GEAR

THE STUFF YOU NEED FOR "HANDGUNNING"

AMMUNITION

Federal Premium...

Technology has been the lifeblood of Federal Cartridge since 1922. Joining forces with Barnes Bullets, Federal continues their advancements in ammunition by...
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Federal Personal Defense Handgun Ammunition
Federal Unloads...

Despite a year of unprecedented demand, Federal has reloaded and announced a new batch of handgun, rifle and shotgun ammunition offerings for 2021,...
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norma range...

Norma Precision entered the handgun ammunition market in a big way. Following introduction of their MHP Defensive ammo, Norma’s latest handgun ammunition
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Gear Spotlight:...

While you should always have a handheld light available for searching, a weapon light makes sense for target illumination and final verification.
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E-Z Powder Coating

Powder Coating (PC) is simply the process of treating your cast bullets with a baked-on polymer coating. This coating acts as the bullets’ lubricant as it...
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CCI “Clean”...

Nothing’s cooler than shooting a suppressed .22 and only hearing the muffled cycling of your semi-auto firearm, followed by the telltale “tink” of...
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CLEANING

GUN CLEANING SUPPLIES, TIPS AND TRICKS
We hate it but...

Cleaning guns is part of the process and American Handgunner's Roy Huntington has some recommendations on how to get started and build up a good...
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Real Avid Makes...

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...
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Range Bags

Have I ever driven to the range, started setting up on a shooting bench, and found I’d forgotten an important item of shooting gear? Are you kidding?
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5.11 Small Kit...

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...
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Real Avid 4-In-1...

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....
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Keep Those...

Boeshield T-9 (from Brownells) is an extremely effective rust preventative and lubricant that’s just catching on with firearm fans. It was developed by...
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HOLSTERS

INSIDE, OUTSIDE AND EVEN UPSIDE DOWN CARRY OPTIONS
New Products...

Smith & Wesson has expanded its line of M&P M2.0 Compact pistols to include an optics-ready variant, the M&P9 M2.0 Compact 4" OR.
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Galco Offers...

While regularly cleaning your handgun may be common knowledge, looking after your rig is just as important, especially if it’s of the leather variety.
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Put a sock on it!

American Handgunner's Tom McHale finds CCW Breakaways, Spare Magazine Sock, not only good for extra magazines but for other uses as well.
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American ...

With today’s nonsense going on in the streets more and more people go armed when driving.
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Stick It In Your...

Roy Huntington gets stuck on Blackhawk's TecGrip Pocket Holster. Designed to keep your firearm concealed and secure, Roy explains how sticky it really is.
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CrossBreed’s...

When lumbering around the wilderness, no other holster setup is as convenient and efficient as a good chest rig while carrying jumbo-sized pistols and...
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HUNTING

MORE ADVENTURE WITH A HANDGUN
Good Stuff

It’s not too often we encounter new products for handgun hunters. When something new hits the radar screen, inquiring minds want to know more.
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Adventure Into...

Handgun hunting often provides considerable adventure. At times, the pursuit takes hunters to unique, not-so-friendly environments in hopes of taking...
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Grail Guns

Occasionally I run across someone discussing their ultimate “Grail” gun. I often wondered what factors other handgunners considered in their criteria.
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Off-Season Blues?

For most outdoor pursuits there’s generally a down-time, a time in the year when the activity you enjoy most is at a lull.
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Pack'n The Big Ones

One of the most frequent questions I receive revolves around carrying large-framed, scoped handguns.
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Rabbit! Field to Pot

Rabbits are the whole-earth game animal. They’re no. 1 in North America, leading the tree squirrel, and are found worldwide as well. Where not indigenous,...
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KNIVES

Benchmade 533BK-2 Mini Bugout with everyday carry gear
Bug Out Over 3...

Introduced in 2017, the Benchmade Bugout quickly become the quintessential everyday carry knife. New for 2021, Benchmade is giving everyday carriers and...
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New Products...

Smith & Wesson has expanded its line of M&P M2.0 Compact pistols to include an optics-ready variant, the M&P9 M2.0 Compact 4" OR.
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Gerber Reserve...

Made from premium-grade materials, Gerber Reserve knives are “built on the pillars of quality, affordability, and ingenuity” and only available online...
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Kershaw’s...

