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Retro GLOCK P80 Has Us...

Will Dabbs, MD takes a First Look at Lipsey's exclusive retro GLOCK P80 — a historical reproduction of the original innovative Glock 17.
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The Red Menace

The “Red Flag” menace is a reality in more than a dozen states and there could be even more on the way by the time you read this since the concept seems...
Read Full Article Dave Workman
Springfield Armory Saint...

It’s no secret the world isn’t a very nice place right now. In fact, by the time these words hit subscriber mailboxes and the newsstand, things might...
Read Full Article Brent Wheat
Ammo Shortages and Trying...

There’s growing concern among gun owners all over the map about another ammunition shortage — a bad thing considering hunting seasons are just around...
Read Full Article Dave Workman
Plano Weekend Series Speedbags

Full confession from an outdoor writer: Soft-sided fishing tackle bags have been, and still are, put to uses other than holding bait, lures, spare reels,...
Read Full Article Dave Workman
New 1911 Fits for Galco...

Previously only available for revolvers and compact/full-size semi-autos, the Galco Switchback holster is now available for 4-5” 1911 pistols, with and...
Read Full Article Joe Kriz
Lipsey's Reintroduces...

Lipsey’s has teamed up with GLOCK for a reissue of the P80 with original features and style to allow modern GLOCK enthusiasts to acquire a piece of the...
Read Full Article Joe Kriz
Biden is Winning! | GMP #43

Host Brent T. Wheat talks politics with journalist Dave Workman about the upcoming election, including the consequences of a Biden victory and what gun...
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Politics Be Damned...

According to the velocity printed on the box, a 40-grain, solid lead .22-caliber roundnose Federal Gold Medal Target bullet leaves the muzzle at 1,080 fps...
Read Full Article Dave Workman
Hatsan Blitz .30-Caliber...

Let’s get this out of the way upfront: the new Hatsan Blitz air rifle ain’t your daddy’s BB gun.
Read Full Article Dave Workman
New Heckler & Koch...

The mantra “bigger is better” doesn’t just apply to America. German small arms manufacturer, Heckler & Koch, has announced the latest variant of their...
Read Full Article Joe Kriz
GLOCK Introduces...

Introduced in July 2019, the GLOCK G43X and G48 were the manufacturer’s first compact-size Slimline handgun. One year later, the models are now available...
Read Full Article Joe Kriz
.41 Magnum Bisley &...

A modern version of a tried and true gun/load combination, Elmer Keith's .41 Magnum scratches the nostalgic itch we all get from time to time and is as...
Read Full Article Jeff "Tank" Hoover
.22 Magnum For Self-Defense

I’m a rootin’ tootin’ .45 shootin’ concealed carry practitioner and instructor — or, I was. For most of my years, I’ve been an adamant advocate...
Read Full Article David Freeman
Pulsar TRAIL 2 LRF XP50...

An upgraded model of the Pulsar TRAIL LRF XP50, the second-generation riflescope boasts increased thermal sensitivity, image detail and ruggedness for even...
Read Full Article Dave Workman
What do NRA Lawsuits Mean...

It’s been about two weeks since the Second Amendment community was rocked with the announcement that the National Rifle Association had been hit with two...
Read Full Article Dave Workman
Customize Your CZ 75 With...

American Handgunner's Roy Huntington looks at how Alex Zimmerman and Guncrafter Industries takes CZ-USA's Model 75 to the ranks of a competition 1911.
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Lights Lasers And...

Roy Huntington looks at a non-lethal option for self-defense — the LifeLite from Pepperball.
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Home Defense Non-lethal...

American Handgunner's Roy Huntington demonstrates the Pepperball TCP and is surprised by its potential "stopping power." See if this is the right choice to...
Read Full Article Roy Huntington
First Look: Ruger's Super...

A sneak peek at this 8-shot 9mm revolver as American Handgunner editor Roy Huntington takes a First Look at this ultimate target/competition/plinking handgun.
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Benchmade’s Meatcrafter...

