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Axeon Optics Shotlight

We all want a $600 forend light for our home defense shotgun, along with a $3,000 custom 1911 and $5,000 scope for our tack-driving “tactical” rifle.
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Mantis X10 Training System

“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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Crossbreed ARK Resister bag

Need to protect your delicate missile components, critical documents or prize-winning beef jerky?
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Beretta, Mossberg...

I’ve shot clays now and then, as well as a round or two of trap, and I’ll sum it up with the words of the great American philosopher Inspector Harry...
Read Full Article Dave Workman
TOPS Knives Camp Creek

This was my first TOPS knife and falls squarely under the heading of “Where have you been all my life?” The Camp Creek model was actually made for TOPS’
Read Full Article Brent Wheat
Swaging Satisfaction

I have been reloading for over 45 years and casting my own bullets for almost as long. The main reason I got into loading and casting, like many others, was...
Read Full Article Denny Hansen
Handloading With Acme...

My copy of the Oxford Dictionary defines “Acme” as “the highest point; the peak of perfection.”
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New Products April 2020 Issue

The Bond Arms Grizzly is a single-action, double-barrel pistol chambered for .45 Colt and 2.5" .410 shells.
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Rimfire Memories

The year was 1962. My friend Bobby Norman got a Remington Nylon 66 for his birthday. We rode our motorcycles out to Hurricane Creek Bottom to shoot it.
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New Ammo Offerings from Sierra

It is widely known Sierra makes some of the best bullets for handloaders anywhere on the landscape. After all, they’ve been doing it for over 70 years.
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Weatherby Mark V...

No. You don’t need .264 bullets to hit steel plates three sheep pastures yonder, or to topple a deer. It just seems this way.
Read Full Article Wayne van Zwoll
11 New Knives Seen at SHOT...

While firearms take center stage at the annual SHOT Show, there's much, much more to be seen, and perhaps nothing pairs better with everyday shooters than...
Read Full Article Joe Kriz
Levergun Loads: The .41 Magnum

I spotted what looked to be a pre-Remington Marlin levergun on the used gun rack in a local shop.
Read Full Article John Taffin
MantisX

I’ve used plenty of electronic training and marksmanship systems over the years and they’re great.
Read Full Article Roy Huntington
Round-Nosed Reverence

Today’s advancements in bullet technology provide sleek, sexy, needle-nosed projectiles with ballistic coefficients north of .500, intended for ranges...
Read Full Article Jeff "Tank" Hoover
Kronos Semi-Automatic Rifle

Before the emergence of numerous AR-platform hunting rifles in serious large-game calibers, the universe for semi-auto hunters was pretty small.
Read Full Article Frank Jardim
Federal Custom Shop

Have you thought about taking your shooting to new heights by handloading your own ammunition — but didn’t? Me too. Handloading is a highly rewarding...
Read Full Article Roy Huntington
Powder River Precision XD...

The Springfield Armory XD pistol is a great piece of engineering but like most polymer pistols, often suffers from a slightly spongy trigger release.
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Grayman Mega Pounder 9

Simply put, Grayman Knives has a reputation for making hard-use knives geared to endure extreme abuse. Many think they are the best mission knives out there...
Read Full Article Pat Covert
SHOT Show Sights: Show Day 2

A daily photo dump of the best sights from the range and show floor of the 2020 SHOT Show in Las Vegas.
Read Full Article Joe Kriz
The .375 Winchester

The .375 Winchester was introduced in 1978 and is a modernized version of the .38-55 Winchester from the 1880s.
Read Full Article Jeff "Tank" Hoover
SHOT Show Sights: Show Day 1

A daily photo dump of the best sights from the range and show floor of the 2020 SHOT Show in Las Vegas.
Read Full Article Joe Kriz
SHOT Show Sights: Range Day

A daily photo dump of the best sights from the range and show floor of the 2020 SHOT Show in Las Vegas.
Read Full Article Joe Kriz
Streamlight Polytac HP

Today we’re blessed with a multitude of LED flashlights for every need which is why I was underwhelmed when the Streamlight Polytac HP flashlight was...
Read Full Article Roy Huntington
New Products March 2020 Issue

The Recon Tactical is Wilson Combat’s vision of “a practical AR for rigorous tactical training, hardcore hunting or all-purpose field applications.”
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Ruger 'Go Wild' Camo...

