Federal Goes Long with...

As a long-time handloader, I’ve been guilty of overlooking new ammunition from time to time. Often, what’s marketed as “the hottest new thing” turns...
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Gun Rights Groups Sue...

There’s an interesting federal court case unfolding in Illinois in which two gun rights organizations — the Second Amendment Foundation (SAF) and...
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Beretta, Mossberg...

I’ve shot clays now and then, as well as a round or two of trap, and I’ll sum it up with the words of the great American philosopher Inspector Harry...
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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...
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Lots of Guns and Nobody...

When gun prohibition fanatics get cranked up about more guns translating to more crime and violence, all anybody has to do is point to the recent gun rights...
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New Ammo Offerings from Sierra

It is widely known Sierra makes some of the best bullets for handloaders anywhere on the landscape. After all, they’ve been doing it for over 70 years.
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11 New Knives Seen at SHOT...

While firearms take center stage at the annual SHOT Show, there's much, much more to be seen, and perhaps nothing pairs better with everyday shooters than...
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IWI US MASADA Pistol

Combining IWI’s legendary reliability with design input from military, LEO and civilians, the MASADA is a high-performance handgun that can stand strong...
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The First Engraved Colt Python

An exclusive look at the first engraved new-production Colt Python, beautifully hand scroll-engraved by Dale Bass of Tyler Gun Works.
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We’ve Got Your Number,...

Perhaps just for the sake of grassroots gun rights activists out there who like to write letters to the editor of their local newspaper, or may have an...
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Henry Lever Action Axe .410

I guess the .410 shotgun has always fascinated me since my misspent youth.
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Heckler & Koch SP5 Pistol

Designed to closely resemble the “look and feel of the legendary MP5 submachine gun,” the new Heckler & Koch SP5 is a civilian semi-automatic 9mm pistol...
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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.
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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.
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Brownells AR-180 Lower...

Brownells introduced a modernized AR-180 inspired complete upper assembly designed to mount on conventional mil-spec AR-15 lowers.
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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.
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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.
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Five Seconds, 15 Yards,...

By now, every self-styled self-defense expert on social media — and some genuine ones — have had a chance to weigh in on the incident at the West...
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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...
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The Dirty Little Secret...

Last year, California enacted a requirement for background checks before purchasing ammunition. In the first four months of the program, the establishment...
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CZ-USA All-Terrain Shotguns

The first shotgun I ever bought was a very-little-used 12-gauge side-by-side. It’s since put a lot of grouse and pheasants in the cooler, along with a...
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Ruger's New LCPII .22 LR

If you’re looking for a back-up gun, you’ve found it. If you just want a handy .22 for the trail, your pocket around the farm or to teach kids to shoot,...
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Happy New Year, but Hold...

We made it through another one, but now things are going to get a lot more interesting. Virginia’s General Assembly is now firmly controlled by anti-gun...
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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.
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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 —...
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More Guns in Private Hands...

New data from the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) should give heartburn to the gun prohibition lobby as it appears the number of privately-owned...
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Kimber Raptor...

Full disclosure: The first Kimber pistol I ever tested was the Compact Custom with a 4" barrel, shortened grip frame (Officer’s Model), bushingless...
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Of All Things Christmas

It was perhaps my 14th birthday — which happens to fall on Christmas — when I was gifted my dad’s .22-caliber revolver, an old double-action...
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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...
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Setting the Record...

In the month since former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, the billionaire anti-gunner, jumped into the Democratic race for president,
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Henry Side Gate Lever...

We’ve heard from people who think the .410 bore is a poor choice for wingshooters — an opinion with which we wholeheartedly disagree. From the early...
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Fighting Back: How...

Hollywood couldn’t make this up: a David v. Goliath drama pitting grassroots gun owners against a billionaire-backed lobbying group, an unfriendly...
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Springfield Armory SAINT...

When Springfield Armory introduced its SAINT Victor and Edge pistols, they became immediately popular, and based on the public response, Springfield has...
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Gun Control by the...

Money is the “life’s blood of politics,” a fact that Virginia gun owners — now looking into 2020 bleakly with an anti-gun governor and Democrat...
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CRKT PROVOKE Karambit

As a fan of Columbia River Knife and Tool, I was quick to jump at the opportunity to check out their latest blade, the PROVOKE morphing karambit.
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Former head of Brady...

People attending the “Gun Rights Rally” in Washington, D.C. earlier this month got a bit more than they expected when Dan Gross, former president of the...
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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...
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New 9mm Commander; Reports...

