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Traditions Firearms Teams With Federal Ammunition For The NitroFire Muzzleloader

Traditions NitroFire is the only muzzleloader
on the market that uses the Federal Premium Firestick.

Pistol Cartridge Carbines

Almost simultaneous with the appearance of metallic cartridges there came a firearms genre popular to this day — the pistol cartridge carbine.
Read Full Article Mike "Duke" Venturino
FX Pocket Chronograph

I’ve been using a nifty little, and I do mean little, device from the folks at FX Airguns to measure velocity of various air rifles and handguns.
Read Full Article Tom McHale
Wilderness Tactical ...

Wilderness Tactical Products makes my favorite ankle holster and they also make what is arguably the most well-reasoned weapon sling on the market.
Read Full Article Will Dabbs, MD
Chiappa Little Badger Rifle

Whether natural disaster, economic collapse or worldwide pandemic, you never know when you may need to leave home. And there's perhaps no single better...
Read Full Article Dave Workman
Pre-’64 Winchester Model...

The Winchester Model 70 is America’s most iconic bolt-action rifle and to collectors the most desirable M70s are the “pre-’64” rifles.
Read Full Article Dave Anderson
Traditions NitroFire...

Blame it on Hollywood movies and network television shows about mountain men; my obsession with Davy Crockett when I was a fake-coonskin cap-wearing...
Read Full Article Dave Workman
Franchi Momentum

When a convergence of technology in the firearms world reached my doorstep, it was a surprise.
Read Full Article Holt Bodinson
DIY Skinner Scout System

Never being “by the book,” for 27 years I considered departmental regulations as guidelines for cops lacking problem-solving skills, discretion or the...
Read Full Article Jeff "Tank" Hoover
New Products May 2020 Issue

TriStar Arms introduces its new line of Trinity Over/Under Shotguns. The shotguns have CNC-machined aluminum or steel receivers hand detailed with old-world...
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The Guns Of The Wild Bunch

It has been 50 years since the movie The Wild Bunch hit the silver screen.
Read Full Article Alan Garbers
The Long And Short Of .22 Ammo

The other day I picked up one of my dad’s old cigar boxes from a shelf in my ammo closet and was surprised at how heavy it was.
Read Full Article David Freeman
Henry .45-70 Side Gate...

“That’s the stuff dreams are made of,” John Wayne whispered softly inside my cranium.
Read Full Article Brent Wheat
Heritage Rough Rider Rancher

Western movie nostalgia is an interesting phenomenon, because if you’re like me, different guns and holsters remind you of different cowboy flicks.
Read Full Article Dave Workman
Ruger Gunsite Scout

Colonel Jeff Cooper is probably most remembered for the development of the Modern Technique of the Pistol along with the American Pistol Institute, now...
Read Full Article Denny Hansen
Drawing First Blood

Shooters sift rifle scopes by price, power, dials, reticles, lens diameter — but what about length?
Read Full Article Wayne van Zwoll
Speed Racer

While bolt-action rifles have largely been superseded for military use, they dominate the hunting fields.
Read Full Article Dave Anderson
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...
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
Keep Shootin’

In Part I last month I explained change is inevitable and as we grow older, things we do not necessarily desire are forced upon us.
Read Full Article John Taffin
Benelli Unleashes LUPO Rifle

There’s just “something” about a well-designed bolt-action rifle. The perfect combination of form, function and finish, it immediately grabs the eye...
Read Full Article Dave Workman
Origins Of The M1 Garand

Now, in the 21st century, M1 Garands are highly revered, receive much adulation and are considered World War II’s best battle rifle.
Read Full Article Mike "Duke" Venturino
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.
Read Full Article David Freeman
Identical Shooting Twins

The lady was being stalked. Encouraged by her husband, she made an appointment with me to learn how to shoot a gun.
Read Full Article David Freeman
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
American Tactical Imports...

If you asked AK enthusiasts to rate the varied models of the venerable Galil by their quality of manufacture and shootability, the Israeli Galil, and...
Read Full Article Frank Jardim
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
The M2 Carbine

One of World War II’s most successful infantry weapons was the U.S. Carbine Caliber .30. It was manufactured by no fewer than 10 factories to the tune of...
Read Full Article Mike "Duke" Venturino
The Golden Days Are Here

In the early 1960s I was a pre-teenager fascinated with hunting and shooting — well, in addition to fishing, camping, hiking, baseball, hockey, archery...
Read Full Article Dave Anderson
Rock River Arms LAR 22...

