American Rifleman

NRA’s flagship publication, American Rifleman presents expert coverage of rifles, shotguns, handguns, ammunition, optics and shooting accessories.

Blazing Trails Quietly: The Suppressor-Ready Trailblazer LifeCard

Dimensionally similar to a credit card, the Trailblazer Firearms LifeCard pistol is a folding, single-shot “utility” pistol design chambered for .22 Long Rifle, and now the company has expanded its line-up to include suppressor-ready models.

Review: TriStar American Classic Commander 1911

Whenever an initial design is thought to be near-perfect, modern renditions eventually follow, often garnering a “classic” label.

Review: Magnum Research 'Custom Cowboy' BFR

Built on the Biggest Finest Revolver (BFR) frame from Magnum Research, this over-built wheel gun is soft shooting without sacrificing performance.

Review: Stoeger M3K 3-Gun

Stoeger has built upon the success of its M3000-series of inertia-operated, semi-automatic shotguns to include a feature-rich and competition-capable scattergun wholly designed for the sport of 3-Gun.

Review: Hi-Point YC9 Yeet Cannon

This robust budget blaster is the latest made-in-the-U.S.A. pistol from Hi-Point, an updated offering to fans of the seminal C9 design that’s been over 30 years in the making.

Review: Tisas Stingray Carry

The Stingray Carry from Tisas is an imported 1911-style pistol in 9 mm and has the custom features that are often out of reach for those on a budget

Rifleman Review: Smith & Wesson M&P Shield Plus OR In 30 Super Carry

Smith & Wesson expanded its lineup of M&P Shield Plus handguns to include a model in Federal Ammunition's 30 Super Carry cartridge, which enhances magazine capacity even more.

Building The Bond Arms 'Wasp' .327 Fed. Mag. Pistol

The author turns to the Bond Arms Stinger RS, a slim, potent and affordably priced pistol, to serve as the foundation for creating the "Wasp" chambered for the .327 Fed. Mag. cartridge.

Rifleman Review: Rock River Arms Assurance Carbine

While designed for law-enforcement and government use, the Rock River Arms Assurance Carbine is available in semi-automatic format for the commercial market.

10 More Low-Recoil Defensive Handguns

This roundup includes softer-shooting handguns that produce less recoil than a 9 mm Luger pistol.

Biting The Cabot Bullet: My Journey To Becoming An M1911 Owner

I have always been moderately miffed that the flagrantly right-handed platform’s greatness has never fully applied to me personally. So, sitting here now as the proud owner of a Cabot Guns National Standard South Paw (NSSP)—having violated both of my long-held prohibitions simultaneously—I am probably about as surprised as anyone.

Review: Springfield Armory Saint Victor Carbine In 9 mm Luger

Once known as the dominant maker of M1A rifles used in high power rifle competition at Camp Perry, Springfield Armory is now known for a much broader line of guns, including its Saint Victor 9 mm carbine.

Rifleman Review: KelTec P17

The KelTec P17 is one of the most affordable rimfire handguns on the market, with an MSRP of just $199. Don't think that the low price means you're not getting a whole lot, because there are many different elements in this unique rimfire pistol.

Lightweight Heavy-Hitter: Ruger’s SFAR

Long overshadowed by its younger, trimmer sibling, the AR .308 platform has a lot of ground to cover before it can claim “America’s Rifle” status. The new Ruger Small-Frame Autoloading Rifle will help it get there.

Review: Glock 47 MOS

The Glock 47 MOS takes the G19X/G45 concept and stretches it, giving its user a nearly 4.5"-long barrel followed by an optic-ready slide on a frame with the company's latest, Gen5 ergonomics. The G47 MOS comes chambered in 9 mm Luger and has a 17-round magazine.

Review: SIG Sauer Tango6T And Alpha4 Mount

The SIG Sauer Tango6T and Alpha4 mount, a Military-grade LPVO combination used on the M110A1 SDMR, is available to the commercial market and packed with features such as an illuminated reticle with built-in drop compensation, first-focal plane lens arrangement, IPX8 waterproofing and more.

Gun of the Week: Davidson’s Exclusive Ruger Mk IV 22/45 Lite

Watch American Rifleman staff on the range this week with a Davidson's Exclusive Ruger Mk IV 22/45 Lite topped with a Riton Optics micro red-dot sight.

5 Mistakes New Shooters Make

We all learn in different ways, and nothing is more powerful than a good mistake. For that matter, I urge those in teaching positions to respond to these situations with a gentle hand.

Review: SIG Sauer MCX-Spear LT

Firearms like the MCX- SPEAR LT represent a pinnacle where reliability, modularity and ease of use have been maximized.

Gun Of The Week: FMK Firearms 9C1-G3 Elite

Watch American Rifleman staff on the range this week to learn about an all-American-made, optics-ready, striker-fired 9 mm from FMK Firearms.


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