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Article first appeared at American Rifleman. Honor Defense, a new American firearm manufacturer, launched its product line last year with the release of the Honor Guard 9 mm Luger pistol, a compact, striker-fired semi-automatic with a lightweight polymer frame that accepts single-stack magazines. This gun successfully borrows and blends several …

Article first appeared at American Rifleman. In my business, colleagues and I often grouse about what we call “the race to the bottom”—manufacturers vying to see who can produce the least expensive sporting rifle. No need to name names; examples are obvious and include most of the more popular brands. …

Article first appeared at American Rifleman. The 7.62×51 mm NATO-chambered M110 Semi-Automatic Sniper System (SASS) rifle—developed by Knight’s Armament Co. of Titusville, Fla.—has been fielded by the U.S. Army and Marine Corps since the late 2000s. But, as early as 2011, the Army sought to reconfigure (or replace) the M110, …

Article first appeared at American Rifleman. When on the staff of this magazine many years ago, I was invited to Springfield, Mass., for the unveiling of the world’s most powerful handgun—the vaunted Smith & Wesson Model 500 chambered in the then-new .500 S&W Mag. cartridge. It was monstrous and beautiful …

Article first appeared at American Rifleman. It was the 1960s, and it was called Operation Chrome Dome. Around the clock, a fleet of U.S. B-52 bombers was in the air, flying patterns around the globe, ready to strike at a moment’s notice. In their bomb bays sat thermonuclear weapons, but …

Article first appeared at American Rifleman. To do this job right, one has to keep secrets. And Colt dropped the biggest secret of 2017 on me, then told me to keep my yap shut—until now. Finally, the biggest news in new gun introductions is out. Colt is back in the …

Article first appeared at Cheaper than Dirt. MIAMI – -(Ammoland.com)- Taurus is in the final days of its year-long “What Legends Are Made Of” campaign celebrating the Taurus Judge revolver’s 10-year anniversary. Known for its versatile 45 Colt/410 shotshell platform, the Judge is one of the industry’s most notable revolvers, making …

Article first appeared at Cheaper than Dirt. U.S.A. –-(Ammoland.com)- Walther Arms changed things up a bit this year by giving a handgun an actual name instead of an abbreviation. They define a creed as, “A set of fundamental beliefs”, and although this Creed will cost much less than other Walthers, …

Article first appeared at Cheaper than Dirt. U.S.A. –-(Ammoland.com)- Sturm, Ruger & Co., Inc. (NYSE: RGR) is proud to announce the addition of the Ruger American Pistol Compact in .45 Auto. This newest compact model is offered in the “PRO” configuration with no external manual safety. Originally introduced in December …

Article first appeared at Shooting Illustrated. Fast and accurate shooting with a handgun requires a stable shooting stance that allows the shooter to exercise the proper degree of sight alignment, trigger control and recoil management. There are a number of stances that can do that, but there’s no “one-size-fits-all” solution. …