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The film “Born on the Fourth of July” (1989) was an interesting take on the life of Ron Covic as played by Tom Cruise. In reality, during the same period depicted in the movie, America’s rifle—the AR-15—was actually born on the Fourth of July, 1960 at the Hagerstown, MD, farm …

Back in the 1950s, the US Army did not select the FAL as its new rifle, which was too bad. Fast-forward to the 21st century, and one other detail that has kept the FAL from being as popular as the AR is that building it requires more than the tools …

Magpul recently announced a joint project with ZEV Technologies to produce a Folding Defensive Pistol (FDP-9) and Folding Defensive Carbine (FDC-9), both of which will be chambered in 9 mm. Magpul first introduced a folding concept gun based on the Glock operating system at the 2008 SHOT Show in Las Vegas, and in …

Springfield Armory’s Ronin Operator 1911 was first introduced in 9 mm and .45 ACP, both in full- and commander-length formats. Now, the Ronin Operator is available in 10 mm Auto with a GI-style recoil system and the classic two-tone design found on former versions of the pistol. The newest Ronin Operator features a …

CZ-USA’s handguns are known in the practical shooting disciplines for their speed, precision and dynamic performance. They are a popular choice for sports such as IPSC, USPSA, 3-Gun and Steel Challenge, with the CZ Tactical Sport leading the way. The crisp single-action trigger, outstanding ergonomics and long sight radius of the …

Magpul recently introduced the PMAG 20 AR 300 B Gen M3, a purpose-built magazine designed for the .300 BLK. Although it is similar to the PMAG 30 AR 300 B, the new variant is said to be more maneuverable thanks to a more compact construction that is more concealable and pairs nicely …

Maven Outdoor Equipment has built quite a foothold among hunters, as the company’s high-quality optics have been putting meat on the table for a fraction of the price of better-known brands for years now without sacrificing quality. The secret is a direct-to-consumer business model that cuts out the middleman and …

Magpul recently introduced the PMAG 10/30 AR/M4 Gen M3, a 10-round magazine built for the AR-15/M4-style chambered in 5.56 NATO/.233 Rem. but retaining the size and shape of the 30-round PMAG. The new PMAG 10/30 is designed for gun owners who reside in states with magazine restrictions who desire a standard …

Magpul recently introduced the new PMAG D-50 MP, which the company says is a highly reliable 50-round drum mag for the HK94/MP5 large-format pistol or pistol-caliber carbines chambered in 9 mm. The new PMAG D-50 MP retains many of the other features of Magpul’s previous models of 9 mm drums, but …

Magpul recently introduced the PRS Lite Stock, which is built with many of the same features and adjustability as the PRS Gen 3 Precision-Adjustable Stock at a lighter weight. Likewise, the PRS Lite Stock comes in at roughly half the price of the original Gen 3 variant. The PRS Lite stock …