Taurus International recently announced shipments of a new 1911 Commander-size semi-auto pistol chambered for the 9mm and it got the Insider’s attention.
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Ruger Unveils PC Carbine...

Following the release of aftermarket options, Ruger recently announced three new Chassis models of its popular Pistol Caliber (“PC”) Carbine that cover...
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A Tribute to the 2.5-inch...

Call it nostalgia, but when my hand reaches around the checkered walnut grip of my Smith & Wesson Model 19 revolver chambered for the potent .357 Magnum, I...
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CMC Remington 700 Drop-In...

New from CMC Triggers are two adjustable Ultra Precision drop-in triggers for the popular Remington 700 platform, one with a flat bow and the other...
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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...
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Are you packin’? If so,...

“Gun control” advocates are avoiding this like an ugly dog: The Crime Prevention Research Center (CPRC) recently released its 2019 update on concealed...
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CrossBreed Offers...

I recently took a look at the new Taurus G3 — a 9mm pistol with a polymer frame and matte black or stainless slide — and wondered about holsters.
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Taurus G3: A New 9mm That...

Over the years, I’ve had the opportunity to test and evaluate a number of Taurus handguns, including revolvers from .38 Special to .44 Magnum, and...
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Meet Robyn Sandoval, a...

It’s not a “new” story; so many others have told similar stories before, had the same experiences and something of an epiphany about guns. But, in...
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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...
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Handguns Of WWII Part 13

My attitude is the major handgun cartridges which saw significant combat in World War II in the hands of infantrymen number seven.
Read Full Article Mike "Duke" Venturino
And the Survey Says…...

Take your pick of media sources — recent surveys show an overwhelming majority of Americans support background checks for all firearm transactions.
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Bear Edge offers two new...

No self-respecting gun owner, and particularly no legally-armed private citizen who carries a defensive sidearm, is ever far from a good pocket knife.
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Could Gunfighters Really...

The wild west gunfighter — was he a real man or a myth?https://gunsmagazine.com/?p=25562&preview=true
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Handguns Of WWII Part 12

Now that we have covered the particulars of what I consider the most significant handguns used by the major combatant nations of World War II, it’s time...
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Doing guns by the numbers

An article published by the Washington Examiner should serve as a reminder for anybody campaigning to further restrict gun ownership in the United States:...
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Real Avid AR15 Armorer’s...

Gun owners like to tinker, and for many, that interest builds until the time comes when they simply have to start putting together their own rifles.
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THE SAA'S MOST PROMINENT...

Research has shown the Colt SAA (Single Action Army) has been chambered for about 30 cartridges ranging from .22 to .476 Eley during its on-again/off-again...
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More Than Equal

When my editor assigned me to an upcoming concealed carry class, I cringed. Not another “ladies-only concealed carry course,” I thought. Needless to...
Read Full Article Shari LeGate
The First Generation Colt...

Now we get to what can (arguably) be called the “World’s Most Famous Handgun.” Is it? I think so because American western movies have made it to about...
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HANDGUNS OF WWII PART 11

It’s perhaps true more people were killed by Soviet handguns in World War II than by those used by any other combatant nation. At least eight, and perhaps...
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Phoenix conference should...

Hundreds of Second Amendment activists and gun rights leaders are gathering this weekend in Phoenix for the 34th annual Gun Rights Policy Conference, and...
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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...
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COLT SINGLE ACTION LEATHER

For me one of the most enjoyable adjuncts to Colt Single Action Revolvers of all types is their leather gear. It comes in a bewildering variety of styles...
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Handguns Of WWII Part 10

Some folks hold the Webley Mk VI .455 revolver in near reverence. I’m not one of them. To me it’s big, clunky, ugly, underpowered and worst of all I...
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Mandatory buyback: Another...

For the past several weeks, a handful of Democrat presidential hopefuls have been trying to out-do one another in proposing dramatic gun control schemes if...
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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...
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THE SECOND GENERATION COLT SAA

In the last few years of 1st Generation SAA production only about 100 were shipped every 12 months. Then World War II brewed up requiring all of Colt’s...
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Majority of gun owners...

A recent Rasmussen survey confirmed what gun owners have known for a long time: A majority of armed citizens (58%) feel safer because they have a firearm in...
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Handguns Of WWII Part 9

Perhaps the British could claim at least a small amount of credit for the advent of Smith & Wesson’s Model 1917 .45 Auto revolver. Just into World War II...
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Crimson Trace offers...

