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Henry Golden Boy Silver Rifle Review

  By Trampas Swanson It is said that “Out of darkness, comes light.” In 1861, dark was certainly the case for the modern US firearms industry. The United States was in the midst of a bloody civil war turning brother against brother in the name of preserving the Union. Cap …

Top Five Elk Rifles

  By Pete Rogers Whenever a sporting writer attempts to make a list of firearms, it opens themselves up to all sorts of ridicule and insults. Occasionally the blind hog finds an acorn and a few readers agree with a portion of what you wrote. Hopefully the latter will be …

Leupold VX-5 HD 2-10x42mm Riflescope Review

  By Guy Sagi Simpler and Better – Leupold’s new VX-5HD 2-10x42mm CDS-ZL2 continues the company’s dedication to innovation internally, but shuns the kind of useless modern-day complication on the user interface that so-often muddies field expediency. It’s a refreshing in a world of technological confusion, and an under-reported subtle …

SOG Kiku Assisted Knife Review

  By Jared Peltz For the readers who caught our review of the Q Series Multi-tools from SOG Tools, you’ll be glad to know they weren’t the only items the Swanson Media Group staff members were able to put their hands on at SHOT SHOW earlier this year from the …

A Ring Of Holsters – Part 1

  By Seth R. Nadel One of the more frequent questions I get about concealed carry is “where is the best place to carry my handgun?”  Since we all come in different shapes, the answer is somewhat unique to each person. Line up a dozen folks, all 6’ and 200 …

LTO Tracker: Field Testing Leupold’s New Thermal Imaging Optic

  By Tony Martins If you’ve ever dreamed about having Superhuman or even “Predator” vision, the LTO-Tracker thermal imager deserves a place on your wish list. It was easy to overlook Leupold’s LTO-Tracker when I ran across it for the first time at the 2017 SHOT Show. Only 5.6 inches …

Knives For Your Hunt

  By Pete Rogers Ask any outdoorsman or woman to make a list of the essentials they carry on every hunt, whether they are hunting squirrels on the back forty, or backpacking into a remote area of the Bob Marshall wilderness. Chances are high that this list will include some …

The “Rise” Challenge for Women

  By Linda M. Gilbertson When you hear the word “rise” you think of the rise of the muzzle of your firearm.  This word also appears in the purchase of pants.  This is particularly important for women as the “rise” of their pants will determine IWB vs. OWB carry. …

SIG M400 Review With Romero 5 And Whiskey 3 Optics

  By Trampas Swanson Over the past decade, the hottest growing firearms platform in the industry has been by far the AR-15. With the recent “assault weapons ban” scare drummed up in the waning years of the Obama administration, production ramped up double time to keep up with panic buying. …