The AR-15 platform’s modularity allows it to be tweaked and tuned for other uses, including accurized varmint versions like Ruger’s piston-driven SR-556VT.
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Once a caliber not many people found to be highly useful, the .380 ACP has gained an incredible amount of popularity in the last few years—especially with women. Its ease of use to rack the slide, minimal recoil and small package is desirable for the first time shooter, women shooter, elderly or those with injuries. Many are choosing the smaller .380 ACP pocket pistols for concealed carry. Though there are many sub-compact 9mm to choose from, the .380 ACP is still making its way to the top. These six new 2014 and 2015 firearms from major manufacturers such as Browning, Beretta and Magnum Research prove that the .380 as a preferred self-defense gun isn’t going away any time soon.
Many AR-15 shooters don’t get barrel twist rates and chambering nomenclature throws them for a tizzy. Here’s a detailed explanation that will help you understand both.
Overall, CMR-30 is a lightweight, nearly recoilless carbine with a large magazine, excellent accuracy and good reliability. It was well liked by everyone who shot it and everyone who handled it plans to buy one or two. And Kel-Tec seems to be on track to producing enough of them to make a difference in the market.
Julia’s once again raised the bar for the highest grossing firearms auction in history at an incredible $19.2 million.They have said many times that they do not sell the greatest number of guns in a given year, but they do sell the greatest number of high end expensive guns. Here’s just a few prime examples.
If you want to know more about the AR-15 and its variants, read our top 10 list of articles published about the rifle in the past year.
Don’t let the futuristic looks fool you, Beretta’s engineers put in the time to make the U22 Neos a top performer.
The newest firearms from Cheaper Than Dirt include the finest Winchester 1873 replica lever-action rifle you can buy, a popular competition 9mm pistol from Europe, the first ever available Bulgarian AK-74 and a true AR-15 platform chambered in .308 Winchester from DPMS. Hunters, collectors, competitive shooters and cowboy action shooters will find a firearm that fits their needs in one of these new guns.
If you are a beginner hunter or even very experienced, no longer must you pay top dollar for an accurate and reliable bolt-action hunting rifle. There are many affordable bolt-action rifles selling for less than $500 to choose from. From the new Ruger American Rifle to old stand-bys like Marlin, The Shooter’s Log provides a list of the best-performing, best-valued entry-level bolt-action rifles that our experts have tested and approved.
What does the AR-57 have going for it? Quite a lot. With the top-mounted magazine, it ejects spent rounds down through the magwell allowing left- and right-handed shooters to shoot it comfortably. The muzzle rise and recoil are non-existent, the muzzle blast is mild and relatively small and light. You can use 5.7/.22 Mag-rated sound suppressors instead of the larger 5.56 cans. For firing prone or benched, the top-mounted magazine is also more comfortable than even the shortest box magazine protruding from below. Read to learn if this niche rifle is for you.