Ask any serious hunter to name their most indispensable tool and I bet they say a quality knife.
Read Full Article Dave Workman
Vetting the Defensive Handgun

As the boredom of the COVID-19 shutdown started getting to me, I felt the urge to change carry guns if only as a change of pace.
Read Full Article Massad Ayoob
Remembering Walter Rodgers

I was still a junior in high school when GUNS Magazine first appeared in January 1955. The printed page had a major effect on me, especially some of the...
Read Full Article John Taffin
August Is National...

Whether you’re a seasoned shooter, first-time gun owner or have never stepped foot on a range, National Shooting Sports Month is a month-long celebration...
Read Full Article Joe Kriz
Heckler & Koch MR762A1 LRP...

Popular among large-caliber platform shooters of all disciplines, Heckler & Koch continues to innovate and improve upon the design with the third iteration...
Read Full Article Joe Kriz
Korth NXR .44 Magnum

Birthed in Germany and offered on this side of the pond by the fine folks at Nighthawk Custom, the NXR .44 Magnum represents the absolute pinnacle of...
Read Full Article Will Dabbs, MD
Smith & Wesson M&P 9mm EZ

Being on the Cutting Edge is a very good feeling. We have a long list of very powerful sixguns and semi-automatics available to us as well as...
Read Full Article John Taffin
How to Become a 2A First...

A couple of months ago, the Second Amendment Foundation (SAF) and its sister organization, the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms...
Read Full Article Dave Workman
Are You Ready for a Slugfest?

A “standard” .177-caliber airgun pellet weighs somewhere in the vicinity of seven grains, give or take.
Read Full Article Tom McHale
New American Defense...

A leader in mounting solutions for firearm accessories, American Defense Manufacturing has launched a precision rifle chassis for Remington 700 short...
Read Full Article Dave Workman
Winchester Model 1897

In my last shotgun column I covered the lever-action Winchester Model 1887 shotgun designed by firearms genius John M. Browning.
Read Full Article Denny Hansen
Blaming Everything But The...

In the aftermath of massive inner-city violence over the Fourth of July holiday weekend that left 87 people shot and 17 dead in Chicago, Mayor Lori...
Read Full Article Dave Workman
Lapua and SK Rimfire Ammo

I tend to collect rimfire ammo like John Taffin collects six shooters. In recent years I’ve enjoyed shooting .22s more and more, and love to try different...
Read Full Article David Freeman
Real Avid Gun Tool AMP

If there’s something that can’t be done to a modern sporting rifle, 1911 or semi-auto pistol with the Real Avid Gun Tool AMP, my guess is nobody has...
Read Full Article Dave Workman
Pistol Caliber Carbines

Pistol-caliber carbines is a firearm niche I’ve overlooked in the past. It always seemed to me if I could get the cartridge in a handgun there wasn’t...
Read Full Article Dave Anderson
The Ruger PC Charger

It’s tough to quantify the Ruger PC Charger as it defies ready characterization. The government just calls it a pistol. If it had a happy switch and a...
Read Full Article Will Dabbs, MD
Gun-Buying Surge Sets New...

While almost everybody was focused on the police re-capture of Seattle’s so-called “CHAZ” zone back on July 1 after the six-block area seized by...
Read Full Article Dave Workman
The Glock 44

Since the 1983 debut of the G17, GLOCK has sold 18 million auto pistols, all centerfires. Now, with the G44, they have finally brought out a factory .22.
Read Full Article Wayne van Zwoll
Hornady 6mm ARC

When Hornady introduced its new 6mm Advanced Rifle Cartridge (ARC), it was a total surprise to both the industry and consumers.
Read Full Article Dave Workman
The Orthopedic Holster

When illness or injury make it hard to carry your handgun, an alternate carry option may solve the problem.
Read Full Article Massad Ayoob
Beware gun and ammunition...