Knife nuts are very edgy, constantly searching for the holy grail of sharpened steel — as if it actually exists. Yesterday’s cool knife is old news today.
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Outdoor Edge...

Designed for EDC and woods versatility the RazorWork folder is the latest in Outdoor Edge’s RazorSafe Series of knives, offering users a classic utility...
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Bigger Is Not...

After carrying a large Benchmade Osborne for years, Special Assignments Editor Roy Huntington has a First Look at the new Mini Osborne 945BK-1 knife and...
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LIGHTS & LASERS

Gear Spotlight:...

While you should always have a handheld light available for searching, a weapon light makes sense for target illumination and final verification.
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250 Lumens of...

A long-time fan of flashlights, Special Assignments Editor Roy Huntington takes another First Look at Streamlight's do-it-all Microstream USB Rechargeable...
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Let There Be Light

Evil loves the darkness while good rejoices in the light.” Obviously, this is metaphorical, but there’s literal truth.
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Nightstick...

Make no mistake about it, a two-handed grip on a handgun is more accurate than a wavering one-handed grip.
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Inforce Wild2...

Like the shadows they’re known to hide in, society’s miscreants use the cover of darkness to pounce on their next victim.
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Next Evolution...

Roy Huntington's days as a cop may be over, but the new Streamlight Stinger 2020 has him wishing the high-performance flashlight had existed when he was...
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MISCELLANEOUS GEAR

XS Sights Minimalist Night Sights on GLOCK G19 Gen5
Less is More:...

New for 2021, XS Sights Minimalist Night Sights feature a blacked-out, serrated rear sight with wide notch, providing shooters with a simple sight alignment...
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mini-silhouette...

CTS promotes this particular steel as a rifle target, but I’ve found it to be the perfect pistol training aid.
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New Products...

Smith & Wesson has expanded its line of M&P M2.0 Compact pistols to include an optics-ready variant, the M&P9 M2.0 Compact 4" OR.
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Hogue HandALL ...

Hogue grip sleeves are nothing new. I added one to a GLOCK 32 well over a decade ago and it did a yeoman’s job of taming the sharper recoil of that hot...
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Galco Offers...

While regularly cleaning your handgun may be common knowledge, looking after your rig is just as important, especially if it’s of the leather variety.
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How to Change...

Special Assignments Editor Roy Huntington shows how easy it is to change a handgun's dovetailed rear sight with Real Avid's Master Sight Pusher.
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OPTICS

BETTER OPTIONS FOR HITTING THE TARGET
TRUGLO Tru-Tec Micro

TRUGLO has been an innovator in the fiber optic/red dot sight market for over 25 years.
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New Products...

Smith & Wesson has expanded its line of M&P M2.0 Compact pistols to include an optics-ready variant, the M&P9 M2.0 Compact 4" OR.
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Leupold DeltaPoint Micro
Leupold...

A new take on the Leupold DeltaPoint series, and red dots in general, the new DeltaPoint Micro is an enclosed, compact and low-profile red dot designed...
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Gear Spotlight:...

While you should always have a handheld light available for searching, a weapon light makes sense for target illumination and final verification.
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Connecting The Dot

Mounting red dot sights (RDS) on handguns is nothing new; it’s been done for at least a couple of decades.
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Impossible...

They said it couldn’t be done … but Ernest Langdon did it.
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RELOADING

SAGE ADVICE FROM THE HANDLOADING GURUS
Don’t Let...

Handloaders are frugal by nature. We enjoy bargains and freebies so we can load as much ammo as cheaply as possible, so we can shoot more.
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New Hornady...

New for 2021, Hornady has announced two new electronic scales for weighing powder, bullet and cartridges, the M2 Digital Bench Scale and the G3-1500 Digital...
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Lead-Free ...

Shooters are exposed to airborne lead particles for multiple reasons. Bullets with exposed lead bases experience melting from the hot gasses of burning...
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Barrel-Ology

Not all barrels are created equal. There are many reasons to change out a barrel:
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Precision...

There’s no better time to start reloading than during an ammo shortage. With tools and resources to help get you started, dispensing powder with precision...
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RCBS Rebel Plus...

RCBS is serving up five new kits designed for both novice and professional reloaders. At the top of the list, the Rebel Plus Reloading Kit supplies...
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