Ruger’s Mark IV 10" .22...

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,...
Read Full Article John Taffin
Ammo Shortages and Trying...

There’s growing concern among gun owners all over the map about another ammunition shortage — a bad thing considering hunting seasons are just around...
Read Full Article Dave Workman
Meprolight Adjustable...

The mantra for accurate shooting is front sight … press. The front sight and the muzzle below it dictate direction while the rear sight provides windage...
Read Full Article Jeff "Tank" Hoover
Benchmade Infidel OTF...

American Handgunner's Roy Huntington takes a First Look at the Benchmade Infidel out-the-front (OTF) pocket knife that has a cool factor hard to describe...
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Ported, Practical Perfection

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.
Read Full Article David Freeman
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...
Read Full Article David Freeman
Gear Spotlight: Top...

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...
Read Full Article Tom McHale
Gear Showcase: Lights and...

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...
Read Full Article William Starnes
New 1911 Fits for Galco...

Previously only available for revolvers and compact/full-size semi-autos, the Galco Switchback holster is now available for 4-5” 1911 pistols, with and...
Read Full Article Joe Kriz
Lipsey's Reintroduces...

Lipsey’s has teamed up with GLOCK for a reissue of the P80 with original features and style to allow modern GLOCK enthusiasts to acquire a piece of the...
Read Full Article Joe Kriz
Gear Showcase: Safety and...

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...
Read Full Article William Starnes
Politics Be Damned...

According to the velocity printed on the box, a 40-grain, solid lead .22-caliber roundnose Federal Gold Medal Target bullet leaves the muzzle at 1,080 fps...
Read Full Article Dave Workman
Chiappa Black Rhino CBR-9...

Strange are the ways of genius. I think this accurately describes the mindset of Rino Chiappa (yes, really), president of Chiappa Firearms.
Read Full Article Jeff "Tank" Hoover
Tussey Custom "Resto-Mod"...

Well known for their work on 1911s, Tussey Custom's restoration of a classic 1911 combines the performance of a modern pistol with the emotional appeal of a...
Read Full Article Roy Huntington
New Heckler & Koch...

The mantra “bigger is better” doesn’t just apply to America. German small arms manufacturer, Heckler & Koch, has announced the latest variant of their...
Read Full Article Joe Kriz
GLOCK Introduces...

Introduced in July 2019, the GLOCK G43X and G48 were the manufacturer’s first compact-size Slimline handguns. One year later, the models are now available...
Read Full Article Joe Kriz
.41 Magnum Bisley &...

A modern version of a tried and true gun/load combination, Elmer Keith's .41 Magnum scratches the nostalgic itch we all get from time to time and is as...
Read Full Article Jeff "Tank" Hoover
What do NRA Lawsuits Mean...

It’s been about two weeks since the Second Amendment community was rocked with the announcement that the National Rifle Association had been hit with two...
Read Full Article Dave Workman
VAULTEK Smart Key Biometric

As a responsible gun owner, you likely have at least one gun safe in the house.
Read Full Article Jeff "Tank" Hoover
The Legend of Ben Lilly

The bond between men and dogs is legendary, relying on each other as hunting partners for both protection and companionship.
Read Full Article Jeff "Tank" Hoover
Fight Back Against...

Second Amendment activists have long advocated spending money with companies that support — or at least, don’t try to erode —
Read Full Article Dave Workman
NRA Sued in New York,...

This week’s double-team lawsuits against the National Rifle Association and the NRA Foundation are being criticized and scrutinized for their timing, with...
Read Full Article Dave Workman
1791 Gunleather Ultra...

One of the best parts of owning a handgun is customizing it to fit your needs. From changing sights to swapping stock controls for extended or ambidextrous...
Read Full Article Jeff "Tank" Hoover
It’s Time For Some...

I’ve just about had it with this “Gun-Free Zone” crap, you know?
Read Full Article John Connor
August Is National...

Whether you’re a seasoned shooter, first-time gun owner or have never stepped foot on a range, National Shooting Sports Month is a month-long celebration...
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Real Avid Gun Tool AMP...

I have to confess, these sat on my desk for a while before I cracked the seal. Don’t get me wrong, I’m a big fan of Real Avid tools, having used them...
Read Full Article Tom McHale
How to Become a 2A First...

What is a “Second Amendment First Responder?” According to Caroline, who spoke with Insider Online via telephone, “It’s a premier volunteer program...
Read Full Article Dave Workman
Winchester Wildcat Super Speed

An extension of the Winchester Wildcat line of rimfire ammo, new Wildcat Super Speed utilizes the versatile copper-plated Dynapoint hollowpoint projectile...
Read Full Article Jeff "Tank" Hoover
Blaming Everything But The...

In the aftermath of massive inner-city violence over the Fourth of July holiday weekend that left 87 people shot and 17 dead in Chicago, Mayor Lori...
Read Full Article Dave Workman
Springfield Armory Vickers...

The new Springfield Armory Vickers Tactical Master Class 1911 — a Lipsey’s distributor exclusive — harnesses decades of manufacturing and tactical...
Read Full Article Jeff "Tank" Hoover
Snobs Need Not Apply

Nobody likes a snob, especially a gun snob. Sticking their snooty sniffer in the air, looking down on the world, they think they know it all, but are...
Read Full Article Jeff "Tank" Hoover
Gun-Buying Surge Sets New...

