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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.
Read Full Article Mike "Duke" Venturino
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
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
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
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.
Roll Call! World War 2 Rifles

Wherever American troops may find themselves in combat, there’s one thing for certain. They will be fighting with rifles chambered in 5.56mm NATO. And...
Read Full Article Mike "Duke" Venturino
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 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)...
Read Full Article Dave Workman
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...
Read Full Article Dave Workman
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...
Read Full Article Mike "Duke" Venturino
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...

Read Full Article Mark Kakkuri
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: I try out a lot of guns...
Read Full Article Mark Kakkuri
Survival Scatterguns

here 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...

For decades, Smith & Wesson’s ubiquitous J-frame revolver has served law enforcement and civilians as a backup gun or primary concealed carry gun. While...
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...

Read Full Article Mark Kakkuri
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...
Read Full Article Dave Workman
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...
Read Full Article Dave Workman
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...

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
Exclusive: Springfield...

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...

Read Full Article Mark Kakkuri
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...
Read Full Article Mark Kakkuri
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...
Read Full Article Dave Workman
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...
Read Full Article Dave Workman
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...
Read Full Article Dave Workman
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...
Read Full Article Payton Miller
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
Exclusive: 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
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...
Read Full Article Mark Kakkuri
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
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...
Read Full Article Payton Miller
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...
Read Full Article Mark Kakkuri
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...
Read Full Article Dave Workman
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...
Read Full Article Jeremy Clough
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. The best way to...
Read Full Article Brent Wheat
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.
Read Full Article Dave Workman
Remington RM380 Executive

Remington introduces Model RM380 Executive, an all-metal, micro pistol designed for concealed carry.
Read Full Article Mark Kakkuri
Exclusive: Springfield’s...

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
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...
Read Full Article Mark Kakkuri
Exclusive: You Don’t...

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
Exclusive: Latest In The...

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
Exclusive: Smith & Wesson...

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...
Read Full Article Brent Wheat
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...
Read Full Article Mark Kakkuri
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...
Read Full Article Mark Kakkuri
Exclusive: SIG Sauer Does...

When the folks at SIG SAUER decided to produce their own brand of ammunition, they didn’t go in with half measures. After all, they’ve produced some...
Read Full Article Dave Workman
Exclusive: Mossberg’s JM...

It seems everybody is into the production of semi-automatic modern sporting rifles and accessories, including Ruger, Savage and Mossberg.
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
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...
Read Full Article Dave Workman
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...
Read Full Article Mark Kakkuri
Exclusive: Pachmayr’s...

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
Exclusive: McMillan’s...

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
Exclusive: Rock River’s...

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
Exclusive: Check Out...

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
Exclusive: Big And Little...

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
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