Anti-gun municipal politicians have seized on a new financial weapon in their crusade to discourage gun ownership and to drive firearms retailers either out...
Read Full Article Dave Workman
Colt Frontier Six-Shooter

Recently on an Internet website a fellow asked the following question — “I bought a Colt single-action.
Read Full Article Mike "Duke" Venturino
Cop Critics Won’t Like...

A recent Rasmussen survey let some air out of the windbags who have been demanding defunding or dissolution of police agencies, revealing that 63% of...
Read Full Article Dave Workman
Rimfire Rossi Rio Bravo

I own a few remarkably accurate .22-caliber rifles, but after getting wind of Rossi’s brand-new lever-action rifle, the Rio Bravo, I think I can squeeze...
Read Full Article Dave Workman
Time’s up: Fish or Cut Bait

You do know Election Day 2020 — November 3 — is just over the horizon, right?
Read Full Article Dave Workman
Sierra Bullets And True...

GUNS Magazine editor Brent Wheat learns why Sierra Bullets is partnering with True Velocity's polymer cartridges.
Read Full Article Brent Wheat
Collar Buttons For The...

Looking at the studs used to attach men’s collars to the neckbands of the shirts of the era, it’s easy to see where John Barlow's inspiration came from...
Read Full Article Roger Smith
New Federal HammerDown

Years before it was overrun by anti-gun and hunting tree-huggers, there was a tradition in the Pacific Northwest:
Read Full Article Dave Workman
Guns, Guns and More Guns

When Barack Obama was in the White House, the firearms community suspected it made his administration crazy that one particular industry thrived selling the...
Read Full Article Dave Workman
What's In Your Range Bag?

Range bags — almost everybody has one and they span everything from battered old tool boxes to the latest high-speed, low-drag Ballistic nylon duffle with...
Read Full Article Brent Wheat
Custer’s Last Stand, And...

This Thursday and Friday (June 25-26) marks the 144th anniversary of the Battle of the Little Bighorn, also known as Custer’s Last Stand.
Read Full Article Dave Workman
Meprolight Mepro Foresight

My first experience with an electronic sight was a number of years ago. Back then, the generic buzz term for such products was “holographic sight”
Read Full Article Dave Workman
Civil Unrest Fuels Gun Sales

When it was revealed gun sales in May were up 80% over the same month in 2019 by Small Arms Analytics & Forecasting, the protests-turn-riots in several...
Read Full Article Dave Workman
Rifle Dynamics Thunder...

Before jumping into a first look at a new rifle built on a legendary platform by a company known for custom quality with input from a renowned firearms...
Read Full Article Dave Workman
Sub-caliber Trainers

Like most of us, my introduction to shooting was with a .22 rifle. Mine was a single shot Winchester Model 60A my grandfather gave to my father, who gave it...
Read Full Article Denny Hansen
The Trigger finger...

For decades, I’ve told left-handed students not to complain about this but to rejoice because it lets them dump an empty magazine faster than their...
Read Full Article Massad Ayoob
Mossberg MC2C

In November of 2008 I was invited to attend the rollout of the Mossberg MC1sc pistol at Gunsite Academy in Arizona. Spelled out, the model is the Mossberg...
Read Full Article Denny Hansen
Something in the Chicago...

Apparently not content with the number of people dying from COVID-19 in Cook County, Ill., which encompasses Chicago, the city’s thug element has...
Read Full Article Dave Workman
Hornady RAPiD Safe Ready Vault

Being a firearms owner comes with responsibility. Not only must you maintain its operation with regular cleaning, but you must also safely protect them from...
Read Full Article Dave Workman
Smith & Wesson Model 67

The .38 Special has been one of America’s darlings for over a century. Most Smith & Wesson .38/.357 reviews focus on the .357 Magnums or snubby .38s. But...
Read Full Article Brad Miller
Father's Day Gift Guide

As a certified Dad myself, I feel qualified to offer some insight into what might get your favorite dad’s attention this Father’s Day. Whether he’s a...
Read Full Article Roy Huntington
Round butts Are Best

Round-butted snubbies are the stuff dreams are made of, especially for nostalgic old Coppers. Compact, they have a comforting, familiar heft when loaded...
Read Full Article Jeff "Tank" Hoover
10 Self-Defense Mistakes

We don’t throw the word “tactical” around here very often, even though self, home and family defense are a major topic of concern with our readers.
Read Full Article Brent Wheat
New Zealand’s Gun...

