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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 thanks to recent events, it could be a...

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09/20/19

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 say, I settled in for a long two days. Boy,...

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09/20/19

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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09/13/19

SCCY CPX-3 .380 Pistol

Owning a compact pistol means there’s no excuse for you to go unarmed anymore! Their ease and comfort of carrying means you can be armed at all times. The best gun is the gun you have with you,...

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09/12/19

Streamlight Protac 90

How many flashlights are too many? I can’t count that high. Living in the country like I do, I have lights stashed all over. Unless you’re a long step away from one, it’s too far to be handy!

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09/10/19

MTM Case-Gard

My first MTM products were the classic green cartridge cases I used when I first began reloading .38 specials about 50 years ago. Amazingly enough — or not amazingly enough?

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09/10/19
.45 Colt Conversion &...

While loving the simplicity of the strong and reliable single-action thumb-cocker, I’m savvy enough to appreciate its swinging sidekick — the...
Read Full Article Jeff "Tank" Hoover
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,”...
Read Full Article Dave Workman
Ruger Flag Series

You’re a Grand Ol’ Flag and what better way to show your patriotic pride by having ol’ Glory ruggedly displayed on your favorite Ruger shooter?...
Read Full Article Jeff "Tank" Hoover
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...
Read Full Article Dave Workman
Crossbreed P365XL Holsters

In nature, being a survivor means being adaptable. Without changing mindset, tactics or whatever else life throws your way, you become stagnant and...
Read Full Article Jeff "Tank" Hoover
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...
Read Full Article Dave Workman
LWRCI SMG .45 ACP Pistol

With the AR platform being the most popular sporting/self-defense/duty rifle, it only makes sense it’s becoming our favorite pistol platform also. Built...
Read Full Article Jeff "Tank" Hoover
The 3rd Generation Of Colt...

In the fall of 1976 when reading an article by writer Skeeter Skelton, I got both good news and bad news. The bad news was Colt had quietly discontinued...
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...
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Pro-2A Police Chief...

Actions speak louder than words, so when a rural Washington State police chief announced last fall he would not enforce a gun control initiative that voters...
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C-More RTS2 Red Dot Sight

There’s no doubt red dot sights make it easier to shoot your pistol more accurately. The single sight-plane, aim, and shoot operation is fast, natural and...
Read Full Article Jeff "Tank" Hoover
Buy or Build Your Perfect...

Deep River Customs offers a wide variety of custom gunsmith services for 1911- and 2011-style pistols, as well as pistolsmithing courses for shooters.
Read Full Article Chad Thompson
Believe It or Not, You Are...

Inspired by recent remarks from Democrat Joe Biden that the firearms industry is “the enemy,” which we discussed in last week’s installment, Insider...
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The Speedloader Comes of Age

When the Colt Paterson revolver burst onto the scene in 1836, the game changed forever. With five chambers of .36 caliber ball at the shooter’s disposal,
Read Full Article Mike Wood
SIG Air P365 Semi-Auto...

If you’re like me, you’re constantly sneaking down to your gunroom or safe for a quick visit. You might even free a few of your friends to hold, fondle...
Read Full Article Jeff "Tank" Hoover
A Sixgunners 4th Of July

The celebration of this year’s Independence Day is but a memory of picnics, family reunions, shooting guns, and of course firework displays. All of it...
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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...
Read Full Article Mike "Duke" Venturino
1791 Gunleather’s...

1791 Gunleather’s mission statement can be summed up as follows: “Our love and appreciation of the Second Amendment goes hand-in-hand with our passion...
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Colt's Last Three Cap &...

We’re going to lump the last three Colt cap and ball revolvers together in one article because they were simply modifications and adaptations of...
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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...
Read Full Article Mike "Duke" Venturino
Welcome to the surreal:...

One supposes there is a rough justice in the revelation contained in a study recently released by NYU Tandon School of Engineering that credited media...
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First Favorites — For A...

As always, I had to have one — you know the feeling! I needed the ultimate hunting handgun, one fitting my needs perfectly, and yet having the ability to...
Read Full Article Jeff "Tank" Hoover
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 Dave Workman
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...
Read Full Article Mike "Duke" Venturino
The Speedloader Comes of Age

When the Colt Paterson revolver burst onto the scene in 1836, the game changed forever. With five chambers of .36 caliber ball at the shooter’s disposal,
Read Full Article Mike Wood
I can see clearly now!