Yeah, I said it. Even “girls” can use a .300 WM — and so can senior “boys,” other shooters in general, youngsters and anyone else who hates to be...
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XS Sights DXT Night Sights

The day I realized my aging eyes couldn’t clearly see the front sight on a pistol was eye-opening (pun intended).
Read Full Article Brent Wheat
Mystery Ranch Coulee 25...

I must admit I have a pack problem. Whereas some people horde shoes, cash or, God forbid, Hummel figurines, I have entirely too many packs on hand.
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Viridian Delivers Quality...

Arriving on the scene with cutting edge technology back in 2006, Viridian Weapon Technologies has since become a top name in laser sights and lights.
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Top 5 Articles of 2019

Over the years we've developed a pretty good understanding of what gun reviews, industry news and old-timey stories you'd be interested in reading, but —...
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Zero Tolerance 0470 Sinkevich

Zero Tolerance (ZT) Knives have been the flagship of Kai USA — which also manufactures Kershaw folder knives — for over 14 years now.
Read Full Article Pat Covert
Black Hills Ammo

Over the span of about three decades, Black Hills Ammunition has grown from a small part-time operation to one of the most respected manufacturers of...
Read Full Article Dave Anderson
Rangefinding Reticles

Any reticle that will subtend — or bracket — a known measure at a known yardage can put you on target at any distance, if you know the size of the...
Read Full Article Wayne van Zwoll
SIG Sauer P320 XFive Legion

The standard SIG SAUER P320 is the basic platform the company used to enter the U.S. military trials to select a new pistol. As a result, the P320 was...
Read Full Article John Taffin
SilencerCo Omega 36M...

While the ill-fated Hearing Protection Act, which would have taken sound suppressors out from under regulation of the National Firearms Act, didn’t become...
Read Full Article Dave Workman
MTM Case-Gard Patch Catcher

Years ago I tested a device similar to the Patch Catcher and it took more time and effort to use than actually cleaning the gun.
Read Full Article Brent Wheat
Reloading the 7.62x39

I have found the 7.62x39mm cartridge quite intriguing over the years, however I never spent time with much serious reloading for two reasons:
Read Full Article John Taffin
Real Avid Smart Drive 90...

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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New Products February 2020...

Springfield Armory Hellcat Holsters from CrossBreed have been made available to coincide with the launch of the new 9mm pistol. IWB holsters for the Hellcat...
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Leupold Mark 5HD 7-35x56

Can you even see a target at 2,000 meters? I can’t, at least not with the naked eye, but having recently rung an 18" steel plate steel at 1.2 miles, I can...
Read Full Article Brent Wheat
Bustin’ Banana Rock ...

Every year, it’s there — resting seductively on the #2 loading rack of the Hunter Pistol Silhouette Range. Next to it, a heaping bag of handloads, used...
Read Full Article Jeff "Tank" Hoover
Lyman Electronic Digital ...

When you’re a firearms journalist, one of the standard tools of the trade is a trigger pull gauge.
Read Full Article Brent Wheat
Case Astro: Space Traveler!

He was just a kid of 11 or 12, visiting a mall store which sold knives and sword canes, hunting clothes, guns and other cool stuff. Malls were rare for...
Read Full Article Pat Covert
Percussion Revolver 101

Shooting pre-cartridge black powder revolvers is solidly ensconced in worldwide shooting culture.
Read Full Article Mike Cumpston
CRKT PROVOKE Karambit

As a fan of Columbia River Knife and Tool, I was quick to jump at the opportunity to check out their latest blade, the PROVOKE morphing karambit.
Read Full Article Dave Workman
The .32 Winchester Special