While New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and her anti-gun Parliament colleagues may be wearing frowns and scratching their heads, us Yank gun owners...
Read Full Article Dave Workman
Rifles for troubled times

“If you could only own one gun” is a hardy perennial in firearms literature. For firearms enthusiasts the question is ludicrous — many of us carry...
Read Full Article Dave Anderson
SIG SAUER MCX PCP Air Rifle

Suppose you could reduce the power of your decked-out modern sporting rifle by a factor of 100. Consider the possibilities — you could shoot it in your...
Read Full Article Tom McHale
Remington R2Mi .50 BMG

By its own admission, Remington says its new R2Mi .50 BMG bolt-action rifle “is built to shatter all previous expectations for long-range accuracy.”
Read Full Article Dave Workman
Springfield Armory Saint...

Pistol-length ARs are undeniably “hot” right now. Some people prefer to build (actually assemble) their own AR pistol but if quality parts are used the...
Read Full Article Denny Hansen
A Busy Week in April

If gun enthusiasts were making a film, this past April had the makings of a horror movie for Everytown for Gun Safety and other gun prohibition groups as...
Read Full Article Dave Workman
Patriotic Guns

In the July issue of GUNS, we’re celebrating one of the most unique things about the United States of America — our right to keep and bear arms!
Read Full Article Brent Wheat
New Steinel 6.5x52 Carcano

There’s something inherently charming about classic rifle cartridges long-eclipsed by modern developments in ammunition, such as .30/40 Krag, .250/3000...
Read Full Article Dave Workman
Building your reserves

As of this writing, we have pretty much recovered from the ammo drought of the last few years, when rimfire ammunition was in especially high demand.
Read Full Article Dave Anderson
Wilson Combat X-TAC...

When testing a gun, I like to shoot it under pressure. This is where you really pick up the subtleties of how it handles and performs.
Read Full Article Massad Ayoob
On-Duty Law Enforcement...

According to a new FBI report titled Law Enforcement Officers Killed and Assaulted, 2019, 89 law enforcement officers were killed in the line of duty last...
Read Full Article Dave Workman
Cast Bullet Accuracy

By now you’ve observed my affinity and affliction for the humble cast bullet. I’ve always tried to be as self-reliant as possible, even as a kid.
Read Full Article Jeff "Tank" Hoover
Stoeger P3000 Freedom...

In the realm of shotguns, I don’t think any action type is more versatile than pump.
Read Full Article Dave Workman
The Tippmann Armory...

My fingers twitched nervously above my laptop. My breath came in furtive spurts. The intrinsic import of the moment threatened to cloud my vision.
Read Full Article Will Dabbs, MD
The 9mm vs. .45 Debate...

In the handgun world, one long-standing debate is 9mm versus .45 caliber. There are arguments on both sides and I hope you’ll forgive me if I sound like a...
Read Full Article Massad Ayoob
Classic Covers: Revolvers

As we continue to celebrate GUNS Magazine's 65th Anniversary, I've been spending a lot of time revisiting our archive of classic issues. There's something...
Read Full Article Joe Kriz
The 2A Acid Test

Earlier this year, there were two occasions when this correspondent wound up in broadcast discussions with gun prohibitionists trying to pass themselves off...
Read Full Article Dave Workman
The Snake Eyes Have It

In the final moments of 2019, Colt proudly announced they would add the archetypal Python back into their stable of revolvers —
Read Full Article Clayton Walker
Hidden Victory in Tossed...

