AR-15 Torture Test Dirt

Debunked: 3 Reasons the AR-15 Isn’t Reliable

The AR-15 isn’t reliable. Just ask the critics. They'll often site three reasons why the AR-15 isn't reliable. They're debunked here. 1) The AR-15 Gas...

Gun Photos: Brutal AR-15 Torture Test

Patrick Sweeney performs a variety of AR-15 tactical gun tests. Can any of them stand up to this brutal AR-15 torture test? Let’s be clear...
full metal jacket 9mm

Massad Ayoob: The Dangers of Over-Penetrating Bullets

One critical rule of firearms safety is that the bullet must stay in its intended backstop. No responsible shooter would go to one of the older indoor shooting ranges that have a warning poster saying “LEAD BULLETS ONLY, JACKETED BULLETS CAN PIERCE BACKSTOP” and then proceed to pump hard-jacketed bullets into that frail backing.
Browning T-Bolt

Wayne van Zwoll: What You Didn’t Know About the .22

Gun Digest contributor Wayne van Zwoll explains why the .22 rifle deserves its place in gun history.
Sidelock by Holland & Holland

Wayne van Zwoll: Thinking Inside The Boxlock

Wayne Van Zwoll examines the double-barrel boxlock and sidelock antique rifles in "The Technical Rifleman."

15 State-of-the-Art Sniper Rifles

If you're in the market for Sniper Rifles, these are the ones you should be looking at. Not all sniper rifles are created equal. With...
Classic Sporting/Hunting Rifles of Gun Digest

Hunting Rifles: New Book Celebrates Iconic Guns

From David Crockett with “Old Betsy” to the mountain men and their Hawkens to the buffalo hunters and their Sharps and Winchester ’73s – these are the hunting rifles that fire the imagination of both hunters and historians. Now, Gun Digest presents a unique compilation of articles celebrating these iconic guns, "Classic Sporting Rifles," written by a “who’s who” of gun writers from the twentieth century.
TC Pro Hunter Predator rifle

Coyote Hunting Guns, Setup No. 8

Thompson/Center's Pro Hunter Predator rifle gets a full camo treatment, perfect for staying concealed from the prying eyes of coyotes--and even better when matched with a camo scope from Nikon.
Ruger Gunsite Scout Rifle

Coyote Hunting Guns, Setup No. 6

Ranchers and others in need of a tool to control burgeoning coyote numbers will love this handy and accurate semi-auto rifle from Ruger, in today's Coyote Guns, Setup No. 6.

Coyote Hunting Guns, Setup No. 1

Baby it's cold outside, and that means it's time to hunt coyotes in all their furry, howling glory. Let's get January's Coyote Gun setups going with a neato-keeno AR-styled pick from DPMS.

AR-15 Review: The Ruger SR556

Patrick Sweeney looks at the Ruger SR556, the company's first AR-15-style carbine. Even a few years ago, this would have been unthinkable.

Keep your AR-15 running like a top

The latest Gun Digest Kit of the Month focuses on the most popular rifle in America. This valuable kit will help you keep your AR-15 running strong

SETPOINT Ammunition – Gourmet Fodder for Your Precision Rifle

Clearing a Double-Feed in an AR-15 – NSSF

Exploring AR-15 Optics Sighting Options

The improvement I like best for the AR-15 is the flat-top upper. It gives you more options for sighting and makes the rifle more scope-friendly. Plus, you can add quick-on-and-off peeps and front sights. Here's a look at AR-15 optics.


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