The first John M. Browning-designed Winchester arrived as the Model 1886. Browning then basically reduced the size of the action to come up with the Model 1892
Read Full Article John Taffin
The .270 Winchester

The .270 Winchester cartridge was introduced in 1925. A case could be made for it as the most successful American hunting cartridge of the 20th century.
Read Full Article Dave Anderson
Hard To Pin Down

If there is a firearm using metallic cartridges that operates without a firing pin, I’m completely unaware of it. In fact, the firing pin is the most...
Read Full Article Mike "Duke" Venturino
Smith & Wesson .45 ACP Shield

Back in 2016 Smith & Wesson introduced the .45 ACP Shield and I tested it for a feature article in this magazine. I already owned the 9mm and .40 S&W...
Read Full Article Massad Ayoob
Ruger Unveils PC Carbine...

Following the release of aftermarket options, Ruger recently announced three new Chassis models of its popular Pistol Caliber (“PC”) Carbine that cover...
Read Full Article Dave Workman
Skinner Sights Aims to Please

There are several ways to equip a lever-action rifle with sights and most shooters, at least those of us who have been around for a while, need something...
Read Full Article John Taffin
Howard Leight Impact Pro...

I’m from the generation who used to think “hearing protection” was a couple of .38 casings stuck in your ear canal.
Read Full Article Brent Wheat
Streamlight Protac HL-X ...

Don’t look this one in the eyes! Boasting 1,000 lumens plus an integrated red aiming laser, the Protac HL-X light performs near the top of its class at a...
Read Full Article Brent Wheat
Pump-Action Rifles

Pump shotguns continue their popularity but I wonder what happened to the pump rifle?
Read Full Article David Freeman
New Products January 2020...

The Guardian features a metal reinforced mouth, adjustable retention and a low cut front. Offered with black or white thread, this OWB holster hides...
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CMC Remington 700 Drop-In...

New from CMC Triggers are two adjustable Ultra Precision drop-in triggers for the popular Remington 700 platform, one with a flat bow and the other...
Read Full Article Dave Workman
ESEE Pinch

When you think of ESEE fixed-blade knives the word “brawny” comes to mind. Even their smaller knives are well known for their tough demeanor but say...
Read Full Article Pat Covert
Marlin Model 94 CSBL

I’ve been using rifle-caliber Marlin lever guns — .30-30, .35 Remington, .45-70 — most of my life and I confess to being a little late to the...
Read Full Article Payton Miller
Flattop "Influencea"

Driving past New Mexico’s Florida Mountains, traveling over 2,000 miles by plane and hard road, I know it won’t be long. It’s far, but well worth the...
Read Full Article Jeff "Tank" Hoover
Axeon Second Zero

Occasionally, a smart-aleck will describe how a complicated machine works via “FM,” which stands for Freakin’ Magic. Essentially, it’s a simple way...
Read Full Article Brent Wheat
EOTech XPS2 Green

It’s not cool to admit, but darn it, I like EOTech holographic weapon sights (HWS). I like them because I’ve used them for years on my police patrol...
Read Full Article Brent Wheat
Ruger Precision Rifle in...

There’s no denying new cartridges are coming out faster than perhaps any other time in history, including the early days of metallic cartridges.
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CrossBreed Offers...

I recently took a look at the new Taurus G3 — a 9mm pistol with a polymer frame and matte black or stainless slide — and wondered about holsters.
Read Full Article Dave Workman
Federal Launches New...

The Federal Custom Shop is an all-new way to deliver your preference of the perfect centerfire rifle or shotgun load built by ammunition experts.
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ELD bullets

Increased interest in longer-range shooting led to more efficient bullets, which in turn shook up the cartridge list. These bullets are heavy for caliber...
Read Full Article Dave Anderson
BPCR Competition

Is the BPCR Silhouette dead? BPCR stands for Black Powder Cartridge Rifle and Silhouette is the game of shooting metallic targets at 200, 300, 385 and 500...
Read Full Article Mike "Duke" Venturino
Lumbago and the Armed American

I hurt my back when I was 27 years old and a soldier. I wish I could tell you it was fast roping into some evil despot’s lair to rescue the Dallas Cowboys...
Read Full Article Will Dabbs, MD
Hold the Phone!