Three weeks ago, when the U.S. Supreme Court dismissed a challenge by the New York State Rifle & Pistol Association to a now-defunct New York City ordinance...
Read Full Article Dave Workman
Marlin 150th Anniversary...

Proud to offer the next generation of lever-action and rimfire rifles, Marlin’s 150th Anniversary Collection includes two commemorative rifles: a...
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Gun Maintenance Essentials

I picked up a Lyman Essential Gun Maintenance Mat. This arrived in my designated gun cleaning and maintenance room
Read Full Article Tom McHale
Norma MHP Ammunition -...

The folks at Norma have been busy in the secret ammo lab. I’ve always admired their rifle and rimfire offerings, but haven’t followed developments in...
Read Full Article Tom McHale
Norma Hexagon Match Ammo -...

If it looks like a hollow-point, is shaped like a hollow-point, and has a hole in the front end, is it always a hollow-point? Not necessarily.
Read Full Article Tom McHale
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...
Read Full Article Will Dabbs, MD
New Data for Self-Defense...

Located just one click away — wait, don’t go just yet! — there’s a new website loaded with information on the defensive use of firearms by...
Read Full Article Dave Workman
Ruger Charger Now Offered...

When it was first introduced a few years ago, the Ruger .22 LR Charger — built around the proven 10/22 action — was a fun semi-auto pistol with which I...
Read Full Article Dave Workman
Crime Surge May Follow...

Give it to Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva, who candidly worried —after announcing the county jail had released more than 4,200 inmates to...
Read Full Article Dave Workman
Gun Cranks Live Worse Gun...

Join our resident Gun Cranks - Roy Huntington, Tom McHale and Brent T. Wheat - as they chat about their own nominations for "Worse Gun Ever!"
Read Full Article Brent Wheat
Federal Force X2 12-Gauge

The use of shotguns for home defense dates back to the days of flintlocks, when the common bore was smooth and there was no such thing as dialing 911 for help.
Read Full Article Dave Workman
SIG Sauer Tango6T 1-6X24

Back when I wore the uniform, our weapons were the end result of laborious and protracted selection processes.
Read Full Article Will Dabbs, MD
Riton Optics Tactix Line

Seeing the difference with Riton Optics' newest additions to their Tactix line of red dots and magnifiers has GUNS Magazine editor Brent Wheat taking a...
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Dave Workman, Second...

A career shooting industry journalist and Contributing Editor for GUNS Magazine and American Handgunner, Dave Workman is an expert on the Second Amendment...
Read Full Article Brent Wheat
Coronavirus Captivity

Being on lockdown due to a pandemic can be as unpleasant as one cares to make it, but for the handgunner with several firearms in need of attention, this is...
Read Full Article Dave Workman
KRISS Vector 22 SDP-SB

The history of the .22 Long Rifle cartridge is both storied and uniquely American, dating back more than 130 years when it was developed by the Union...
Read Full Article Dave Workman
Don’t Fall Victim to...

Liberals lie. That’s just what they do, because nothing about their truth is appealing. But when people on our side use lies to sell products or services...
Read Full Article David Freeman
Primary Arms SLx And GLx

GUNS Magazine editor Brent Wheat offers a First Look at the newest technology of Primary Arms including the SLx Microdot Red Dot sight and GLx 2x Prism scope.
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Multi-Caliber Survival

Too often “gun guys” analyze survival scenarios from a gear-centric point of view. The pros/cons of certain weapon systems are debated, along with...
Read Full Article Todd Burgreen
MTM Handgun Storage

MTM offers 3-packs of clear plastic cases in two sizes to fit most handguns (up to 12" long).
Read Full Article Roy Huntington
Remington Model 1890

In my gun’riting career I’ve tried to experience all of the Old West sixguns and their most noteworthy cartridges.
Read Full Article Mike "Duke" Venturino
First Look Mini-Guns

I’m pleased to show you another in this series of high quality cast metal miniatures. This latest is one is the Hi-Power.
Read Full Article Roy Huntington
Henry AXE Lever-Action .410

When I was just a pup one of my favorite TV shows was Wanted Dead or Alive starring Steve McQueen as bounty hunter Josh Randall.
Read Full Article Denny Hansen
Hydrate Or Die!

