COMPETITIVE

TP9SFx Uncomplicates Competition Shooting

The TP9SFx 9mm semi-auto from Century Arms. Check out the race-gun features that make it competition-ready right out of the box.

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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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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MantisX

I’ve used plenty of electronic training and marksmanship systems over the years and they’re great.
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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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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...
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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...
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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
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...
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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...
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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...
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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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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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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...
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Crimson Trace CTS-1000

I’ve been a fan of Crimson Trace LaserGrips since I first stuck a set on a Smith J-Frame snubbie more than 20 years ago so I was very keen on trying out...
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Ruger’s Third Custom...

Ruger recently announced yet another incarnation of its famous (dare we say “legendary”?) 10/22 rifle, and this one is definitely a keeper because...
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Ideal Conceal IC380 Cell ...

On several occasions in recent memory, Americans have found themselves under fire from murderers while exercising their religious freedom.
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Behind the Scenes at...

Editors tend to spend a fair amount of time at a desk, hovering over a keyboard, wrangling text, photos, and videos. But every now and again we get out to...
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Holster History

Imagine, if you will, this discussion between some opinionated old shootists sitting around the celestial campfire:
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Daystate’s Red Wolf Air...

Things get weird when electronics become too smart. Neural network software engineers talk about computers becoming self-aware like the HAL 9000 computer in...
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Volquartsen’s .22 WMR...

When you can uncrate a new handgun, drive to the range and place the first five Federal Premium 30-gr. Sierra loads into 0.41" at 25 yards, you just might...
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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...
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Optical Delusions

Somewhere between target and brain are your eyes and front sight. It’s pretty straightforward but sometimes along this line, things get misinterpreted...
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Get Competitive With...

As with any sport, there are certain requirements in both skill and equipment when it comes to bringing home the gold in competitive shooting. The amateur...
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Brownells Reduced Power...

If you have a fetish for DA revolver shooting, you’ll eventually run across an “out-of-print, price-is-right” Smith you simply can’t live without.
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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...
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Peltor Sport Tactical 500

“How’s your hearing?” “Of course I have power steering! I love it …!” When a group of grizzled shooters, hunters, cops or military men get...
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Pin Busters

Old gunnies remember — and younger shooters have heard the stories — of the Second Chance Shoot that ran from the mid-1970s to 1998. It was resurrected...
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Ruger’s Stainless...

About 66 years ago, Bill Ruger took a serious look at how popular Western movies and TV shows were. Then he realized the fact there were no single-action...
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Dominant Players

In the June 1968 GUNS, the legendary Col. Charles Askins Jr. wrote an article predicting the future of firearms development in America. Noting a generation...
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Barrett's Mighty M82A1

In 1982, Commodore International released its Commodore 64 8-bit home computer. My doorbell has more computing power today, but the 64 became the...
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