Apex Offers Upgrades For The FN 509 Midsize MRD

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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
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
Rangefinding Reticles

Any reticle that will subtend — or bracket — a known measure at a known yardage can put you on target at any distance, if you know the size of the...
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Ruger Wrangler

America still loves its cowboys. This is reflected in the number of single-action revolvers offered by current gunmakers. Ruger’s single-actions have long...
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Desert Eagle 429 DE

Armed with killer good looks, the Desert Eagle’s sex appeal has only increased over the years. The legendary gun continues to make appearances in some...
Read Full Article Jeremiah McCarthy
Leupold Mark 5HD 7-35x56

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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Lyman Electronic Digital ...

When you’re a firearms journalist, one of the standard tools of the trade is a trigger pull gauge.
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Steven Model 555

The Sixteen gauge is a sleeper but the “forgotten gauge” may be clawing its way back from undeserved exile in a number of shotgun production lines.
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Smith & Wesson 686 Revolver

In 1981 a real workhorse galloped out of the Smith and Wesson stable in the form of the company’s model 686 — a stainless version of their model 586.
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Axeon Second Zero

Occasionally, a smart-aleck will describe how a complicated machine works via “FM,” which stands for Freakin’ Magic. Essentially, it’s a simple way...
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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...
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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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Hold the Phone!

Had the buck been peeking from behind a rock, or screened by aspens, my grip on the binocular wouldn’t have dented its jacket. “Shoot!” I hissed,...
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Colt 1903 Pocket...

1903 — Henry Ford launched his motor company but the first models were still a few years away. Automobiles on the road were still a novelty if not a...
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Peacemaker Specialists...

After 50 years of buying Colt Single Action Army revolvers in many calibers and all generations, I had never actually had one custom-made to my specs.
Read Full Article Mike "Duke" Venturino
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
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
Magpump AR15 Pro Magazine...

I love to shoot, but I hate loading magazines. At the end of a long day turning ammo into noise, my thumbs are sore and coated with greasy carbon fouling....
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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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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,...
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Tyler Gun Works Blackhawk

Last year, Ruger — in conjunction with Lipsey’s — released their single-action Blackhawk in 10mm/.40 S&W. The dual-cylindered cyclone was met with...
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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...
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Colt King Cobra .357

Last January Colt announced the new King Cobra, not their first revolver to bear the name, so a brief history is in order.
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Athlon Cronus Spotting Scope

We’ve all been there, especially with new shooters. Trying to make a hit at long range is hard enough, but trying to get a rookie to learn what “X”...
Read Full Article Frank Melloni
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...
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Firebird Pyrotechnic Targets

Reactive targets have been around for a while. Typically, they require a spot of mixing along with a high-velocity rifle to ensure dramatic detonation. Once...
Read Full Article Will Dabbs, MD
Bringing Up the Rear

It’s a love/hate relationship. Bloodied by scopes on rifles as mild-mannered as the .223, I could, out of spite, dismiss scope eyepieces as simply...
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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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UpLULA Magazine Loader

Loading magazines is one of the challenges new shooters always encounter — especially people with hand-strength or pain issues. For years I taught people...
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The .357 Magnum Part 2

In the 1950s when the sixgun was still supreme among peace officers, there were many who asked for a less expensive .357 Magnum. The 1954 result was the...
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Ruger Doubles Down

Two on two: OK. Here’s the deal: We turned two of our sneakiest shootists — Mike Humphries and Roy Huntington — loose on two new Ruger handguns. These...
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Daystate’s Red Wolf Air...

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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.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
Daystate’s Red Wolf Air...

Things get weird when electronics become too smart. Neural network software engineers talk about computers becoming self-aware like the HAL 9000 computer in...
Read Full Article Tom McHale
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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Volquartsen’s .22 WMR...

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...
Read Full Article Holt Bodinson
The .357 Magnum Part 2

In the 1950s when the sixgun was still supreme among peace officers, there were many who asked for a less expensive .357 Magnum. The 1954 result was the...
Read Full Article John Taffin
The Magnification

The hole looked the same after the second shot as after the first. Identical after a third. How could this be? At 24X, the crosswire had gyrated like a fly...
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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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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 —
Read Full Article Holt Bodinson
6.5 Creedmoor Beware!

A red sun was kissing Namibia’s dunes when the wildebeest ghosted past one-quarter mile away. Last chance. Bush to bush, I reeled them in to iron sight...
Read Full Article Wayne van Zwoll
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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“Bore-Sighters”

Apparently, the mere idea of an optical bore-sighter angers some shooters because they feel they can do the job the old-fashioned way — without the help...
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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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Short And Serious

I spent 25 years in captivity. No, not in North Vietnam or North Korea, but in a desperate day-to-day fight for survival in the pit of weekday despair known...
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Best Rest

Rejoice AR shooters! After years of making-do with a jumble of makeshift rests for an AR fed from a 30-round magazine, I found nirvana while walking the...
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Hunting Gear
Hunting 101

An even dozen is what we have here. Twelve sure-fire tips to help ensure your adventure in the hunting field ends up happy, instead of … well …...
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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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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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Nosler's Model 48...

I’m a handgun guy, I admit it. But “rifle” still flows in my blood. Thing is, I’m talking good here. The $400 box store models are all fine and...
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“Triple Deuce”

It was a head turner as well as the first new, commercial cartridge introduced after World War II, and interestingly enough it was purely a varmint...
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Pushing The Precision Envelope

It was a freezing cold December morning as I sat in a deer blind wondering if I’d lost my mind. With temperatures below zero, I wasn’t having much fun....
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A Sixpack Of .22s

There are millions among us who still love revolvers. But buying centerfire ammo can take a significant chunk out of the family budget. Reloading helps, but...
Read Full Article Nick Sisley