While almost everybody was focused on the police re-capture of Seattle’s so-called “CHAZ” zone back on July 1 after the six-block area seized by...
Read Full Article Dave Workman
A.G. Russell Sandbox Dagger

Sharpened steel is as primitive and practical now as when it was when first invented. From daily utilitarian chores to last-ditch self-defense efforts,...
Read Full Article Jeff "Tank" Hoover
Cop Critics Won’t Like...

A recent Rasmussen survey let some air out of the windbags who have been demanding defunding or dissolution of police agencies, revealing that 63% of...
Read Full Article Dave Workman
Fireworks, Firearms & Freedom

By the time you’re reading this, Independence Day has come and gone. Thoughts of fireworks, picnics, parades, family reunions and carnivals fill our minds
Read Full Article Jeff "Tank" Hoover
Hogue ARS Stage 1 Sport...

“I feel the need — the need for speed.” Uttered by Tom Cruise’s character in the original Top Gun film, the quote is especially relatable for...
Read Full Article Jeff "Tank" Hoover
Ruger’s LiteRack LCP II...

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...
Read Full Article David Freeman
Because It’s Different!

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,...
Read Full Article Dave Workman
Because It’s Different!

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,...
Read Full Article Dave Workman
Plain Precision from Bond Arms

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.
Read Full Article J.B. Wood
Editor Picks: Best Handgun...

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...
Read Full Article Tom McHale
Top Personal Defense and...

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...
Read Full Article Tom McHale
Guns, Guns and More Guns

When Barack Obama was in the White House, the firearms community suspected it made his administration crazy that one particular industry thrived selling the...
Read Full Article Dave Workman
Devil Dog Arms 10mm 1911

Any true handgunner will have at least one if not several 1911s in their armament. John Moses Browning’s slab-sided, semi-auto is the most revered and...
Read Full Article Jeff "Tank" Hoover
Walther Q5 Match SF Black Tie

Firearm technology has advanced beyond John Moses Browning’s wildest dreams, but it’s human nature to long for the past and time when guns relied more...
Read Full Article Jeff "Tank" Hoover
Favorite Slugs For .45 Colt

The .45 Colt is my favorite handgun cartridge. Its voluminous case allows it to be loaded heavy in strong revolvers like Ruger’s full-size Blackhawk and...
Read Full Article Jeff "Tank" Hoover
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.
Read Full Article Jeff "Tank" Hoover
Custer’s Last Stand, And...

June 25-26, 2020 marked the 144th anniversary of the Battle of the Little Bighorn, also known as Custer’s Last Stand. It was a bad omen of things to come...
Read Full Article Dave Workman
Galco Wrangler Holster & Belt

With so many Wranglers wandering around, Galco saw an opportunity to provide a traditional rig to pair with the wheelgun, including a Western-style holster...
Read Full Article Jeff "Tank" Hoover
Practice & Defend With Federal

As a cast-bullet shooter for more than 30 years, I’ve found myself shooting nothing but powder coated loads in recent years.
Read Full Article Jeff "Tank" Hoover
Civil Unrest Fuels Gun Sales

When it was revealed gun sales in May were up 80% over the same month in 2019 by Small Arms Analytics & Forecasting, the protests-turn-riots in several...
Read Full Article Dave Workman
Streamlight Stylus PRO USB...

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.
Read Full Article Tom McHale
Most-Wanted Wheelgun...

While revolvers may be simpler in design than most semi-auto handguns, every gun needs accessories. From holsters to speedloaders, sights to ammunition, we...
Read Full Article Joe Kriz
Something in the Chicago...

Apparently not content with the number of people dying from COVID-19 in Cook County, Ill., which encompasses Chicago, the city’s thug element has...
Read Full Article Dave Workman
DIY Bullshooter Stocks

There’s no easier way to dress up your sixgun than putting on fancy stocks. A proper grip is the foundation to good shooting and doing the work yourself...
Read Full Article Jeff "Tank" Hoover
POF-USA Rebel .22 Pistol

Throughout history, change has often been the byproduct of rebellion. And though change can be challenging, it can also be revolutionary.
Read Full Article Jeff "Tank" Hoover
SofHold American Patriot...

Do you do anything unusual like sit at a desk, drive a car, or sleep in a bed? If so, check out this magnetic holster from SofHold.
Read Full Article Tom McHale
Father's Day Gift Guide

As a certified Dad myself, I feel qualified to offer some insight into what might get your favorite dad’s attention this Father’s Day. Whether he’s a...
Read Full Article Roy Huntington
New Zealand’s Gun...

While New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and her anti-gun Parliament colleagues may be wearing frowns and scratching their heads, us Yank gun owners...
Read Full Article Dave Workman
True North Concepts...

How you carry a pistol, and the holster in which you carry it, are paramount to your security and peace of mind.
Read Full Article Jeff "Tank" Hoover
Revolver Holster Roundup

Finding a quality holster can be overwhelming, so we rounded up 10 new revolver holsters for 2020 that offer a variety of carry options for popular models...
Read Full Article Joe Kriz
A Busy Week in April

If gun enthusiasts were making a film, this past April had the makings of a horror movie for Everytown for Gun Safety and other gun prohibition groups as...
Read Full Article Dave Workman
Basic Turbo-Charged .45...

