COMPETITIVE

Powder River...

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...

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...

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...

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...
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Smith & Wesson...

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...

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...

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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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...
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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...
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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...

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...

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 ...

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...

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...

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...

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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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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MTM Tactical...

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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Brownells...

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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Peltor Sport...

“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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Rock River Arms...

Manufacturers of Modern Sporting Rifles (that’s PC talk for AR-15’s, in case you’ve been hunkered in the bunker a bit too long) seem to have wrung...
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Make Mine A 1911

In 1911 the airplane was less than 10 years old, Henry Ford was making cars and Chevrolet had tooled-up to compete with him — but when is the last time...
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Ruger’s...

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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Get Competitive...

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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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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McMillan’s New...

Over the years, I’ve had the opportunity to shoot a number of pretty decent rifles with synthetic stocks in many configurations, and when I asked this or...
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.38 Wadcutters

Just this past week a young woman who already carries concealed asked me to recommend a CCW revolver.
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