Missed the target — again! It might be time to have an eye exam. I know you’re really enthused, but knowing a little about optometry and eyewear can...
Read Full Article Cindy Hagel
People who carry...

Two essays, published ten years apart, offer an interesting perspective on what may be happening in America that separates the doers from the watchers;...
Read Full Article Dave Workman
Blackhawk’s New T-Series...

As a cop, I was trained to realize there would be a gun at every single call I responded to … my own. This sobering fact gave me a real respect for gun...
Read Full Article Jeff "Tank" Hoover
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...
Read Full Article Mike "Duke" Venturino
Rocky Times On Horizon For...

Nobody likes to be the bearer of bad news, but there’s plenty to go around as July looms on the horizon for Washington gun buyers, California gun owners
Read Full Article Dave Workman
TRUGLO Fiber Optic Pro

The “squints” at TRUGLO have been at it again. You know, the guys/gals who wear the white lab coats, constantly looking for better products to offer...
Read Full Article Jeff "Tank" Hoover
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...
Read Full Article Mike "Duke" Venturino
The Greatest Honor…

The excitement of travel is rooted to anticipation and excitement of the unknown. We never know what’s in store heading to our destination. Recently,...
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Rocky Times On Horizon For...

Nobody likes to be the bearer of bad news, but there’s plenty to go around as July looms on the horizon for Washington gun buyers, California gun owners
Read Full Article Dave Workman
TRUGLO Fiber Optic Pro

The “squints” at TRUGLO have been at it again. You know, the guys/gals who wear the white lab coats, constantly looking for better products to offer...
Read Full Article Jeff "Tank" Hoover
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...
Read Full Article Mike "Duke" Venturino
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
After Virginia Beach, gun...

After a veteran public employee in Virginia Beach decided to gun down a dozen of his fellow workers, anti-gun Democrat Gov. Ralph Northam was quick to...
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Real Avid Makes It Real...

Proper care and cleaning of our guns is paramount to their performance, reliability and functionality. Some are born to tinker, while others would just as...
Read Full Article Jeff "Tank" Hoover
THE COLT WALKER .44

The Colt Single Action Army revolver has to be the most famous, most recognizable handgun in the world. But it didn’t spring from the drawing boards in...
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
S&W Performance Center M&P...

When S&W released their M&P .380 Shield EZ, it caused a lot of head scratching. Why a mid’ish-sized .380? The question was answered after a host of gun...
Read Full Article Jeff "Tank" Hoover
Sifting Through Social...

Social Media has, for better or worse, influenced society in ways our forefathers would never imagine. It’s boggling to think how an illuminated box full...
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Two conversations...

Want to ignite a brawl at the next neighborhood cookout, just so you can tell anti-gunners apart from rational people?
Read Full Article Dave Workman
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...
Read Full Article Mike "Duke" Venturino
Aimpoint Acro P-1

I’ll admit to liking the challenge of shooting with iron sights, but I’m hardheaded. Nothing’s more satisfying knowing you’ve lined up your front...
Read Full Article Jeff "Tank" Hoover
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...
Read Full Article Mike "Duke" Venturino
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, Old Colt Defender ......

You know the Colt Defender. It’s a classic 1911 for concealed carry, an old-timer showing how to pack .45 ACP into a small, rough and tumble platform....
Read Full Article Mark Kakkuri
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
From the Bench: A...

Roy Huntington Once the word gets out you can “fix guns sometimes,” people start to come out of the woodwork. I don’t mind helping out when I can,...
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From the pen of a legend

Somebody sent me images of a February 1960 article in GUNS Magazine by the late, legendary Elmer Keith, the little cowboy from Idaho and Montana with the...
Read Full Article Dave Workman
Franklin Armory Reformation

We all know SBRs (Short Barrel Rifle) are handy and convenient, along with being top-tier cool on the fun scale … but they have one drawback. Their...
Read Full Article Jeff "Tank" Hoover
You Never Forget Your First…

No doubt about it, good, bad, or ugly — you never forget your first, well…anything. Be it first day of school, first kiss, first car or first car wreck
Read Full Article Jeff "Tank" Hoover
Handguns Of WWII, Part 2

As with so many Americans during most of my life, I felt nothing but disdain for Japanese firearms. In fact in the pages of American Handgunner I’ve...
Read Full Article Mike "Duke" Venturino
VersaCarry Compound IWB...