When loaded heavy and fired in strong guns like the Ruger Blackhawk and Redhawk, the .45 Colt is one tough hombre.
Read Full Article Jeff "Tank" Hoover
Nighthawk Tactical Ready...

Hearing the name Nighthawk Custom will instantly have one thinking of top-tier custom guns built by one of the most respected manufacturers in the industry.
Read Full Article Jeff "Tank" Hoover
On-Duty Law Enforcement...

According to a new FBI report titled Law Enforcement Officers Killed and Assaulted, 2019, 89 law enforcement officers were killed in the line of duty last...
Read Full Article Dave Workman
Grizzly Cartridge Goes Cowboy

Yahoo! Strap on your spurs, adjust your ten-gallon hat and grab your favorite thumb-buster, hog leg or horse pistol and head into town to give a sixgun...
Read Full Article Jeff "Tank" Hoover
Hidden Victory in Tossed...

Three weeks ago, when the U.S. Supreme Court dismissed a challenge by the New York State Rifle & Pistol Association to a now-defunct New York City ordinance...
Read Full Article Dave Workman
Lee Precision APP Is A Winner

My shrewd farmer family roots are obviously displayed by appreciating a bargain for what it’s worth.
Read Full Article Jeff "Tank" Hoover
Wilson Combat WCP320

Known for their high-performance 1911 pistols, tactical long guns and accessories, Wilson Combat has something new to satisfy shooters yearning for a...
Read Full Article Jeff "Tank" Hoover
Gun Maintenance Essentials

I picked up a Lyman Essential Gun Maintenance Mat. This arrived in my designated gun cleaning and maintenance room
Read Full Article Tom McHale
Norma MHP Ammunition -...

The folks at Norma have been busy in the secret ammo lab. I've always admired their rifle and rimfire offerings, but haven't followed developments in the...
Read Full Article Tom McHale
Norma Hexagon Match Ammo -...

If it looks like a hollow-point, is shaped like a hollow-point, and has a hole in the front end, is it always a hollow-point? Not necessarily.
Read Full Article Tom McHale
New Data for Self-Defense...

Located just one click away — wait, don’t go just yet! — there’s a new website loaded with information on the defensive use of firearms by...
Read Full Article Dave Workman
FN 503 Slim Pistol

In 2017, the firearms industry was taken by storm by the U.S. Army’s Modular Handgun System (MHS) program. One of the many handguns to come out of the...
Read Full Article Jeff "Tank" Hoover
Top 10 Revolver Manufacturers

In 2018, a total of 664,835 revolvers were produced — 99.8% by 10 firearm manufacturers. We review the ATF Annual Firearms Manufacturing and Export Report...
Read Full Article Joe Kriz
Crime Surge May Follow...

Give it to Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva, who candidly worried —after announcing the county jail had released more than 4,200 inmates to...
Read Full Article Dave Workman
When Spring Has Sprung

Whoever invented the coiled, tempered spring was devious indeed. When it comes to guns, springs cause more frustration than any gun part.
Read Full Article Jeff "Tank" Hoover
CZ-USA Shadow 2 SA

Most gun owners argue — it’s what we do. Just ask a group of shooters what the most important characteristic of a handgun is and watch the opinions...
Read Full Article Jeff "Tank" Hoover
Coronavirus Captivity

Being on lockdown due to a pandemic can be as unpleasant as one cares to make it, but for the handgunner with several firearms in need of attention, this is...
Read Full Article Dave Workman
Gunnysack: SIG SAUER...

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.
Read Full Article Tom McHale
Gunnysack: Lyman Accusight

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...
Read Full Article Tom McHale
Gunnysack: Meprolight...

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,...
Read Full Article Roy Huntington
Gunnysack: Hi Viz Sights

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.
Read Full Article Roy Huntington
Close Look: Targets,...

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

Are you a new shooter? If you’re already experienced, how about getting busy and recruiting a beginner?
Read Full Article Tom McHale
Living with a Gun writer

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.
Read Full Article Cindy Hagel
Gathering of Gun Geezers

An oral history of both sport and self-defense development over a period spanning nearly half a century.
Read Full Article Massad Ayoob
10 Great Defense Loads

What’s needed to make a handgun round particularly well-suited for defensive purposes? The answer to that question varies between law enforcement and...
Read Full Article Eric Conn
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...
Read Full Article Brad Miller
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.
Read Full Article Tiger McKee
Speer Gold Dot CarryGun

CarryGun is optimized to perform in compact and subcompact pistols — those most popular for concealed carry. No easy task but here's why it works ...
Read Full Article Jeff "Tank" Hoover
Don’t Fall Victim to...

Liberals lie. That’s just what they do, because nothing about their truth is appealing. But when people on our side use lies to sell products or services...
Read Full Article David Freeman
America’s Real Birthday

Considering the current state of affairs with extended Coronavirus shutdowns and social distancing, it’s likely we won’t be celebrating the birth of our...
Read Full Article Dave Workman
New Gun Buyers Experience...

