Shooting Illustrated

From concealed carry and home defense to gun mods and tactical training, Shooting Illustrated is loaded with expert information on the subjects today’s shooters care about most.

First Look: SOG Bulwark Knife

An everyday carry blade created in conjunction with master knife designer Mikkel Willumsen.

What Are Witness Marks?

I just became the proud owner of a single-shot pistol I found at the local gun shop. I intend to use it for target practice and maybe even hunting once I get good enough.

First Look: Next Level Armament 6mm ARC AR-15

Available with a Helix 6 carbon fiber barrel in three different lengths.

Shot Control

Stability translates into better shot placement and faster follow up shots.

First Look: Rosco Manufacturing K9 16-inch AR-15 Barrel

Built with a continuous taper and an intermediate length gas system.

The Tempest Drill

Word to the wise: This exercise is not for the inexperienced shooter or for those who have yet to cultivate those essential, comprehensive, ambidextrous-shooting skills.

I Carry: Smith & Wesson M&P9 M2.0 Compact Pistol in a Tulster Holster

In this week's episode of "I Carry," we have a Smith & Wesson M&P9 M2.0 pistol carried in a Tulster Profile+ holster along with a C&H Precision Weapons Comp red-dot sight.

First Look: X-Vision Optics Thermal Scopes

Three new models to fit a variety of price points and needs.

First Look: Versacarry OWB Holster for The Taurus Judge

A leather belt holster that includes a built-in retention screw. 

In Memoriam: Melvin Forbes

An iconic gunmaker and the founder of Ultra Light Arms.

Tactical … Hunting?

Think hunting and defensive practice are worlds apart? They’re closer than you think.

Review: Galco Miami Classic Shoulder Holster

Don't overlook the advantages of a shoulder rig when it comes to choosing a concealed carry holster.

Red Dots Vs. Prism Sights

Similar missions with very different internals.

First Look: Streamlight Protac 2AA Tactical Light

Uses either a rechargeable battery or two AA batteries.

First Look: New Revolvers From Colt

Two new .357 Mag. wheelguns and a thumper in .44 Mag.

Brownells Celebrates 85 Years of History

What began in a gas station is now a leader in the firearms industry.

Can Shooting Clays Improve Your Defensive Shotgun Skills?

Break out of your comfort zone and break some clays.

First Look: Beretta A300 Ultima Patrol Realtree Blue

A popular tactical shotgun gets a limited edition makeover.

First Look: Zero Tech 5-30x56mm Rifle Scope

Available with two different first-focal-plane reticles.


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