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This review of the Ruger SR1911 Lightweight Commander appeared originally in the August 2015 issue of American Rifleman. To subscribe to the magazine, visit the NRA membership page here and select American Rifleman as your member magazine. Nearly five years ago, Sturm, Ruger & Co. launched its first SR1911 pistol. One might wonder …

Beretta has announced the launch of a new 687 Silver Pigeon III over-and-under (O/U) shotgun. An evolution of the Silver Pigeon I, this shotgun is designed for shooters seeking the reliability of the 680 platform presented with attractive aesthetics and a superior wood finish. The engraving is made with 5-axis laser technology. The …

Sightmark is releasing its latest optic, the Wraith HD 2-16×28 mm. This premium digital riflescope boasts a 1920×1080 CMOS sensor that delivers pristine images on a 1280×720 FLCOS display. The Wraith HD’s wide field-of-view is enabled by a large 28 mm objective lens and in-demand 2X lower base magnification, which perfectly …

This article, “The Best from Spain,” appeared originally in the September 2003 issue of American Rifleman. To subscribe to the magazine, visit the NRA membership page here and select American Rifleman as your member magazine. The most common question I am asked is, “Which Spanish shotgun is the best?” It’s very difficult to …

One must ask why Israel decided to invest the time and effort to develop the Tavor series of bullpup rifles, especially considering they were being gifted M16s from the U.S. as part of generous aid packages? The Israelis, who are constantly engaged with foreign and domestic threats, wanted a rifle that …

Article first appeared on Ammoland.com U.S.A. –-(AmmoLand.com)- I’d like to start off this piece with some background. I don’t consider myself a “gun nerd.” Sure, I own several of them and have spent more time around firearms in the SEAL teams then most humans ever will. However, I don’t find …

Ruger’s PC9 9mm carbine is popular among PCC (Pistol Caliber Carbine) shooters, and it also offers the option of iron sights. Shooting Steel Challenge PCC with iron sights has interested me, but I could never get comfortable with the factory peep and skinny black front post sights on my PC9. …

Article first appeared on Ammoland.com U.S.A. -(AmmoLand.com)- NSSF, the trade association for the firearm industry, updated retail survey-based estimates and concluded that nearly 5 million Americans purchased a firearm for the very first time in 2020. NSSF surveyed firearm retailers which reported that 40 percent of sales were conducted to purchasers …

Article first appeared on Ammoland.co U.S.A. –-(AmmoLand.com)- When production began on the original version of the Kriss Vector in 2009, the originality of the “Kriss Super V” recoil mitigating action promised to reinvigorate a SBR/PDW market that had been largely phased out by agencies adopting short carbines instead.  While the …

New from Glock, Inc., are models of the Slimline Glock 43X and Glock 48 pistols, now available in the Modular Optic System (MOS) configuration. These easy-to-carry 9 mm pistol models feature a micro-optic-ready, factory-milled slide and a slim rail. Originally introduced in July of 2019, the G43X and G48 both …