If you’re one of those people always looking for a tactical edge in your personal defense strategy, you just might want to snoop out the Lasersaddle...
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Survey: 64% of ‘Likely...

A recent Rasmussen survey revealed not only that a majority of “likely voters” believe that the United States is in need of “stricter gun control,”...
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Armed Citizens Can Prevent...

Following the deadly first weekend of this month, when mass shootings in Dayton, Ohio and El Paso, Tex. claimed 29 lives and airwaves, news pages and social...
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Welcome to Chicago, the...

During the month of July, something not-so-unusual happened in the City of Chicago—44 people were killed, 39 of which involved firearms, bringing the...
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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...
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Handguns Of WWII Part 8

Starting in grade school my primary passion was World War II history and the firearms used. Therefore it was an amazing day when around age 12 my father...
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Meopta Optika6 Scope...

Fall hunting seasons are just over the horizon and the weeks remaining allow time for serious hunters to put new glass on their rifles, get zeroed and start...
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What Every Precision...

Some years ago in a nowhere corner of South Dakota, I was on a prairie dog shoot and the notion of going prone on unfamiliar grass was no small...
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Dan Wesson’s New DW ECP...

My first experience with a Dan Wesson handgun was with one of the old modular revolvers, in .357 Magnum, belonging to a small-town police chief friend of...
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Short, Lightweight And...

My first experience with a holographic sight was less than stellar — probably because while the sight worked as it was supposed to, I just had a heck of a...
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Now Available: Les Baer...

The late Lt. Col. Jeff Cooper, USMC (Ret.) will be remembered not only as the “father of the modern technique,” but also as the man who got the most out...
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HANDGUNS OF WWII PART 7

American fighting men anywhere in World War II could have been issued one of two basic .45 caliber pistols. The primary one was the Model 1911A1, and its...
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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...
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Trijicon SRO

Having been a devoted user of Trijicon tritium night sights on my defensive handguns for more than two decades, the new SRO (Specialized Reflex Optic) got...
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Just Enough Gun

I grew up shooting “the carbine.” Back then the term meant the military M1 .30 caliber version, just like saying “forty-five” meant the 1911. The M1...
Read Full Article Tiger McKee
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
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...
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HANDGUNS OF WWII PART 6

When Britain jumped into World War I and dragged Canada along, as usual their military outfits were woefully short of weapons. In those days the United...
Read Full Article Mike "Duke" Venturino
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
Big Bore For Big Boars

At the risk of enraging millions of American deer hunters, I will boldly state my favorite big-game quarry is wild boar. Without debating all the...
Read Full Article Dick Williams
Colt's Cartridge Conversions

With this installment we reach a fascinating type of Colt single action revolver — the Cartridge Conversions. That’s a misnomer because it implies this...
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HANDGUNS OF WWII PART 5

Next to the Luger, Germany’s most recognized World War II handgun was the Walther-designed P38. It’s credited as being the first military pistol with a...
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Smith & Wesson N Frames

Growing up in Mingo County, W. Va., along the border with Kentucky, my early exposure to double-action revolvers was considerable. That area was the site of...
Read Full Article Mike "Duke" Venturino
THE 1860 ARMY .44

For about a decade Samuel Colt was quiet as far as introducing new revolver models. Obviously they were using all their factory’s production capacity just...
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 Mauser C96

The old pistol mounted in the orange, felt-lined wooden box overhanging my grandfather's basement bar always fascinated me.
Read Full Article John M. Buol Jr.
BELT PISTOL

By the late 1840s America’s westward migration was in full swing, spurred along a great deal by the California gold rush of 1849. People by the thousands...
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HANDGUNS OF WWII PART 4

Without a doubt the U.S. Army’s adoption of Model 1917 .45 ACP revolvers was a “make-do” situation. And also without a doubt it “made-do” very well.
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THE BABIES

As early as 1848 Samuel Colt realized the military market was going to be finite. After all, the U.S. Army was a relatively small organization and those...
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Now Available: Les Baer...

