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It was March 1986, and I had just arrived in Paris for the first time in my life. With a few other students from my study-abroad program, I rode the Metro to the landmark where our Paris experience would begin: Place De La Concorde. But, as we all climbed up …

Owing to its modular design, the adaptability of the modern sporting rifle (MSR) is unparalleled; in fact, it’s the only platform with which the highly subjective term “perfection” can be quickly, easily and affordably achieved for a large (and growing) segment of the shooting public. Given the quantity of both …

Heckler & Koch (H&K) is well-known for making high-quality pistols, including the P30. Introduced in 2011, it was a well-received, polymer duty handgun that was also appropriate for civilian needs. Many of the H&K faithful, however, clamored for a subcompact model better-suited for concealed carry. Now, the company has responded …

In 1897 a 28-year-old lieutenant of the artillery in the Japanese Imperial Army—one Kijirõ Nambu—had been assigned to work with noted Japanese firearms designer Nariakira Arisaka on what was to become the Type 30 rifle. Soon the young Nambu would be promoted to major and tasked with developing a semi-automatic …

The Chicago media launched a witch hunt after there were no charges leveled on the law-abiding citizen in Chicago—with one of those relatively new carry permits for Illinois—who killed an armed robber as he pointed a gun at store employees on Halloween. How’s this for a Chicago Tribune headline? “Customer …

Sooner or later, we all have to buy a gift for that shooter who either seems to own everything they want or they’re so picky that they have a closet full of presents collecting dust. The next time you’re facing that dilemma, you might find something special at Bullet Bouquets.  …

1. “Every Marine a Rifleman” is an axiom that represents the willingness and ability of every Marine to engage the enemy in direct combat. To Marines, marksmanship matters. But the infantry units of the United States Marine Corps are getting a new rifle. And it’s not really a rifle, it’s a …

No need to reinvent the wheel, just make it a left-hand drive. That’s exactly what Stag Armshas been doing from the start with its L-series rifles, which now include 16 model variants. Designed with hunting in mind, the Stag 7L rifle not only looks great, but it’s functional, too—a completely …

Ready for a more engaging, more exciting time at the range? Put away the paper. Sure, when you want to zero a rifle, or work on drills with a pistol, paper targets are useful. Paper has its place within any training regimen, as well as the shooting sports. However, when it comes …

I don’t know about you, but the mere thought of enjoying blue skies on a crisp November day, orange targets and the sound of shooters calling, “Pull!” at the sporting clays field is enough to make me consider calling in sick for some recoil therapy. Autumn is upon us in …