Gun Review: PWS MK116 Mod 2

A few weeks ago Jeremy S handed me a Primary Weapon Systems MK116 Mod 2 rifle. As I’ve been busy shooting various piston driven AR15s, I was curious to see if a high end version is worth an extra grand or two. PWS ships the MK116 Mod 2 rifle equipped with a BCM stock, grip […]

Gun Review: Smith & Wesson M&P9 M2.0 Compact

Aside from the M&P Shield, I’ve never been a fan of M&P pistols. I was continually surprised to see knowledgeable shooters compete with M&P’s — but not surprised that they’d changed the grip, sights, trigger and barrel. And then I shot the new full-sized Smith & Wesson M&P9 M2.0 featured in RF’s recent review. For all intents and […]

Gun Review: DPMS GII Compact Hunter

DPMS, purchased by Remington about a decade ago, is one of the largest manufacturers of AR-15 and AR-10 rifles in the world. They’ve developed the DPMS GII as the ultimate evolution of the .308 Modern Sporting Rifle; smaller, lighter, and more reliable than AR-10s of the past. TTAG snagged this Compact Hunter model and put […]

Gun Review: Desert Tech MDR

Desert Tech unveiled the MDR in January of 2014. Development and supply chain issues finally resolved, these .308 bullpups are just now hitting online retailers and select dealer shelves near you. But should one hit your safe? We aimed to find out . . . MDR stands for Micro Dynamic Rifle. I’m positive it’s a rifle. It’s as […]

Gun Review: Strasser RS14 Rifle

Firearms technology has moved well beyond wood stocks and leather slings. We’re now in the era of injection molded polymer and precision machined aluminum. While that change has produced some amazingly accurate weapons and lowered the cost of entry for new shooters, there’s definitely something to be said about the charm and the warmth of […]

Gun Review: BUL G-Cherokee Compact Gen 2

By Austin Knudsen I recently reviewed the BUL Cherokee pistol, a full-size polymer framed CZ-75 pattern 9mm pistol manufactured in Israel. My review gun was imported into the U.S. in the early 2000s by Century Arms International, and was, to use some GLOCK-speak, the “Gen 1” version of the Cherokee. While doing some research for […]

Gun Review: Savage 10/110 BA Stealth Rifle

Savage Arms has earned a solid reputation for making highly accurate, quality rifles at an affordable price. As soon as I saw the 10/110 BA Stealth I was drawn to its minimalist, modern chassis stock appearance and Savage’s reputation for accuracy. TTAG borrowed this example, chambered in 6.5 Creedmoor and put it through its paces. Though […]

Taylor’s & Co. Firearms Compact 1911 in 9mm

At fist glance, the Taylor’s and Co. Compact 1911 closely resembles the WWII-era Government models. Only three-quarters the size. The Parkerized finish, the GI thumb safety, the sights and mostly bare slide give the gun a traditional look and feel. The extended beavertail grip safety is a slight departure, but one that’s much appreciated on the […]

Gun Review: Gen5 GLOCK 19 and 17

  GLOCK handguns haven’t changed much since the early 80’s. Then again, they really haven’t had to. Looking more like the original two generations than Gens 3 and 4, I admit I was underwhelmed by what appeared to be minor tweaks GLOCK engineered into the Gen5. After shooting them, though, I believe GLOCK’s Gen5 is its […]

Gun Review: GLOCK 19C Gen 4 9mm Pistol

There’s something to be said about shooting a fire-spewing handgun. Specifically, most people don’t want one. Should they? This is not the first compensated/ported GLOCK. Back in the day, Gaston’s gang sold a compensated Gen3 GLOCK 19. It was not a hit. In fact, I only saw it once in the hands of a southern […]