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Shiny silver Zippo lighter on bed of rocks

Camping & Survival

Zippo Survival Lighter

The Zippo Survival Lighter is not a new product from Zippo. Instead, it is a notation that the Zippo is without a doubt the best, long-term survival lighter in world. Some would argue that point. However, there are some great points, which I believe make the Zippo your ultimate firemaking friend.

Honor Defense Honor Guard pistol and DoubleTap ammunition box

Ammunition

Range Report: DoubleTap Ammunition

When it comes to personal defense ammunition, we all want the most for our dollar and a load that maximizes the caliber. This is especially true with the popular 9mm Luger cartridge. A number of manufacturers offer target grade loads, hunting loads, and personal defense loads. DoubleTap ammunition offers personal defense loads, and they do it as well as anyone and better than most.

Baby Rock pistol pointing down at 45 degree angle in black

Firearms

Range Report: Rock Island Armory’s Baby Rock Rocks!

Recently, Rock Island Armory (Armscor) introduced the 1911A1 .380 ACP known simply as the Baby Rock. Rock fans and shooters everywhere are going to love this handgun. Most small 1911s are more 1911-like than true 1911. The Baby Rock features a plunger tube, slide lock safety, beavertail grip safety, low bore axis and straight to the rear trigger compression. This is a true small 1911.

Left side of the PMR-30 pistol in Desert Tan

Firearms

Range Report: Kel Tec PMR-30

The PMR-30 is a unique and highly interesting handgun. This is a polymer frame pistol with a steel slide and barrel that works on the simple blowback principle. The first thing you notice after the space age appearance is that the pistol weighs less than 14 ounces. Even with a fully loaded 30-round magazine, the piece weighs but 20 ounces. Yes, 20 ounces for a 30-shot pistol!

Ruger SR1911 9mm pistol right profile

Firearms

Range Report: Ruger SR1911 9mm

Ruger is an old line maker that has offered quality products at a fair price for more than 68 years. Although Ruger was late getting into the 1911 market, it introduced a short slide 1911 handgun, the SR1911 that has earned an excellent reputation for reliability, accuracy, and value.

HK45 pistol in desert tan with boxes of ammunition

Range Reports

Range Report: HK45 Tactical

A few years ago, Heckler and Koch introduced a new handgun design in hopes of achieving a military contract. The HK45 is a viable pistol for use by the Special Operation Command (SOCOM) or any military entity. The HK45 builds upon HK’s slide-to-frame design that features more contact between the frame and slide than most polymer frame pistols resulting in greater rigidity and greater accuracy potential.

SIG Sauer C3 with loaded magazine

Firearms

Throwback Thursday — SIG Sauer C3 1911

To deliver on its promise to offer a discreet, but shootable 1911, SIG Sauer built the C3 with a Commander-length top including a match length and quality barrel, atop an Officer’s frame. Sleek lines and pleasing aesthetics make for great eye candy, but a 1911 has to rule the range too. The Shooter’s Log’s Dave Dolbee puts the SIG C3 through its paces for this Range Report.

CIA Zastava M88 pistol right side and magazine

Firearms

Range Report: Century International Arms Zastava M88 9mm

Among the most reliable and battled tested handgun designs of all time is the Russian Tokarev. It simply doesn’t get the respect the 1911, Browning High Power and CZ 75 do, yet the pistol is always reliable, accurate enough for personal defense, and chambered for hard hitting cartridges. Century International Arms Zastava M88 continues the tradition.

Burris AR-332

Gun Gear

Burris AR-332 — AR-15 Accuracy to 600 Yards

Adding even a marginally magnified optic enables more precision, faster target acquisition, and will deliver all you need to place hits quickly—even way out there when yards adds up. More than a few serviceman and Designated Marksman know that the 4X Trijicon ACOG transformed hit ratios within all ranges of combat engagement out to the 600-yard line, however it also comes with a steep $1,400 price tag—as a result, Burris has come to the rescue with a great $350 option.

Springfield Range Officer pistol in DM Bullard Chocolate elephant leather holster

Firearms

Range Report: Springfield Range Operator

A few decades ago, a startup company resurrected a revered name in firearms. Springfield Armory Incorporated has since prospered. Today, it is regarded as an old-line company by younger handgunners. Considering the conservative nature of shooters, this is quite an accomplishment. Springfield began its climb to the top by offering a good product at a fair price. The Range Officer now continues the tradition.