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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...

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What I Carry: Mike’s...

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

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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...
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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....
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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...

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Exclusive: HiViZ H3...

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

The Gun — and the Challenge …

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

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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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Exclusive: Ed Brown EVO-KC9

Ed Brown Products arguably make one of the finest 1911’s on the market. Don’t think so? Then you’ve probably never had the privilege of shooting one!...
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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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Exclusive: Nate Squared...

How you strap your shooter on is as personal as the type of underwear you wear, and … how often you choose to change them. Like our bloomers, comfort and...
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Exclusive: Affordable...

I just turned 69, have been hunting and shooting for 62 of my 69 years, but never held, fired or owned a semi-auto handgun until approximately 10 years ago....
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Exclusive: Crooked-Seated...

How important is it to seat the bullet perfectly strait in the case? What if the bullet is seated crooked? Does this affect accuracy? Common sense says it...
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Exclusive: 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...
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Exclusive: Springfield...

If you’re serious about concealed carry, and we know you are, Springfield Armory has just the gun! Called the 911, this miniaturized model of the classic...
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Exclusive: Laser Rifles...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Crimson Trace S&W Shield...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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