Gun Review: Smith & Wesson Model 69 .44 Magnum Revolver

By Austin Knudsen In 2014, Smith & Wesson introduced the model 69, a 5-shot .44 Magnum revolver built on S&W’s slightly-larger-than-medium-but-slightly-smaller-than-large “L” frame. I love the L frame. I’ve owned an L-framed 686 in .357 magnum since I was 18. As a guy who spends time hunting in the Montana mountains, an L-framed .44 magnum […]

Gun Review: Mossberg 500 Retrograde Shotgun

In a world where we can cover just about anything with Picatinny rails, it’s nice to see the industry slow down and take a moment to simplify things. Don’t get me wrong, I love my rails, my M-LOK handguards, my lasers, lights, and optics. However, there’s a real appeal to the simple nature of the […]

Gun Review: SIG SAUER P365 XL

Two years ago SIG SAUER shook up the concealed carry market with the release of the P365. By shoehorning 10+1 rounds into a pistol the size and weight of every other mainstream company’s 6+1 round offering, they turned heads and changed minds. After carrying mine near daily since completing a straight-from-the-box 1,000 round test, I thought […]

Review: Mossberg International SA-20 Field 20 Gauge Shotgun

Semi-automatic 20-gauge shotguns are often good choices for female or younger shooters who want a lighter gun with less recoil, but with most of the shot-pattern effectiveness of a 12 gauge. There are actually quite a few choices in this niche, but many of them get quite spendy, such as the Benelli Montefeltro 20 Gauge […]

Gun Review: The 2020 Colt Pythons

“Colt’s coming out with a new Pyth…” “Putmeonthelistheresmymoney.” And that’s the way the conversation went when a buddy of mine told me that Colt would soon be offering a new Python. Colt got back in the double action revolver game with the Cobra. We all hoped. Then they released the King Cobra and we could […]

Gun Review: Brownells BRN-180S Upper with BRN-180M Lower

  Two years ago Brownells launched the first of their Retro Rifles line, a series of ARs that are faithful copies of old school Eugene Stoner designs. While not technically part of the Retro Rifles collection due to some modern deviations from the originals, Brownells new BRN-180 upper and lower receivers pay homage to a […]