Gun Review: Marlin 336 Dark in .30-30 Win

The Marlin 336 is legendary. An evolution of the Model 36 and the 1893 before it, the septuagenarian side loader is responsible for over 3.5 million rifles sold. Folks, that’s more rifles than there are soldiers in the entire Chinese military, active and reserves combined. Throughout the decades, Marlin has released many different versions of […]

Gun Review: Savage MSR-15 Valkyrie Rifle

Before you ask, no, this is not a mil-spec gun. It is much better than that. With the MSR-15 Valkyrie, Savage turned their Recon package into a competition-ready, hunt-ready shooter with a fascinating cartridge, the .224 Valkyrie. The semi-automatic MSR-15 Valkyrie rifle gets its name from the .224 Valkyrie cartridge. The .224 Valkyrie was Federal’s […]

The 3 Best Handguns for Concealed Carry

I’ve concealed carried most every day for about 25 years. The only exception: when I was in uniform. Most of that time I openly carried a firearm or two. In the civilian world, I carry a gun in a leather inside-the-waistband (IWB) holster or in my boot (if I’m suited and booted). I’ve carried the […]

Gun Review: Devil Dog Arms Tactical 1911 in .45 ACP

It’s got more in common with the newer Marine Corps-issued Colt M45A1 CQBP than the original M1911A1, but the Devil Dog Arms Tactical framed 1911 chambered in .45ACP shares all the fighting greatness that made John Moses Browning’s classic legendary. When talking about Devil Dog Arms, the 600 Nitro Express in the room is the […]

Gun Review: IWI MASADA 9mm Pistol

Israel has a history and a culture of innovation. After all, they didn’t make the AK-47, but with the Galil, they made it better. They didn’t invent the bullpup, but their Tavor is one of, if not the best versions of that platform. They didn’t invent the CZ-75, but with the inclusion of a safety/decocker, […]

Gun Review: Mossberg MC1sc Subcompact 9mm

With the MC1sc subcompact 9X19mm, Mossberg has stepped into a crowed field of popular pistols. Subcompact 9mms have been great sellers, with the demand for easily concealable power showing no signs of abating anytime soon. With the MC1sc, the company often cited as the best value in shotguns presents a polymer framed, striker fired subcompact […]