The camp you subscribe to is telling of your character, or lack thereof. Obviously, the “other” camp is just plain ignorant about the subject matter,...
Read Full Article Jeff "Tank" Hoover
ZEV Technologies:...

It would make no sense and strike as arrogant to assume refinements to GLOCK striker-fired handguns would not benefit the user after nearly 40 years of...
Read Full Article Todd Burgreen
Safely Practice With Your Gun

You can train with a blue gun or a red gun but it won’t be your gun. But when you do non-shooting training drills with your gun — a real gun —

Read Full Article Mark Kakkuri
Home-Made Mortars

The Internet revolutionized the way people in developed countries live their lives. Where previously clever jokes, eccentric fetishes, and quirky hobbies...
Read Full Article Will Dabbs, MD
When You’re Hot

Ever wondered how gunmakers and gunsmiths get that beautiful, mottled coloring you’ve seen on shotgun receivers and gun parts? Want to learn the ins and...
Read Full Article Jeremy Clough
Home Build A Retro AR

How about we build a semi-auto, old school, dual aperture flip sight, pencil barrel, carry handle, Vietnam issue M16A1 look-alike that’s discretely...
Read Full Article Frank Jardim
Handguns Of WWII, Part 1

Luger P08 9mm pistols were considered the best souvenirs by American troops in the European Theatre of Operations (ETO) during World War II. That’s...
Read Full Article Mike "Duke" Venturino
Kimber KHX Pro (OR) .45 ACP

There’s nothing worse than having to send your beloved “Betsy” away! Separation anxiety, followed by night tremors, cause you to sweat bullets, as you...
Read Full Article Jeff "Tank" Hoover
Loose Screws — And Other...

How many times have you said, “He’s got a screw loose,” or “He’s a nut job,” without really thinking where these phrases originated? We know...
Read Full Article Jeff "Tank" Hoover
None dare call it...

Pay close attention to the release of the FBI Uniform Crime Report for 2018 in late September and refer quickly to Table 15 under “Homicides,” because...
Read Full Article Dave Workman
Ruger Security-9 Compact

Last year, Ruger released an Affordable-Care Act we could all sink our teeth into with the Security-9, a full-size, 15+1, hammer-fired 9mm. Despite an MSRP...
Read Full Article Jeff "Tank" Hoover
My Backup Backup Knife

My primary knife is a folder clipped to my strong side pocket. My backup knife is a fixed blade; its location varies depending on the day/situation. And my...
Read Full Article Mark Kakkuri
Turbocharging Your Glock

Americans simply live to customize stuff. Aftermarket widgets abound to amp up our automobiles, cell phones, fashions — even teeth. In no place is this...
Read Full Article Will Dabbs, MD
Trigger Nometry

Squeeze them, pull them, press them, slap them, whatever you do to make a gun go boom, you do it with a trigger. Arguments abound about how you do it and...
Read Full Article David Freeman
The Devil By Another Name

He may have meant well. “It’s a double-stack DA. Threaded. Ported. Night sights. Lemme show you.” The young lady handed the pistol back. He cycled...
Read Full Article Wayne van Zwoll
It’s May, and the...

Elections matter, and even though many gun people are either hunting wild turkeys or getting ready to decimate prairie dog towns, or simply preparing for...
Read Full Article Dave Workman
Naroh Arms N1

The Naroh Arms N1 is a sub-compact, single-stack, 7+1, DAO hammer-fired, polymer-framed 9mm pistol that was years in the making. I could stop here, but then...
Read Full Article Jeff "Tank" Hoover
Behind the Scenes — My...

I’ve become quite enamored with the new MC1sc pistol from Mossberg and have made it my primary pocket carry gun since I picked one up earlier this...
Read Full Article Michael Humphries
NRA annual meetings this...

