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New Gun Buyers Experience...

When thousands of heretofore non-gun owners, including a fair number of liberal gun control supporters, found themselves facing an uncertain future due to...
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Diamondback DBX57 Pistol

Less than 26″ long, a modest 1.25″ wide and just 3.7lbs. with brace, it’s clear the DBX57 packs a punch in a small, versatile package.
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Acting with one voice

If you’re not angry about what happened in Virginia earlier this year, you ought to be.
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Don’t Tread on Us

A couple of weeks ago, while several state governors shut down their jurisdictions in an effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19, a few even attempted to...
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Survival Kit Essentials

If you ask Google for survival kit content lists, it’ll come up with well over 80 million hits. Most of the lists are nearly identical. Almost all of them...
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Streamlight TLR-9 Weapon Light

I own more “tactical” flashlights than I can count, because like a sharp pocketknife, you never know when you’re going to need it. Some of the best...
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Colt Python

The advertising people at Colt must have known just exactly how much I could stand. In 1956, I was straight out of high school and a Colt Python and the...
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FX Pocket Chronograph

I’ve been using a nifty little, and I do mean little, device from the folks at FX Airguns to measure velocity of various air rifles and handguns.
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The Colt Police Positive...

Ask Colt revolver fans to list as many D-Frame models as they can and chances are the results will include fairly well-known names — many decidedly snaky.
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Guns, Ammo & Toilet Paper

It’s never been clear why so many people who panicked over the spread of COVID-19 — aka coronavirus — rushed to grocery stores to buy all the paper...
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Guide to the national ...

The Democratic National Convention will be held July 13-16 at the Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and the destination is deliberately political.
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Cheap pistols

Gun writers collectively tend to forget something — we all want to carry a $5,000 custom defensive pistol but sometimes a large soft drink at the local...
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Chiappa Little Badger Rifle

Whether natural disaster, economic collapse or worldwide pandemic, you never know when you may need to leave home. And there's perhaps no single better...
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Springfield Armory Hellcat...

The world shifted just a bit on September 25, 2019. Did you feel it? It wasn’t one of those silly Instagram events like Kim Kardashian brushing her teeth...
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KelTec KSG Bullpup

In 2011 KelTec introduced the KSG — a pump-action bullpup shotgun holding 14 rounds via two tubular magazines.
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Geezer Guns

An old saying goes, “Don’t let your mouth write checks your butt can’t handle.” In bygone days I used to brag to my friends in the BPCR Silhouette game
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How To Train A Mule

Although this is all about me, others are involved. Mom and Dad are biologists. Mom is a wildlife biologist, Dad is a general something-or-other biologist.
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Urban Survival

When the subject of survival comes up, people often spend their time discussing how to survive huge natural disasters or long periods alone in the wilderness.
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CrossBreed SuperTuck Holster

I wasn’t prepared to like the CrossBreed SuperTuck Holster. From the start it looks stiff, ungainly and is — frankly — a huge piece of leather
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At Least We Know How Joe Feels

From the moment Joe Biden he was putting anti-gunner and former Congressman Robert Francis “Beto” O’Rourke in as point man on his firearm policy, it...
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Traditions NitroFire...

Blame it on Hollywood movies and network television shows about mountain men; my obsession with Davy Crockett when I was a fake-coonskin cap-wearing...
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Prepping For Apartment...

Thanks to some of the sensationalistic “reality” shows aired in recent years, the word “prepper” often conjures up visions of eccentric...
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Ammunition, Predators and...

Hearing about a new ammo introduction is something of an occupational hazard, so when something comes along that is intriguing, it’s good to take a closer...
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Raising Chickens For...

