Gun Review: HOWA 1500 Ranchland Rifle

(This is a reader-submitted review as part of our gun review contest. See details here.) By Peter Sibello Everyone has their own personal checklist when purchasing a new gun; some favor looks, some reliability, and some brand recognition. While I geek out over all of those things, what I look for first and foremost is overall […]

Gun Review: Star Firestar M-43 9mm Pistol

(This is a reader-submitted review as part of our gun review contest. See details here.) By Hoplopfheil I’m not very keen on practical pistols, which is what leaves me digging up weird old crap and playing with it in the woods. That’s what brought me to the Star Firestar M-43 9mm, imported by Interarms of Alexandria, […]

Gun Review: FN SPR A5M XP Rifle

Basking in the cool relief provided by a newly installed central AC system, I found myself in a room pulling double duty as a combination office and gun room. I peered out the window of the newly constructed house at rows of other newly constructed houses in a newly constructed subdivision near my hometown. Sitting […]

Gun Review: P-08 Luger 9mm Pistol

(This is a reader-submitted review as part of our gun review contest. See details here.) By Doug G. What happens when a dog finally catches a car it’s been chasing? Gun collecting is an aspirational hobby. Once most enthusiasts acquire the firearms they “need,” they move on to “wants.” If I am being perfectly honest with myself, […]

Gun Review: Ithaca M37 Trench Shotgun

Armed forces have welcomed the pump shotgun’s short range firepower and platform versatility since the early trench shotguns used in WWII. Even today, when we have full auto M4s on every soldier and M249 SAWs in every squad, the pump-action shotgun has a place in the modern military. The Ithaca M37 Trench Shotgun, now reproduced by Inland Manufacturing, […]

Gun Review: Walther PPQ 45

(This is a reader-submitted review as part of our gun review contest. See details here.) By GS650G The Walther PPQ series of pistols are polymer framed striker fired semi-automatic pistols featuring high capacity magazines, reversible magazine release buttons and exchangeable back straps. Walther recently released their first ever pistol in .45 ACP and appropriately named it […]

Gun Review: Smith & Wesson Model 66

(This is a reader-submitted review as part of our gun review contest. See details here.) By Erik Before the dawn of the GLOCK era, the default cop guns were Smith & Wesson’s Model 66 and it’s blued sibling the Model 19. Lots of them hit the used market as police departments made the switch to striker-fired […]

Gun Review: Beretta 950B

(This is a reader-submitted review as part of our gun review contest. See details here.) By Eugene Hamrick Going to the local gun shop and looking at the used gun section often ends with me drooling over the SIG SAUER collection that I can’t afford and leaving disappointed. Occasionally I will buy something on the cheap […]

Gun Review: EAA SAR Arms ST10

(This is a reader-submitted review as part of our gun review contest. See details here.) By Matt M. Germans drive me nuts. I’ll never forget that time a disgruntled frau took twenty minutes to decry the technical imperfections in the schnitzel I ordered at a local restauraunt. Or how my uncle can dispassionately sneer at any […]

Gun Review: Heckler & Koch P30L V1

(This is a reader-submitted review as part of our gun review contest. See details here.) By Sergio Martinez There is an old adage among the People of the Gun: two is one, one is none. A long and arduous research process eventually landed me at a VP9 for my EDC pistol, but that’s another story. For […]