There are three variations. The basic MID A4 is a knock-off of the U.S. military-issue carbine with the familiar plastic handguard. The next model is an NM...
Read Full Article Mike Cumpston with Stan Jarosz
SIG SAUER ASP 20

Are you a big boy or big girl? Then you need a big-kid air rifle! Sure, anyone can buy an “airgun” at the local Cheap Junk Emporium Mart, but you...
Read Full Article Tom McHale
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
Brownells AR-180 Lower...

Brownells introduced a modernized AR-180 inspired complete upper assembly designed to mount on conventional mil-spec AR-15 lowers.
Read Full Article Frank Jardim
Desert Forge Arms

There are few firearm platforms I’ve missed as a full-time writer. Those I have not owned, I have made a point to find and shoot, such as the 2-bore...
Read Full Article Sam Fadala
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
Guns We Want to See at...

Just days away from the 2020 SHOT Show, we can't help but drool thinking about all the new guns we'll get to shoot, handle and see throughout the week.
Read Full Article Joe Kriz
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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SIG SAUER’s New CROSS Rifle

The folks at SIG SAUER have been building quality handguns for generations, but it’s only been in the past decade, and more so in recent years, that the...
Read Full Article Dave Workman
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...
Read Full Article Roy Huntington
Springfield Armory M1A Tanker

Springfield Armory is a powerhouse in the contemporary American gun world. Resurrected in 1974 from the ashes of the venerable 200-year-old government armory,
Read Full Article Will Dabbs, MD
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.
Read Full Article Dave Workman
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 —...
Read Full Article Joe Kriz
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
Polymer Rifles

In 1986 GLOCK introduced their first pistol, the GLOCK 17, to the U.S. market. Reaction to the “plastic” pistol was tepid at first, but was soon at a...
Read Full Article Denny Hansen
Browning Auto-5

In addition to the 1911 pistol, Browning designed every major machinegun used by the U.S. armed forces during World War II.
Read Full Article Will Dabbs, MD
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
TPM Outfitters H&K MP5SD Clone

In 1990 I was a hard-charging young Army Aviator suffering from a toxic overdose of both testosterone and patriotism.
Read Full Article Will Dabbs, MD
The Perfect Packin’ Rifle

My passion for most of my life has been sixguns but not far behind this is the same feeling for leverguns. Now, at this stage of my life, I am expanding my...
Read Full Article John Taffin
Ruger PC9 Carbine

Because paychecks are important, when an editor asks me to cover a semi-auto black rifle, I agree albeit with little enthusiasm. The same was true with this...
Read Full Article Mike "Duke" Venturino
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
450 Bushmaster Or 458 SOCOM?

OK, so you’ve decided you want to shoot something bigger out of your AR15 and have decided to skip the intermediate stuff and go all the way to the .45...
Read Full Article Roger Smith
Cimarron Model 1894 .38-55

Never in my wildest imagination did I expect anyone to reproduce Winchester’s Model 1894 in .38-55.
Read Full Article Mike "Duke" Venturino
Johnson Model 1941

When the U.S. military selects a new rifle or pistol, some mighty fine “also-rans” are the inevitable result. Want a relatively recent example?
Read Full Article Payton Miller
Taking Care of Your Air...

Besides the quiet, backyard-friendly nature of airguns, they offer another big benefit which could save your marriage.
Read Full Article Tom McHale
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
Savage Precision Series Rifles

I’ve never been disappointed by a Savage rifle, so when the company recently announced a trio of new models introduced as the Precision Series, it got my...
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
Pump-Action Rifles

Pump shotguns continue their popularity but I wonder what happened to the pump rifle?
Read Full Article David Freeman
Classic Shots From Classic...

We thought it might be fun to recreate a few of our favorite gun scenes from some of our favorite action movies to see how they played out here in the Real...
Read Full Article Will Dabbs, MD
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
CZ 557 American

One look at the CZ 557 American and American Synthetic bolt-action rifles is enough to convince anybody these modern sporters were obviously designed by...
Read Full Article Dave Workman
The GAMO Swarm Magnum .22...

