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 […]