The late Lt. Col. Jeff Cooper, USMC (Ret.) will be remembered not only as the “father of the modern technique,” but also as the man who got the most out...
Read Full Article Dave Workman
HANDGUNS OF WWII PART 3

A statement I’ll make about the British Enfield No. 2 Mk I .38 revolver is one I’m not willing to make about any other British weapons of World War II....
Read Full Article Mike "Duke" Venturino
THE DRAGOONS

As pointed out in Part One of this series, in U.S. Army parlance of the 1840s/1850s the word Dragoon referred to horse mounted troops. It’s also the term...
Read Full Article Mike "Duke" Venturino
Gun Garb

I’ve seen gun magazine articles on how to hide a gun titled “Dressed to Kill.” It’s a cute play on words, but not the right words. Law-abiding...
Read Full Article Massad Ayoob
Doomsday Defense

There isn’t any real reason why anybody would need to pack a .300 AAC AR pocket howitzer in a shoulder rig for personal protection. However, you also...
Read Full Article Will Dabbs, MD
.22 Caliber Cross-Training

When the Summer Olympics took place in Rio de Janeiro the entire world focused on the myriad of sporting events on display. One of the techniques many of...
Read Full Article Steve Sieberts
THE COLT WALKER .44

We’re excited to begin this exclusive on-line series by Duke on the Genesis of the Colt Single Action revolver.
Read Full Article Mike "Duke" Venturino
The Home-Carry Handgun

These days, burglars seem to be less concerned about breaking into an occupied dwelling than they did in the past. Doesn’t sound very smart, does it? With...
Read Full Article Rich Grassi
For Shotgunners: MTM...

Being a metallic cartridge reloader, I’ve been using MTM cartridge boxes for years because those thin cardboard factory boxes don’t last very long in my...
Read Full Article Dave Workman
GLOCK’s G45 Modular...

It didn’t take long after making its debut at the 2019 NRA Annual Meetings & Exhibits in Indianapolis, for GLOCK’s new G45 Modular Optic System (MOS)...
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UltiClip for Secure,...

You hardly ever think of it. But when you do, the benefits become obvious. The clip holding your holster to your gun belt — it may be plastic or metal —...
Read Full Article Mark Kakkuri
Oregon Trail Defense...

You’ve all seen images of polymer-framed pistols with aftermarket stippling on the grip surface. There’s an outfit based in Baker City, Oregon, with a...
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Value Over the Years

You know something has value when you use it over and over again — over years of time. That's true of a few gun accessories I own, including a particular...
Read Full Article Mark Kakkuri
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...
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Try CCI’s New...

I cannot tell a lie … at least about .22-caliber rimfire ammunition. I go through lots of it. My Ruger 10/22 was once described by a shooting buddy as a...
Read Full Article Dave Workman
FATHER’S DAY TOP 10 DIY...

Looking to get just the right gift for the father in your life? Is he a handy guy who likes to tinker on projects and gets a huge kick out of building or...
Read Full Article Michael Humphries
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
EOTech Vudu precision...

We’re always looking at the next new piece of equipment to see if the elusive “something” is there. Occasionally we strike pay dirt. This time, it’s...
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“Haven’t I seen you...

… is almost as bad a pickup line as “What's your sign?” Not that I would know. But I have to admit, those very lines came to mind when I picked up...

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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
Behind the Shirts

I can't say what the best gun and holster for concealed carry is for you. It depends on a lot of factors. But I will offer you this:
Read Full Article Mark Kakkuri
Survival Scatterguns

There is a timeless axiom in the annals of gun fighting. Most any rifle is preferable to most any pistol. At appropriate ranges, most any shotgun is...
Read Full Article Will Dabbs, MD
Introducing The Newest...

Officially introduced at the recent NRA Annual Meetings & Exhibits in Indianapolis, the latest entry in the Taurus Raging Hunter family is ready for action...
Read Full Article Dave Workman
Multi-Plier Multipliers

I've carried my share of multi-pliers over the years. Virtually every brand. They're great tools — force mutlipliers providing useful leverage or cutting...
Read Full Article Mark Kakkuri
Savage 212 And 220: Turkey...

More than 60 years ago, my first experience with a shotgun involved a 12-gauge bolt-action J.C. Higgins of my father’s, whose sense of humor obviously...
Read Full Article Dave Workman
Trijicon SRO (Specialized...

Spring has sprung and in addition to all the flowers and pollen, the firearms industry is seeing plenty of new products popping up at the National Rifle...

Read Full Article Jeremiah McCarthy
Meopta’s New Optika6...

When we had younger eyes capable of spotting game at a glance toward the far side of a canyon or valley, topping a rifle with a telescopic sight just...
Read Full Article Dave Workman
Well-Established Snubbies

Gun makers still make snubbies. That’s because people still buy snubbies. And people still buy snubbies because they have learned that snubbies do a lot...
Read Full Article Mark Kakkuri
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
Carry that J-Frame Inside...