It’s official, as the National Rifle Association opens its 148th annual meetings and exhibits in Indianapolis, President Donald Trump is going to deliver...
Read Full Article Dave Workman
Performance Center S&W 45...

The mere words “Performance Center” blended with the moniker S&W, brings a wry smile across the lips of those who know a thing or two about guns.
Read Full Article Jeff "Tank" Hoover
InvictaSafe Secure Display

Hey, we all love our guns, right? And most of us have at least one or two “special” guns we consider working pieces of art.
Read Full Article Jeff "Tank" Hoover
Kahr’s ‘Fallen...

Kahr Arms last year launched a program that strikes Insider Onlineas one of those “right things to do” for the men and women of law enforcement and...

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Taurus Tracker 692…

Whether you need the raw power of a .357 magnum for your heavy-handed chores, or desire something a little more subtle, for light-duty paper punching, like...
Read Full Article Jeff "Tank" Hoover
The Sconce

I’ve been to Gunsite several times and have had the pleasure of visits with Mrs. Jeff Cooper (Janelle) in her home there. When she and Jeff founded...

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The Virtually Unsnubbable...

Smith & Wesson’s J-frame -- what many consider the quintessential snub-nose revolver -- is virtually unsnubbable. That is, you can’t fault it for much....
Read Full Article Mark Kakkuri
Coming in mid-May: Fifth...

According to USCCA spokesman Kevin Michalowski, last year’s event in Louisville brought 15,000 people through the doors.
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Comp-Tac “Warrior With...

Tactics aside, a pistol-mounted light is one of the most functional accessories you can add to your shooter. What’s better than having a light source to...
Read Full Article Jeff "Tank" Hoover
The .25 Huntington Hammer —

I really shouldn’t be doing this, but since you have been loyal followers, I’ll let you in on a secret. Just promise, if word gets out, you’ll say you...
Read Full Article Jeff "Tank" Hoover
‘Constitutional Carry’...

When Kentucky became the 16th state to allow permitless carry of firearms — what generically is called “Constitutional Carry” by proponents — it...
Read Full Article Dave Workman
What I Carry: Kershaw...

Here's a favorite lightweight for light duty. The popular Kershaw Leek in orange looks great, opens with a snap, stands out in a bag or backpack or clipped...
Read Full Article Mark Kakkuri
Performance Center S&W 442...

Who doesn’t love a J-Frame? Not doing so is as un-American as skipping over a John Wayne movie while channel surfing.
Read Full Article Jeff "Tank" Hoover
What I Carry: Mike’s...

I’ve almost always been the guy who carries a full-size handgun for CCW. I was willing to forego comfort for capability, wanting to make sure I had a gun...

Read Full Article Michael Humphries
Living Archive: The 9mm Myth

“If you prefer a flat handgun that is easier to conceal and carries more rounds than a revolver, you have only to take your pick from the large array of...

Read Full Article Mark Kakkuri
Exclusive: Ed Brown...

Ed Brown Products arguably makes one of the best 1911’s on the market. For over 50 years, Ed Brown has been a competitor, tool and die maker and...

Read Full Article Jeff "Tank" Hoover
Other Tools at the Ready

I'm a big fan of the tactical pen. A last-ditch strike weapon, it can go virtually anywhere with you, riding innocuously in a shirt pocket. Because — it's...
Read Full Article Mark Kakkuri
FN 509 Mid-Size Prize...

In a world brimming of poly-framed, striker-fired 9mm pistols, the mere thought of yet another release will surely torque traditionalists’ tempers....
Read Full Article Jeff "Tank" Hoover
Pass all the laws you...

House Democrats determined to make their idea of Utopia a reality recently passed a sweeping gun control measure that needs a bit of analysis and...
Read Full Article Dave Workman
Youth Shooting Sport...

As many political leaders seek to overturn the Second Amendment, the closest many young people get to learning about firearms is from a video game...

Read Full Article Peter Suciu
Exclusive: HiViZ H3...

Front sights provide direction, while rear sights allow us to fine-tune our aim. In combat or other shooting scenarios, the mantra is, “Front sight,...
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Behind the Scenes: The...