I’m a terrorist, at least if you would ask the local Tamias striatus (i.e. “eastern chipmunk”). However, you can’t ask them because most are dead...
Read Full Article Brent Wheat
Maxims In The Third Dimension

If you do an internet search for “chattering Spandaus,” you only get 95 hits but the stock phrase has become synonymous with World War I aviation.
Read Full Article Barrett Tillman
Century Arms Draco NAK9X

The Century NAK9X is what would happen if a Kalashnikov rifle had a baby with a GLOCK handgun. The end result is just stupid-reliable while remaining ugly...
Read Full Article Will Dabbs, MD
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.
Read Full Article Brent Wheat
Sharps’ .50-70 carbine

If there ever were a name to conjure up strong images of Western battles and big game hunts, it would be the name Sharps.
Read Full Article Holt Bodinson
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.
Read Full Article Joe Kriz
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
Reloading the .357 Magnum ...

In 1935, Smith & Wesson introduced the .357 Magnum. It was not long before Winchester Model 1892s originally in .32-20 were converted to .357 Magnum.
Read Full Article John Taffin
Bucket Lists

I would’ve been all of 10 years old when Tex Ritter sang the mournful lyrics: “Oh my buckets got a hole in it; Yes my buckets got a hole in it;
Read Full Article John Taffin
SIG SAUER SIG716 Patrol

When the term “AR-15” comes up, most folks tend to think of the 5.56mm/.223 Remington cartridge. Fact is the first rifle of this genre invented by...
Read Full Article Denny Hansen
SIG SAUER M400 TREAD...

When they do a roundup of all the semiautomatic pistols that have been built on the modern sporting rifle platform, expect the M400 TREAD from SIG SAUER to...
Read Full Article Dave Workman
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
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
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
The Synergis

Umarex USA’s revolutionary Synergis is the first 12-shot repeating gas piston pellet rifle. An under-lever rifle design, it features an in-line repeating...
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To Refinish or Not Refinish?

Want to know something that’ll set my teeth on edge just like chalk squeaking on a blackboard? It’s when someone says they bought a mechanically perfect...
Read Full Article Mike "Duke" Venturino
Winchester Wildcat

One of the intriguing qualities of the annual Shooting, Hunting and Outdoor Trades (SHOT) Show is there’s always a surprise just around the corner....
Read Full Article Holt Bodinson
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
Saint Victor .308

Back in the old days if you wanted an American-made .308 battle rifle, you could opt for a Springfield Armory M1A or just go without. M1A acolytes will tell...
Read Full Article Will Dabbs, MD
Rock River RRAGE 3G Rifle

At first glance, there’s just “something” about the latest entry from Rock River Arms that might explain why the AR platform is the most popular rifle...
Read Full Article Dave Workman
Weatherby’s Limited...

More than a year ago, when I had a chance to chat with Ed Weatherby about the legendary company’s move from its original home in Paso Robles, Calif., to...
Read Full Article Dave Workman
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,...
Read Full Article Brent Wheat
Marlin or Winchester?

Regular readers of this column know my first firearm was a .22 rifle — not just any .22 rifle, but a Marlin 39A Mountie. Growing up with Saturday...
Read Full Article John Taffin
Resurrected: Cimarron’s...

Designed by the legendary John Moses Browning and introduced by Winchester in 1894, this handsome levergun was initially chambered in .32-40 and .38-55. The...
Read Full Article Dave Workman
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
Ruger PC Carbine Tactical...

When I was growing up, Ruger’s first entry into the long gun market was their unique .44 Magnum Carbine introduced in 1960. It was a head-turner.
Read Full Article Holt Bodinson
Plains War Spencers

The Spencer carbine played an important role in the Plains Indian Wars yet it’s almost been forgotten by modern shooters. Its cartridges came with...
Read Full Article Mike "Duke" Venturino
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 Scout Rifle

During a long and productive life, the late Col. Jeff Cooper introduced many innovative ideas in firearms and firearm training. One of his last projects was...
Read Full Article Dave Anderson
The RPK Squad

It’s easy to write off the RPK as an uninspired solution to a thorny tactical problem. The action is standard Kalashnikov, the barrel is fixed and the...
Read Full Article Will Dabbs, MD
Daniel Defense Delta 5

Have you ever driven a really expensive car, eaten a $100 steak or stayed in a too-fancy-for-me hotel? If you have, and you’re like most gun folks I know,...
Read Full Article Brent Wheat
A Hot Pair of PCPs

Want regular or super-sized? Normally the question is a surefire way to add some unwanted pounds but I’ve got good news. This choice will add exactly zero...
Read Full Article Tom McHale
Umarex Ruger 10/22 Air Rifle

The Ruger 10/22 is a true American classic, having provided shooters with an affordable, reliable and fun-to-shoot rimfire for decades.
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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...
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
A Beginner's Guide to...

