GEAR

THE STUFF YOU NEED FOR ALL SHOOTING SPORTS

AMMUNITION

Ruger Model 57

What’s in a number? There was a time in ancient history, and for some people still today, when numbers were thought to be mystical.
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E-Z Powder Coating

Powder Coating (PC) is simply the process of treating your cast bullets with a baked-on polymer coating. This coating acts as the bullets’ lubricant as it...
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Bullet Selection...

When hunting in the brushy areas of western Washington the .44 Magnum revolver tends to be my first choice,
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Hornady BLACK...

Introduced in 2016, Hornady BLACK ammunition was designed to fit, feed and function in a variety of platforms, offering “versatile loads optimized for...
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Reloading: Lots...

I began reloading ammunition decades ago, initially using an old Lee Loader, a set of those plastic powder measures and a great deal of patience.
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Rifle Reloading...

Have you been loading handgun cartridges but not bottleneck rifle cartridges because they seem more complex and require more equipment?
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CLEANING

Have The Right...

Whether you're a new or seasoned shooter, everyone needs more training, but getting out to the range can be a hassle if you don't have the right gear. First...
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New Products...

The Ranger is an affordable holster from Versacarry. It’s made of vegetable tanned water buffalo leather and sewn together with industrial-grade bonded...
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What's In Your...

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...
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New Life For A...

Starting in 1976 I have been to Gunsite more times than I can remember. Besides meeting life-long friends, one of the best things is the networking always...
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Don’t be a...

Nostalgia is all very well. Looking back, we tend to forget the bad and remember the good maybe a little better than it really was.
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MTM Case-Gard...

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.
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COMPETITIVE

SWAT Leather You...

In the Garden of Eden, it is written, Adam and Eve wore “garments of skin.” Hide-scraping tools confirm leather dates to early hominids, who learned how...
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Ruger American...

What makes a good competition pistol? If you’re running against a clock the gun needs to be accurate, handy, maneuverable and dead nuts reliable.
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Harry’s...

Competitive shooters are always looking for an edge. Harry’s Holsters and Double Alpha Academy have announced new products designed to cut seconds and...
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Keeping Up With...

“That can’t be right,” thought I, but another count yielded the same sums. Just the first 18 years of this century have coughed up 50 new centerfire...
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Meopta MeoPro...

I’ve always wanted a “real” spotting scope but there is the tiny matter of disposable income.
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What Is 5R Rifling?

5R rifling has been around 40-plus years now but judging from the questions I’ve heard there seems to be little information on it.
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HUNTING

Brothers, Boxes...

Opening day of deer hunting season a few years ago found me down in a canyon near the home of a longtime pal, leveling the crosshairs on a nice mule deer buck.
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Chiappa Little...

Have you impulse-bought any rifles recently? I like to think I plan such purchases sensibly and rationally, determining needs,
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Thompson/Center...

Living in a rural area has its advantages and disadvantages. We don’t have any large sporting goods stores nearby.
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SWAT Leather You...

In the Garden of Eden, it is written, Adam and Eve wore “garments of skin.” Hide-scraping tools confirm leather dates to early hominids, who learned how...
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Kalahari Safari

Just hearing the word Safari conjures visions of deepest, darkest Africa in all her splendor.
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Browning Automatic 5

In my last two shotgun columns I wrote about John Browning’s first two shotgun designs: the lever-action Winchester 1887 and the Winchester pump-action 1897.
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KNIVES

Spyderco Swayback

The Swayback is a traditional pocketknife pattern that stumps some when they first behold it.
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Frontier Knives,...

Every writer I’ve visited seems to have plenty of “stuff” within arm’s reach of their writing quarters to be admired,
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Carry a Gun?...

If you’re a gun person, you need to be a knife person. Knives are indispensable.
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New Products...

The Ranger is an affordable holster from Versacarry. It’s made of vegetable tanned water buffalo leather and sewn together with industrial-grade bonded...
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White River Hunter

Back when hunting lodges became more prolific and one-day hunts became more popular, a downsizing trend began to take root in sporting fixed-blades.
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New Filson x...

If you consider yourself an outdoorsman, you should know the brand names Filson and Buck Knives. Now, the two legendary companies have come together to...
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LIGHTS & LASERS

Optical Dynamics...

I’ve reviewed dozens of lighting devices over the years but I’m finally going to make a surprising declaration: The OD40 is unlike any flashlight I’ve...
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New Lasers From...