Had the buck been peeking from behind a rock, or screened by aspens, my grip on the binocular wouldn’t have dented its jacket. “Shoot!” I hissed,...
Read Full Article Wayne van Zwoll
GUNS 2019 Gift Guide

Yep, it’s time to start thinking about all the good little boys and girls in your life and what they’d like to see on Christmas morning so here are 10...
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Bear & Son Retro Lockbacks

Back when I was a whole lot younger there wasn’t much variety in lockback pocketknives. Well, at least not nearly as much as there is today. The reigning...
Read Full Article Payton Miller
New Products December 2019...

The TP9 Elite Combat Executive is based on the 2019 TP9 Elite Combat but with upgrades from Salient Arms International.
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Mossberg Patriot Synthetic...

The Mossberg Patriot Synthetic could be called the 21st Century Semi-Classic Affordable because it combines classic features with some modern touches, both...
Read Full Article John Barsness
Taurus .357 Magnum Raging...

As closely as I can count, I’ve had extensive experience with over 75 .357 Magnums. This includes single and double action revolvers, semi-automatic and...
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Handguns Of WWII Part 13

My attitude is the major handgun cartridges which saw significant combat in World War II in the hands of infantrymen number seven.
Read Full Article Mike "Duke" Venturino
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...
Read Full Article Pat Covert
The ABDO Concealed Carry...

Phasmids are insects designed to look like something they are not. The walking stick bug is the archetypal example. Such camouflage is an effective survival...
Read Full Article Will Dabbs, MD
Bear Edge offers two new...

No self-respecting gun owner, and particularly no legally-armed private citizen who carries a defensive sidearm, is ever far from a good pocket knife.
Read Full Article Dave Workman
Ravin R26 Crossbow

It would be difficult not to see the rise in popularity of crossbows today. From television advertisements on outdoor channels to magazine ads, crossbows...
Read Full Article Mark Hampton
Side-Charged ARs

I have long been a user and fan of the “side-charge” AR-platform upper receiver configuration when I can use it. Short course: a side-charge upper fits...
Read Full Article Glen Zediker
Peacemaker Specialists...

After 50 years of buying Colt Single Action Army revolvers in many calibers and all generations, I had never actually had one custom-made to my specs.
Read Full Article Mike "Duke" Venturino
Pyramex Amp BT

If you’re a card-carrying member of shooting’s “Senior Division,” and still have a large percentage of your hearing left, congratulations! If...
Read Full Article Payton Miller
.223 Norma Tactical:...

New .223 Norma Tactical offers shooters reliable feeding, effortless extraction and reliable performance on the range or in the field at an affordable price.
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Dial Keith-358429

If Elmer Keith were alive today, I imagine him pushing up his famous wide-brimmed Stetson, grinning at all the options available for his famous 358429 cast...
Read Full Article Jeff "Tank" Hoover
Ruger 10/22 Air Rifle by...

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...
Read Full Article Tom McHale
Handguns Of WWII Part 12

Now that we have covered the particulars of what I consider the most significant handguns used by the major combatant nations of World War II, it’s time...
Read Full Article Mike "Duke" Venturino
Real Avid AR15 Armorer’s...

Gun owners like to tinker, and for many, that interest builds until the time comes when they simply have to start putting together their own rifles.
Read Full Article Dave Workman
Trail-Bossin’ Trappers

Even though I’m stuck here in the second decade of the 21st century, my shooting soul still goes back to the couple decades before and after the turn of...
Read Full Article John Taffin
WMR or HMR?

The .22 Winchester Magnum Rimfire was introduced 60 years ago as I write this. Currently it’s offered in more different bullet weights and designs, and in...
Read Full Article Dave Anderson
Magpump AR15 Pro Magazine...

