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The Concealed-Carry Revolver: Is It Still Relevant?

The Concealed-Carry Revolver: Is It Still Relevant?

For no really good reason, there seems to be an attitude among prospective handgun buyers that holds the revolver in low esteem. In a majority of jurisdictions, Americans are legally permitted to carry firearms for personal defense and have long gravitated to the small, light, short-barreled revolver to play this role. Read More

Davidson's Exclusive TriStar Setter Lightweight

Davidson's Exclusive TriStar Setter Lightweight

The TriStar Setter Lightweight (Item# 98655) is a 12 gauge shotgun with 28" barrels. It features a Walnut stock, brass bead sight, and single selective trigger. It weighs in almost a full pound lighter than the standard Setter, a difference you are sure to notice after miles in the upland fields. The shotgun ships with 5 different Mobil Style choke tubes. Read More

The Henry Axe Delivers Outsized Performance In A Compact Package

The Henry Axe Delivers Outsized Performance In A Compact Package

The Henry Axe .410 is a non-Class 3/NFA package for home protection, pest control, or "just for fun." It's small enough to store just about anywhere and large enough to be very manageable. Features include a removable choke, side loading gate, and sling swivel studs for even more portability. Read More.

No Limits

No Limits

Any hunt. Any range. Go farther with Federal Premium® Terminal Ascent™. Match accuracy at extreme range. Bonded construction for deep, straight-line penetration. Consistent expansion where other bullets fail. It all comes together in the best hunting rifle round ever made. Period. Read More

Field Tested: Savage 110 Precision Rifle

Field Tested: Savage 110 Precision Rifle

Savage's long 110 action has been available to American shooters for more than six decades, and 110-based rifles have taken on many configurations in the past to suit the needs of today's enthusiast. Read More

The Military Model 70: A Forgotten Sniper Rifle

The Military Model 70: A Forgotten Sniper Rifle

One of the perennially popular Winchester firearms of the 20th century is the Model 70 bolt-action rifle. Introduced in 1936 as an improvement on the Model 54, the Model 70 soon set the standard for commercial bolt-action rifles. Read More.

Review: Ruger Precision Rifle

Review: Ruger Precision Rifle

As Townsend Whelen, former U.S. Army colonel and American Rifleman contributor, was once famously quoted as saying, "Only accurate rifles are interesting." Employing that rubric alone, the Ruger Precision Rifle is a supremely interesting firearm. Read More

NRA Gun of the Week: Tisas 1911A1 US Army

NRA Gun of the Week: Tisas 1911A1 US Army

SDS Imports is delivering to the U.S. firearms market an M1911A1 pistol that is a respectable clone of a classic Browning design priced well below other contemporary reproductions. Read More

The Weaver Stance: Its Origins & Use

The Weaver Stance: Its Origins & Use

Published in 1930, the book carries the single-word title of Shooting. On page 363 is a photograph of the author, one J. H. FitzGerald, shooting a large Colt revolver—with two hands. Fitz was a famous handgunner of the '20s and '30s. A great deal of the book is about the shooters of the day and their techniques. Read More

Pocket Pistol Primer: Mastering Small Self-Defense Guns

Pocket Pistol Primer: Mastering Small Self-Defense Guns

Establishing a bond with a pocket pistol is similar to marriage in a way: You have to be willing to accept compromise. To make any compromise worth the effort, there must be a clear objective. In this case preserving your life is the goal, and pocket pistols... Read More

Guns of Cologne 1945: The American Advance into Germany

Guns of Cologne 1945: The American Advance into Germany

The spring of 1945 was filled with countless stories of triumph and tragedy, and one inescapable fact: the advance of the U.S. Army into the heart of Germany was unstoppable. By March 1, American troops had forced their way through Duren and across the Roer River. Read More

ARTV: The Crossbreed Holsters Story

ARTV: The Crossbreed Holsters Story

This week on American Rifleman TV, we take a closer look at the story of and products made by CrossBreed Holsters in Republic, Mo. The company was founded in 2005 by Mark Craighead and used both Kydex and leather in the construction of its holsters. Read More

Review: Umarex M1A1 Thompson

Review: Umarex M1A1 Thompson

With the success of the MP40 from its Legends line, Umarex released the next logical product—the Legends Thompson M1A1. This faithful reproduction is built with absolute attention to detail and retains nearly every feature of the original, including select-fire capability. Read More

New for 2020: Savage Minimalist Rascal

New for 2020: Savage Minimalist Rascal

Savage Arms announced the addition of a new rifle design to its rimfire lineup in the form of the Minimalist early in 2020, and the response prompted the company to expand even further. Read More

Review: Rock Island VRBP-100

Review: Rock Island VRBP-100

Two trends have taken hold in the tactical shotgun market over the past few years—bullpup layouts and box-fed magazine systems. While neither idea is particularly new, the recent innovation of combining both features into one firearm has led to some interesting shotguns. Read More

This Old Gun: Model 1836 Hall Carbine (Type II)

This Old Gun: Model 1836 Hall Carbine (Type II)

The United States military entered the percussion era pretty early with the 1833 introduction of a caplock, breechloading carbine based on the Model 1819 Hall Flintlock rifle... Read More

New for 2020: Kel-Tec RDB Defender

New for 2020: Kel-Tec RDB Defender

Building off the success of the earlier Rifle Downward-ejecting Bullpup, or RDB, rifle design Kel-Tec unveiled a new variant for 2020, The RDB Defender. The Defender features a blend of the original RDB layout with the lighter weight of the RDB Survival model into one package. Read More

Glock G43: One of 2019's Top Sellers

Glock G43: One of 2019's Top Sellers

Glock introduced its smallest 9 mm pistol roughly five years ago, the G43, and the single stack has proven to be a popular choice for self-defense and concealed carry. Magazine capacity is six, and with it filled the gun weighs only 20.64 ozs.—depending on load. Read More

4 Essential Elements of Self-Defense

4 Essential Elements of Self-Defense

If you say "personal defense" to most people, I expect they would immediately start thinking about guns. I like guns and have made my living for my entire adult life with guns, one way or another. Read More

The Armed Citizen

The Armed Citizen®

Read these amazing stories which highlight accounts of law-abiding gun owners in America using their Second Amendment rights for self-defense. Read More