When thousands of heretofore non-gun owners, including a fair number of liberal gun control supporters, found themselves facing an uncertain future due to...
Read Full Article Dave Workman
Holosun HE509T-RD

The act of establishing proper sight alignment is easier said than done, especially for "seasoned" eyes or those with vision imperfections. That's where red...
Read Full Article Jeff "Tank" Hoover
Of Crocodiles & Sharks

“I’m not sticking my head in the sand, I take all the precautions — wash my hands, keep a distance from others — but I’ll be damned if I’m going...
Read Full Article Jeff "Tank" Hoover
Don’t Tread on Us

A couple of weeks ago, while several state governors shut down their jurisdictions in an effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19, a few even attempted to...
Read Full Article Dave Workman
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,...
Read Full Article Sam Fadala
Walther Q5 Match SF Black Tie

Firearm technology has advanced beyond John Moses Browning’s wildest dreams, but it’s human nature to long for the past and time when guns relied more...
Read Full Article Jeff "Tank" Hoover
Guns, Ammo & Toilet Paper

It’s never been clear why so many people who panicked over the spread of COVID-19 — aka coronavirus — rushed to grocery stores to buy all the paper...
Read Full Article Dave Workman
Survival Kit Essentials

If you ask Google for survival kit content lists, it’ll come up with well over 80 million hits. Most of the lists are nearly identical. Almost all of them...
Read Full Article Jim Cobb
Galco FasTrax PAC Elite...

As much as we’d like, gunleather and gym shorts just don’t go together — for numerous reasons. Enter Galco and a reimagined fanny pack for everyday carry.
Read Full Article Jeff "Tank" Hoover
Retro Revolver Ads, 1976-1977

What better way to spend our time while quarantined than dusting off our magazine archive, flipping through the yellowed pages and reminiscing on classic...
Read Full Article Joe Kriz
9 Reasons to Love the New...

A favorite of military, law enforcement and civilian gun owners since its introduction in 2014, Heckler & Koch has upgraded the popular VP9 with new...
Read Full Article Joe Kriz
At Least We Know How Joe Feels

From the moment Joe Biden he was putting anti-gunner and former Congressman Robert Francis “Beto” O’Rourke in as point man on his firearm policy, it...
Read Full Article Dave Workman
SCCY DVG-1

SCCY has been a trailblazer in the subcompact sidearm arena, giving us the .380 ACP and 9mm polymer-framed, hammer-fired CPX series. At the request of many...
Read Full Article Jeff "Tank" Hoover
Hydrate Or Die!

Water, H2O — the universal solvent — the elixir of life. It makes up about 3/4 of your body mass and roughly the same percentage of the planet is...
Read Full Article Will Dabbs, MD
Good Eatin’ In Bad Times

The tactics and gear needed from one survival situation to another may vary greatly. After all, a long-term, widespread power outage in suburbia calls for...
Read Full Article Mark Kakkuri
Ammunition, Predators and...

Hearing about a new ammo introduction is something of an occupational hazard, so when something comes along that is intriguing, it’s good to take a closer...
Read Full Article Dave Workman
Beretta 92X Performance

To the average non-shooting citizen — yes, they exist — a gun is a gun is a gun. Sheesh! How can anyone have such an opaque opinion towards one of the...
Read Full Article Jeff "Tank" Hoover
You've Stored The Grain

You will not rise to the occasion — you will default to the highest level of training you have mastered. Skills are needed in a survival situation.
Read Full Article Jacob Herman
Urban Survival

When the subject of survival comes up, people often spend their time discussing how to survive huge natural disasters or long periods alone in the wilderness.
Read Full Article John Higgs
Prepping For Apartment...

Thanks to some of the sensationalistic “reality” shows aired in recent years, the word “prepper” often conjures up visions of eccentric...
Read Full Article Michael Janich
Real-World Home Defense

Because we live in the age of the internet and a 24-hour news cycle, local news can go national quickly. Police shootings, home invasion robberies and...
Read Full Article Robert Kolesar
Beating Apocalyptic...

The past two-plus weeks we’ve been bombarded, befuddled and bamboozled with the latest “End of the World” scenario. The culprit? Mass hysteria caused...
Read Full Article Jeff "Tank" Hoover
Raising Chickens For Survival

Much time and energy is focused on guns, tools, shelter and such in case of an emergency or survival situation. And that’s all fine — you should be...
Read Full Article Jim Mace
If It Ain’t broke,...

A .41-caliber 210-grain Hornady XTP bullet launched by 19.8 grains of H110 propellant from a 10-inch barrel strokes along at 1,465 fps, according to...
Read Full Article Dave Workman
BREAKING NEWS: NRA Annual...

The National Rifle Association announced late Thursday that it has cancelled the 149th annual members meetings and exhibits in Nashville that were scheduled...
Read Full Article Dave Workman
Federal Solid Core Ammunition

When it comes to ammunition, make no bones about it: Deep penetration combined with large wound channels is a killing combination.
Read Full Article Jeff "Tank" Hoover
Wilson American Combat...

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,...
Read Full Article Roy Huntington
Buck 108 Compadre Froe

If you spend anytime in the woods or doing chores around the farm or land you quickly realize the value of a good “chopper.”
Read Full Article Roy Huntington
Can Competition and...

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

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.
Read Full Article David Freeman
Let’s Talk About Gatts,...