There’s a saying in automobile racing, “Speed costs money, how fast do you want to go?” The same concept applies to long-range shooting. When you get...
Read Full Article Dave Anderson
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
FN SCAR 20S Getting High...

When it comes to modern sporting rifles, the FN SCAR 20S semi-auto, chambered for the 7.62x51mm NATO round has leaped into the spotlight, getting high marks...
Read Full Article Dave Workman
The Handy Off-hand Position

It’s one of the paradoxes of hunting and shooting — the novice hunter, most likely not very skilled at shooting off-hand, is also the one most likely to...
Read Full Article Dave Anderson
Guns And Aging:

One of the most senior shootists I’ve known was John Hansbury, who had two careers including chief armorer of the U.S. Coast Guard. I got to know John...
Read Full Article Barrett Tillman
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
Ruger’s American Ranch...

Here’s a news flash for Ruger fans: The bolt-action American Ranch Rifle is now offered in the sizzling new .350 Legend, Winchester’s straight-wall...
Read Full Article Dave Workman
Feed The Beast

Fifty BMG. Say it out loud. Let the words roll off your tongue. Now can you feel it? The tingly rush you inevitably got is a tiny surge in serum...
Read Full Article Will Dabbs, MD
AAC TI-RAID 30 Silencer

The TI-RAID 30 Silencer from AAC is engineered to be intermittent full-auto capable, easy to maintain and practically bombproof.
Read Full Article GUNS Staff
Marlin’s 1894C .357 Magnum

Pistol-caliber rifles and carbines have been around as long as metallic cartridges have existed. Notable examples include the Henry (1860), Winchester 1866...
Read Full Article Dave Anderson
Henry AR-7 Survival Rifle

Mankind has imagined a cornucopia of many-splendored contrivances to protect our soft carcasses from threats both natural and otherwise.
Read Full Article Will Dabbs, MD
Buzzgun Contemporaries

World War II will likely be the last major conflict wherein each major combatant mostly fielded small arms designed and produced in its own factories. The...
Read Full Article Mike "Duke" Venturino
Taking the Kick Out of...

FIRST IMPRESSIONS, especially with youngsters, are often lasting ones. This is particularly true where hunting is concerned; let the youngster have a good day...

Read Full Article Mark Kakkuri
Ruger 10/22 Custom Competition

With the recent launch of Ruger’s Custom Shop, we wondered what would be rolling out the door.
Read Full Article Holt Bodinson
The Elegant Ross Sporter

You wouldn’t have recognized the elderly, and obviously eccentric, man roaming the wharves and streets of St. Petersburg, FL. Dressed in pajama bottoms,...
Read Full Article Holt Bodinson
New Ruger PC Carbine Models

Chambered for the 9mm cartridge, Ruger’s trio of new PC Carbines with free-float handguards have all the makings of being tough, versatile utility guns to...
Read Full Article Dave Workman
Hang On!

Innovation and good ideas abound in every aspect of today's gun industry and AR-15 magazines are no exception. Check out HexMag's AR-15 magazines and their...
Read Full Article Mark Kakkuri
Lending Her Voice

In 2013, she thought guns were bad. Particularly AKs. Now, it’s her favorite firearm. Still a young 39, Cassandra Harris has traveled quite the journey...
Read Full Article Shari LeGate
Benjamin Airbow and Bulldog

When the zombies finally come or there’s a global economic meltdown, we’re going to have to resort to drastic measures —
Read Full Article Tom McHale
Review of an AR-18 ......

"AR's" go way back. Ever hear about the AR-18? Here's some coverage of this gun from an article by Jerome Rakusan in the April 1964 issue of GUNS...
Read Full Article Mark Kakkuri
SB Tactical’s Adjustable...

SB Tactical has a rather interesting take on this accessory, and it deserves a close look by anyone who owns an AR pistol. The Pistol Stabilizing Brace...
Read Full Article Dave Workman
Streamlight ’em Up

On pretty much any outdoor excursion I generally have enough lights available to equip not only myself but also my hunting partner, with a spare or two...
Read Full Article Dave Anderson
Skinner Sights Bush Pilot...

