Gun Review: Ruger Mark IV 22/45 Bull Barrel

There’s not much that can be said about Ruger’s Mark line of .22 LR pistols that hasn’t already been written. Thousands of times. Many of them right here (see our reviews of the Mark IV Target and 22/45 Lite). Still, we’ll try. The Ruger Mark pistols have long been at or near the top of […]

Gun Review: Smith & Wesson M&P9 SHIELD M2.0 9mm

With the introduction of their M2.0 line of polymer framed, striker fired pistols, Smith & Wesson addressed the one big complaint that gun buyers had about the M&P line: the trigger. As we’ve mentioned in previous reviews of both the full-size and compact double-stack versions of the new M&P9 M2.0, the attention Smith paid to […]

Gun Review: Thompson/Center T/CR22 Rifle

There are a lot of words to describe what it takes to go directly up against one of the all-time best-selling semi-automatic rifles in the world. Audacity, optimism, bravery, insanity, intrepidity, recklessness, cojones and chutzpah are a few that come immediately to mind. But whatever the motivating force at Thompson/Center (read: Smith & Wesson or American […]

Gun Review: Strasser RS14 Evolution Rifle

A year ago, Nick reviewed the original Strasser RS14. His biggest gripe, other than bemoaning the recoil of its stout chambering, was the expensive and proprietary scope mount system. Cool for sure, but limiting. Six months later, Strasser had taken his feedback to heart and produced this: the RS14 Evolution. With a Picatinny rail machined […]

Gun Review: Ruger 77-Series 77/44 Bolt Action Rifle

Midwestern hunting is some of the very best in the world. Here in Michigan we have the most beautiful rural landscapes of anywhere in the country and deer hunting to match. The .450 Bushmaster has become the heir apparent to these lustrous hill and dales and has been steadily replacing the competition. Today, though, we’re […]

Gun Review: Ruger Redhawk .44 Magnum Revolver

The words ‘lightweight’ and ‘low recoil’ are not things that are typically associated with the .44 Magnum. If you think that this article is going to be a rejection of that concept, well, you’re wrong. Today we’re going to be taking a look at an absolute unit of a gun: the Ruger Redhawk chambered in, […]