parts so that in case it gets stolen, you know how to get it back.

But one of the best ways to keep it maintained is to get it serviced every few years by a watch repair specialist. Not only can a professional restore your watch to its prime, they can show you how to keep it safe from scratches and damages. A good service is what your watch needs to look and work like brand new.

Vintage and Modern Watches, LLC offers comprehensive services and solutions to all your modern and vintage watch woes. From repairs and to maintenance, they’ve got you covered!

Feel free to contact them to learn more about how they can help.

Here’s All You Need to Know about Micro Link Hair Extensions

For those of us who can’t help but feel inspired by Kylie Jenner’s ever-changing hair styles, micro link hair extensions are a great way to add length and volume to our everyday hair. Micro links are not only easy to install and maintain but they’re super affordable too! Read more

3 Tips For a Beginner’s Fishing Trip In Cabo San Lucas

Just starting out deep sea fishing in Cabo San Lucas? Not quite sure what you’re supposed to do? Worry not! With this simple guide, you will know exactly what you need to watch out for when making your way across the deep blue sea.

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The Smell of Success: Ways to Make Your Perfume Hobby Affordable

“Nothing brings to life again
a forgotten memory
like fragrance.”

Christopher Poindexter

From the aroma of a dash of saffron to the subtle, yet lingering scent of rain, we rely on our sense of smell for everything.

Whether it’s the whiff of old, worn-out clothes, or the trace of baked, gooey chocolate chip cookies, we associate things and people around us with the way they smell.

How many times have you been able to tell who’s walked through the door because of the subtle, yet powerful fragrance that follows?

How many times have you had to take another route to work because of the malodor nearby?

But there’s a difference between “scent” and “smell.”

Our favorite scents are the ones we want to be able store in a gorgeous glass bottle. But collecting fragrances can be an expensive hobby.

Or is it?

For Your Scent’s Worth

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For the avid perfume enthusiast, there’s more to amassing dozen of fragrances on their dresser. It’s about the experience and collecting a true work of art.

But your hobby doesn’t have to cost you thousands of dollars. With caution and a few tricks, you can learn more about scents and keep within budget.

Smell, Smell, and Smell!  

What’s the best way to learn about fragrances and scents? Simple: improve your sense of smell!

You don’t even need to purchase perfumes to be able to discern different scents! Just goes “scent shopping.”

If you want to sample an Armani Summer Code, you can simply walk into the shop and ask for a test. Take a notebook with you so that you can write down your experiences. This way, you’ll learn all about different types of perfumes and scents.

Don’t Rush Into Buying  

This is one of the most important things to remember. Sure, it smells great but that doesn’t mean you should buy it. When you’re starting a collection, you need to learn a lot of things.

You need to be able to discern replicas from originals; should be able to tell the source of the scent and create your own mix.

It’s Classy and Classic

Begin with classic perfumes. If you really want to create a collection of some of the most exotic and incredible perfumes, start with the classics.

From Chanel no. 19 to Dior’s Eau Sauvage, there’s plenty to choose from. But that doesn’t mean you should choose all of them. All you need is a few pieces to complete your collection.

Remember that it’s all about appreciating different scents, not collecting every bottle ever produced.

If you’re looking to buy some of the best perfumes online, Fragrance Frontier offers all your favorite products at the best pricing. Not only are they 100 percent genuine, there’s free shipping on all orders to the U.S.

Visit their website to learn more or browse through their online perfume shop to get your hands on the latest products. They also showcase genuine skincare products and if you are interested, give those a try as well.

Everything You Need To Know Before You Adopt A Doodle

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Doodles are a mixed-breed of dogs that come from the breeding of a poodle with a dog from another breed.

Doodles gained a lot of positive press when they first came to the public’s attention. Other than their obvious charm, they are touted as a breed of hypoallergenic dogs that do not shed.

People with allergies to dogs and conditions such as asthma are unaffected by such dogs – making doodles ever so popular.

Want to adopt a doodle of your own? Here’s what you need to know.

1) All the different types

Doodles come in a large variety. The most prominent doodles are goldendoodles, labradoodles and shnoodles but there are so many options for you to pick from. Before going to adopt one, think of the type of doodle you want keeping in mind the look, size, and temperament of the dog you desire.

2) Some doodles still shed

It’s true that certain doodles do not shed but most goldendoodles and labradoodles still shed to some degree. Speak to the breeder about whether the dog you’re considering is a shedder or not, don’t just assume that it won’t.

3) Expect them to be messy

Because of the texture of their fur, doodles require frequent grooming. They love rolling in the mud, enjoy water and are curious about their surroundings. Their fur can be like Velcro, anything that comes in contact with it, will likely stick. Expect to see dirt, leaves and all sorts of debris trapped in doodle’s fur coat.

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4) They are active

Before you adopt a doodle, you need to make sure that you can give it time. Doodles require at least 30-60mins of proper exercise every day. That means you have to commit to playing/walking with them for at least half an hour every day – leaving them alone in the yard doesn’t count as play!

5) They can be quiet large

Despite their poodle background, doodles grow to be quite large. The average doodle is about 65 pounds and can grow to be near 100 pounds!

