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    Gunsite GLOCK Service Pistol

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  • Traditions Nitrofire Muzzleloader Rifle

    If you’re looking for a simple, weatherproof and impeccably accurate muzzleloader for hunting, the Traditions Nitrofire deserves your first look.

  • SSK-50 Contender

    When I first saw a Thompson/Center Contender in the mid-1970s, I knew what it was but had never seen one in the flesh.

  • Ruger 75th Anniversary

    Sturm, Ruger & Co., or as we commonly call it — “Ruger” — has a rich history, marked by innovation, quality craftsmanship and a commitment to American manufacturing....

  • Stoeger STR-9

    A good defensive handgun almost anyone could afford and the idea caught fire within Stoeger. The result was the initial STR-9 in 2019.

Armasight Jockey Series Thermal Clip-on Optic

Armasight Jockey Series Thermal Clip-on Optic

Armasight's Jockey Series Thermal Clip-on Optic allows...


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Colt CBX Bolt-Action Rifles in 6.5 Creedmoor

Colt CBX Bolt-Action Rifles in 6.5 Creedmoor

Expanding its lineup, Colt has introduced the highly...

Teach Your Children Well

As valuable as professional firearms training can be, it has never been the mainstay of firearms instruction — that remains the purview of the family. For...
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The Wedding Present

The Senior Member was relaxing in his comfortable chair beneath the folding umbrella rigged to provide shade. He had his book; his dog was sleeping at his...
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Safeties: The Good, The Bad And The Ugly

I would imagine many GUNS readers have seen the film Black Hawk Down. There’s a scene of note where Eric Bana, playing a Delta Force ass-kicker, is...
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Guns “Safety” 102 ½

First, it became “gun safety,” and then “gun violence prevention,” followed by “gun responsibility” and more recently, “gun reform,” but it...
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The Franklin Armory Binary Firing System on Century Arms AP5-P/MP5K PDW clone.
The Magnificent Franklin Armory...

At first brush, the Franklin Armory Binary Firing System (BFS) seems like some gimmicky range toy … only it’s not. This top-quality drop-in firearms...
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Editors' Picks: Best & Worst New...

When Brent's away, the Gun Cranks will play. Join American Handgunner Editor Tom McHale, American COP Editor Erick Gelhaus and "America's Grandpa" Roy...
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Freedom Arms Spare Cylinder

I recently sent my Freedom Arms Model 97 revolver in .45 Colt back to Freedom to be fitted with a .45 ACP cylinder.
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Underrated Cartridges

As a shooter, handloader, varmint/big game hunter and competitor, I think several guns and calibers are underrated. It seems media hype often leads less...
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Jacketed Bullets In .44 Specials

Does anyone really know when modern jacketed bullets began to appear in sixgun cartridges? Yes, I know all about FMJ .45 ACP bullets used in both Smith &...
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Lee Precision Challenger III Press

The third-generation Challenger features everything that made the Challenger the world’s bestselling single-station press. Plus, they've added an...
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Springfield Armory XD-M...

Now Springfield Armory has taken everything righteous and wholesome about the XD-M and amped it up to the next level. This new apex predator is the...
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Replica Winchester Leverguns

Over the years my rifle racks have held scores of original Winchester lever guns. This was especially true when doing the shooting for my book Shooting...
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Remington 870 Tactical DM

“BANG! Ouch! BANG! Wow-owwww! BANG! Jeez oh Pete …” This real-life quote from the shooting range highlights my recent willful violation of the first...
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Must-Have Air Accessories

One of my COVID projects was reorganizing the man cave. The process gave me a great opportunity to reminisce, tinker and appreciate the airgun gear I turn...
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Loading The 9mm

Even though a dozen or so 9mm cartridges arrived in the 20th century, today when we say “9mm” virtually everyone knows exactly which 9mm we are talking...
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DPx HEST/F Urban Ti

DPx Gear is the brainchild of adventurer, author and filmmaker Robert Young Pelton who spent many years in and around international conflicts and deep...
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You Asked, We...

Catch the replay of our first-ever live Q&A. From training recommendations and whether barrel tuners work to opinions on revolvers for concealed carry, no...
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In this episode, Jennifer Lindsey from Tannerite joins host Brent T. Wheat to talk about safety and fun with their non-binary explosive target indicator.
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Diddy Didn't Do...

The murder of President John F. Kennedy has been called "The Mother of All Conspiracy Theories." Who did it and why? While Diddy most certainly didn't do...
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