SHOT Show: Springfield’s New Ronin 1911 in .45 and 9mm

I have a checkered history with 1911s. I don’t get the hubbub, but I can appreciate their aesthetic, the awesome triggers and historical significance. There are lots and lots of different companies producing 1911s, probably close to the number of companies producing different types of AR-15s. The gun has been around the block a time […]

SHOT Show Range Day: Ruger SR1911 Competition Officer

Ruger’s two SR1911 Competition pistols aren’t carry guns, but the Ruger SR1911 Competition Officer sure as heck is. This year, Doug Koenig’s signature guns in .45 ACP were unleashed at Range Day, and I got to shoot both of them. Just as with the government model, the SR1911 Competition Officer features a hand-fit bull barrel, […]

SHOT Show: The Palmetto State Armory AR-V Rifle

Palmetto State Armory is a company that doesn’t seem to be scared of making weird stuff a reality. They started with their AK-V, beating Kalashnikov USA to the 9mm AK pistol and rifle market. Better yet, they chose the very aesthetically pleasing CZ Scorpion magazines as their base mag. They didn’t stop there though. This […]

SHOT Show: The Second Coming of the 5.7x28mm?

Ruger may have gone back to the future when it chambered its new-for-2020 Ruger-57 handgun in 5.7x28mm (aka 5.7×28 FN), a round that has mostly languished for 30 years, but which is seeing a blip of interest in recent introductions. Developed by FN back in 1989, the 5.7x28mm cartridge is similar in shape to the […]

Brownells Announces New BRN-180 Lowers and BRN-180S Short Barrel Upper

Yesterday at Range Day, we got to shoot Brownells’ way-too-fun and popular BRN-180 upper on their newly announced BRN-180 lowers. They’re out with two types: 100-036-374 BRN-180 Forged Lower Receiver Replicates appearance of original AR-180 lower Integral Picatinny Rail segment for easy folding stock or brace install Accepts most modern mil-spec AR-15 components $129.99 retail […]

SHOT Show: Uintah Precision Bolt-Action AR Uppers

It’s a hard thing to accept, but shooters in rights-restrictive states simply cannot own (or will not be able to own) semi-auto modern sporting rifles, mainly those based on the AR-15 design. But they can usually own manually-operated actions, such as those manufactured by Uintah Precision. Uintah Precision produces bolt-action, precision upper receivers for AR […]

Remington’s New Model 700-CP Armbrace

Huntsville, AL – Engineered for drilling big game, varmints, steel silhouettes and targets from a couple football fields away. Built around the Remington 700 bolt-action and chassis system, the Model 700-CP gives hunters and shooters an accurate and compact platform for backcountry hunting and long-range competition where the targets may be set at 300, 500, […]

Taurus Announces New Defender 856 Line of .38 Special Revolvers

Taurus, manufacturer of premium handguns for personal defense, hunting, and sport shooting, has just released the all-new Taurus Defender 856 revolver. Based on the original Taurus 856, the Defender 856 was developed for those who favor the easy carry, low profile, and comfort of a compact revolver in a package that performs across all environmental […]