While pocket carry has distinct advantages, it isn’t, of course, the only place to carry a J-frame. I’m going to argue that a J-frame carries just as...
Read Full Article Mark Kakkuri
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
A Basic Pouch with...

Rothco's Concealed Carry Pouch has been in my possession for years. It’s just a basic zippered pouch. Measuring 9.5" x 6.5" x 1.5” and made from 600D...
Read Full Article Mark Kakkuri
Pocket Pistol Shootout!

I recently tested a Kel-Tec P-3AT .380 ACP (three-A-T, get it?) and was impressed with how far pocket pistols have come. I liked the pistol so much I got...
Read Full Article Frank Jardim
The Street-Legal 12-Ga. Komrad

Originally formed as an importer but now strictly a manufacturer, Kalashnikov USA (K-USA) offers American consumers a chance to own some interesting
Read Full Article Jeremiah McCarthy
TangoDown Magazine...

Now here's a handy tool... TangoDown® Inc. announces the latest addition to the lineup – the TD Magazine Floorplate Removal Tool for GLOCK®...
Read Full Article Mark Kakkuri
Perfecting The GLOCK Grip

As Americans we like to modify things; it’s practically in our DNA. Of course, not all modifications go according to plan and you end up with photos of...
Read Full Article Ian Kenney
Rock Island Armory Bullpup...

This ain’t your grandpa’s shotgun, so get over it.
Read Full Article Dave Workman
Shoot at Home for Fun and...

There's no question either that ignorance about guns and the prejudice due to ignorance threaten your right and mine to own guns, to hunt, or to engage in...

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Hiding your MSR in plain...

Over the years when I’ve been asked why so many people quietly keep firearms close at hand, my response — especially to fellow scribes — has been...
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The Mauser C96

The old pistol mounted in the orange, felt-lined wooden box overhanging my grandfather's basement bar always fascinated me.
Read Full Article John M. Buol Jr.
TX22 semi-auto pistol is...

Let’s go back maybe a half-century, maybe a bit more, to the time when I got to first-fire a .22-caliber semi-auto pistol — an original Ruger Standard...
Read Full Article Dave Workman
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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Apologies to Gaston Glock

Behold, my unfailing Glock 19. Carried for years, shot regularly, field stripped and detail stripped countless times, and hand stippled by yours truly —...
Read Full Article Mark Kakkuri
Just In: Federal Shorty...

Great things really do come in small packages. Although just 1 ¾-inch long, new Shorty shotshells offer similar patterns, energy and accuracy as full-size...
Read Full Article Mark Kakkuri
Faxon Firearms Pistol Barrels

A gun has become a standard when you can build one entirely from parts manufactured by someone other than the original manufacturer—for example, Ruger’s...
Read Full Article Jeremy Clough
1960 GUNS Article: Who's...

"A double rifle for a lady? Why, ma'am, those big bruisers would pound you to a pulp!" That's what they told me; but I'm one of those people who have to try...
Read Full Article Mark Kakkuri
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...
Read Full Article Dave Workman
Grace USA Tools: Still...

It's been proven time and time again: I’m no gunsmith. In fact, I’ve probably hammered and punched and disassembled too many guns and gun sub-parts...
Read Full Article Mark Kakkuri
What I Carry: Glock 19 Gen5

For this writer, “personal primary carry gun” is a fungible thing. I’m constantly testing firearms, mostly defensive ones, so how they carry is a test...
Read Full Article Massad Ayoob
New Cadet Program Prepares...

A new, national program is working hand-in-hand with law enforcement and other public safety entities to give young people direct, intensive experience in...

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Behind the Scenes: How I...

Easily one of the top five questions I get asked as an online editor for FMG Publications is something along the lines of, "So, what are you carrying...
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Colt’s King Cobra DA...

At the recent SHOT Show in Las Vegas, a fair amount of attention from revolver aficionados was focused on the Colt exhibit because another snake is back in...
Read Full Article Dave Workman
What I Carry (And How And Why)

Regular readers of GUNS know my first concealed carry sixgun in 1956 was a then-brand new 2nd Generation 7-1/2" Colt Single Action .45. It was chosen very...
Read Full Article John Taffin
Go For The Glow: New DXT2...

I’m a big fan of tritium night sights because they work, as I’ve personally experienced on a few occasions over the year. I prefer them to a gun-mounted...
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Mossberg’s...

Celebrating a milestone in the continuing history of O.F. Mossberg & Sons, the company is introducing a pair of pump-action shotguns dubbed the...
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GLOCK Announces New...