Much time and energy is focused on guns, tools, shelter and such in case of an emergency or survival situation. And that’s all fine — you should be...
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Otis 3 Gun Ripcord Trio

People who use firearms a lot, especially in competition, need to keep their guns running. To do that, they need to be effectively cleaned — easily and...
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You've Stored The Grain

You will not rise to the occasion — you will default to the highest level of training you have mastered. Skills are needed in a survival situation.
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Good Eatin’ In Bad Times

The tactics and gear needed from one survival situation to another may vary greatly. After all, a long-term, widespread power outage in suburbia calls for...
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Real-World Home Defense

Because we live in the age of the internet and a 24-hour news cycle, local news can go national quickly. Police shootings, home invasion robberies and...
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Disaster Preparedness

Tornados, wildfires, chemical spills, floods, blizzards, hurricanes, ice storms, earthquakes, tsunamis, civil unrest, flu pandemic; the list goes on.
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6 Titles to Read During...

As COVID-19 forces people inside and the world enters quarantine, we have the content to keep you entertained with Special Edition issues from GUNS Magazine...
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It's Your Castle, Prepare...

You and your family’s security is not something to take lightly. It seems our world is getting more violent by the day.
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The Guns Of The Wild Bunch

It has been 50 years since the movie The Wild Bunch hit the silver screen.
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The Long And Short Of .22 Ammo

The other day I picked up one of my dad’s old cigar boxes from a shelf in my ammo closet and was surprised at how heavy it was.
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Henry .45-70 Side Gate...

“That’s the stuff dreams are made of,” John Wayne whispered softly inside my cranium.
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If It Ain’t broke,...

A .41-caliber 210-grain Hornady XTP bullet launched by 19.8 grains of H110 propellant from a 10-inch barrel strokes along at 1,465 fps, according to...
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BREAKING NEWS: NRA Annual...

The National Rifle Association announced late Thursday that it has cancelled the 149th annual members meetings and exhibits in Nashville that were scheduled...
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Nighthawk Custom’s Colt...

No matter what anyone thinks of the basic Model 1911 pistol, its track record is the gold standard.
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Let’s Talk About Gatts,...

Not everybody is enamored with striker-fired half-polymer pistols, and to prove it one only needs to check social media for forums and groups, such as...
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Heritage Rough Rider Rancher

Western movie nostalgia is an interesting phenomenon, because if you’re like me, different guns and holsters remind you of different cowboy flicks.
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A Defining Moment

We’ve all had defining moments. On an individual level, those moments don’t happen very often, and they rarely happen on a mass, grand scale affecting...
Read Full Article Shari LeGate
Tactical Travel Tips

It’s easy to get complacent when travelling, but you need to remember it’s an often ugly world out there, and predators — of the worst variety — are...
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Firebird Pyrotechnic Targets

Reactive targets have been around for a while. Typically, they require a spot of mixing along with a high-velocity rifle to ensure dramatic detonation. Once...
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Fluted Ammo: Great Or Gimmik?

I first became acquainted with the new fluted bullet designs for defensive ammo in the latter part of 2015 with the introduction of ARX ammunition,
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Magnetic Gun Mount by Allen

Working from my home office, my desk is midway between two exterior doors, each about five yards away. I’m not anticipating a break-in but I would be...
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Ruger Doubles Down

Two on two: OK. Here’s the deal: We turned two of our sneakiest shootists — Mike Humphries and Roy Huntington — loose on two new Ruger handguns. These...
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Can Women Outshoot Men?

We showed in 1955 the answer was yes — and it's still true today. Enjoy a fun look back at K.D. Curtis' article in the July 1955 issue of GUNS Magazine....
Read Full Article Mark Kakkuri
The .357 Magnum Part 2

In the 1950s when the sixgun was still supreme among peace officers, there were many who asked for a less expensive .357 Magnum. The 1954 result was the...
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Five Fun Things To Do With...

Twenty-nine percent of my firearms are .22s. I’m not sure what caused me to count them recently, but when I did, I wondered why so many? I spent a lazy...
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SIG M17 9mm

Countless rounds fired … untold man-eons of Research and Development … the inevitable, relentless post-competition acrimony. After a long, twisting...
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New Cadet Program Prepares...

A new, national program is working hand-in-hand with law enforcement and other public safety entities to give young people direct, intensive experience in...