Think you’re ready to adopt a doodle?

Rosey Doodles have been breeding poodles with other dogs for years. The doodle puppies are raised with a lot of love and are properly trained – making them a perfect addition to your family!

Take a look at the bernedoodles and newfoodles puppies that are available for adoption. Call 208-604-0494 today to book your favorite doodle for a just $250-$500.

When the Needle is Not There to Guide you… And You Are Lost!

A compass or GPS is probably one of the first things anyone would pack or have on their person when going camping, trekking, hunting and sometimes fishing. At the same time, when it comes to the outdoors, you best be prepared for anything.

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This begs the question, what would you do if for some reason you don’t have a compass or GPS to guide you? What would you do if you dropped it, lost it, can’t get reception or just forgot to bring it with you altogether?

What You Could Do

If you do find yourself lost and without a compass out in sticks for instance, there are ways to find your way around or at least back to a safe base. It is important to remember that these methods might require a little practice so it helps to try them out even when you have a compass on you just to see how well they really work.

Using the Sun to Find East and West  

The first method to find your way around involves using the sun. We all know that the sun rises in the east and sets in the west. The path the sun follows over the course of the day bearing this in mind is east to west. Of course if you’re trying to say make camp by a certain time you might not want to wait till the sun goes down to determine where west is.

For this reason, the way you go about it is by tracking the movement of the sun. If the day isn’t overcast this is not that difficult. What you need to do is:

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  • Find a flat or leveled surface
  • Jab a straight stick or nail into the ground
  • Mark the point where the shadow of the sun falls
  • Wait about thirty minutes or so and mark the point that the shadow has traveled to
  • Draw a straight line between the two points. The initial point represents the direction of east. The second one that of west.

Finding North

Finding north is a little trickier. There are two or three ways to do this. One is by using a watch, the other involves following the stars. The star mapping method however differs depending on which hemisphere you’re in so just to keep things simple, the instructions here cater to the northern hemisphere only.

Using the Stars

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The North Star is not always the brightest in the sky so finding it means knowing a little bit about constellations.  A good way to locate the North Star is as follows:

  • Start by finding the big dipper
  • Follow the big dipper down the handle
  • This should help you find the little dipper
  • The North Star is the last one on the little dipper’s handle.

Using the Sun

Using the sun to find North and South will require an analog watch. This works as follows:

  • Start by pointing the hour hand of the watch towards the sun.
  • Make sure it is aligned correctly
  • Imagine a bisecting line that runs between where your hour hand is and the 12:00 mark
  • The bisecting line will be where South is.
  • If you’re in the Southern hemisphere, as you would imagine, the bisecting line becomes north.

Bottom Line

Having established your basic North, South, East and West, you should be able to find your way to civilization or at least safety in no time! The smartest thing to do however would be to equip yourself well before you head out camping!

If you’re looking to purchase outdoor sporting goods including compasses, guns, ammunition and discounted handguns, we’ve got a bit of everything at Gold Mountain Arms, LLC!

Signs Your Dog Has Food Allergies

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Dealing with dog allergies can be incredibly frustrating—for you and for your four-legged friend.

Allergies usually mean dry and itchy skin, non-stop scratching, recurring ear infections, etc.

Here are some of the common signs that your dog might be suffering from food allergies.

1) Chronic Ear Infections

One of the telltale signs of a food allergy is frequent ear infections. What’s frequent? When your dog requires more than 2 or 3 treatments and pet care service each year. Ear mites and yeast infections are common underlying reasons for ear infections. If your vet has ruled these out and yet ear infections persist round the year, you might be dealing with a food allergy.

2) Red or Brown Nail Beds

You might notice that your dog’s nails look unnaturally red or even bloody, though they haven’t sustained any recent injury there. This is an indication of an inflammatory immune response. If your canine shows this symptom, you should be on your guard.

3) Watery Eyes

Watery eyes can be a common symptom of food-related allergies. You’ll find your dog scratching at their eye a lot, having goopy discharge or a clogged tear duct. If other causes like an eye trauma have been eliminated, chances are it’s a food allergy.

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4) Bronzing Around the Muzzle

This is easily noticeable in breeds with pre-dominantly white coats. Dogs suffering from food allergies have pink and inflamed lips, skin and toes. They will likely be itching the area non-stop.

5) Red Underbelly

Together with other signs like itchy skin and a dull coat, a red underbelly is a typical indication of a food allergy at play. You’ll see that your dog’s skin underneath the fur is red or pink and inflamed, that no number of baths makes a difference to.

If you notice any of these signs in your pet, immediately take them to the veterinarian. While common food allergens for dogs include dairy, eggs, beef and soy, your vet will be able to tell you the precise food allergen that’s causing the trouble.

Rosey Doodles is a family-owned business with more than a decade’s experience in raising and training doodles. They lay great emphasis on nurturing their pups and dogs in a caring family-oriented environment. From Aussiedoodles to Bernedoodles puppies for sale, they offer a lot of options as your canine companions.

Get in touch with them today to find out more.