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Power On The Cheap: Best Affordable 10mm 1911 Options

The 10mm 1911 typically commands a king's ransom, but not the five we hunted out.
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Audio: Massad Ayoob On Kenosha, Wisc. And Lethal-Force

Straight from the horse's mouth. Massad Ayoob dissects the recent police and civilian involved lethal-force events in Kenosha, Wisc.
This 6.5 PRC achieved a 60-percent hit rate on a 24-inch plate at 1,800 yards in 25-mph wind.

Upgrading And Customizing The Tikka T3 And T3x

The Tikka T3 and T3x aren't only budget-friendly, top-performers. The Finnish rifles are also easily customized to excel in any endeavor.
A WWI-period Mauser 9mm in military trim. From the Herman Gunter IV collection.

Why The Mauser C96 “Broomhandle” Still Looms Large

The landmark Mauser C96 design changed things in a dimension far beyond the world of the pistol and still looms large in the mind today.
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First Look: The Escort .22 LR Bolt-Action Rifle

Priced right and solidly made, the Escort .22 LR has you covered whether you're taking aim at small game or the bullseye.
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Ruger Bisley: Battle Of .45 Colt And .44 Mag Custom Builds

The “opposite but equal” custom Ruger Bisley build: a .44 Rem. Mag and a .45 Colt. Which one of these beautiful brutes comes out on top?
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5 Best AR-10 Options You Can Actually Afford

The AR-10 is many things, cheap isn't usually one of them. But we dig up the best AR-10 choices that won't put you in the poorhouse.
5 Shot Leather’s LFA-1 holster the author had made for his Novak HRT Hi Power.

Going Old School: Carrying The Browning Hi Power

The world is not yet all polymer. Classics, such as the Browning Hi Power, have tried and true place in concealed carry. There was a...
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5 Lost Secrets Of The Combat Handgun

Massad Ayoob gives you five key secrets essential for proper handgun control when faced with a violent attacker. Power stance, high hand, crush grip and front sight, smooth roll. Recover these lost secrets and watch your combat handgun skill increase.
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The Supreme Versatility Of The Blaser R8 Ultimate

One gun to do it all? The Blaser R8 Ultimate switch-barrel, straight-pull rifle might not cover every base, but it gets pretty darn close.
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Christensen Arms’ Ultralight CA9MM 9mm Carbine/Pistol

Boasting Christensen Arms carbon-fiber wrapped barrel, the pistol-caliber carbine/pistol CA9MM lightens up the already nimble AR-15 configurations.
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.380 Vs 9mm: Reasons To Consider The Small ‘Nine’

Yes, there is still a .380 vs 9mm debate and some very good reasons to still consider the smaller option to keep you covered.
In a competition, you must play by the rules or lose. In a fight, there are no rules, and the winner is often the person who has the proper mindset and exercises the best tactics.

Competition Shooting Vs Defensive Training

Competition Shooting and defensive training may seem similar. However, winning a shooting match and a real-world gunfight are not—and never will be—the same thing.
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Quiet Advantage: Best AR-15 Suppressor Options (2020)

Looking to keep a lid on your black rifle, here are some of the best AR-15 suppressor choices around.
1911 triggers come in short, medium or long. The medium trigger on the R1 UltraLight Executive seems to fit the hands of many shooters.

Self Defense: When A Trigger Upgrade Becomes A “Hair Trigger”

Is a trigger upgrade on you self-defense handgun worth it? Not when politically motivated prosecutors are likely to twist it into the mythical "hair trigger".
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Vang Comp Systems Retro Remington 870 Tactical Upgrade

Surprisingly simple and incredibly impactful, A full tactical upgrade brings a 1960s Remington 870 up to today’s standards.
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