The Gun — and the Challenge …

Ruger’s cool new SR1911 Competition Pistol is our cover gun for the July/Aug 2019 issue of Handgunner. All well and...

Read Full Article Roy Huntington
Watch the Flying Case!

As long as I can remember, shooting sports aficionados have always had a fascination with the empty case flying from auto-loading firearm as it fires....
Read Full Article Mark Kakkuri
There’s a new...

Recently, Insider Online reported about the situation out in Washington State, where it appears a majority of county sheriffs and at least one police chief...
Read Full Article Dave Workman
Exclusive: Ed Brown EVO-KC9

Ed Brown Products arguably make one of the finest 1911’s on the market. Don’t think so? Then you’ve probably never had the privilege of shooting one!...
Read Full Article Jeff "Tank" Hoover
5.11 Small Kit Tool Bag

While you’re creating an all-around survival kit list, I'll bet it numbers more than 10 items. Probably at least 20. So think of what you’ll put all...

Read Full Article Mark Kakkuri
Real Avid 4-In-1 Tool for...

The 4-in-1 Tool for Glock from Real Avid sets the new standard for multi-tools for guns. This compact tool holds four essential tools for any Glock owner....
Read Full Article Mark Kakkuri
Exclusive: Nate Squared...

How you strap your shooter on is as personal as the type of underwear you wear, and … how often you choose to change them. Like our bloomers, comfort and...
Read Full Article Jeff "Tank" Hoover
Behind the Scenes: My...

As an online editor for FMG Publications I enjoy the privilege of being able to report to you the results of my tests of guns and gear. One of my favorite...

Read Full Article Mark Kakkuri
What I Carry: Kahr Arms CM9

Living in a rural area finds me carrying a firearm in the truck on a daily basis. Our farm is just a few minutes' drive from our home and some type of gun...

Read Full Article Mark Hampton
Exclusive: Affordable...

I just turned 69, have been hunting and shooting for 62 of my 69 years, but never held, fired or owned a semi-auto handgun until approximately 10 years ago....
Read Full Article David Freeman
My Backcountry Carry Gear

We all know that guy ... the one who has a backpack or satchel or some kind of bag always with him. And it’s always packed with exactly the right piece of...
Read Full Article Mark Kakkuri
Sprucing Up An Old Classic...

The 1911 is the most recognized and highly respected pistol to most mere mortals. Successfully serving our military for 75 years, it became the unparalleled...
Read Full Article Jeff "Tank" Hoover
Stoeger STR-9 9mm Pistol...

While Sam Colt’s sixgun was the tool that made men equal, affordable polymer-framed striker-fired pistols are the instruments of choice for today’s...
Read Full Article Jeff "Tank" Hoover
Roy's Daily Carry Gear

In 2016 we ran a “What do we carry?” feature in Handgunner. In looking back, I wasn’t surprised to note my daily carry stuff has changed a bit.

As I...

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Rock Island Tac-Ultra FS...

Who doesn’t love an all-steel pistol? Admiring its heft as it’s cradled perfectly in your hand — it feels just right! Build one on JMB’s preeminent...
Read Full Article Jeff "Tank" Hoover
Exclusive: Crooked-Seated...

How important is it to seat the bullet perfectly strait in the case? What if the bullet is seated crooked? Does this affect accuracy? Common sense says it...
Read Full Article Brad Miller
The New Taurus TX22. Love...

Yes, you do need another hi-cap polymer handgun. And this is the one. Here’s why: This gun will be the one you plink all day with, the one you use to...
Read Full Article Mark Kakkuri
Kimber EVO SP (CS)

Who doesn’t love a custom gun? Customs scream, “Hey! Look at me! I’m special and different from rest!” It also gives skilled workers a chance to...
Read Full Article Jeff "Tank" Hoover
What I Carry: Mossberg’s...

I’ll be frank with you, I almost exclusively carry mid- to full-size pistols in an IWB holster rig when I leave the house. Is it a hassle? Is it a lot of...
Read Full Article Michael Humphries
Shield RMS-W Red Dot Sight

RMS (Reflex Mini Sight) accessory sights are rapidly gaining popularity in the shooting world, and for good reason. What’s not to like about instantaneous...
Read Full Article Jeff "Tank" Hoover
Returning to its Roots —...

