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ADVICE, EQUIPMENT AND RESOURCES
Taking Care of Your Air...

Besides the quiet, backyard-friendly nature of airguns, they offer another big benefit which could save your marriage.
Read Full Article Tom McHale
The GAMO Swarm Magnum .22...

I’m a terrorist, at least if you would ask the local Tamias striatus (i.e. “eastern chipmunk”). However, you can’t ask them because most are dead...
Read Full Article Brent Wheat
Rock Island XTM

Rock Island Armory — sometimes they create a niche, sometimes they fill a niche. There wasn’t a 1911 in .22 Magnum but now there is. I can just hear the...
Read Full Article David Freeman
A Hot Pair of PCPs

Want regular or super-sized? Normally the question is a surefire way to add some unwanted pounds but I’ve got good news. This choice will add exactly zero...
Read Full Article Tom McHale
Taking the Kick Out of...

FIRST IMPRESSIONS, especially with youngsters, are often lasting ones. This is particularly true where hunting is concerned; let the youngster have a good day...

Read Full Article Mark Kakkuri
Young Guns

When I was growing up cartoons only came on TV on Saturday morning. There were no video games and fun was mostly found playing football, Cowboys & Indians...
Read Full Article Richard Mann
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...

Read Full Article Mark Kakkuri
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
Three For The Defense

What happens when a Ruger American, Ruger 9E, and Ruger LC9s all land in our home at the same time? A gentlemanly family feud, of course.
Read Full Article Mark Kakkuri
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.
Read Full Article Tom McHale
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...
Read Full Article Will Dabbs, MD
SIG AIR M17 ASP Air Pistol...

Training with an air pistol — one that is an exact duplicate of the “real” gun carried — has the advantage of being less expensive and less dangerous.
Read Full Article Mark Kakkuri
Short And Serious

I spent 25 years in captivity. No, not in North Vietnam or North Korea, but in a desperate day-to-day fight for survival in the pit of weekday despair known...
Read Full Article Tom McHale
Raise ’Em Right

In our last installment we discussed the history of toy guns in America. We talked about the realistic martial playthings of old and waxed nostalgic for the...
Read Full Article Will Dabbs, MD
SIG’s C02 1911

I live in rural Mississippi and can shoot off my back porch whenever I want (something for which I’m thankful daily). However, if you reside in a city or...
Read Full Article Will Dabbs, MD
SIG NEW-NICHE 9

The goal was to create a pistol the size of a 7- or 8-shot super-slim pocket 9mm. Something in the S&W Shield, GLOCK 43 or Ruger LC9 category — but with...
Read Full Article Massad Ayoob
Airsoft — The Ultimate...

The last few years have witnessed an unprecedented growth in the rise of airguns in the role of firearm trainers. At the forefront of this training wave are...
Read Full Article J.I. Galan
The .177 Solution

Most of us have had the experience of driving in city traffic with family or friends while conversing about politics or sports or where to go for lunch....
Read Full Article Dave Anderson
Long Guns, Short —...

Condensing long guns into smaller packages used to be a fairly esoteric practice, limited to talented gunsmiths turning out expensive custom rifles modified...
Read Full Article Art Merill
SIG’s Service Stand-In

My first “pistol” was an air-powered .177 Benjamin smoothbore with a wooden “Tootsie Roll” pump handle and a grayish plastic set of grip panels. It...
Read Full Article Payton Miller
Give 'Em The 3rd Degree

Mixing shot sizes to fill patterns or deliver more energy down range with a heavier pellet is old hat.
Read Full Article Holt Bodinson
Full Auto BB Fun

The September 2014 issue carried my review of the Umarex Legends C96, a stunningly realistic BB-firing copy of the famous Mauser C96 “Broomhandle”...
Read Full Article J.I. Galan
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...
Read Full Article Will Dabbs, MD
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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"Air Defense Understudies"

The mere mention of “BB gun” inevitably conjures up the Daisy Red Rider. But let me tell you, BB guns have evolved well past this stage. Thanks to my...
Read Full Article Todd Burgreen
Guns And Kids

Kids will rise to whatever level of responsibility is demanded of them. Irresponsible parents breed irresponsible children.
Read Full Article Will Dabbs, MD
Creating A Comprehensive...

Today’s generation has a multitude of devices and activities to keep them engaged. From one extreme, where kids stay in the house 24 hours a day glued to...
Read Full Article Steve Sieberts
Kids And Guns: A Few Reminders

Growing up on the farm in the 1950’s and 1960’s, firearms were considered everyday tools. Keeping vermin under control is part of running a mixed farm...
Read Full Article Dave Anderson
“Growing” Second...

Only one gun is needed per team as there’s only one shooter on the line at a time. The Virtual scoring eliminates travel, unless a team wants to travel to...
Read Full Article Larry Weeks
Exclusive: Want Realistic...

There’s a less expensive, and lot less noisy, option for people who want to sharpen their skills with a modern sporting rifle (MSR) and have a lot of fun...
Read Full Article Dave Workman
The .177 Solution

Most of us have had the experience of driving in city traffic with family or friends while conversing about politics or sports or where to go for lunch....
Read Full Article Dave Anderson
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.
Read Full Article Holt Bodinson