GETTING STARTED

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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.
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Wilson Combat...

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.
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Mantis X10...

“I can help 94 percent of shooters improve in 20 minutes.” Sounds pretty presumptuous and smacks of those Get-Rich-Quick or Lose-50-pounds-in-two-weeks...
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Identical...

The lady was being stalked. Encouraged by her husband, she made an appointment with me to learn how to shoot a gun.
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MantisX

I’ve used plenty of electronic training and marksmanship systems over the years and they’re great.
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Ruger Wrangler

America still loves its cowboys. This is reflected in the number of single-action revolvers offered by current gunmakers. Ruger’s single-actions have long...
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Real Avid Smart...

I recently received a set of Real Avid gun tool products and greeted it with a figurative yawn. Shortly thereafter my lack of enthusiasm became embarrassing...
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Percussion...

Shooting pre-cartridge black powder revolvers is solidly ensconced in worldwide shooting culture.
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Howard Leight...

I’m from the generation who used to think “hearing protection” was a couple of .38 casings stuck in your ear canal.
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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...
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Ruger 10/22 Air...

It’s hard to argue with overwhelming numbers — the Ruger 10/22 rimfire ranks as one of the most popular rifles of all time. How pervasive is this plinker?
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More Than Equal

When my editor assigned me to an upcoming concealed carry class, I cringed. Not another “ladies-only concealed carry course,” I thought. Needless to...
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Long Yardage

Long-range shooting is one of the fastest growing shooting styles sweeping the nation. Thousand-yard ranges are popping up around the country, accommodating...
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Hunting With Gibbs

The Springfield had been restocked in plain walnut, carefully inletted. Its shape and age-hardened Pachmayr pad, I figured, dated it to the ’60s. The...
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CPX-3 .380 ACP

SCCY is a remarkable gun company with a strange name. Their defensive handguns are pacesetters in the modern firearms market and the newest SCCY CPX-3 .380...
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Revolver 101

I’ve been doing an informal survey in classes lately and it’s sort of surprising the number of students who have never fired a revolver.
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Why Not Pack A Pair?

I’ve always carried two flashlights, knives and two pistols — one on my side and the second in a pocket or ankle holster. For the past few months,...
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Rifle Gear 101

After weeks of research, you bought your first rifle. Along with scope, bases and rings and ammunition, it took a fairly serious financial outlay but...
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Mossberg Pumpgun...

The shotgun is the most versatile firearm system ever developed. It can serve as a shotgun, an accurate big-bore rifle, a handgun and even as a flare gun.
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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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Five Fun Things...

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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The Magnification

The hole looked the same after the second shot as after the first. Identical after a third. How could this be? At 24X, the crosswire had gyrated like a fly...
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A Beginner's...

“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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CrossBreed...

When CrossBreed Holsters recently announced it expanded its line of popular concealment holsters to add The Reckoning series, a lot of people paid attention.
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