Gun Review: Kimber’s “Fin-Less” R7 Mako

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The hottest trend in firearms over the past four years is the sub-compact semi-auto, and Kimber’s R7 Mako has jumped squarely into the frenzy.   This trend really got started when Sig Sauer’s P365 launched,...

Gun Review – Extar EP9 Carbine

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Firearms and affordability are tricky things. Some do it well, and others, well, who else bought a USFA ZIP 22LR? More than a few times, I've talked about pistol caliber carbines and large-format pistols,...

Gun Review: Ruger’s New Lefty 10/22, Tested

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Finally, southpaw rimfire shooters don’t have to endure hot brass in their faces as Ruger presents a competition-level 10/22.   I’ve wanted to love Ruger’s 10/22 as much as anybody. It shoots fast and accurate, despite...

Gun Review: Diamondback Sidekick Birdshead Grip

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A 25-ounce .22 revolver that rides easily in the back pocket is a good thing to have. A couple of years ago, Diamondback introduced their Sidekick revolver. The original 4-inch barrel revolver is a...

Gun Review: Sauer’s SL5 Turkey Thumpers

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Mid-April last year I was sitting shoulder-to-shoulder with long-time friend Eddie Stevenson before sunrise listening to a longbeard hammer the day awake. Before long, the tom was gobbling so close to us we could...

Gun Review: The Walther PDP Compact 5-Inch Barrel

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The pistol illustrated is a result of my diligent searching for interesting pistols to own, shoot, carry and report on. It has been quite a while since HK introduced their polymer-frame P9 and almost...

Nighthawk Custom Guns: Custom Gun Capabilities For A Perfect Build

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Over the past few years, I have been fortunate to spend the first week of October in Idaho at numerous firearm-industry editorial rendezvous. More than a dozen gun writers gathered to see what the...

Weatherby Orion 20-Gauge Side-By-Side Shotgun

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A competent side-by-side shotgun retailing for under $1,000 sounds as unlikely and unattainable as a sub-6-pound elk rifle that shoots consistently. But Weatherby has accomplished the unexpected with its new Turkish-made Orion that hammers...

Savage Arms Will Find a Following Among 1911 Fans

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The Savage 1911 finally arrived at my FFL after waiting quite a few months. Some of the big guys got theirs first and that’s ok. I have mine now, and I have given the...

Gun Review: Taurus GX4, Affordable and Reliable

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I have to admit, my first experience with Taurus firearms was not favorable. Years ago, a friend purchased a .357 revolver and brought it over for me to look at. He was proud of...
Rock River Arms XM24

New View: Rock River Arms XM24 Tactical Bolt-Action Rifle

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In a move that long-range fans will love and reminds the rest of us that not all things tactical need to be semi-auto and begin with the initials “AR,” Rock River Arms has introduced...

FN Announces the 509 CC Edge XL and 509 MRD Full-Size Pistols

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FN just dropped two new pistols and they're full, duty-sized guns. Compacts are great for concealed carry, but if you don't need a compact firearm, perhaps for home defense or to keep in your...