Gun Review: Beretta APX Carry 9mm

Beretta’s APX striker-fired 9mm is a top-tier duty gun; one that I can’t help but feel is oft-overlooked. But not by Jon Wayne Taylor, who liked the RDO, Centurion, and Compact to the tune of a strong 4 stars or by Dan Zimmerman, who gave the Full Size a full-on 5 stars and often carries it […]

Gun Review: SIG SAUER MPX Copperhead 9mm Pistol

By Mitch Hardin Origins of a Copperhead SIG SAUER officially released the MPX Copperhead Pistol at SHOT Show 2019 in Sin City, USA, this past January. Some may be curious where the “Copperhead” name came from. According to SIG SAUER, the MPX Copperhead was a project developed very similar to the Rattler SBR. The goal […]

Gun Review: Kimber EVO SP (TLE) 9mm

Kimber is a company best known for its 1911-format pistols, both large and small. So when I heard they were dipping their toe [back] into the striker-fired sub-compact world, I admit to having some reservations. After all, the Kimber Solo didn’t exactly earn a good reputation, going from shiny new object of affection to discredited, unreliable […]

Gun Review: Stoeger M3000 Freedom Series Defense Shotgun

After reviewing Stoeger guns for a while, I’m not surprised by the M3000 Tactical at all. Stoeger’s owned by Benelli and the company offers good Turkish-made guns at an affordable price. With the semi-automatic M3000 Freedom Series Defense shotgun, Stoeger has delivered again, giving the budget-minded shooter a lot shotgun for not a lot of money. The […]

Gun Review: GLOCK 34 MOS Gen 5 FS 9mm

The GLOCK 34 MOS Gen5 FS. I know what you’re thinking. “It’s just like the new GLOCK 17 MOS, only longer.” And in fact, it’s just like the new GLOCK 17 MOS, only longer. The new G34 may be like the other Gen 5 GLOCK guns, but there are a few changes to previous generations. […]

Gun Review: FN 509 Midsize 9mm Pistol

FN America took their line of striker-fired pistols in a new direction in 2017 with the introduction of the FN 509. It was born out of their entry in the Army’s modular handgun system competition. They said at the time that the 509 had more than 1 million rounds to ensure that their new flagship […]

Gun Review: Ruger Mini-14 Ranch Rifle in Stainless

The weather here in Michigan has been pretty nasty this year. We’ve had absurdly low temperatures, tons of ice and snow, barely any sunlight, and bad outbreaks of cabin fever. While that seems bad, it is, in fact, the ideal conditions to test the stainless steel Ruger Mini-14 Ranch Rifle. The rifle is built for […]

Gun Review: Mossberg 590 Shockwave 12 Gauge

“Not everything has to be about urban combat.” That was my justification for considering a Mossberg 590 Shockwave. I knew my more tactically “woke” friends would harangue me if I reviewed one. Pistol-grip-only (often called “cruiser grip”) shotguns aren’t looked upon favorably by most highly experienced self-defenders. I noted that the Shockwave doesn’t have a cruiser grip. Instead, it […]

Gun Review: Heckler and Koch SP5K 9mm Pistol

Over the last few years, we’ve all heard that one gun or the next will be the “MP5 Killer.” None of them have been that “MP5 killer.” In fact, roller lock firearms, and MP5 clones in general, are making a big comeback. Many companies are making inexpensive semi-automatic MP5 clones, and a few are making expensive […]