Not everybody is enamored with striker-fired half-polymer pistols, and to prove it one only needs to check social media for forums and groups, such as...
Read Full Article Dave Workman
Taurus 942 & Defender 856

Since their inception, and later introduction to the U.S. market in 1968, Taurus has led the way in affordable, reliable firearms.
Read Full Article Jeff "Tank" Hoover
America’s Got Talent

As a way of promoting non-Master engravers, Bobby Tyler had an idea. Why not hold a national contest for engravers of non-Master status, offering them a...
Read Full Article Jeff "Tank" Hoover
SIG SAUER P320 XCompact RXP

There’s no doubt about it, military, law enforcement, concealed carriers and gun owners alike love red dots. I sure do! Providing a quick sight-picture,...
Read Full Article Jeff "Tank" Hoover
Gun Rights Groups Sue...

There’s an interesting federal court case unfolding in Illinois in which two gun rights organizations — the Second Amendment Foundation (SAF) and...
Read Full Article Dave Workman
Versacarry Shoulder...

While the majority of handguns nowadays are carried in inside- or outside-the-waistband holsters, there’s no denying shoulder rigs are still a viable...
Read Full Article Jeff "Tank" Hoover
Sights for Sore Eyes, A...

When you’ve got the fever like I do, the search for new gear is never-ending. You know what I’m talking about. We’re obsessed with updating...
Read Full Article Jeff "Tank" Hoover
Laugo Arms Alien Pistol

Every once in a while, a gun comes down the pike that makes us take pause. In the case of the Laugo Arms Alien, it has gun owners in awe as if it had, well,...
Read Full Article Jeff "Tank" Hoover
Lots of Guns and Nobody...

When gun prohibition fanatics get cranked up about more guns translating to more crime and violence, all anybody has to do is point to the recent gun rights...
Read Full Article Dave Workman
New Mossberg MC2c

What’s the first thing to pop into your head when you hear mention of Mossberg?
Read Full Article Jeff "Tank" Hoover
The Gateway Cartridge

According to dictionaries and what I remember from my days in school, a gateway drug is a substance that “while not itself addictive, may lead to the use...
Read Full Article Jeff "Tank" Hoover
The First Engraved Colt Python

An exclusive look at the first engraved new-production Colt Python, beautifully hand scroll-engraved by Dale Bass of Tyler Gun Works.
Read Full Article Joe Kriz
We’ve Got Your Number,...

Perhaps just for the sake of grassroots gun rights activists out there who like to write letters to the editor of their local newspaper, or may have an...
Read Full Article Dave Workman
Smith & Wesson M&P9 Shield EZ

The Smith & Wesson M&P380 Shield EZ was introduced in 2018 amid eye rolls and sighs of “yet another poly-framed, striker-fired pistol.” That is, until...
Read Full Article Jeff "Tank" Hoover
12 New Revolvers Seen at...

Despite the ever-growing market of polymer semi-auto handguns, new revolvers are not only still being produced, but also generating a lot of buzz in 2020....
Read Full Article Joe Kriz
Glock 44 .22 LR Pistol

When word of the GLOCK 44 trickled out, the keyboard commandos dropped their Cheetos bags and fired up their computers, yet again.
Read Full Article Jeff "Tank" Hoover
Record-Setting Year for...

Last year was very busy for the FBI’s National Instant Check System (NICS), setting a new record for the number of checks initiated at a whopping...
Read Full Article Dave Workman
The Lazy Man’s Guide to...

“Show me a lazy man and I’ll show you the easy way of doing something” is how the saying goes. But is it really? Perhaps we sometimes confuse lazy for...
Read Full Article Jeff "Tank" Hoover
Nighthawk Custom Drop-In...

Try not to be too jealous, but I’ve had an early production model of Nighthawk Custom’s hot new honest-to-gosh drop-in trigger system for 1911s, and the...
Read Full Article Roy Huntington
Guns We're Excited to See...

Just days away from the 2020 SHOT Show, we can't help but drool thinking about all the new guns we'll get to shoot, handle and see throughout the week.
Read Full Article Joe Kriz
Five Seconds, 15 Yards,...

By now, every self-styled self-defense expert on social media — and some genuine ones — have had a chance to weigh in on the incident at the West...
Read Full Article Dave Workman
Ruger Custom Shop Super GP100

Priced at workingman wages since their inception over 70 years ago, Ruger has provided us with a slew of rugged and reliable guns.
Read Full Article Jeff "Tank" Hoover
The Dirty Little Secret...

Last year, California enacted a requirement for background checks before purchasing ammunition. In the first four months of the program, the establishment...
Read Full Article Dave Workman
FMG Publications Names Tom...

