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Christian Sharps is probably best remembered for his famous Sharps falling-block, breechloading, single-shot rifle, which he patented on Sept. 12, 1848. But a little more than a year later, on Dec. 18, 1849, he also patented an equally innovative four-barreled derringer. Although that patent, No. 6960, describes the palm-size gun as a “revolver,” …

It’s been a while since we’ve heard from humiliated Biden nominee David Chipman. That is, of course, a good thing. After the anti-gun lobbyist was withdrawn as Biden’s nominee to head the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) last year, he popped up, occasionally, to blame others for his failure to convince …

On April 20, FBI Deputy Director Paul Abbate warned a meeting of law enforcement officers that “violence, homicides and aggravated assaults” are now “occurring at an appalling rate” in America: “We’re seeing a disturbing violent crime surge across the country.” The FBI’s National Incident-Based Reporting System (NIBRS) data for 2020 (the most recent reporting …

Answering the calls from American fans of the iconic and highly regarded G36 platform, Heckler & Koch (H&K) re-introduced its SL8 semi-automatic rifle to the U.S. market in 2021 after a 13-year hiatus. Designated the SL8-6, this new variant is the latest version of the SL8-1 that was first imported in 1998, …

In 1954, less than a decade after World War II veteran Jack First made it back home from deadly fighting on the island of Iwo Jima in the Pacific, he started a small gun shop in Lancaster, Calif. As had many returning G.I.s, First decided to make a name for …

Bushmaster Firearms’ BA30, despite looking similar to a .308 AR semi-automatic rifle, is actually a straight-pull design with a few enhancements that make it a fast-shooting, versatile platform that’s legal to own in all 50 states. An ambidextrous bolt handle that can be installed onto either side of the upper …

Either out of fear or ignorance, all of these cartridges were ridiculed upon introduction. However, they all represent praiseworthy ballistic evolution. (Left to right: 6.5 Creedmoor, .300 HAMR, .327 Fed. Mag., 30 Super Carry.) The most popular rifle cartridge in America is the .223 Rem. If it were introduced today, …

Virtually every carry gun is a compromise, it just depends on which qualities are most important to you. Size and weight are often most critical, as they allow you to have the gun with you most often. Shown is the discontinued Kel-Tec P3AT in front of a Glock G26. When …

The new Compact 5.56 NATO version of the ROTEX-X sound suppressors is now shipping from B&T USA. The ROTEX-X sound attenuators are designed for use with the popular 5.56 NATO and 7.62 NATO cartridges and will be offered in both compact and full-size versions. Its predecessor, the ROTEX-V has been used …

No matter if it’s a classic .30-30 hunting rifle or the rifle on the cowboy’s saddle, the lever action rifle has held a special place in the history of American gun culture. The lever gun isn’t just a thing of the past, however. More and more of today’s shooters are …