I love to shoot, but I hate loading magazines. At the end of a long day turning ammo into noise, my thumbs are sore and coated with greasy carbon fouling....
Read Full Article Will Dabbs, MD
Cimarron’s Colt...

Charles Richards was an assistant factory superintendent at Colt and was awarded three major patents for breech loading firearms, including the Richards...
Read Full Article John Taffin
The .44 Magnum Opus

The .44 Magnum has now been around for well over 60 years and it seems like a good time to look back at this excellent — perhaps even all around —...
Read Full Article John Taffin
Ruger 350 Legend Ranch Rifle

Our guide, Steve Jones, slammed the four-wheel-drive utility vehicle to a halt on the rocky Texas ranch trail. Wild pigs are hated around these parts,...
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Majority of gun owners...

A recent Rasmussen survey confirmed what gun owners have known for a long time: A majority of armed citizens (58%) feel safer because they have a firearm in...
Read Full Article Dave Workman
Crimson Trace offers...

If you’re one of those people always looking for a tactical edge in your personal defense strategy, you just might want to snoop out the Lasersaddle...
Read Full Article Dave Workman
Spyderco Bow River

Spyderco is best known for their dazzling array of folders, but they put out some stellar fixed-blades as well — from slick outdoor field knives to wicked...
Read Full Article Pat Covert
Savage Arms Model 110 High...

If you haven’t noticed, Savage Arms continues to offer new and improved variations of existing models. The company is never satisfied with the status quo
Read Full Article Mark Hampton
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...
Read Full Article Jeff "Tank" Hoover
Meopta Optika6 Scope...

Fall hunting seasons are just over the horizon and the weeks remaining allow time for serious hunters to put new glass on their rifles, get zeroed and start...
Read Full Article Dave Workman
Army Buddies

We’ve been everywhere together. We’ve trudged through fetid jungles, shivered in snow caves, crouched within powerful war machines, and even flung...
Read Full Article Will Dabbs, MD
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...
Read Full Article Wayne van Zwoll
The Essential Optic

Our eyes need light to see. Light has properties of particles and rays. As early as A.D. 1100 Arab scientist Alhazen described the behavior of reflected...
Read Full Article Wayne van Zwoll
What Every Precision...

Some years ago in a nowhere corner of South Dakota, I was on a prairie dog shoot and the notion of going prone on unfamiliar grass was no small...
Read Full Article Dave Workman
The .45 Auto Rim

What do you do when you find yourself at war without either the needed weapons nor the ability to produce them as fast as you need them? The answer? Improvise.
Read Full Article John Taffin
Turkey Takedown Technology

There’s no field sport better than turkey hunting to introduce new hunters to the skills needed to pursue big game. Keen of sight and omnivorous in his food
Read Full Article Holt Bodinson
Short, Lightweight And...

My first experience with a holographic sight was less than stellar — probably because while the sight worked as it was supposed to, I just had a heck of a...
Read Full Article Dave Workman
Streamlight Protac 90

I’m pretty old and back when I wore the uniform, we were issued those clunky green D-cell angle-head Army flashlights. They were as big as a paper towel...
Read Full Article Will Dabbs, MD
Tippmann’s M4-22

One of the most endearing qualities of rimfire firearms is they can be fabricated to replicate just about any centerfire model. Among the most interesting...
Read Full Article Holt Bodinson
Intermediate Cartridges

Intermediate cartridges are all the rage now. There are so many made for the basic AR platform I wouldn’t presume to think I know them all, although...
Read Full Article Mike "Duke" Venturino
Chris Reeve Knives Impinda

Prepare to change the way you think about slip joint pocketknives — the Chris Reeve Knives Impinda is not your granddad’s traditional pocket folder by a...
Read Full Article Pat Covert
Air Ordnance SMG-22

One of my first automatic weapons was an M16. Don’t hate me for it, but back in 1987 I bought the stripped transferable full-auto receiver for $600
Read Full Article Will Dabbs, MD
AR-Alternate Calibers

Sometimes it seems nobody really likes the .223 Remington. Ever since the inception of the AR15 60 years ago, this little round has been under a magnifying...
Read Full Article Glen Zediker
World War II Snipers

