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The AR-15 platform is popular for a variety of reasons, and one of the biggest is the almost unlimited flexibility of guns using an AR-15 as a starting point. From long-range precision rifles to hunting guns to competition and on to personal defense, the AR can do it all. The …

The popularity of small-caliber pocket pistols chambered in .25 ACP and .32 ACP has waned considerably in recent years due to an ever-growing selection of sub-compact models chambered for larger cartridges, including 9 mm Luger and .380 ACP—a transition that occurred, in part, due to the 2008 release of Ruger’s …

The days of blue steel and walnut as the defining style of firearms are long behind us. One company leading that charge was Kel-Tec. Its embrace of polymer and black-oxidized steel with almost industrial looks is the new baseline for firearms. And, the latest in its line of “why didn’t …

Reincarnation is possible, at least for classic firearm designs with an avid fan base. With modern metallurgy and today’s tight CNC tolerances, retro-style designs can be safer, stronger and better performing than the original. Enthusiasts know that process sometimes surrenders the attractive fit, finish and feel that endeared them to …

This article appeared originally in the July 2004 issue of American Rifleman. To subscribe to the magazine, visit the NRA membership page here and select American Rifleman as your member magazine. The M1A—the best known of the commercial semi-automatic-only M14 service rifle counterparts—has been produced by Springfield, Inc., for 30 years following the Geneseo, …

The Anaconda revolver is a re-launch of one of the most legendary offerings in Colt’s “Snake Gun” lineup. Colt’s first models of the .44 Magnum-chambered Anaconda hit the market in 1990, ending after a short production run in 2003. Now, following the re-launch of the .357 Mag. Python, the Colt Anaconda is back and …

The goal for most American-made firearms is to provide good performance at a great price. This is the reason you can purchase a bolt-action rifle like the Ruger American for less than $500 and still shoot brag-worthy groups. With its Custom Shop Precision Rifle, Ruger’s goal was to provide stellar …

An old adage in the collecting field is “buy the gun, not the story.” Sometimes, though, guns can tell a story all their own. Some are supported by documentation accompanying the rifle, and in other cases, the changes, updates, stamps and marks on a gun can share details of a …

Article first appeared at Ammoland.com USA –-(Ammoland.com)- New from Glock at the SHOT Show 2016 was the Glock 17 MOS Pistol or Modular Optic System. It’s an evolution from the Glock 17 Gen 4, but with a few new surprises. From everything I can tell, the dimensions of the Glock …

If you’re like me—which I suspect you are or else you wouldn’t be reading Shooting Illustrated—you own a dedicated home-defense shotgun (or two) tailor-made for the job. But, we are the minority. Many more Americans don’t have an IWI US Tavor TS12 or a Mossberg 590A1 Tactical in a biometric …