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The Single-Six

After I got the Marlin 39A Mountie I talked about last month, I soon wanted to add an appropriated companion piece — a really good .22 sixgun. A young...
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Ruger’s .450 Bushmaster AR

Ruger is proving to be a great proponent of the .450 Bushmaster cartridge — and why not? It’s a great tactical and hunting cartridge wrapped in a...
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Black Hills HoneyBadger Ammo

Along with the vast array of handgun models available for personal protection, there’s also been a flood of self-defense ammunition. One of the best...
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Lipsey’s Lightweight...

In 2014 Lipsey’s released the all-stainless steel, Ruger-made Single-Seven revolver. Chambered in the mightiest .32 caliber round — the powerful .327...
Read Full Article Jeff "Tank" Hoover
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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High-Tech Airgun Training

“You can train at home with airguns” is one of those pithy comments passed along like the eggplant soufflé at a family reunion dinner but it’s true.
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Alphawolf Pistol-Caliber...

The Lone Wolf AlphaWolf Pistol Caliber Carbine represents a melding of the sensual elegance of Gene Stoner’s black rifle with the brawn of John Moses...
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Common Sense Personal Defense

This Voltaire quote is such a cliché: “Common sense is not so common.” I can’t count how many times I’ve heard the phrase used.
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A Beginner's Guide To...

“Hey, bud,” began the email from a good friend. “My wife and I have to manage some sketchy places for our jobs, and we are both thinking about getting...
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Fundamentals Still Rule

The process of teaching someone to shoot can get tangled up in egos and past experience, good or bad. Excellent instructional technique, coupled with...
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Here's Where To Begin

There’s a lot of books written specifically for women on the “how-to” of shooting. Most are on self-defense. The importance of protecting yourself,...
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Make Mine A .45 Colt …

Picking your favorite handgun is a tough proposition. Narrowing down to a favorite caliber can be almost as frustrating for some folks.
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Hunting Gear
Hunting 101

An even dozen is what we have here. Twelve sure-fire tips to help ensure your adventure in the hunting field ends up happy, instead of … well …...
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Buying Your First Handgun?

Buying a handgun for personal or home defense is generally not the same as buying one for target practice or competition. Don’t go into the gun store...
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Why Airguns? Power!...

You know it’s gonna be a great day when the ring of freedom sounds an awful lot like your front doorbell. The other day when mine rang, I answered the...
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.22 Centerfire Vs. Big Game

At the 2015 Safari Club International convention, my friend Phil Shoemaker — an Alaskan Master Guide known for finding big brown bears — introduced me...
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Starting Early, Starting Right

Insuring the future of shooting sports by actively recruiting youth into the sport is a national goal of the utmost importance.
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Quiet Zone

The CZ P-10C is the latest iteration of a long line of superlative Czech combat handguns hearkening back decades. Featuring state-of-the-art materials science,
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Big Blast Target Caps

There’s a floating island of garbage in the Pacific Ocean the size of Texas. Why? Well, where once our drinking water came from a tap, nowadays it comes...
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Single-Shot Steal

I’m a secondhand-rack junkie and I love cruising the “used” inventories of local gun shops. It’s like a year-round gunshow — maybe even better —...
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Pros And Cons Of The AR

The AR-15 has become so publicized, dramatized, politicized and demonized, it’s hard to discuss rationally.
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A Sixpack Of .22s

There are millions among us who still love revolvers. But buying centerfire ammo can take a significant chunk out of the family budget. Reloading helps, but...
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Active Shooter Response Kit

As you can probably tell from my “Trunk Gun” feature (page 53), I like to be prepared for the worst possible situation. While nobody likes getting...
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Packrat Confessions

The technical appellation is Neotoma lepida. The debris piles they construct are called middens. Some can be the size of an institutional refrigerator and...
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Life Lessons

I remember it clearly even today some 35 years later. I pedaled my bike madly through town headed toward the elderly Otasco hardware store, 50 bucks in ones...
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5 Tips To Better Shooting

How to shoot accurately is simple to explain. In reality there are only two things necessary: (1) Stabilize the muzzle in the proper perspective to the...
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