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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 …

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 …

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 …

Gun Storage: Home Options

  By Trampas Swanson With the current state of political and global threats to the United States, firearm sales are at an all-time high. More and more responsible buyers are purchasing firearms for a verity of reasons, whether it’s personal defense, hunting, competition or just to exercise their Second Amendment …

Crimson Trace Laser Sights Improve Confidence and Marksmanship for Concealed Carry

  By Nancy Jo Adams There is a growing popularity in lasers sights for concealed carry handguns as design and technology improve with each unit. Putting a laser sight on a concealed carry is often controversial among those who are proponents of everyday concealed carry. You will find an array …

Grand Garands: Modern M1 Garand Ownership

  A guide to modern ownership of the M1 Garand. By John M. Buol Jr. U.S. Rifle, Caliber .30, M1 was the first practical self loading rifle to be standard issue by a major military power. A product of Springfield Armory’s consulting engineer John Cantius Garand’s genius, the rifle was …

Beretta ARX100 And ARX160: Fraternal Twins

  By Guy J. Sagi Beretta’s ARX 100 and ARX 160 have the sculpted lines racing enthusiasts have come to expect from exotic Italian cars—without the price tag. The latter rimfire’s similarity to the 5.56 NATO version also allows inexpensive practice that accurately reflects centerfire drills, although the siblings have …

Heckler & Koch: Universal Service Pistol

  By Trampas Swanson Perhaps one the most prestigious names in the world today for top quality military, law enforcement and civilian firearms production is the German defense manufacturing company of Heckler & Koch GmbH also known around the world by their initials, HK. Rising from the post WWII ashes …