It’s a new year, which calls for a new handgun or two, and the engineers and designers at GLOCK have come up with a pair of 9mm sidearms sure to capture...
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Federal HST Micro 38...

Okay, the .38 Special may no longer be the dominant law enforcement sidearm it was back in the days when Colt and S&W were locked in mortal combat for the...
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Remington RM380 Executive:...

Handguns are accepted as a compromise in terms of lethality traded for portability compared to rifles or shotguns. Remington’s latest introduction in the...
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James River Armory’s...

Decades ago, when Beretta was producing the BM59 semi-auto based on the battle-proven M1 Garand rifle, the result was a modestly handsome specimen that was...
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Alien Gear’s...

It was probably “Miami Vice” that taught American gun owners shouldering holsters could not only be functional, but sexy. And when you get right down to...
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How To Run Shotguns for...

In this week's final entry of the 4-Shot Favorites on "Shotguns for Defense: What Do You Need To Know", we take a look at some training tips and advice from...
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Springfield Armory RO...

Forget what you may have heard about the M1911 being an anachronism that should be retired to a museum. When the chips are down and the pros need a...
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Behind the Scenes - Payton...

I’ve been working on magazines for most of my adult life and a huge percentage of that time has been in gun magazines. I’ve been up and down more...
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Mossberg® Announces...

O.F. Mossberg & Sons, Inc., America’s oldest family-owned and operated firearms manufacturer, is pleased to announce their “Buy a 590M, Get a Free...
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Radetec Mag Counter Keeps...

When you need to know the number of rounds you’ve fired out of a sidearm — whether you are competing for a prize or trying to stay alive — it helps...
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Too Much of a Good Thing...

An innovator in the laser field, Crimson Trace is perhaps best known for its Lasergrips that unobtrusively integrate a laser aiming module into a pistol’s...
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Behind the Scenes: Herding...

Being a magazine editor is both more- and less-glamorous than it seems — pretty much like any other high-visibility occupation.
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Exclusive: New From...

When CrossBreed Holsters recently announced it expanded its line of popular concealment holsters to add The Reckoning series, a lot of people paid attention.
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Remington RM380 Executive

Remington introduces Model RM380 Executive, an all-metal, micro pistol designed for concealed carry.
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Springfield’s New XD(M)...

When the rage broke out over striker-fired, polymer-framed pistols several years ago, I recall one of the main complaints about many of those guns was they...
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Exclusive: What I Carry...

Every now and again we’re going to pull back the curtain and let you see the inner workings of the FMG crew — upcoming projects, nifty insights on our...
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You Don’t Say? Crimson...

This shouldn’t have surprised me. Not one bit. If you think about it, it makes perfect sense. But, you could have knocked me over with a feather when I...
Read Full Article Michael Humphries
Latest In The Mossberg 590...

When Mossberg introduced the Model 590 Shockwave pump-action model in 12-gauge a couple of years ago, it got plenty of attention from people looking for a...
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Smith & Wesson Adds .45...

When it comes to fight-stopping muscle in a concealable handgun, it’s my humble opinion the .45 ACP is top dog. Put it in a full-size semi-auto sidearm,...
Read Full Article Dave Workman
Galco's WalkAbout 2.0...

Revolvers will never go away; therefore, we'll continue to see innovation in revolver holstering systems. I use a Galco Walkabout when I'm carrying a...
Read Full Article Mark Kakkuri
Behind the Scenes: Turkey...

Greetings from the executive suite high atop the GUNS Magazine tower! I’d like to start by wishing a happy Turkey Week to everyone. As I sit here enjoying...
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RISE Armament Releases...

RISE Armament, a premier manufacturer and supplier of AR components and firearms, is pleased to announce the release of a special-edition RA-535...
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Remington Model 783 Mossy...

The Model 783 was designed by American’s bolt action experts and engineered with precision, durability and performance enhancing technology, now available...
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SIG Sauer Does It Again...

When the folks at SIG SAUER decided to produce their own brand of ammunition, they didn’t go in with half measures
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Exclusive: Mossberg’s JM...

It seems everybody is into the production of semi-automatic modern sporting rifles and accessories, including Ruger, Savage and Mossberg.
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New From FN: 509 Tactical...

When it comes to firepower, the new FN 509 Tactical produces. Here’s a striker-fired semi-auto that cannot be described as “just another 9mm.” One...
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Say ‘Hello’ To The...

Featuring short stoke, gas piston operation, the Alpha Wolf PCC (for “Pistol Caliber Carbine”) from Lone Wolf Distributors is something you need to...
Read Full Article Dave Workman
Exclusive: Want Realistic...

