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A Little Gun That Could: The Story of the M11

  By John M. Buol Jr. Being a military sponsored shooting team, most folks with the U.S. Army Reserve Marksmanship Program sport M9s – some more reluctantly than others. Berettas are fine shooting pistols, as accurate and controllable as any quality issue service pistol out there but some people find …

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First Look: SIG Ammunition

  By Trampas Swanson As the firearms industry entered 2016, there seemed to be a growing trend I noticed during the industry only SHOT SHOW in Las Vegas, NV. More and more firearms manufacturers have been stepping outside the realm of just producing firearms and entering into other aspects such …

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Benelli Super Black Eagle II Shotgun Review

  Unparalleled Versatility for any Sportsman’s Arsenal By Nancy Jo Adams A reliable, all-around shotgun is valuable in any sportsman’s arsenal. In my research for the perfect shotgun that was proven for turkey hunting, duck hunting, upland game, and shooting sports, I ran across the Benelli Super Black Eagle II. …

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The Ultimate AR Optic?

  By Guy J. Sagi The modularity and adaptability of today’s AR makes it an attractive target for armchair quarterbacks eager to dispense bank account-draining advice on accessories. Quality optics can have a hefty price tag, but financial pain can be minimized by asking yourself a few serious questions before …

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Italy’s AR: The Beretta AR 70/90

  By John M. Buol Jr. “What a f***in’ cool lookin’ rifle.” Sgt. Chuck Pruitt’s sentiment echoed off the concrete walls of our Camp Stanley storage bunker as we were preparing a number of weapons for an upcoming range session. I looked over at the CIOR (Military Pentathlon) team locker …

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The Guns of the Smoothbore Virtuoso – Part 2

  By Tony Martins, with Patrick Flanigan In Part 1 we defined the Smoothbore Virtuoso as someone who has working knowledge of all kinds of shotguns from modern to vintage, and can handle them all with expertise and personal flair. Shotguns used for training youngsters to wingshoot, as well as …

The Guns of the Smoothbore Virtuoso – Part 1

  By Tony Martins, with Patrick Flanigan In his excellent 2-part series, “The Guns of…” Seth Nadel defined the Pistolero and the Rifle Maestro as persons who are reasonably expert with all kinds of handguns and rifles, adding they “…can turn in a credible performance with any make, model and …

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Ruger American Predator 308 Review: Best Budget Bolt Gun?

  By Kip Staton I first encountered the Ruger American rifles while working for a large firearms retailer in 2012. Immediately upon logging the guns into our system, I noticed something different about them. These guns just didn’t “feel” like the ~$350 dollar price tag suggested they should. The Ruger …

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My Top Five Gun Brands: Guy Sagi

  By Guy J. Sagi Companies invest millions to attract customers and build the kind of brand loyalty to keep them coming back. The firearm industry does it, too, but the approach is slightly different because gun owners aren’t as fad driven as the typical consumer. If we surrender to …