SEMI-AUTO RIFLES

Back To The Future

The last time-travel event was in June 2022. I had just picked up another Ruger 10/22, this one a carbine with plastic stock and stainless steel barrel.
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‘What’s your favorite...

Friends and relatives sometimes ask for advice on cartridge choice for big game hunting and they seem surprised I don’t have any particular favorites.
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Three Short-Timers

The U.S. Army has held onto the basic AR platform since adopting the M16 in 1964. Model 1903 Springfields were standard issue for over 30 years and M1...
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Desert Tech SRS A2 Covert in .308
Desert Tech SRS A2 Covert

A CQB bolt action?! Tag along as Nic Lenze explores a different use for the Desert Tech SRS A2 Covert in .308.
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Cry Havoc Tactical And Luth-AR

Cry Havoc Tactical has built their business around designing the perfect takedown gear to transform your favorite black rifle into something half as long...
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ma deuce, also known as the M2 .50 Browning Machine Gun
The Legendary Ma Deuce

In my entire career I don’t remember writing about a firearm with which I had only a few moments’ experience. But what an experience!The gun was the...
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The Hellion

With the classic AR-style and design seeming to be the benchmark of a defensive rifle today, why try to gain market share with a design apparently at odds...
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Guns And Reliability

While factors such as weight, accuracy, ammunition availability and cost all factor into the selection of a defensive firearm, reliability is always a prime...
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Truck Guns

There doesn’t seem to be agreement on what the term “truck gun” means. I guess there can’t be a consensus since people live different lifestyles and...
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Compared: The BAR vs. Nambu

The Nambu LMGs and Browning BARs as used in World War II are alike in some regards and vastly different in others.
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The Sacred Church of...

The M1 carbine was the most-produced American military firearm of World War II. In 1938 the Chief of Infantry asked the Ordnance Department to develop a...
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WMD Guns .300 Blackout

One thing making the AR-15 platform so popular is its modularity — you can mix, match and accessorize your rifle to your heart’s content. It’s like...
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Shootout: Bolt Vs. Semi

Most of us have come of age with the AR and with modern carbine doctrine teaching the use of the rifle in place of a pistol since it provides a higher hit...
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Breaking News: Speed Tac...

A universal problem with the AR-15/M16 platform is the fact a full magazine is virtually impossible to seat on a gun when the bolt carrier group is forward,...
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Feed Your G3 For Pennies...

The ammo shortage is no longer news and has sharply limited most of our ability to practice.
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The M1 Carbine

The U.S. Carbine, Caliber .30 M1 — usually referred to as the M1 Carbine or simply .30 Carbine — was adopted by the United States in September 1941.
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Springfield Armory...

Springfield Armory’s newest rifle offering, the SAINT Edge ATC, features a patented “Accurized Tactical Chassis” (ATC) that not only has curb appeal,...
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The Ruger Mini-21

The M21 Designated Marksman Rifle used to be the apex predator among gun nerds truly dedicated to their craft.
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The IWI Tavor X95 — the...

The Tavor X95 is the most refined bullpup weapon ever made.
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IWI's Tavor X95 Rifle - A...

Designed to be one of the finest infantry rifles in the world — the Tavor X95 bullpup rifle from IWI.
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The IWI Galil — Alpha...

The Galil is history you can hold in your hand.
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IWI's Galil Assault Rifle...

GUNS Magazine's, Dr. Will Dabbs explains the history behind the design and creation of the Galil assault rifle.
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Is The .223/5.56 The Best ...

Strange times, my friends, strange times indeed. Just flipping through recent news items I see lumber prices up 250% since two years ago, new vehicles...
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Real Avid AR15 Scraper

My Top AR-15 Cleaning Kit Must-Have!
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Vigilance M20 Rifle

The M20 from Vigilance Rifles is what would happen if a Browning M1919 light machinegun had a baby with a pressure washer. Rugged, simple, reliable and...
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PISTOL CALIBER CARBINES

In the last several years pistol caliber carbines (PCC) have become all the rage.
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Bergara B-14R

Everything came down to this shot. The felon was flanked on either side by hostages and there would only be the briefest of windows to make a single...
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Battle-Damaged Weapons

The canteen likely does more to sustain a soldier’s life in combat but a soldier’s individual weapon is his most cherished possession.
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Kahr Arms Tommy Gun

The Thompson submachine gun — better known as the Tommy Gun — has a long, mythical history in both popular culture and reality.
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MAS 49/56 Semi-Auto

From 1951 to 1979, the Fusil Automatique M. 1949 served as the official French service rifle.
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