Fantasy is the catalyst responsible for many gun purchases. With lust-filled eyes, racing heart and sweaty palms, we think to ourselves, “I need that gun...
Read Full Article Jeff "Tank" Hoover
10/22 Collectibles

Introduced in 1964 at a retail price of $54.50, Ruger’s 10/22 Carbine has worn many faces. It has been stocked in walnut, birch, maple, colored wood...
Read Full Article Holt Bodinson
Geissele Automatics URG-I

Folks, I’ve known William H. Geissele for a good many years. Way back, I was one of the first kids on the block with his then-new two-stage match trigger,...
Read Full Article Glen Zediker
The .256 Winchester Magnum

In the early 1960s there was a great deal of interest in long-range, small-bore handgun cartridges. Remington introduced the radical (at the time) XP-100...
Read Full Article John Taffin
Brownells BRN-10

Eugene Stoner’s AR-10 was the culmination of an idea so radical it wasn’t accepted — at first. Too many cooks spoiled the broth along the way, yet...
Read Full Article Jeff John
T/C LLR 6.5 Creedmoor

Where do we start talking about long-range guns? The Creed Farm seems as good a place as any, though it was not by any means the first high profile...
Read Full Article Mike Cumpston
Advanced Tactical Ordnance...

Between 2006 and 2011 the feral hog population in America grew by 20 percent per year. Conservatively, they cause about 1.5 billion dollars’ worth of...
Read Full Article Will Dabbs, MD
The Creedmoor Family Grows

About three seconds after the 6.5 Creedmoor cartridge was announced, speculation began on necking the case to other diameters. One of the more popular ideas...
Read Full Article Dave Anderson
An Ultimate Fight Stopper...

I finally found it. This is the one. After years of evaluating guns and writing about them I’ve finally located the long gun of my dreams. It’s in .300...
Read Full Article Dave Douglas
Get Rimfired Up!

When it comes to engineering advanced precision rimfire pistols and rifles—as well as custom parts for upgrading and accurizing standard factory...
Read Full Article Holt Bodinson
No Man's Land Is Ours!

The lessons taught by the telescopic-sighted rifle in the trenches of WWI didn’t exactly lie fallow in the British military after WWI. But implementing...
Read Full Article Jeff John
Roll Call! World War 2 Rifles

Wherever American troops may find themselves in combat, there’s one thing for certain. They will be fighting with rifles chambered in 5.56mm NATO. And...
Read Full Article Mike "Duke" Venturino
Eastern Front Firepower

From September 1, 1939, until September 2, 1945, somewhere between 50 and 80 million people lost their lives. World War II was the bloodiest, most...
Read Full Article Will Dabbs, MD
The Right Arm Of The Free...

As originally envisioned after World War II, the FAL was a lithe select-fire rifle chambered in a to-be-determined intermediate-power cartridge along the...
Read Full Article Jeff John
Best Elk Cartridge?

Until you’re fortunate enough to shoot at an elk, the cartridge in your rifle matters no more than the size of your boots. As elk can be devilishly hard...
Read Full Article Wayne van Zwoll
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...
Read Full Article Dave Workman
The Mystery Gun

It WAS a mystery. A strange combination gun has intrigued me since I acquired it on a whim at a Tucson, Ariz., gun show a few years ago.
Read Full Article Stan Skinner
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
Plane Talk on Reticles

First focal-plane reticles have received lots of recent coverage, especially from longer-range shooters, even though most American shooters (in particular...
Read Full Article John Barsness
A Sensational Saint

Given their extreme modularity, ARs are the chameleon of the firearms world. They can be configured in scores of different ways to fulfill a variety of...
Read Full Article Holt Bodinson
Guns Of The Guides

Curled up in our favorite easy chair, perhaps sipping a distilled beverage, an outdoor show flickers on the flat screen featuring Alaska’s coastal brown...
Read Full Article Jeff "Tank" Hoover
Loading For .32 Leverguns

Short-action leverguns were the high-capacity “assault rifles” of the frontier period. The .44 Rimfire and .44-40 lever actions were necessary equipment...
Read Full Article John Taffin
10/22 Collectibles

Introduced in 1964 at a retail price of $54.50, Ruger’s 10/22 Carbine has worn many faces. It has been stocked in walnut, birch, maple, colored wood...
Read Full Article Holt Bodinson
Streamlight ’em Up

On pretty much any outdoor excursion I generally have enough lights available to equip not only myself but also my hunting partner, with a spare or two...
Read Full Article Dave Anderson
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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Rock-Bottom Rolling Block

Splashed across the pages and back covers of gun magazines of the 1950s and ’60s were the world’s greatest milsurp treasures from importers like Hunters...
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.22 Rimfires? No Thanks!

