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Special Assignments Editor Roy Huntington takes a First Look at an upland bird hunting vest by Chief Upland, that offers complete comfort and the ultimate...
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Springfield Armory's Mil-Spec 1911 in .45 ACP is accurate, reliable and affordable. An entry-level defensive handgun, it combines GI proven features with...
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Hi-Point 995...

An alternative to a standard AR, the Hi-Point 995 Carbine in 9mm is the perfect firearm to introduce to new shooters.
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Armscor's new  VRF14 defensive semi-auto shotgun can keep your home and family protected and secure. Special Assignments Editor Roy Huntington takes a...
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Taurus Raging...

Taurus's new revolver is the next-generation, big-bore revolver that's built to last! Special Assignments Editor Roy Huntington shows how fun it is to shoot...
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RUGER LCP MAX:...

Special Assignments editor Roy Huntington reviews Ruger's new LCP MAX and compares it to the other pistols in the LCP family.
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Quick First Look at...

Special Assignments Editor Roy Huntington looks very quickly at the just released Ruger LCP MAX. Full review and accuracy test coming up!
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ACCURACY SECRETS OF THE...

In this First Look, Special Assignments Editor Roy Huntington shares his secrets on how to shoot a compact revolver smoothly, quickly and accurately.
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Rock Island Armory's New...

Ramping up the game with an aluminum frame! Special Assignment Editor Roy Huntington reviews Rock Island Armory's new 9mm handgun that features a...
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Liemke Thermal Optics'...

Special Assignments Editor Roy Huntington has a First Look at this infrared thermal imaging spotter from Liemke. Scout for game or general nighttime...
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Big Sight Systems

Seeing your sights! Special Assignments Editor Roy Huntington is making his sights bigger and better! See how the Big Sight System makes it easy to pick up...
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Colt's Iconic 1903: A .32...

Can 100-year-old technology still keep you safe?
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Just Released & Reviewed:...

The perfect size for pocket carry, FMG Publication's Roy Huntington takes a close First Look at Ruger's new MAX-9 handgun.
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Enhance Your Springfield...

Special Assignments Editor Roy Huntington shows how easy it is to change out the factory Springfield Armory Hellcat trigger for the APEX Action Enhancement...
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Walther Launches New...

It's your duty to be ready and American Handgunner Editor Tom McHale shows how Walther's new 9mm Performance Duty Pistol (PDP) keeps you alert and always at...
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Make Your Very Own Cutdown...

Special Assignments Editor Roy Huntington shares how he cut down and modified his Winchester Model 94 to make it more versatile.
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How To Find a Holster for...

American Handgunner Editor Tom McHale shows how to make your own custom holster to fit a gun of your choice with the 1791 Gunleather Ultra Custom Holster.
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Make Your Own Custom Holster!

American Handgunner Editor Tom McHale shows how to make your own custom holster to fit a gun of your choice with the 1791 Gunleather Ultra Custom Holster.
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Would You Trust Your Life...

Would you trust your life to a 120-year-old revolver? Special Assignments Editor Roy Huntington shoots his Smith & Wesson Safety Hammerless revolvers and...
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Safe Range Targets You Can...

American Handgunner Editor Tom McHale has a First Look at Throom Targets. Designed to replace ricochet-causing steel targets, watch as Tom shoots right...
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Competition, Defense, CCW...

EAA's new do-everything Girsan Regard Sport GEN 4 is a full-size pistol in 9mm that can literally do it all!
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19 Rounds of Do-Everything...

From carry to competition, EAA Corp's new do-everything Girsan Regard Sport Gen 4 is a full-size, 18+1 9mm pistol with a familiar design that can literally...
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SAR USA Goes Platinum

American Handgunner Editor Tom McHale takes a close First Look at the new SAR 9X Platinum, featuring a smooth double-action trigger, adjustable sights and...
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The Gunfighter Load, Explained

Special Assignments Editor Roy Huntington explains how to safely load a single-action revolver for field carry — known as The Gunfighter Load — in this...
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Lightweight Durability...

Special Assignments Editor Roy Huntington takes a Classic First Look at the CZ 75 B handgun and all the special features it comes with that new and old...
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The CZ 75 Gets A "B"

Special Assignments Editor Roy Huntington takes a Classic First Look at the CZ 75 B handgun and all the special features it comes with that new and old...
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How to Change Your Sight...

Special Assignments Editor Roy Huntington shows how easy it is to change a handgun's dovetailed rear sight with Real Avid's Master Sight Pusher.
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Bigger Is Not Always Better!

Special Assignments Editor Roy Huntington has a First Look at the new Benchmade Mini Osborne 945BK-1 knife and decides sometimes smaller is actually better
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Cooler Than Ice: Kimber...

American Handgunner Editor Tom McHale has a First Look at the 10mm Kimber Rapide (Black Ice). Cool looking and lightning-fast, 1911 catches Tom's eye with...
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250 Lumens of Pocket Power!

Special Assignments Editor Roy Huntington takes another First Look at Streamlight's do-all Microstream USB Rechargeable Pocket Light.
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Springfield Armory...

The Ronin 1911 gives shooters a pistol that combines classic styling with modern features at a remarkably affordable price.
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A Work of Shooting Art

Special Assignments Editor Roy Huntington has a First Look at the Nighthawk Custom/Korth Mongoose that combines engineering excellence and artistic style to...
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Springfield XD-S Mod.2 is...

American Handgunner Editor Tom McHale takes a First Look at the newly released Springfield XD-S Mod.2 OSP that comes optics-ready with a Crimson Trace...
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A Different Red Dot Sight...

American Handgunner Editor Tom McHale takes a First Look at Aimpoint's fully enclosed red dot sight, the Acro P-1.
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A First Look At The Chest...

Extraordinary Assignments Editor Roy Huntington gives you a First Look at how he protects himself while doing chores around his farm in the backwoods of...
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A First Look Classic - The...

Roy Huntington goes classic on us with this First Look at his custom, cut-down Smith & Wesson Model 1917 he made 35 years ago!
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A First Look At...

Roy Huntington reviews Springfield Armory's new 9mm XD-M Elite in 3.8" Compact for control and accuracy from what he calls a big/medium size gun.
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The Pocket Tool That Does...

With different tools, this small pocket knife from Leatherman has First Look's Roy Huntington using it from cutting open packages to removing splinters.
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Streamlight Introduces The...

First Look's Roy Huntington reviews Streamlight's new Stinger 2020, a high-performance flashlight that produces 2,000 lumens and lights up the world.
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Mitch Rosen Extraordinary...

Roy Huntington takes a First Look at the new UPL OWB holster from Mitch Rosen's Express Line and what makes this holster so "extraordinary."
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Back To Where It All Began...

American Handgunner writer Will Dabbs, MD takes a First Look at Lipsey's exclusive Retro Glock P80 - a historical reproduction of the original innovative...
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Retro GLOCK P80 Has Us...

Will Dabbs, MD takes a First Look at Lipsey's exclusive retro GLOCK P80 — a historical reproduction of the original innovative Glock 17.
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