Since my pre-teens I’ve been an avid student of World War II. About a thousand times in my reading I’ve encountered something like this, “Sadly so and...
Read Full Article Mike "Duke" Venturino
Ruger African 9.3x62

As time ticks by, common guns lose their shine and we want something different. Something to put the green-eyed monster in friends’ eyes, making them wish...
Read Full Article Jeff "Tank" Hoover
The .455 Webley: Part 2

It’s a whole lot easier to remove metal than to replace it. This is especially true when working with firearms — particularly in the sad case of the...
Read Full Article John Taffin
Trijicon SRO

Having been a devoted user of Trijicon tritium night sights on my defensive handguns for more than two decades, the new SRO (Specialized Reflex Optic) got...
Read Full Article Dave Workman
Savage Arms 125th Celebration

For shooters, two things stand out about 1894. Winchester introduced the Model 1894 lever-action rifle and Arthur Savage founded the Savage
Read Full Article John Taffin
Easy Firing Pin Fix

During my decades of “hobby gunsmithing” — as I like to call it — I’ve lost count of the number of broken firing pins I’ve fixed, replaced,...
Read Full Article Roy Huntington
Gun Garb

I’ve seen gun magazine articles on how to hide a gun titled “Dressed to Kill.” It’s a cute play on words, but not the right words. Law-abiding...
Read Full Article Massad Ayoob
Ideal Conceal IC380 Cell ...

On several occasions in recent memory, Americans have found themselves under fire from murderers while exercising their religious freedom.
Read Full Article Frank Jardim
Warrior Steel!

Back in 2008, Spartan Blades was the vision of two Army Special Forces veterans looking for a livelihood after their service to our country. Co-owners...
Read Full Article Pat Covert
Pyser Optics’ Quick Zero...

There are a few good ways to zero a rifle, and some frustrating ones. Pyser Optics has come up with a device … call it a tool … that may shade them all.
Read Full Article Dave Workman
Leupold LTO-Tracker 2 HD

You might say I’ve got a pretty strong background in thermal imaging. Before ascending the GUNS throne (a tasteful beige leather recliner) to become the...
Read Full Article Brent Wheat
A Bull of a Pup

It appears to be yet another 9mm sub-compact pistol, and this one is very nicely made. There’s a visible pivoting hammer at the rear, so it’s obviously...
Read Full Article J.B. Wood
Bed Bites

Amateur riflestock bedding turned into yet another American national pastime soon after World War II. The trend started because of two factors, one...
Read Full Article John Barsness
The .38-40

The year 1873 saw Colt introduce the Single Action Army in .45 Colt and Winchester upgrade the Yellow Boy to the Model of 1873, chambered in the equally new...
Read Full Article John Taffin
Long Range Hunter

It seems Savage is always building a better mousetrap. Over the years their Model 110 series has undergone steady enhancements such as the addition of the...
Read Full Article Mark Hampton
Pro-Tech Godson 700

Restrictions on carrying automatic folding knives have been rolled back in states all over the U.S. in recent years with the exception of New York, which...
Read Full Article Pat Covert
New Products May 2019 Issue

Accufire Technology’s Noctis V1 digital night and daytime rifle optic features 1-16x magnification, a 2.95" HD digital display, 300-yard-plus illuminator,...
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Built To High-Quality...

When it comes to hunting and precision long-range shooting the optics invariably make the difference, so when I had a chance to peruse the product line and...
Read Full Article Dave Workman
The Kopis STK

One place where the question “What is this younger generation coming to?” is in the cutlery industry. Sure, there was some hand-wringing among the older...
Read Full Article Pat Covert
EOTech’s Compact &...

Until recently most rifle shooters rated scopes by optical quality, a prejudice originating in the 1950s, when scopes became standard instead of unusual....
Read Full Article John Barsness
New Products April 2019 Issue

TOPS Knives’ 3 Bros is comprised of the Hunter, Tanto and Sheep’s Foot, small fixed-blade knives for a variety of uses. Many cutting tasks require a...
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MTM Tactical Magazine...