When you think of Mossberg, I bet the words that come to mind are probably along the lines of “tough,” “rugged,” “affordable,” “reliable,”...
Read Full Article Michael Humphries
Crimson Trace S&W Shield...

Unless you’re a cat, I know you have trouble seeing in the dark. Being a shooter, I know you also have problems seeing your sights in low/no-light...
Read Full Article Jeff "Tank" Hoover
Glock’s G48 and G43X —...

Pardon the pun, but here’s the skinny on the newest additions to the GLOCK line, the “Silver Slimline Series.” We here at FMG Publications were given...

Read Full Article Michael Humphries
Behind the Scenes: A...

I’ve written about my young friend, Dusty here, who has gotten his custom gunsmithing business off the ground and is doing well. He has a back-log of...
Read Full Article Roy Huntington
Exclusive: Black Rain...

Black Rain Ordnance (BRO) is a precision firearm manufacturer specializing in modern sporting rifle design. Founded in 2009, their goal is to design, build...
Read Full Article Jeff "Tank" Hoover
Behind the Scenes: A...

There I was, minding my own business and running some errands when I spotted something really interesting in a parking lot. I looked over at the car parked...
Read Full Article Michael Humphries
Church Insecurity

In the beginning, there appeared a mentally ill homeless person and an angry man (possibly on some drugs) at the church of a friend. Afterward, the Elders...
Read Full Article Raymond Fleck
Federal Premium Personal...

Federal Ammunition’s very existence is owed to the continued technological improvements that have been blasting down our barrels since 1922. Founding...
Read Full Article Jeff "Tank" Hoover
Wilson Combat’s Paul...

The Paul Howe Package for GLOCK® from Wilson Combat combines legendary build quality and attention to detail with the 30 years of tactical experience that...
Read Full Article Mark Kakkuri
Exclusive: Springfield...

If you’re serious about concealed carry, and we know you are, Springfield Armory has just the gun! Called the 911, this miniaturized model of the classic...
Read Full Article Jeff "Tank" Hoover
Exclusive: Comp-Tac Evade...

Serving as vehicles for our guns, our holsters must safely carry, conceal and protect our pistols, while also making them accessible in a moment’s notice....
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Behind the Scenes:...

Yeah, so, um …. we moved to “land” some ten years ago here and foolishly figured having a horse or two might be fun. Wife Suzi knew her way around...
Read Full Article Roy Huntington
SIG SAUER Releases...

SIG SAUER, Inc. is pleased to announce the release of the enhanced MPX Pistol Caliber Carbine (PCC), redesigned and upgraded for performance shooting...
Read Full Article Michael Humphries
Exclusive: Ruger SR1911...

I’m not saying the folks at Ruger have big ears, but they sure seem to be listening to their customers. (Maybe there’s a lesson there, eh?) One of the...
Read Full Article Jeff "Tank" Hoover
ArachniGrip Slide Spider

I have to give credit to ArachniGrip on style. Their products immediately caught my eye as soon as I first saw them. From the product names to the colors to...
Read Full Article Michael Humphries
FM9 Pistol for Primary Arms

FM Products Inc has partnered with Primary Arms to offer an exclusive feature rich FM Products 8.5” Pistol, sold exclusively by Primary Arms $549 retail.
Read Full Article Michael Humphries
Exclusive: Springfield...

The folks at Springfield Armory (SA) never cease to amaze me — they keep releasing very seductive shooters for our well being. Their TRP 1911’s, Polymer...
Read Full Article Jeff "Tank" Hoover
Ed Brown Products...

Ed Brown Product's new KC9 is a beauty. I'll let you absorb all the good info in the press release (below), including the $1,895 MSRP, but I also want...
Read Full Article Michael Humphries
Exclusive: Lipsey’s...

Lipsey’s released the all-stainless steel single-seven in 2014, chambered for the powerful .327 Federal, the mightiest of the .32-caliber world. The...
Read Full Article Jeff "Tank" Hoover
Kahr Arms Launches Fallen...

