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Stainless steel palm-sized mini revolver with wood grips

Firearms

The One Gun I Loved, But Sold Anyway

Do you have that one gun that got away? One that you will regret selling forever? Shooter’s Log writer and editor, Suzanne Wiley does. After selling expensive, quality self-defense concealed carry guns, classic military rifles and various other firearms, you will be surprised at which one she regrets selling the most.

Black, full-sized 9mm pistol

Firearms

The Top 7 Highest-Rated Handguns

Do you consider what others say about a product before buying it? Cheaper Than Dirt!’s rating system helps you understand how a particular firearm performs in the real world before committing to purchase. This list is based on our highest-rated self-defense handguns. After reading the list, do you agree with what our reviewers said?

Close up of a Kryptek camo-covered rifle in a grassy field

Gear, Parts and Accessories

What is Kryptek Camo?

Camo patterns have evolved throughout time—some work more than others do. Two vets, after returning stateside from serving our country and founded Kryptek Outdoor Group—designing what might just be the most innovative camo patterns we have seen in a long time. For more, read “What is Kryptek Camo?”

.30 carbine cartridge on the left and 12-gauge ammo on the right on a light gray background

News

Despite Facts, California Completely Bans Lead Ammo for Hunting

Is the condor’s affinity for lead justify a $20 million revenue loss for California? Some groups and politicians certainly think it does. In the coming years, California is implementing AB 711 in phases. By July 2019, hunters in California will no longer be allowed to use lead ammo anywhere. Read the background of this bill and what the consequences will be in this detailed report on California’s statewide ban on lead ammo for hunting.

Tritium front and SilencerCo serrated U-notch rear sights on a suppressed gun

News

New Product Announcements from Magpul, IWI Tavor, H&K and More

The biggest news we received gearing up for the NRA Meetings & Exhibits this year was Glock’s release of the single-stack 9mm, the Glock 43. However, many firearm manufacturers and accessory companies kept a tight rein on news and introduced some really cool products at the NRA Show this year—including FN, Magpul, IWI and H&K. Read more for eight new products we saw at the convention.

FN semiautomatic SAW rifle behind a glass case at the NRA Meetings & Exhibits

News

FN-USA Announces Civilian SAW at NRA Annual Meetings & Exhibits

The news broke the night before the 144th NRA Annual Meetings & Exhibits held in Nashville—FN is releasing a semiautomatic model of the iconic belt-fed SAW rifle. Displayed behind a glass case at the FNH booth—there it was, in all its glory. You might not be able to find a reason for owning one, but that doesn’t make it any less cool. Check out the FN M249S here.