It was many years ago, but I can still remember the immortal line from The Treasure of the Sierra Madre: “Badges? We don’t need no stinking badges! We...
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You Gotta Have a Plan

Two days after this writing I’m going into the hospital for a full replacement of my right knee. There’s no reason to mention it in these pages except...
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Open Country

A few years ago my wife and I enjoyed a Dall sheep hunt in the Northwest Territories so much we hated to leave. The only drawback for this dyed-in-the-wool...
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A Minimalist Varmint Rifle

The perfect minimalist varminting combination might not actually exist as a factory option but the CZ 527 Varmint Model in .17 Hornet comes very close....
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Accufit= Accuracy

In 2018, Savage is at the top of its game with a complete face-lift being given to their successful Model 110 line. First came their revolutionary and...
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MCX Virtus Patrol Rifle

Amidst a sea of Modern Sporting Rifles, the SIG MCX Virtus Patrol Rifle is refreshingly different. It is, in fact, so novel it’s almost not an AR.
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Don’t Overdo It!

In selecting gun care products and developing cleaning routines we’re all subject to many influences such as initial training by a parent or by the...
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Coyote Medicine

A very practical reason for hunting coyotes is for the pelts. Coyote fur is great for trim on winter clothing, or for complete items of cold weather...
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6.5-300 Weatherby Magnum

When Weatherby announced the 6.5-.300 cartridge in 2016 you just knew it was going to be the biggest, fastest, flattest-shooting 6.5 on the planet.
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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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Wyoming Armory

Today you can purchase more rifle accuracy over the counter at Walmart than could be custom-built 30 years ago. However, it’s likely your “Big-Box”...
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Over-Engineered Afield

In the 1980s I guided for big game in Montana for a few years, and some hunters brought rifles with more technology than they could handle. Back then most...
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Affordable Icon: PTR’s 9CT

At one point available in 120 different variations, the roller-lock MP5 is the universal subgun, much as the Porsche 911 is often considered the universal...
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The 6.5 Tsunami

As a kid growing up in hunting camps, I was always curious about the variety of rifles on the rack. I’m sure the older fellows in camp grew tired of me...
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FoldAR Takes Modern...

Just when you thought there was nothing new or clever in the field of modern sporting rifles or pistols, along comes FoldAR, a Texas-based outfit offering a...
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Pistol-Caliber Carbine Cool

The MAG AD9 is one of the most innovative AR15 accessories in a generation. It’s what every other pistol-caliber conversion aspires to be. And it...
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T/C’s 6.5 Creedmoor Compass

With their acquisition of Thompson/Center Arms, Smith & Wesson is back in the bolt-action sporting rifle business following their brief flirtations with HVA...
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Ruger’s Revamped PC Carbine

Centerfire rifles firing pint-sized pistol cartridges make a lot of sense. They’re fun — and cheap — to shoot. And their minimal recoil means the...
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A Flash Course In Physics

In 1686 Sir Isaac Newton published his Principia Mathematica Philosophiae Naturalis, a seminal treatise on physics that included his three laws of motion.
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Turnbolt Tradition

It came as somewhat of a surprise. I’d told some friends I’d be elk hunting with a .30-06. You’d have thought I was tackling a bull with a BB gun! You...
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Sticker Shock!

Here’s a non-gun case in point: I wanted a reliable, durable chainsaw to clean up trees downed by the wind and turn them into firewood. Most of the trees...
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A .35 Remington Retro Trio

I got my first gun magazine staff job in 1977. It was on Sunset Boulevard in Los Angeles at a multi-story building now fallen victim to the wrecking ball....
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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....
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Savage Arms 110 Scout

Since Scout Rifles first appeared on the radar, I’ve seen a few non-commercial examples ranging from DIY chopped-up surplus bolt actions to spectacular...
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Farm Rifles

Rifles serve many purposes — hunting, formal and informal target shooting, collecting and home defense. Although society has become more urban and less...
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Springfield Armory’s...

Well, Saint’s galore! Springfield Armory recently announced what it calls “a new tier” in the SAINT family: The Victor series of rifles and pistols...
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Ruger’s .450 Bushmaster AR

Ruger is proving to be a great proponent of the .450 Bushmaster cartridge — and why not? It’s a great tactical and hunting cartridge wrapped in a...
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Five Fun Things To Do With...

