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Saturday, October 24, 2020

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,…

Gun Test: Dan Wesson Wraith 10mm

October 17, 2019 6:04 PM ET By Jeff Johnston, American Hunter I hate talking about morbid life experiences unless it might help someone avoid them. When I was about 15 years old I had to put down a disease-stricken cow. For some reason—probably because of Hollywood movies of the time—I chose a 9mm handgun. To…

Tips For Buying A Used Shotgun

August 18, 2019 2:33 PM ET By Jeff Johnston, Shooting Illustrated Gun manufacturers aren’t going to love me for writing this, but you don’t have to buy a brand-new shotgun for your home, shop, truck or boat when there are thousands of them in great condition on used-gun racks everywhere. You can pick one up…

Shooting The New Purdey Sporting Clays Gun

By Irwin Greenstein, Shotgun Life Imagine shooting a British sporting-clays gun anointed with Royal Warrants from every reigning monarch since Queen Victoria, up to and including present day. It’s a 12-gauge tour de force that moves to the target with grace and deportment – even on that low chartreuse crosser that blends against the leafy…

Gun Test: E.R. Shaw Mk. X In 6mm Creedmoor

August 08, 2019 6:21 PM ET By John Zent, American Hunter Though E.R. Shaw is a rising star in rifle manufacturing, the company has actually been an industry mainstay for 60 years, operating out of the same modest shop on the outskirts of Pittsburgh all that time. Until recently Shaw focused on custom and OEM barrels for…

Republican Rep Endorses ‘Assault Weapons’ Ban, Mag Restrictions

August 06, 2019 6:07 PM ET Ohio Republican Rep. Mike Turner announced Tuesday that he would support legislation that bans assault weapons and restricts magazine capacity. Turner claims he’s a “strong supporter of the Second Amendment,” but the alleged “carnage” that assault weapons cause is “intolerable.” He also endorses red flag laws, and claims legislation…
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