(Greeley, PA) - Kahr Firearms Group, a leader in innovative firearms design and manufacturing, is proud to announce the launch of the Fallen Officer...
Read Full Article Mark Kakkuri
Exclusive: Black Aces...

I’m old enough to remember when Gaston Glock released his radically new striker-fired, polymer-framed funny looking gun. Causing quit the stir; it...
Read Full Article Jeff "Tank" Hoover
SIG AIR Introduces the M17...

This just in from SIG AIR: an M17 ASP air pistol is now available. Looks awesome and should be a truckload of fun... and useful for training in a number of...
Read Full Article Michael Humphries
Exclusive: Gun Grip N.C....

Proper grip is the cornerstone to good shooting. It is the very foundation of consistent trigger pull and shot placement. Grips are also one of the easiest...
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The Double(stack) Life:...

There is a reason for the proliferation of striker-fired handguns in the law enforcement and military communities: capacity As its name suggests, the Glock...
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Laser Rifles Are Coming!

At high power, lasers are deadly light sources. Truck-mounted, airborne and ship-based lasers with ten to more than a thousand horsepower have shot down...
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The Mechanical Shooter

What’s the latest innovation set to revolutionize the firearms industry? It’s not a gun, or a new ammunition, or even a new accessory. It’s a new...
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Consistent Velocity = Accuracy

It’s been said consistent velocity produces greater accuracy. That is, the more consistent the velocity is between shots, the tighter the group. The more...
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Robar's Revolver Rehab

As a pistol instructor and range safety officer, I see a lot of new shooters signing up for basic pistol classes. This surge in students is due partly to my...
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Exclusive: SAAMI 90 Years...

The year 2016 marked the 90th anniversary of the Sporting Arms and Ammunition Manufacturers’ Institute, known to most shooters and reloaders simply as...
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Cross-Dominant Eye Shooting

As an aviator from age 22 on, I was subjected to eye exams every year. For many years, the results of those exams revealed 20/20 vision in my right eye and...
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Retro Trigger Time With...

The hulking psychopathic cyborg from the future walked into the local gun shop, his preternaturally square jaw locked in a menacing scowl and his glowing...
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The New Taurus TX22. Love...

Yes, you do need another hi-cap polymer handgun. And this is the one. Here’s why: This gun will be the one you plink all day with, the one you use to...
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Stoeger STR-9 9mm Pistol...

While Sam Colt’s sixgun was the tool that made men equal, affordable polymer-framed striker-fired pistols are the instruments of choice for today’s...
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DoJ Survey Update Blows...

A recently released report from the Department of Justice that updated information from a survey of state and federal prison inmates about the use of...
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What I Carry: Mossberg’s...

I’ll be frank with you, I almost exclusively carry mid- to full-size pistols in an IWB holster rig when I leave the house. Is it a hassle? Is it a lot of...
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Kimber EVO SP (CS)

Who doesn’t love a custom gun? Customs scream, “Hey! Look at me! I’m special and different from rest!” It also gives skilled workers a chance to...
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Rock Island Tac-Ultra FS...

Who doesn’t love an all-steel pistol? Admiring its heft as it’s cradled perfectly in your hand — it feels just right! Build one on JMB’s preeminent...
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Shield RMS-W Red Dot Sight

RMS (Reflex Mini Sight) accessory sights are rapidly gaining popularity in the shooting world, and for good reason. What’s not to like about instantaneous...
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Returning to its Roots —...

When you think of Mossberg, I bet the words that come to mind are probably along the lines of “tough,” “rugged,” “affordable,” “reliable,”...
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Glock’s G48 and G43X —...

Pardon the pun, but here’s the skinny on the newest additions to the GLOCK line, the “Silver Slimline Series.” We here at FMG Publications were given...

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Crimson Trace S&W Shield...

Unless you’re a cat, I know you have trouble seeing in the dark. Being a shooter, I know you also have problems seeing your sights in low/no-light...
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Behind the Scenes: A...

I’ve written about my young friend, Dusty here, who has gotten his custom gunsmithing business off the ground and is doing well. He has a back-log of...
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Exclusive: Ruger SR1911...