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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Now Hear This!

One of the nicest perks of this business has been the opportunity to meet writers whose work I’d long admired. It was a thrill to meet veteran writers —...
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Ruger’s .22 LR ...

Once the specialty of a handful of custom makers, the centerfire chassis rifle market exploded in 2015 when Ruger entered the game with their own Precision...
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Triggering A TurnAround

In the 60+ years I’ve been shooting (hey, I started at a single-digit age) triggers on sporting rifles have gone from pretty good, to adequate, to abysmal.
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Savage Rascal Target XP

With one eye on our youth and the other on the future, Savage has updated and refined the ol’ single-shot Rascal into two very fetching target models —
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Browning Eclipse Varmint ...

Many varmints I’ve taken have been “pop-up” targets of opportunity. The gun I used just happened to be the one closest to hand — not necessarily a...
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An Engineering Marvel

Introduced in 1936 and reigning as America’s premier centerfire rifle until discontinued, the pre-’64 Winchester Model 70 was advertised as the...
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Backyard Battlefields

Homo sapiens is an intrinsically predatory species. It’s tucked someplace within our DNA. One need only survey male kindergarteners on a playground to...
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The Grease Gun

Grease Gun! How does a military weapon get named for an automotive accessory you’d find in a service garage? Well, because it actually looks like one. In...
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Gas Vs. Piston

The original AR, as designed by Eugene Stoner, functions on the gas-impingement system. With this operating system, as the bullet travels down the barrel
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Drifting Back To Iron

The pronghorn doe slowed and cut a tight loop. The buck followed then paused at 90 yards. I crushed the trigger. At the whip-crack report he raced ahead....
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Marlin’s 1895 SBL...

I don’t know if Marlin’s late-1990s introduction of the 1895G “Guide Gun” was single-handedly responsible for the resurgence of the .45-70 in...
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Pros And Cons Of The AR

The AR-15 has become so publicized, dramatized, politicized and demonized, it’s hard to discuss rationally.
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Lyman’s 140th...

One look at Lyman’s beautiful 140th Anniversary Sharps Carbine and anyone who appreciates the history of the West is going to want to their hands on this...
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The .177 Solution

Most of us have had the experience of driving in city traffic with family or friends while conversing about politics or sports or where to go for lunch....
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Steyr’s Zephyr II

There were two remarkable catalogs in my youth. They were thick, a bit grimy, and thoroughly dog-eared. The first was the 2-pound Sears & Roebuck wish book...
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Lighten Your Load

There’s no way I can do anything today even close to what I could do at the age of 20, 30 or even 70. But I feel highly blessed to still be able to shoot...
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VR 60 Semi-Auto Shotgun...

No doubt about it, the AR-type rifle is the most popular model in the United States today, and it should come as no great surprise some enterprising arms...
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A Speedier Spin

Many rifle shooters remain semi-stuck in the British mists of 1879, when a math professor named George Greenhill developed his famous formula for...
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The Perfect Deer Rifle

Like John Taffin’s quest for the “Perfect Packin’ Pistol,” my own quest has been for a “Perfect Deer Rifle.” Except my term is so lame, lacking...
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A Tale of Three .30s

In the time span between 1892 and 1906 the US Army adopted three .30 caliber cartridges for their various infantry rifles. Two also became popular among we...
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Power Couple

Bill Ruger’s self-taught mechanical mind was genius-level. Although he had an eye for the classics, his ability to know what people wanted before they...
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Mistakes Hunters Make

Guides and professional hunters see a lot of hunters. One question I like to ask them is, “What are the most common shooting mistakes you see clients...
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Packable Precision

Now in its 54th year of continuous production, Ruger’s iconic 10/22 is still at the top of its game. This classic design keeps reinventing itself with the...
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Lones Wigger

Dichotomies exist in every sport, and the shooting sports are no different. Rifle shooters are methodical, quiet, introverted, precision oriented. Shotgun...
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Don’t Overdo It!

In selecting gun care products and developing cleaning routines we’re all subject to many influences such as initial training by a parent or by the...
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Open Country

A few years ago my wife and I enjoyed a Dall sheep hunt in the Northwest Territories so much we hated to leave. The only drawback for this dyed-in-the-wool...
Read Full Article Mark Hampton