This week, we’re taking a closer look at the Henry Lever Action Brass Axe .410. A Mare’s Leg-style lever gun, the Brass Axe is chambered not for a standard rifle or pistol round, but instead fires .410 bore shotshells. With an overall length just over 26-inches, the short little gun is eminently …

Sionyx, maker of high-quality digital night-vision (NV) cameras, is now offering the Backcountry Adventure Kit—a bundle that includes its Aurora Black color NV camera, its range-extending Illuminator Kit and a Marsupial Gear Rangefinder Pouch for convenient carry of the optic—offering a turnkey solution for the nighttime outdoorsman. Thanks to its …

Already well-respected within the industry for its Hexmag AR-15 magazines, Sentry Tactical is now also producing larger detachable boxes compatible with .308 Win.-chambered SR-25/AR-10-platform rifles. Constructed of the company’s PolyHex2 composite material, with Hexmag’s patented grip-enhancing exterior texturing molded into each side, the .308 magazines are also compatible with Sentry’s …

Since its debut more than a century ago, firearm designers subsequent to John Browning have made myriad changes—some subtle, others not—to his venerable M1911 pistol. Few companies have been as prolific in this regard as Springfield Armory, which currently catalogs nine separate M1911 lines with numerous options present in most of …

This article, “The First Thompsons,” appeared originally in the February 2006 issue of American Rifleman. To subscribe to the magazine, visit the NRA membership page and select American Rifleman as your member magazine. In 1916, the Auto-Ordnance Corporation was established to create a new automatic rifle for the armed forces. The company was the creation …

Just because something is said in congressional chambers doesn’t mean it is accurate, or even true for that matter. Last week, members of the U.S. House Oversight Committee said a lot in a hearing with a firearms manufacturers and representatives from gun-control groups. The hearing, titled “Examining the Practices and Profits of …

Grovtec US Inc. is now shipping its new two-point tactical sling, the QS (quick slide) Sabre Sling. This tactical sling has a contemporary sleek design with a “quick slide” feature that allows the end user to easily adjust the sling on the fly. To “adjust out,” one simply pulls forward on …

One of the biggest reasons Glock owners are Glock owners is not just Glock’s well-earned reputation as a reliable gun, but also because the industry is crammed full of outstanding aftermarket parts and pieces, such as magazines. While we haven’t done a comprehensive study to see if Glock is truly …

When Joe Roebuck established his gun company in in 2003, the mechanical design engineer and tool-and-die maker initially chose the name Skky Industries. Unfortunately, a vodka maker established a decade before was gaining serious traction elsewhere at about the same time. To avoid trademark discussions that too often turn lengthy, …

America’s enduring Model 1911 .45-cal., semi-automatic pistol remains a landmark sidearm more than a century later. Yet how it was introduced to service and typically carried by soldiers, sailors and marines before World War I remains lesser known. Self-loading handguns became possible with the French invention of smokeless powder in …