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Semi-Auto

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...

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...

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...

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...

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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Bolt-Action

The Mauser Magic

The Mauser name has graced many rifles and been used to sell others. Oddly enough, the Model of 1898, which brought Peter Paul Mauser acclaim, didn’t...
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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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Ruger .416 Hawkeye
Ruger .416...

The Ruger .416 Hawkeye African shares the same elegant homage to express rifle conventions with a black ebony forend tip, twin stock crossbolts, single-leaf...
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Austria-Hungary’s M95 Rifle
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Used primarily by Austria-Hungary and Bulgaria, the M95 rifle proved itself one of the finest battle rifles of the First World War.
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The 8mm Mauser

The 8mm Mauser will forever be known to the world in general as Germany’s infantry rifle and machine gun caliber for both world wars.
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The last rifle

When a young fellow was visiting — a distant relative by marriage — he asked a question that caused me great thought.
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Lever-Action

Which Guns...

Which guns were instrumental in making the west safe for settlers? Mike "Duke" Venturino counts two as co-winners with two others as second-placers.
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winchester rifle
Winchester Enigma

While my Marlins have killed deer, bear, elk and pronghorn, I’ve taken just one buck with Winchester’s classic deer rifle.
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Henry Big Boy...

We are blessed with a large proliferation of sixguns, semi-automatic pistols and leverguns to choose from.
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The Ruger Marlin...

The first Ruger/Marlin is the Model 1895 — the most popular lever action ever for big-game hunters. This .45-70 is all stainless-steel construction with a...
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The .44 WCF Or...

The first successful repeating lever-action rifle was the 1860 Henry. B. Tyler Henry was Oliver Winchester’s shop foreman at New Haven Arms and the Henry...
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Ruger .44 Magnum...

Ruger has offered pistol-caliber carbines over the last 60 years chambered in .44 Magnum, including two semi-automatics, the Deerstalker and Deerfield, as...
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Rimfire

Page-Lewis Model D

Throughout the first half of the 20th Century, it seems virtually every American gunmaker offered at least one “boy’s rifle.”
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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 Bronco .22...

These nifty little rifles were first built in Accokeek, Md., in 1967. Those early examples bore neither markings nor serial numbers and sported an MSRP of...
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Vortex Venom...

Looking for an entry-level long-range scope? The Vortex Venom FFP 5-25 x 56 is great for precision rifle, rimfire, and anyone looking to push their limits.
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60 Years Of Plinkin'

The word “Plinking” — more commonly heard as “plinkin’” — is an onomatopoeia, a fancy term for a word which sounds like what it means.
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Ruger 10/22...

Ruger's Custom Shop has leveled the playing field, introducing the 10/22 Competition Rifle in a left-handed model.
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Airgun

Air To-Go

Think about it. By using a microphone as a primer or sorts, or bait if you will, we could lure an infinitely long line of politicians within range of some...
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Cape Buffalo...

OK — it wouldn't be smart to hunt Cape Buffalo with a BB gun but some folks have done it — successfully — with an air rifle. In today's episode, we...
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New Products...

Davidson’s now offers two variants of the 1873 Western Revolver. The new Davidson’s Pietta Exclusives are convertible models — each has two cylinders.
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Umarex Origin...

Pre-charged Pneumatic (PCP) rifles are the Ferarri Enzo of the air rifle world. What’s not to love?
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Shooting Umarex Origin .22 air rifle
Start Your...

A leader in everything airguns, Umarex is the go-to brand for your first, or next, air-powered firearm and their Origin .22, including a 4,500 PSI hand...
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Realistic Air...

Air guns have come a long way. Daisy, Crosman and Beeman are brands I’ve known forever and they have been joined by several other companies
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MISC. RIFLES

Take A Gun Or Rent?

Maybe our two-year nightmare is drawing to an end. Travel abroad for hunting may once again become routine. We are blessed with wonderful hunting...
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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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Lyman sights on a savage 99 rifle
Lyman Sights

From the No. 1’s debut in 1879 until William Lyman’s death in 1896, he would patent 17 rifle, handgun and shotgun sights.
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Elite Tactical Systems Universal Speedloader
Elite Tactical...

GUNS Magazine editor Brent T. Wheat shares why the Elite Tactical Systems Universal Speedloader is the best speedloader he's ever tried.
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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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man shooting a rifle-caliber handgun
Running The...

Combining rifle-grade power with handgun-sized portability, these testosterone-laden pistols are either the best or worst of both worlds.
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