There’s a less expensive, and lot less noisy, option for people who want to sharpen their skills with a modern sporting rifle (MSR) and have a lot of fun...
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Mossberg 590M Shockwave:...

North Haven, CT – During the recent NASGW (National Association of Sporting Goods Wholesalers) Expo & Annual Meeting, the Mossberg 590M Mag-Fed shotgun...
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Pachmayr’s New Aluminum...

Pacymayr is a brand upon which people rely when they are shopping for recoil pads or replacement grips for handguns, and they cover all the bases in those...
Read Full Article Dave Workman
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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Rock River’s New RRAGE...

Let’s get this up front: the semi-automatic modern sporting rifle (MSR) is easily the most popular rifle platform in the United States today, and one...
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Check Out Mossberg’s...

Mossberg has taken another step forward in the evolution of the Shockwave pump-action firearm with the introduction of the 12-ga. 590M Shockwave, which...
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Patriot-Pin Offers Clever...

Owners of modern sporting rifles (MSR), especially in California where laws have become increasingly more strict, have been scrambling to comply with new...
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Big And Little Bores:...

When Ruger announced two new rifle model configurations, it took all of a nanosecond for me to start snooping out the details, and it’s all good...
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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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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
Tactical Travel Tips

It’s easy to get complacent when travelling, but you need to remember it’s an often ugly world out there, and predators — of the worst variety — are...
Read Full Article Roy Huntington
Barricaded: The Elfego...

A heavily-armed lynch mob has you surrounded and under fire. You’re armed with two revolvers and whatever ammunition you had on your person when trouble...
Read Full Article Massad Ayoob
Must-Have Vehicle Bug-Out...

For urban prepping, being low key is its own form of armor. Being able to blend in is more important than being up-armored.
Read Full Article Nick Perna
Say ‘Hello’ To The...

Featuring short stoke, gas piston operation, the Alpha Wolf PCC (for “Pistol Caliber Carbine”) from Lone Wolf Distributors is something you need to...
Read Full Article Dave Workman
Faxon Firearms Pistol Barrels

A gun has become a standard when you can build one entirely from parts manufactured by someone other than the original manufacturer—for example, Ruger’s...
Read Full Article Jeremy Clough
Built To High-Quality...

When it comes to hunting and precision long-range shooting the optics invariably make the difference, so when I had a chance to peruse the product line and...
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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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Alien Gear’s...

It was probably “Miami Vice” that taught American gun owners shouldering holsters could not only be functional, but sexy. And when you get right down to...
Read Full Article Dave Workman
Springfield Armory RO...

Forget what you may have heard about the M1911 being an anachronism that should be retired to a museum. When the chips are down and the pros need a...
Read Full Article Dave Workman
Hiding your MSR in plain...

Over the years when I’ve been asked why so many people quietly keep firearms close at hand, my response — especially to fellow scribes — has been...
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TX22 semi-auto pistol is...

Let’s go back maybe a half-century, maybe a bit more, to the time when I got to first-fire a .22-caliber semi-auto pistol — an original Ruger Standard...
Read Full Article Dave Workman
Remington RM380 Executive:...

Handguns are accepted as a compromise in terms of lethality traded for portability compared to rifles or shotguns. Remington’s latest introduction in the...
Read Full Article Todd Burgreen
James River Armory’s...

Decades ago, when Beretta was producing the BM59 semi-auto based on the battle-proven M1 Garand rifle, the result was a modestly handsome specimen that was...
Read Full Article Dave Workman
Alien Gear’s...

It was probably “Miami Vice” that taught American gun owners shouldering holsters could not only be functional, but sexy. And when you get right down to...
Read Full Article Dave Workman
HandALL Beavertail Grip...

I’ve always had high regard for Hogue grips, with their trademark “Cobblestone” textured surface that helps prevent slippage in wet weather or when...
Read Full Article Dave Workman
Behind the Scenes: Herding...

Being a magazine editor is both more- and less-glamorous than it seems — pretty much like any other high-visibility occupation.
Read Full Article Brent Wheat
Latest In The Mossberg 590...

When Mossberg introduced the Model 590 Shockwave pump-action model in 12-gauge a couple of years ago, it got plenty of attention from people looking for a...
Read Full Article Dave Workman
Smith & Wesson Adds .45...