Popular industry writer Tom McHale joins the FMG Publications team as the new executive editor of American Handgunner magazine.
Read Full Article Handgunner Staff
80 Percent Arms GST-9 Pistol

The nation’s largest manufacturer of 80% lowers and frames, 80 Percent Arms, is proud of their innovative history of providing do-it-yourself frames and...
Read Full Article Jeff "Tank" Hoover
Loaded Fun With 231

I’ll admit, lately I find myself going back to the classics, powder wise. Namely, the Herculean powders: 2400, Unique and Bullseye — which were first...
Read Full Article Jeff "Tank" Hoover
Ruger LCPII .22 LR

If you’re looking for a back-up gun, you’ve found it. If you just want a handy .22 for the trail, your pocket around the farm or to teach kids to shoot,...
Read Full Article Roy Huntington
Looking Like A Million Bucks

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...
Read Full Article David Freeman
CCW Tips: How, When and Why

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...
Read Full Article Sam Fadala
Walther Q5 Conversion Slide

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...
Read Full Article Roy Huntington
Hogue Knives A01-Microswitch

I’m betting you know the Hogue name because they make innovative grips for a huge cross-section of guns.
Read Full Article Roy Huntington
"Old West” Patina on New...

If you read my Insider about putting a classic “Old West” patina on new guns, here’s a bunch of extra photos I had from the process.
Read Full Article Roy Huntington
Happy New Year, but Hold...

We made it through another one, but now things are going to get a lot more interesting. Virginia’s General Assembly is now firmly controlled by anti-gun...
Read Full Article Dave Workman
Ed Brown Fueled Series

Ed Brown Products is proud of their custom-built 1911s — and for good reason. For over 50 years, they’ve set the standard in design and advanced...
Read Full Article Jeff "Tank" Hoover
Streamlight TLR-7 A

From home security to target recognition, flashlights and guns go hand-in-hand. But while some prefer handheld flashlights, other prefer the convenience of...
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Cherished Gifts

Sometimes we receive gifts and don’t realize how special they are until time passes. It’s not that we don’t appreciate them, we just don’t recognize...
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Of All Things Christmas

It was perhaps my 14th birthday — which happens to fall on Christmas — when I was gifted my dad’s .22-caliber revolver, an old double-action...
Read Full Article Dave Workman
Kimber Deploys RAPIDE...

Kimber has added a great new addition to their already stalwart lineup with the RAPIDE (Black Ice).
Read Full Article Jeff "Tank" Hoover
Setting the Record...

In the month since former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, the billionaire anti-gunner, jumped into the Democratic race for president, many news agencies...
Read Full Article Dave Workman
Hornady Handgun Hunter...

I’m fond of repeating friend Dick Thompson’s statement, “You never master a handgun,” because it resonates the hard truth in such simple terms.
Read Full Article Jeff "Tank" Hoover
The Spark to Handload Can...

Both my grandmothers were married to farmers, so you were expected to pitch-in doing the daily chores. Everyone pulled their weight, no matter how young or old.
Read Full Article Jeff "Tank" Hoover
Fighting Back: How...

Hollywood couldn’t make this up: a David v. Goliath drama pitting grassroots gun owners against a billionaire-backed lobbying group, an unfriendly...
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Wilson Combat X-TAC Commander

To refine is “to improve something by making small changes, in particular, make an idea, theory, or method more subtle and accurate.”
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You Asked For It — So We...

It’s only natural the world’s best handgun magazine teamed up with Les Baer Custom to create an exclusive celebration of the classic John Browning 1911...
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Gun Control by the...

Money is the “life’s blood of politics,” a fact that Virginia gun owners — now looking into 2020 bleakly with an anti-gun governor and Democrat...
Read Full Article Dave Workman
Galco Fits For GLOCK 43X/48

GLOCK released their single-stack, 10+1 9mm G43X and G48 models as the solution for a slimmer concealed carry pistol. While both pistols are built on the...
Read Full Article Jeff "Tank" Hoover
Watching Conservation At Work

Our natural resources are a constantly changing dynamic consisting of plants, animals and water. While hunting in Africa, I witnessed first-hand how vital a...
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Former head of Brady...

People attending the “Gun Rights Rally” in Washington, D.C. earlier this month got a bit more than they expected when Dan Gross, former president of the...
Read Full Article Dave Workman
Dan Wesson DWX

A hybrid is defined as combining something from two different elements. When the best of both are combined, a super-hybrid is the result.
Read Full Article Jeff "Tank" Hoover
New 9mm Commander; Reports...

Taurus International recently announced shipments of a new 1911 Commander-size semi-auto pistol chambered for the 9mm and it got the Insider’s attention.
Read Full Article Dave Workman
SIG SAUER ROMEO1PRO

If you’re like me (God help you) the first thing that crosses your mind upon seeing a reflex sight is durability. You ask yourself, “Is this thing going...
Read Full Article Jeff "Tank" Hoover
Motor City Sixgun Fun Run

Heading up the Pennsylvania Turnpike, I set my sights on mi amigo, Doc Barranti’s adobe in Pittsburgh, 3.5 hours away. From there, we head north for 5...
Read Full Article Jeff "Tank" Hoover
A Tribute to the 2.5-inch...

Call it nostalgia, but when my hand reaches around the checkered walnut grip of my Smith & Wesson Model 19 revolver chambered for the potent .357 Magnum,
Read Full Article Dave Workman
Taurus Raging Hunter .454...

As my buddy Dick Thompson candidly says, “You never master a handgun.” Shooting is a diminishing skill unless you keep chasing it. To maintain upmost...
Read Full Article Jeff "Tank" Hoover
Chinook: Officer Response...