Water, H2O — the universal solvent — the elixir of life. It makes up about 3/4 of your body mass and roughly the same percentage of the planet is...
Read Full Article Will Dabbs, MD
America’s Real Birthday

Considering the current state of affairs with extended Coronavirus shutdowns and social distancing, it’s likely we won’t be celebrating the birth of our...
Read Full Article Dave Workman
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...
Read Full Article Dave Workman
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.
Read Full Article Dave Workman
Acting with one voice

If you’re not angry about what happened in Virginia earlier this year, you ought to be.
Read Full Article Dave Workman
First Look Crosman 1077...

Crosman is building on the RepeatAir 1077, offering a new multi-shot CO2 rifle.
Read Full Article Roy Huntington
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...
Read Full Article Dave Workman
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...
Read Full Article Jim Cobb
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...
Read Full Article Dave Workman
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...
Read Full Article John Taffin
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.
Read Full Article Tom McHale
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.
Read Full Article Payton Miller
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...
Read Full Article Dave Workman
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.
Read Full Article Dave Workman
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...
Read Full Article Brent Wheat
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...
Read Full Article Dave Workman
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...
Read Full Article Will Dabbs, MD
KelTec KSG Bullpup

In 2011 KelTec introduced the KSG — a pump-action bullpup shotgun holding 14 rounds via two tubular magazines.
Read Full Article Denny Hansen
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
Read Full Article Mike "Duke" Venturino
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.
Read Full Article Ray Fleck
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.
Read Full Article John Higgs
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
Read Full Article Brent Wheat
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...
Read Full Article Dave Workman
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...
Read Full Article Dave Workman
Prepping For Apartment...

Thanks to some of the sensationalistic “reality” shows aired in recent years, the word “prepper” often conjures up visions of eccentric...
Read Full Article Michael Janich
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...
Read Full Article Dave Workman
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...
Read Full Article Jim Mace
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...
Read Full Article Dave Workman
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.
Read Full Article Jacob Herman
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...
Read Full Article Mark Kakkuri
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...
Read Full Article Robert Kolesar
Disaster Preparedness

Tornados, wildfires, chemical spills, floods, blizzards, hurricanes, ice storms, earthquakes, tsunamis, civil unrest, flu pandemic; the list goes on.
Read Full Article Russ Kolkman
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...
Read Full Article Joe Kriz
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.
Read Full Article John Russo
The Guns Of The Wild Bunch

It has been 50 years since the movie The Wild Bunch hit the silver screen.
Read Full Article Alan Garbers
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.
Read Full Article David Freeman
Henry .45-70 Side Gate...

“That’s the stuff dreams are made of,” John Wayne whispered softly inside my cranium.
Read Full Article Brent Wheat
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...
Read Full Article Dave Workman
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...
Read Full Article Dave Workman
Nighthawk Custom’s Colt...

No matter what anyone thinks of the basic Model 1911 pistol, its track record is the gold standard.
Read Full Article Dave Workman
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...
Read Full Article Dave Workman
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.
Read Full Article Dave Workman
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...
Read Full Article Roy Huntington
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...
Read Full Article Will Dabbs, MD
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,
Read Full Article David Freeman
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...
Read Full Article David Freeman
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...
Read Full Article Michael Humphries And Roy Huntington
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...
Read Full Article John Taffin
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...
Read Full Article David Freeman
SIG M17 9mm

Countless rounds fired … untold man-eons of Research and Development … the inevitable, relentless post-competition acrimony. After a long, twisting...
Read Full Article Will Dabbs, MD
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...
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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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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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