When it comes to fight-stopping muscle in a concealable handgun, it’s my humble opinion the .45 ACP is top dog. Put it in a full-size semi-auto sidearm,...
Read Full Article Dave Workman
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...
Read Full Article Dave Workman
Springfield’s New XD(M)...

When the rage broke out over striker-fired, polymer-framed pistols several years ago, I recall one of the main complaints about many of those guns was they...
Read Full Article Dave Workman
You Don’t Say? Crimson...

This shouldn’t have surprised me. Not one bit. If you think about it, it makes perfect sense. But, you could have knocked me over with a feather when I...
Read Full Article Michael Humphries
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...
Read Full Article Dave Workman
Pachmayr’s New Aluminum...

Pacymayr is a brand upon which people rely when they are shopping for recoil pads or replacement grips for handguns, and they cover all the bases in those...
Read Full Article Dave Workman
SIG Sauer Does It Again...

When the folks at SIG SAUER decided to produce their own brand of ammunition, they didn’t go in with half measures
Read Full Article Dave Workman
New From FN: 509 Tactical...

When it comes to firepower, the new FN 509 Tactical produces. Here’s a striker-fired semi-auto that cannot be described as “just another 9mm.” One...
Read Full Article Dave Workman
Why Airguns? Power!...

You know it’s gonna be a great day when the ring of freedom sounds an awful lot like your front doorbell. The other day when mine rang, I answered the...
Read Full Article Tom McHale
Rock River’s New RRAGE...

Let’s get this up front: the semi-automatic modern sporting rifle (MSR) is easily the most popular rifle platform in the United States today, and one...
Read Full Article Dave Workman
Check Out Mossberg’s...

Mossberg has taken another step forward in the evolution of the Shockwave pump-action firearm with the introduction of the 12-ga. 590M Shockwave, which...
Read Full Article Dave Workman
Patriot-Pin Offers Clever...

Owners of modern sporting rifles (MSR), especially in California where laws have become increasingly more strict, have been scrambling to comply with new...
Read Full Article Dave Workman
Big And Little Bores:...

When Ruger announced two new rifle model configurations, it took all of a nanosecond for me to start snooping out the details, and it’s all good...
Read Full Article Dave Workman
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...
Read Full Article Dave Workman
If You Like The 1911, You...

For years, I didn’t care for the Model 1911 pistol for a combination of reasons. The specimens I had a chance to fire as a much younger fellow weren’t...
Read Full Article Dave Workman
Bushnell Expands AR Optics...

Having used Bushnell optics since I was a teen — a very long time ago now — when this company announces new models, it’s worth taking notice.
Read Full Article Dave Workman
Lyman’s Cyclone Rotary...

For many years I’ve used a Lyman vibratory Turbo tumbler to clean up my empty cases, and it’s always been able to get the range residue off and brighten...
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Long Guns, Short —...

Condensing long guns into smaller packages used to be a fairly esoteric practice, limited to talented gunsmiths turning out expensive custom rifles modified...
Read Full Article Art Merill
Versacarry’s Ammo Caddy...

Being a fellow who advocates having spare ammunition along for whatever rifle, shotgun or handgun I happen to be carrying, the new Ammo Caddy from...
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Ruger’s Officer-Style...

The guys at Ruger make me crazy — it’s probably not that difficult — because it seems every time I turn around, they’ve lifted the cover on another...
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High-end Kahles Riflescope...

Every now and then, a guy likes to dream a little about owning a very high-end rifle, or some superb accessory that just might be the best he ever saw …...
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Here’s A Keeper: FN 509...

When the National Rifle Association (NRA) met earlier this month for its annual meeting in Dallas, the timing for FN could not have been better. Days...
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Mastering Your AR —...

Most AR-15 folks are gearheads. That’s good. Me too. We like the tech, the industry and this magazine. I devote a lot of my content to the tech aspect of...
Read Full Article Glen Zediker
Full MSR Firepower: Check...

People who own semi-automatic modern sporting rifles (MSRs) built on the AR or AK platform are always looking for some new accessory to trick out their...
Read Full Article Dave Workman
The Not So Long And...

Let’s get this right up front: The new MKA 1923 Bullpup from EAA is definitely not your granddaddy’s shotgun.
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Mossberg’s MVP Precision...

At first glance it looks like a semi-auto modern sporting rifle, but closer examination quickly reveals Mossberg’s MVP Precision tactical rifle is a...
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Understanding (&...

First, little can be done to improve a stock trigger. Any real help comes from the aftermarket. The last stock trigger I measured was a little more than 11...
Read Full Article Glen Zediker