As my collection of handguns grew, keeping up with extra magazines became problematic. I like to keep mags handy and for guns I carry, I like to keep some...
Read Full Article David Freeman
Speer Reloading Manual #15

There is no such thing as the definitive handload reference book and anyone who is serious about rolling their own ammunition should have at least three...
Read Full Article John Taffin
New Products February 2019

The Mini Slide (#086) is designed for plainclothes LE professionals preferring a tight riding holster without a thumb break. Featuring double-stitched seams...
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Lightweight Heavyweight

Over the years we’ve heard some forthright claims of tough knife steels claiming to hold an edge for a very long time. Today, many of the exotic...
Read Full Article Pat Covert
Handguns In Africa

The early morning mist evaporated quickly as the sun beat down on the Zambezi River. As we launched the boat, two women were washing their clothes in the...
Read Full Article Mark Hampton
New Products March 2019

The Project Stealth gun holster series by 1791 Gunleather combines American native steerhide with state-of-the-art carbon fiber. In a Project Stealth...
Read Full Article GUNS Staff
LEE Auto Breech Lock Pro

I’ve always had a sentimental spot for LEE handloading equipment because it’s how I got my start in the handloading game. LEE loaders caught my eye as a...
Read Full Article Jeff "Tank" Hoover
2018 Holiday Gift Guide

Holiday Gift Guide For All.
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New Products January 2019

Walker’s introduces the EXCEL Series Muffs with advance hearing protection and digital sound management. Two models are available: the XCEL 100 and XCEL...
Read Full Article GUNS Staff
The Silent Legion Direct...

I finally found it. After a lifetime of searching I’ve stumbled upon a sound suppressor that’s as effective as the fake ones they use in the movies. The...
Read Full Article Will Dabbs, MD
Exclusive: New From...

When CrossBreed Holsters recently announced it expanded its line of popular concealment holsters to add The Reckoning series, a lot of people paid attention.
Read Full Article Dave Workman
Kephart Revival!

One of the early pioneers of modern day Bushcrafting was Horace Kephart, an American outdoorsman who wrote extensively about camping in the wild in the late...
Read Full Article Pat Covert
Case Trimming

While a few handloaders actually like trimming rifle cases, they tend to use the loading room as a refuge from real life. Most well-adjusted handloaders...
Read Full Article John Barsness
Plano’s All Weather...

Back in the days when I was senior editor of a now-defunct outdoors publication, one brand name seemingly synonymous with hunting and fishing was Plano, and...
Read Full Article Dave Workman
Boker Vox Tool – Small,...

Even though virtually every pocket tool on the planet has a hole for a key ring, few of them ever make it on to mine. Either the tool is too big or heavy or...
Read Full Article Mark Kakkuri
Best Rest

Rejoice AR shooters! After years of making-do with a jumble of makeshift rests for an AR fed from a 30-round magazine, I found nirvana while walking the...
Read Full Article Holt Bodinson
Hodgdon’s Clays And Your .45

The .45 Colt arrived in 1873 and for the next 60-plus years it was the most powerful factory loaded cartridge available. The original load consisting of...
Read Full Article John Taffin
The Deal Ain't Sealed!

“Those who cannot remember the past are doomed to repeat it,” is a frequently quoted bit of wisdom from George Santayana’s Reason in Common Sense,...
Read Full Article John Barsness
Duck Shot: Being Lead-Free...

When the US banned lead shot for all waterfowl hunting in 1991, many duck hunters quit, some because they worried about “steel” shot ruining older...
Read Full Article John Barsness
A Shotgun In Your Holster

Well, not quite, but handgun shotshells have come a long way and have greatly expanded the utility of that handgun on your hip. I’m sure creative...
Read Full Article Holt Bodinson
Brute Force!

W.R. Case & Sons is known for making some mighty fine pocketknives, and they’ve offered some fine fixed-blade hunting knives in their line over the years....
Read Full Article Pat Covert