I’m a retired cop and from personal experience I can tell you the ability to stop critical bleeding fast saves lives.
Read Full Article Roy Huntington
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.
Read Full Article Roy Huntington
The Extreme Danger of Squibs

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
Read Full Article Brad Miller
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...
Read Full Article Mike Wood
With election one year...

You’ve got to love the New York Times, because when they’re playing to their core readership, they occasionally — albeit unintentionally — provide...
Read Full Article Dave Workman
Galco StukOn-U Pocket Holster

Great American Leather Company, better known as Galco, has been a leader and innovator in the industry for 45 years making classic leather and more modern...
Read Full Article Jeff "Tank" Hoover
Finding A Golden Goose...

By golly, there’s nothing more I love than cast lead bullets! Their tradition, history and performance turn my insides all warm and gooey, just like the...
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Are you packin’?

“Gun control” advocates are avoiding this like an ugly dog: The Crime Prevention Research Center (CPRC) recently released its 2019 update on concealed...
Read Full Article Dave Workman
Black Collar Arms Pork...

As a cop, you quickly learn if it walks like a duck and quacks like a duck, it’s probably a duck! Conversely as a gun writer, if looks like a rifle and...
Read Full Article Jeff "Tank" Hoover
Violent crime, gun...

Earlier this month, Insider Online got hold of the FBI Uniform Crime Report for 2018, and among the revelations is the slight decline in firearm-related...
Read Full Article Dave Workman
Viridian E Series Laser...

Following the release of the new Springfield Armory Hellcat, Viridian Weapon Technologies is hot on its heels with an Essential (E Series) Red Laser Sight...
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It Started with an Invitation

This past spring (March 12th, to be exact) I received a rather surprising email. It was from our own John Sheehan, field editor of our sister publication,...
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Meet Robyn Sandoval, a...

It’s not a “new” story; so many others have told similar stories before, had the same experiences and something of an epiphany about guns. But, in...
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Dan Wesson 1911 Wraith

As suppressors are fast becoming a popular accessory, it’s no wonder manufacturers are turning out guns with threaded barrels to accommodate their use.
Read Full Article Jeff "Tank" Hoover
And the Survey Says…...

Recent surveys show an overwhelming majority of Americans support background checks for all firearm transactions.
Read Full Article Dave Workman
Walther PPQ Q5 Match...

Funny things happen when a manufacturer releases a good gun — everyone wants one, and now! Those who previously purchased an earlier model may feel...
Read Full Article Jeff "Tank" Hoover
Mindset Matters Most

Our brain is our most vital asset in every endeavor we do. The decisions we make are carefully calculated as the positives and negatives of our actions, or...
Read Full Article Jeff "Tank" Hoover
Doing guns by the numbers

An article published by the Washington Examiner should serve as a reminder for anybody campaigning to further restrict gun ownership in the United States:...
Read Full Article Dave Workman
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...
Read Full Article Dave Workman
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...
Read Full Article Shari LeGate
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
Read Full Article Dave Workman
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...
Read Full Article Jeff "Tank" Hoover
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...
Read Full Article Roy Huntington
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...
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Team Tactics class at...

“A journey of discovery…teaching married couples a simple yet highly effec-tive communication technique…to grow in their marriage through open and...
Read Full Article Greg Moats
Preferences, Opinions and...

The advice you get when trying to choose a new gun may come from a father, brother, sister, uncle, cousin, co-worker, magazine article, online forum, or...
Read Full Article David Freeman
Majority of gun owners...

A recent Rasmussen survey confirmed what gun owners have known for a long time: A majority of armed citizens (58%) feel safer because they have a firearm in...
Read Full Article Dave Workman
Streamlight TL-Racker

It’s 3:00 a.m. and you hear the front door opening. Jumping out of bed, you grab your Remington 870 with the TL-Racker forearm from the closet and head...
Read Full Article Jeff "Tank" Hoover
.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...
Read Full Article Dave Workman
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...
Read Full Article Jeff "Tank" Hoover
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...
Read Full Article Jeff "Tank" Hoover
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...
Read Full Article Mike "Duke" Venturino
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...
Read Full Article Dave Workman
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...
Read Full Article Dave Workman
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...

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, but the fact I...
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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...

Read Full Article Dave Workman
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...
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.
Read Full Article Dave Workman
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: A...

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 9mm...
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
HiViZ H3 Tritium/Fiber...

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...

Ruger’s cool new SR1911 Competition Pistol is our cover gun for the July/Aug 2019 issue of Handgunner. All well and good, and frankly, I’m looking...
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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....
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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...
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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!...
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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....
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Nate Squared (N82)...

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...
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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...

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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...

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Affordable Carry Methods

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.
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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...
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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...
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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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Roy's Daily Carry Gear

“What do we carry?” feature in Handgunner. In looking back, I wasn’t surprised to note my daily carry stuff has changed a bit.
Read Full Article Roy Huntington
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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Crooked-Seated Bullets and...

How important is it to seat the bullet perfectly strait in the case? What if the bullet is seated crooked? Does this affect accuracy?
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!”
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...

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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...
Read Full Article Roy Huntington
Black Rain Ordnance .458...

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
Springfield Armory’s 911 9mm

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
Comp-Tac Evade Holster —...

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
Ruger SR1911 9mm...

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
Springfield Armory’s...

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
Lipsey’s Lightweight...

