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From The November/December Issue

Ruger’s Mark...

About four years ago Ruger brought out the latest version of their .22 semi-automatic pistols, the Mark IV. Although it’s numbered as the fourth version,...
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Walther’s Q4 SF

When Agent 009.5 found himself stranded in a country with more consonants in its name than vowels, with a job to do and nothing to do it with, he contacted...
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Ported,...

Ford vs. Chevy, Toyota vs. Honda, GLOCK vs. M&P — this world is full of choices often made for no other reason than personal preference.
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Gear Showcase:...

My wife thinks I’m OCD about having back-up supplies for my personal consumable items. Perhaps I am, but she ended up pleased we weren’t caught short...
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Gear Showcase:...

It’s a familiar debate to me and most of my friends — the spouse asking, “do you really need another ______?” My answer is the standard, “Yes, I...
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Gear Spotlight:...

Are you a wheelgunner? While upgrades and accessories are not quite as readily available as parts and gear for modular semi-automatic handguns, there are...
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From The Sept/Oct 2020 Issue

Ruger’s...

We’re experiencing a renaissance of .22 rimfire offerings. There are lots of new .22s on the market and we’re having plenty of fun shooting and writing...
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Because It’s...

It was a time when everyone was enamored with the .44 Magnum S&W Model 29, the Dirty Harry gun for which so many would add their names to waiting lists,...
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Ruger CarryHawk

Ruger’s release of the new TALO exclusive, the CarryHawk, is proof of their ability to please the masses by understanding their customer base.
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Historically...

The first compact pistol chambered for a significant caliber, the ASP was a revolutionary pistol initiating much of what we take for granted today.
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Plain Precision...

Okay, they’re not as “pretty” as the regular derringers from Bond Arms, but they have the same high-quality materials and the same careful fitting inside.
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Editor Picks:...

When you stop to think about it, we all have different eyesight. Some of us are nearsighted, farsighted, color blind, or just have older and more tired...
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Top Personal...

Personal defense can and should represent a broad cross section of techniques and gear. Life is chock full of opportunities to impact one’s safety, either...
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Streamlight...

People recommend many noble ideas, but few follow through with action. One such apothegm is, “always carry a flashlight.” Easier said than done. Until now.
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From The July/August 2020 Issue

A Turkish Delight

The 9mm FN/Browning Hi-Power, one of John Browning’s best designs, was released in 1935 – the same year as the S&W .357 Magnum.
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What’s 9 Major?

You might have heard of something called “9 Major.” It’s a wildcat load of the 9mm Luger intended only for competition pistols specially built to...
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10 Great Defense...

What’s needed to make a handgun round particularly well-suited for defensive purposes? The answer to that question varies between law enforcement and...
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Gathering of Gun...

An oral history of both sport and self-defense development over a period spanning nearly half a century.
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Living with a...

I live with a gun writer. Worse yet, I live with a gun writer who’s an engineer. It’s painful. Most people live in a house.
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Close Look:...

How do you become a better shooter? Practice, practice, practice! How do you track and measure results without boring yourself into oblivion?
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Close Look: New...

Are you a new shooter? If you’re already experienced, how about getting busy and recruiting a beginner?
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Gunnysack:...

Think of this as an “ultimate” dot sight — only better. It’s bigger than most pistol-sized sights, but that doesn’t mean you can’t use it on,...
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Gunnysack: Hi...

This isn’t so much a product review of a specific sight from Hi Viz as more of a reminder to take advantage of this great technology.
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Gunnysack: Lyman...

You may be familiar with the older generation of sight adjusters, installers, and removers. Each one fits just one type of slide — GLOCK, S&W, Springfield...
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Gunnysack: SIG...

While you can use the new SIG SAUER Romeo1PRO pistol red dot sight for recreation and competition, it’s engineered for defensive and tactical use.
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From The May/June 2020 Issue

Can Competition...

The dichotomy between competition and tactics within the practical-shooting fraternity has existed since the inception of IPSC at the Columbia Conference.
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SIG's Fastback...

I was helping open packages and check in guns at the gun store. As I picked up one box, I was admittedly a little giddy with anticipation.
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Buck 108 ...

If you spend anytime in the woods or doing chores around the farm or land you quickly realize the value of a good “chopper.”
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Wilson American...

Wilson introduces the American Combat Pistol (ACP) series in .45 ACP or 9mm. Hand built in Berryville, Arkansas, the ACP features all of the precision,...
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From The March/April 2020 Issue

Looking Like A...

Tooling down an Exhibit Hall aisle at the NRA Expo in Fort Worth, I did an abrupt turnaround when a tabletop of color caught my eye. Just another black gun...
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CCW Tips: How,...

When I lived on the high mountain with bears, wolves, cougars, along with an occasional rabid skunk, my Springfield Armory Range Officer was strapped on in...
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Walther Q5...

Walther makes the standard PPQ pistol series, and recently introduced the Q5 Match series, which rapidly rose to the top ranks among competitors. Now, with...
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Hogue Knives...

I’m betting you know the Hogue name because they make innovative grips for a huge cross-section of guns.
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From The January/February 2020 Issue

The .40 Story

One of the many quirks of history is the truth is often more complex and nuanced than the commonly-accepted version of events. If history is truly written...
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The Extreme...

We all know squibs are bad. The most common result is a bullet stuck in the barrel. If the shooter is not aware of what’s happened
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Chinook: Officer...

I’m a retired cop and from personal experience I can tell you the ability to stop critical bleeding fast saves lives.
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Steinel 10mm Auto

The 10mm has exploded in popularity and for many good reasons. It’s a powerful, reliable cartridge suitable for both semi-autos and revolvers of all types.
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