.38 Special Comparison: 3rd Place – Taurus Model 85

It just so happens that three extremely-representative samples of these guns live in the nightstands of people in my family. My dad (who used to serve warrants as a part-time constable) owns probably the newest of these – the very-mainstream Taurus Model 85. My mom (a former Justice of the Peace who issued the warrants dad served) owns the original-and-even-more-ubiquitous Smith & Wesson Model 36. And last but not least, my 82-year-old grandmother packs in her pajama drawer one of the most premium small .38s ever produced – the iconic Colt Cobra, a derivative of the famous Colt Detective Special.

.38 Special Comparison: 2nd Place – Colt Cobra

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uwkq2WU1qaQ From the economical choice (Taurus Model 85) to the upscale player. Part II of our .38 Special comparison focuses on a revolver known far and wide for its tough looks, buttery action, premium price...

.38 Special Comparison: 1st Place – Smith & Wesson Model 36

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LBbm6ury5Tk Sometimes picking a winner is easy. Like now. Even though our third-place Taurus Model 85 and our second-place Colt Cobra were both worthy challengers, the classic Smith & Wesson Model 36 proved to be...

Armalite AR 24-15C Mini-Review

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NIzy0R0DpP4 Ahead of our full review, link here for product info on the AR 24-15C. And 'scuse the Schnauzer shakes, if you know what I mean.

Gun Review: Ruger 10/22 Carbine

So if you're in the market for a gun for your kid, and just can't bring yourself to spring for the Hello Kitty AR-15 (you knew I'd get a reference in for that one sooner or later), want a reliable varmint gun, or just want to go plink at the range without putting a dent into your wallet, the Ruger 10/22 is a great place to start your search. You'll never confuse it with the guns that won the West or some macho black gun, but The Little Carbine That Could has the goods to Git 'er Done.

Gun Review: ArmaLite AR 24-15C

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zFyKw6ojKnc Back in the day, stoners contemplated life's mysteries from a tetrahydrocannabinol-enhanced perspective. So enabled, they'd confront cosmic karma with a simple statement: "that's heavy." Heavy was deep. Heavy was good. Even when it wasn't....

Del-Ton “Kit Built” AR-15 Carbine (Not pictured)

I was introduced to the M-16 rifle under the broiling August sun in a little slice of heaven called Fort Benning, Georgia, almost 30 years ago.  By the time I got my instruction, at...

Preview: Calico Light Weapon Systems M900


Gun Review: Smith & Wesson 500 Magnum Revolver

I managed to sneak off for a little range time yesterday. I had the chance to shoot one of Smith and Wesson's hand cannons: the 500 Magnum Revolver. After hearing (and fearing) a lot...

Gun Review: Calico Light Weapon Systems Liberty I (M-900)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lik5fPPE0Gs Guns are sexy. For one thing, there's nothing more phallic than a gun. Except for the obvious. That said, the human penis tends to lack the perfect symmetry of a gun. And any man...

Gun Preview: Benelli M2 Tactical 12-Gauge Semi-Automatic Shotgun


New Rugers (LCR, SR-556c) for NRA Show

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SAWbuuR7iI8 Carry .357 "for the social work"?