Hands-On With The Archon Type B [VIDEO]

Due to finally hit the U.S. market in mid-to-late spring of this year, the Archon Type B is the next evolution of the Arsenal Strike One. The unique action and design of these pistols remains highly appealing to me, and the Archon even addresses the trigger issues I had with the Strike One . . […]

New From Dead Air and KNS Precision: Flip-Up Suppressor Sights

A typical centerfire pistol silencer, like Dead Air’s Ghost-M, is about 1.375″ in diameter. When installed on a threaded pistol barrel, it’s often taller than the sights and can obscure view of the target. Tall sights are a simple solution. But they aren’t without drawbacks, such as holster incompatibility and snagging. Dead Air, in conjunction […]

X-DEF: New, Affordable Personal Defense Ammo From Freedom Munitions

At at hair under $0.45 per round, Freedom Munition’s new X-DEF is less than (or way less than) half the cost of most premium self-defense ammo. Designed and manufactured entirely in-house, the X-DEF projectiles are engineered to expand reliably, penetrate the FBI-specified 12 to 18 inches in ballistics gel, and retain their full weight. We’d test […]

New from Sako: 85 Carbon Wolf

Sako’s new 85 Carbon Wolf is a real eye catcher. But what really surprises about the rifle . . . is just how comfortable it is to have and to hold. The 85 Carbon Wolf’s palm swell feels like it was modeled after a cast of my hand. The rifle’s fashioned from RTM carbon fiber. […]

Hands On with the Walther PPQ SC (Sub-Compact)

Thanks to its great trigger, reliable function, and notable accuracy, Walther’s PPQ series has been a huge hit. But it’s a big gun that’s less than ideal for concealed carry. Walther’s aiming to fix this with their new-for-2018 PPQ Sub-Compact . . . It’s everything shooters like from the PPQ, but less filling. Not that […]

Arsenal RS-1 Revolver Knife at SHOT Show 2018

Holding six rounds of .22 Short in an internal cylinder, the Arsenal RS-1 lets you bring a knife-gun to any flavor of fight. While it’ll run you as much as $2,499 (plus a $5 Any Other Weapon NFA tax) to snag one of the last ones available, there are few more interesting ways to add […]

An Account of My First SHOT Show

I departed Austin, Texas on Sunday the 21st in a Xanax-fueled daze. After my first pill kicked in I forgot I’d already taken it. So I took a second one, reserved for the return flight. I haven’t taken this sort of stuff in years so my tolerance is apparently very low. Needless to say . […]

Three New Ammo Brands From Winchester

During SHOT Show, Chris covered the ins-and-outs of Winchester’s new WWII Victory Series Ammo. It appears to be historically-accurate enough to appease gun hipsters and shooters nostalgic for the smell of cordite. I, for one, long for the days when nostalgia wasn’t such a big deal. It was just better then; nostalgia ain’t what it […]

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