Increasing numbers of armed citizens are discovering the tactical practicality of laser sights, and now the team at Viridian Weapon Technologies has...
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5 New...

As more gun owners begin to carry firearms for self-defense, more carry-friendly handgun options have emerged — specifically slim compacts and...
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Streamlight Siege

Survival gear is supposed to be manly. It should project a sort of quiet gravitas and sit in a box labeled, “Break glass in case of war.”
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Everyday Carry...

Host Brent T. What, Roy Huntington and Tom McHale discuss everyday carry gear, including what flashlights, knives and guns are in their pockets — plus the...
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Streamlight...

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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MISCELLANEOUS GEAR

Brothers, Boxes...

Opening day of deer hunting season a few years ago found me down in a canyon near the home of a longtime pal, leveling the crosshairs on a nice mule deer buck.
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PHLster Enigma:...

Two years in the making, the new PHLster Enigma is neither a belt nor a belly band, but a concealment chassis composed of a winged faceplate, adjustable...
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McMillan...

New for 2021, McMillan has introduced a new iteration of the Z-10 — the Z-10 Bag Rider — based on their popular A-10 tactical stock with a swept butt...
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Strike...

The AR15 is the most modular firearm in the world. Specializing in high-quality, innovative parts Strike Industries has taken AR modularity to the next...
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TETRA Hearing...

TETRA ear pro uses the same technology as modern hearing aids.
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Have The Right...

Whether you're a new or seasoned shooter, everyone needs more training, but getting out to the range can be a hassle if you don't have the right gear. First...
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OPTICS

Rate Your Own Optics

The view was instantly brighter, details sharper. In hand, it was lighter than any binocular I’d yet carried afield. And it was less expensive! A field...
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Best or Bust:...

A huge point of contention in the shooting world, the Guncranks share their opinions about red dots and how old dogs can learn new tricks with the...
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Holosun & Shield...

Household names for quality optics, Holosun and Shield Sights recently announced updates to popular red dot models for pistols, each improving upon previous...
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New Products...

The Ranger is an affordable holster from Versacarry. It’s made of vegetable tanned water buffalo leather and sewn together with industrial-grade bonded...
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Riton Patrioptic...

For those seeking products stamped “Made in America,” look no further than the new Patrioptic series and new Patrioptic 1-8x28 from Riton Optics, the...
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Long-Range...

Previously specializing in bow, shotgun and fishing pole-mountable video cameras to capture every hunt and catch, TACTACAM has entered the spotting scope...
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Quartermaster

Quartermaster A...

GUNS Magazine's Brent Wheat looks at the Axeon Optics MDSR1 Micro Red Dot as the perfect option for a mid-range price optic that still performs.
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Quartermaster...

GUNS Magazine's Brent Wheat puts the Armscor GI Standard 1911 to the test at Gunsite and is surprised by the performance.
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Woox Reinvents...

Gun Cranks host Roy Huntington finds the AX1from Woox goes beyond the simple functions of an ax as they combine stunning craftsmanship with an innovative...
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Quartermaster A...

Gun Cranks host Brent Wheat looks at the Hawg Holster and why it never lets go.
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Split Your...

Gun Cranks host Brent Wheat looks at Federal ammunition's New Personal Defense Shotgun Loads, the Force X2, composed of copper-plated 00 FX2 buckshot...
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Quartermaster...

American Handgunner's Roy Huntington reveals his secret to his steady hand when pistol shooting.
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RELOADING

Levergun Loads:...

The levergun that never was, is. It took over a century, however it finally happened. Why did it take so long?
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Bullet Selection...

When hunting in the brushy areas of western Washington the .44 Magnum revolver tends to be my first choice,
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Reloading: Lots...

I began reloading ammunition decades ago, initially using an old Lee Loader, a set of those plastic powder measures and a great deal of patience.
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Rifle Reloading...

Have you been loading handgun cartridges but not bottleneck rifle cartridges because they seem more complex and require more equipment?
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Big-case .22...

Big-case .22 centerfires have fallen out of favor in recent years. My subjective definition of a big-case .22 is those with water capacity starting at...
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Cast bullets ...

Today we have a large choice when it comes to .44-40 (.44 WCF) leverguns. Replicas are available patterned after the Model’s 1860, 1866, 1873 and 1892.
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