I’m not saying the folks at Ruger have big ears, but they sure seem to be listening to their customers. (Maybe there’s a lesson there, eh?) One of the...
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Behind the Scenes: A...

There I was, minding my own business and running some errands when I spotted something really interesting in a parking lot. I looked over at the car parked...
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Federal Premium Personal...

Federal Ammunition’s very existence is owed to the continued technological improvements that have been blasting down our barrels since 1922. Founding...
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Wilson Combat’s Paul...

The Paul Howe Package for GLOCK® from Wilson Combat combines legendary build quality and attention to detail with the 30 years of tactical experience that...
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Exclusive: Comp-Tac Evade...

Serving as vehicles for our guns, our holsters must safely carry, conceal and protect our pistols, while also making them accessible in a moment’s notice....
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Behind the Scenes:...

Yeah, so, um …. we moved to “land” some ten years ago here and foolishly figured having a horse or two might be fun. Wife Suzi knew her way around...
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Exclusive: Black Rain...

Black Rain Ordnance (BRO) is a precision firearm manufacturer specializing in modern sporting rifle design. Founded in 2009, their goal is to design, build...
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Exclusive: Springfield...

The folks at Springfield Armory (SA) never cease to amaze me — they keep releasing very seductive shooters for our well being. Their TRP 1911’s, Polymer...
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Exclusive: Century Arms...

Century Arms has been importing guns from around the world for years. Their latest is an expansion from the popular Draco line in the NAK-9 semi-auto...
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Exclusive: S&W M&P M2.0...

We feel ripped off whenever manufacturers reduce their products. I’ve watched toilet paper magically shrink every time I perform a hot tactical reload....
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Exclusive: FN 509 Tactical...

You really can’t eat at the cool kids’ table these days if your tactical handgun doesn’t sport a sound suppressor, a tactical light, and some kind of...
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Exclusive: SIG SAUER P365...

What gun would you carry with enough firepower to keep your family and yourself safe from a menagerie of threats? While micro-compacts are comfortable and...
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Exclusive: Springfield...

The Springfield Armory Custom Shop Professional Model 1911 has a rich and storied history, having been developed and produced for a pistol contract with the...
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Exclusive: 3 Skinny...

I love three-inch barreled 1911’s and single-stack 9’s. Even though they can be a handful to hang on to and shoot, they’re skinny and super easy to...
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Exclusive: GrovTec Multi...

Keep it really simple but really effective with a GrovTec Multi Fit holster for your handgun. This belt slide is soft, light weight, but surprisingly...
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Exclusive: One 1911, Two...

For many, “Summer carry” means snubbies, micro .380’s and single-stack 9’s. And rightly so. Smaller and lighter guns are easier to carry and hide...
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Tyler Gun Works = Fun...

An old barn sits in the northern panhandle of Texas, near the small town of Friona, the cheeseburger capital of the Lone Star state. Today, 18-wheelers and...
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Bowen Classic Arms' Sights

Pistol sights have come a long way — and some sights more than others. While autopistols have benefitted from near-universal dovetail mounts for both...
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S&W’s Model 360 J-Frame...

Compared to many concealed carry guns in today’s market, Smith & Wesson’s Model 360 carries half as many rounds — 5 — and costs almost twice as...
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Military/FBI Caliber Choices:

We all know when the fan gets hit there will be no screeching police cruisers, fast-roping hostage rescue teams, or hard charging cavalry showing up just in...
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Documenting Your Gun...

I began documenting my firearms collection for insurance reasons, but quickly realized it was not only important to document the monetary value of the guns...
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Handguns What's New...

Just when you thought it’d all been done we discover nope, there’s more to come! Here’s just a few to tease, tempt and otherwise give you the...
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Handloading +P Brass

Some back-story first. Plus P (+P) brass is designed to be stronger than regular brass in order to withstand the additional pressure of +P rated cartridges....
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Dan Wesson ECO 9mm

What is it about the 1911 which keeps it so adored and desired by so many shooters? Surely more modern designs featuring higher capacity and new materials...
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Feeding The Forty-Five

The first thing to learn is that you can’t learn everything. I’ve learned a little about 1911’s. Forty years ago I built a couple from parts. A local...
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