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One brilliant thing about many semi-automatic pistols is that you can change barrels to expand their versatility. A different barrel can enhance accuracy, allow the use of a suppressor or compensator, or change calibers. Depending on your goal and who makes the barrel, it might require fitting by a gunsmith, …

Will Rogers once said, “You never get a second chance to make a first impression.” But that may not be the case with Kimber’s top-notch series of Rapide fullsize M1911 pistols. Launched in 2019, the first version of the Rapide featured a golden-hued, titanium nitride-coated barrel that contrasts nicely with …

There is no shortage of reasons why big-game hunters might take to the field with a handgun, however, the challenge of “getting close” usually tops the list. Other drives can include that a smaller, more compact, and usually lighter arm delivers less recoil to the shoulder than a rifle would. Whatever the …

The new Force X2 12-gauge load from Federal represents the most noteworthy advancement in defensive-shotgun ammunition in recent memory. Over the last several decades, we’ve seen notable advancements with regard to ammunition. Things like the Federal Hydra-Shok Deep bullet, Black Hills’ Honey Badger load, the Critical Duty line from Hornady and Winchester’s PDX1 Defender are all noteworthy …

Volumes have been written about great handguns, and it’s truly hard to whittle the long list of pistol designs dating back well over a century to just ten. One caveat for this particular roundup is that the listed guns have to remain available as a production firearm today, so if …

The student body on a state college campus is essentially a large, diverse group of adults. These are people who have all the legal protections and responsibilities of any other group of Americans 18 years old or older. A government entity, then, can’t deny them, as a collective body rather …

A recent proposal by the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), an independent bureau within the U.S. Department of the Treasury, would work to ensure fair treatment in lending and access to other financial services for American businesses. This is of particular importance to the Second Amendment, as manufacturers, companies …

It’s no secret that mainstream press coverage of gun ownership in the United States tends to be in favor of gun control. Journalists focus on how many people are killed by guns, how many children get their hands on improperly stored firearms, and how many deranged individuals go on shooting sprees. …

Steve Bullock, governor of Montana, listens during the Everytown for Gun Safety Presidential Gun Sense Forum, in Des Moines, Iowa, on Aug. 10, 2019. Although voters in November’s election had a refreshing break from initiatives to impose new gun-control laws, there was a pro-gun ballot measure this fall in Big …

One feature that virtually every modern military rifle has in common is the use of a detachable box magazine. The advantages of a magazine of this type are manyfold, and they include rapid reloading and ease of operation. Despite these advantages, with a few exceptions, such as the U.S. M1 …