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...
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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...
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Black Aces Tactical Glock...

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
Gun Grip N.C. Ordnance

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...
Read Full Article Kat Ainsworth
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...
Read Full Article Bob Butler
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...
Read Full Article George Kontis
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...
Read Full Article Brad Miller
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...
Read Full Article John Higgs
SAAMI 90 Years and Counting

The year 2016 marked the 90th anniversary of the Sporting Arms and Ammunition Manufacturers’ Institute, known to most shooters and reloaders simply as...
Read Full Article R.G. Bimson
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...
Read Full Article David Freeman
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...
Read Full Article Will Dabbs, MD
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
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
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...
Read Full Article Dave Workman
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
Kimber EVO SP (CS)

Who doesn’t love a custom gun? Customs scream, “Hey! Look at me! I’m special and different from rest!”
Read Full Article Jeff "Tank" Hoover
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
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
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
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
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
Ruger SR1911 9mm...

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
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
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
Comp-Tac Evade Holster —...

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....
Read Full Article Jeff "Tank" Hoover
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
Black Rain Ordnance .458...

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
Springfield Armory’s...

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
Century Arms Draco NAK-9...

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...
Read Full Article Jeff "Tank" Hoover
S&W M&P M2.0 3.6" Compact 9mm

We feel ripped off whenever manufacturers reduce their products. I’ve watched toilet paper magically shrink every time I perform a hot tactical reload....
Read Full Article Jeff "Tank" Hoover
FN 509 Tactical 9mm Pistol

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...
Read Full Article Will Dabbs, MD
SIG SAUER P365 9mm...

What gun would you carry with enough firepower to keep your family and yourself safe from a menagerie of threats?
Read Full Article Jeff "Tank" Hoover
Springfield Professional...

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...
Read Full Article Michael Humphries
3 Skinny Holsters for 1...

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...
Read Full Article Mark Kakkuri
GrovTec Multi Fit Holsters

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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One 1911, Two Holsters,...

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...
Read Full Article Jeff "Tank" Hoover
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...
Read Full Article Jeremy Clough
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...
Read Full Article Mark Kakkuri
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...
Read Full Article John J McCarthy Jr.
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...
Read Full Article David Freeman
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...
Read Full Article Aimee Grant
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....
Read Full Article Brad Miller
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...
Read Full Article Todd Burgreen
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...
Read Full Article Wayne van Zwoll
Barranti Swift Cover...

“Doc” Barranti of Barranti Leather Co. has more ideas buzzing around his noggin than a large beehive. This latest honey of an idea is a vest he calls...
Read Full Article Jeff "Tank" Hoover
HiViZ H3 Tritium/Fiber...

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,...
Read Full Article Jeff "Tank" Hoover
Springfield Armory’s 911 9mm

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
Maxpedition Riftpoint...

In today’s nomadic society, carrying our daily essentials is paramount to our safety and success. Sure, our fathers carried spiffy briefcases, but how...
Read Full Article Jeff "Tank" Hoover
Grizzly Cartridge New .45...

Recently, Grizzly Cartridge released a new thumper in the form of a 335-grain WLNGC, or for the uninitiated, Wide Long-Nose, Gas Check slug.
Read Full Article Jeff "Tank" Hoover
Armory Racks Magnet Hangers

Sometimes the most impressive invention can be deceptively simple, a solution to a problem a lot of people have but few have addressed. Those of us with gun...
Read Full Article Michael Humphries
Springfield Armory’s...

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
Comp-Tac Evade Holster —...

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....
Read Full Article Jeff "Tank" Hoover
BLACKHAWK! M-Boss...

The gun gurus at BLACKHAWK! have been busy. Never ones to rest on their laurels, they are constantly innovating, renovating and designing new gear to keep...
Read Full Article Jeff "Tank" Hoover
Ruger GP100 Wiley Clapp...

Those dastardly demons at Ruger’s R&D (Research & Development) are at it again. Just when we think we have any semblance of catching up with their latest...
Read Full Article Jeff "Tank" Hoover
Tenicor Velo AIWB Holster

Velo is a Latin verb meaning to hide, conceal or cover … everything we want while carrying a pistol. With Tenicor’s Velo AIWB holster, it’s a snap —...
Read Full Article Jeff "Tank" Hoover
SCCY CPX-3 Affordable .380...

Say what you want about compact pistols, their greatest asset is size — or lack of it. Packing these pistols is surely easier than carrying a full-size...
Read Full Article Jeff "Tank" Hoover
Black Aces Tactical Glock...

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
S&W M&P M2.0 3.6" Compact 9mm

We feel ripped off whenever manufacturers reduce their products. I’ve watched toilet paper magically shrink every time I perform a hot tactical reload....
Read Full Article Jeff "Tank" Hoover
Panteao Productions …The...

As a cop, I knew the value of good training and fortunately, my department supplied it. During those pucker factor moments, your body’s dumping mega doses...
Read Full Article Jeff "Tank" Hoover
Radetec’s Radical Round...

There’s no question about it, we are an electronically obsessed society who love being entertained by battery operated gizmos and gadgets. Batteries bring...
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Toor Knives

Cameron and Connor Toor were always fascinated with knives as kids. They built a forge in their backyard and made a go of handcrafting knives the way they...