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Thursday, October 28, 2021

The Future Of Colt

By Mark Keefe, American Rifleman It is the most iconic name in American firearms. It may not be the oldest American gun company—that honor belongs to Remington—but Colt is more than just a factory that makes guns. It is intertwined with the fabric of American society. After all, it was Samuel Colt who introduced the world to…

Gun Test: Kimber K6s DASA 4″ Combat Revolver

Kimber America is commonly credited as making some of the finest production M1911 handguns and bolt-action rifles on the market. But, in 2016, the company decided to branch out into a completely new arena—revolvers. That initial product, the compact K6s, was an instant success on the concealed carry market, but it left the consumer wanting a…

Sen. Dianne Feinstein Introduces Legislation To Ban So Called Assault Weapons

Democratic California Sen. Dianne Feinstein and other Democrats introduced an Assault Weapons Ban on Thursday that would ban more than 200 weapons. The U.S. had an assault weapons ban between 1994-2004. A study conducted in 1997 found that the ban “can have only a limited effect on total gun murders, because the banned guns were…

CCW Weekend: Physics, Ballistics And The Birdshot Myth

The humble shotgun suffers from an absolute deluge of myths, misconceptions, lies, and outright hogwash to a degree unmatched by the myths, misconceptions, lies and outright balderdash pertaining to other firearm types. One of the worst of these tropes that never seems to die is one of stacking one or two shells of non-lethal (or…

Early Numbers Show COVID Caution Not Slowing Hunters Down

By Larry Keane Autumn hunting seasons are fast approaching and if early numbers on hunting license sales are any indication, the coronavirus pandemic isn’t keeping America’s outdoorsmen and women from planning to visit their camps, stands and fields. Beginning in March and April earlier this year, COVID-19 spread across America and has led to a…

CCW Weekend: Inexpensive Practical Shooting Targets For Serious Training

August 08, 2020 1:30 PM ET By Sam Hoober, Alien Gear Holsters If you read the gun magazines and the good gun blogs (hopefully that includes this one…har har har) and watch stuff on YouTube, you’ll notice that the targets people tend to use are often kind of expensive. Steel targets aren’t cheap, either in-store or…

Gun Test: EAA Girsan MC312

The inertia system is nothing new, as it was first developed by and used in Danish gunsmith Carl Sjörgren’s Normal shotgun in 1903, the same year John M. Browning’s Automatic-5 hit the market. In function it’s a simple system with few parts. When the gun is fired, it begins to move rearward; within the bolt…

India Retires Its Last Lee-Enfields

February 07, 2020 5:39 PM ET By Mark Keefe, American Rifleman How does a service life of more than a century sound? The Short, Magazine Lee-Enfield rifle chambered in .303 British went into service in 1904. And they have been in continuous use in India, first as a British colony and then after independence in 1947, ever…

Gun Test: Smith & Wesson M&P9 Shield EZ

“That’s great, but when will you have a 9 mm?” If not discounted out of hand, that was one of two likely responses to the Smith & Wesson M&P380 Shield EZ chambered in .380 ACP. The other was, “I’ll take it.” This gun in its .380 guise represented a solution to what many gun company executives didn’t…

Gun Test: Taurus Raging Hunter

Once a rarity, pistols with optics have become commonplace in both the sport shooting and defensive carry realms. Out in the field, hunting with a handgun has been popular ever since sportsmen first realized that dragging a rifle through dense woods wasn’t always necessary in situations where most shots are taken within 50 yds. Naturally,…
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