Gun Review: Kalashnikov USA KR-9 (a 9mm ‘AK’)

Based on Russia’s go-to submachine gun, the Vityaz-SN, which in turn was based on the AK-74, Kalashnikov USA’s KR-9 brings AK form factor to the pistol caliber carbine (and pistol, and SBR) market. And it does this in a surprisingly refined, smooth, and fun-to-shoot fashion. First thing’s first: yes, the KR-9’s muzzle is threaded in […]

Gun Review: Taurus Model 692 Dual Cylinder Revolver

Whether you call the Taurus 692 a multi-caliber revolver, a dual cylinder revolver, or just a neat trick, it’s an interesting innovation. Taurus has overcome the difficulty of producing a double action revolver with dual cylinders. Single action revolvers use a base pin that makes lining up the cylinder fairly simple. Making .22 LR/.22 Magnum […]

Gun Review: The Puma Camper Multi-Gauge Shotgun

Impulse buying guns isn’t easy to do with the price most go for. Even “cheap” guns rarely offer enough value for an impulse purchase. However, sometimes a low price and a lot of value gets me in trouble. For example, that time I ran across the Puma Camper. The Puma Camper — also sometimes advertised […]

Gun Review: MG Arms Ultra-Light Rifle in 7mm-08

“I settled on the 7mm-08 Remington as the best combination of power with modest recoil, but I was and continue to be shocked at the incredible performance of this little cartridge.” – Craig Boddington — in Safari Rifles II — on the performance of the 7mm-08 for hunting applications. It seems that every time I write […]

Gun Review: Marlin 336 Dark in .30-30 Win

The Marlin 336 is legendary. An evolution of the Model 36 and the 1893 before it, the septuagenarian side loader is responsible for over 3.5 million rifles sold. Folks, that’s more rifles than there are soldiers in the entire Chinese military, active and reserves combined. Throughout the decades, Marlin has released many different versions of […]

Gun Review: CZ Shadow 2 9mm Pistol

By Austin Knudsen For those TTAG readers who have read any of my previous reviews on this site, you know I like to acquire and review affordable, “value” guns in order to find our readers the best bang for the buck. But for this article, I tread into new territory and make the following admission: […]