SEMI-AUTO RIFLES

The Kali Key

California AR owners are all too familiar with the ever-shifting Byzantine requirements necessary to ensure “compliance” in this deepest of Deep Blue...
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Building A Better AR...

The term “build” as applied to AR-type rifles is technically wrong. A more accurate term would be to “assemble.”
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Heckler & Koch MR762A1 LRP...

Popular among large-caliber platform shooters of all disciplines, Heckler & Koch continues to innovate and improve upon the design with the third iteration...
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Pistol Caliber Carbines

Pistol-caliber carbines is a firearm niche I’ve overlooked in the past. It always seemed to me if I could get the cartridge in a handgun there wasn’t...
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The Ruger PC Charger

It’s tough to quantify the Ruger PC Charger as it defies ready characterization. The government just calls it a pistol. If it had a happy switch and a...
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The M1 Carbine American...

Born and bred in World War II, over six million M1-, M1A1-, M2- and M3-carbines were made in total from 1942 to 1945.
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Sub-caliber Trainers

Like most of us, my introduction to shooting was with a .22 rifle. Mine was a single shot Winchester Model 60A my grandfather gave to my father, who gave it...
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Rifles for troubled times

“If you could only own one gun” is a hardy perennial in firearms literature. For firearms enthusiasts the question is ludicrous — many of us carry...
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HK 416 .22 LR Pistol

I’ve never been much of a black gun guy. Even in Vietnam I got my hands on an M2 Carbine and made it my primary weapon but something about the HK416 in...
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Get A First Look At...

Built for defense use and delivering serious firepower, Springfield Armory expands it's Saint Victor line to .308.
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Florida Hog Hunt

From the backseat, it felt like one of those nightmares you have after eating pickled jalapeños right before bedtime.
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Brownells BRN-PROTO AR15

Thus begins what is, in my opinion, history’s greatest piece of literature.
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Pistol Cartridge Carbines

Almost simultaneous with the appearance of metallic cartridges there came a firearms genre popular to this day — the pistol cartridge carbine.
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Wilderness Tactical ...

Wilderness Tactical Products makes my favorite ankle holster and they also make what is arguably the most well-reasoned weapon sling on the market.
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Al Kasper, Savage Arms |...

Host Brent T. Wheat speaks with Savage Arms CEO & President Al Kasper about going private, its implications on the future of the brand, his take on the...
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Swaging Satisfaction

I have been reloading for over 45 years and casting my own bullets for almost as long. The main reason I got into loading and casting, like many others, was...
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Origins Of The M1 Garand

Now, in the 21st century, M1 Garands are highly revered, receive much adulation and are considered World War II’s best battle rifle.
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American Tactical Imports...

If you asked AK enthusiasts to rate the varied models of the venerable Galil by their quality of manufacture and shootability, the Israeli Galil, and...
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Kronos Semi-Automatic Rifle

Before the emergence of numerous AR-platform hunting rifles in serious large-game calibers, the universe for semi-auto hunters was pretty small.
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The M2 Carbine

One of World War II’s most successful infantry weapons was the U.S. Carbine Caliber .30. It was manufactured by no fewer than 10 factories to the tune of...
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Rock River Arms LAR 22...

There are three variations. The basic MID A4 is a knock-off of the U.S. military-issue carbine with the familiar plastic handguard. The next model is an NM...
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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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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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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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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,
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Polymer Rifles

In 1986 GLOCK introduced their first pistol, the GLOCK 17, to the U.S. market. Reaction to the “plastic” pistol was tepid at first, but was soon at a...
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Browning Auto-5

In addition to the 1911 pistol, Browning designed every major machinegun used by the U.S. armed forces during World War II.
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TPM Outfitters H&K MP5SD Clone

In 1990 I was a hard-charging young Army Aviator suffering from a toxic overdose of both testosterone and patriotism.
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Ruger PC9 Carbine

Because paychecks are important, when an editor asks me to cover a semi-auto black rifle, I agree albeit with little enthusiasm. The same was true with this...
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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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Classic Shots From Classic...

We thought it might be fun to recreate a few of our favorite gun scenes from some of our favorite action movies to see how they played out here in the Real...
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Maxims In The Third Dimension

If you do an internet search for “chattering Spandaus,” you only get 95 hits but the stock phrase has become synonymous with World War I aviation.
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Century Arms Draco NAK9X

The Century NAK9X is what would happen if a Kalashnikov rifle had a baby with a GLOCK handgun. The end result is just stupid-reliable while remaining ugly...
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SIG SAUER SIG716 Patrol

When the term “AR-15” comes up, most folks tend to think of the 5.56mm/.223 Remington cartridge. Fact is the first rifle of this genre invented by...
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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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New Products December 2019...

The TP9 Elite Combat Executive is based on the 2019 TP9 Elite Combat but with upgrades from Salient Arms International.
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Side-Charged ARs

I have long been a user and fan of the “side-charge” AR-platform upper receiver configuration when I can use it. Short course: a side-charge upper fits...
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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...
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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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Ruger PC Carbine Tactical...

When I was growing up, Ruger’s first entry into the long gun market was their unique .44 Magnum Carbine introduced in 1960. It was a head-turner.
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The RPK Squad

It’s easy to write off the RPK as an uninspired solution to a thorny tactical problem. The action is standard Kalashnikov, the barrel is fixed and the...
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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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AR-Alternate Calibers

Sometimes it seems nobody really likes the .223 Remington. Ever since the inception of the AR15 60 years ago, this little round has been under a magnifying...
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World War II Snipers

Since my pre-teens I’ve been an avid student of World War II. About a thousand times in my reading I’ve encountered something like this, “Sadly so and...
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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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The Handy Off-hand Position

It’s one of the paradoxes of hunting and shooting — the novice hunter, most likely not very skilled at shooting off-hand, is also the one most likely to...
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Henry AR-7 Survival Rifle

Mankind has imagined a cornucopia of many-splendored contrivances to protect our soft carcasses from threats both natural and otherwise.
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