Gun Review: Manurhin MR73 Sport .357 Revolver

The men racing toward the hijacked Air France flight 8969 belonged to the French counterterrorist unit, Groupe d’Intervention de la Gendarmerie nationale (a.k.a. GIGN), and they carried a variety of weapons and specialized equipment. Captain Thierry Prungnaud took point in the assault that ended with the rescue of all the passengers and crew still onboard […]

Gun Review: Kiote Rifles LRP in 6mm SLR

Last year, John Stewart of Kiote Rifles made my dream come true by building my “last rifle”. That Ruger No 1 in .375 H&H Magnum really is the last rifle I’ll ever need. Oh…but want is a different thing entirely. This year I found myself shooting varmints a little farther out, and decided to get […]

Gun Review: Ruger AR-556 Pistol

Ruger has had a few lines of AR pattern rifles out for years now. Five years ago they released their budget minded series, the AR-556. Now Ruger’s entered the braced AR pistol market with a similar budget-minded offering, the Ruger AR-556 pistol with SB Tactical’s SBA3 brace. This is, obviously, not a MIL-STD AR. I […]

Gun Review: Heckler & Koch Mark 23 .45 ACP

Though some would disagree, the Heckler & Koch Mark 23 .45 ACP semi-automatic handgun is not a unicorn. It actually exists and can be purchased if you’ve got the coin. It stands alongside Colt Single Action Army revolvers, Smith & Wesson Model 29s, Browning Hi-Power 9mms, custom handguns from top-end makers like Les Baer, and other […]

Gun Review: Kalashnikov USA KS-12 and KS-12T Shotguns

TTAG’s Nick Leghorn did a solid review of his Saiga 12 experience back when it was still imported from the motherland. After 2014, Kalashnikov USA became its own boy, independent of mommy. Today, Kalashnikov USA makes the KS-12 true to the original Russian Saiga design, but with a consistent quality rarely found across the former […]