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Mossberg MVP right

Firearms

Range Report: Mossberg MVP — A Great Rifle!

The Mossberg MVP is a light rifle with a fluted barrel, flat-bottom forend, smooth bolt action and generous magazine capacity. It was designed as a sporting rifle for popping varmints, crows, predators and other types of small game, and related to the Mossberg Patrol rifle, a similar bolt action designed for law enforcement.

Primer on a .223 Gorilla ammunition load

Ammunition

Range Report: Gorilla Ammunition Field Test

While there are many types of ammunition available, ranging from inexpensive steel-case loads we don’t expect much accuracy from to match-grade rifle ammunition we expect to group into a dime at 100 yards, so ammunition must be chosen with care. The object we examine may give a good first impression, but its properties are the determining factor in any further purchases—and Gorilla brings plenty of performance. Gorilla Ammunition’s loads have favorably impressed me with good quality control, excellent cartridge integrity and accuracy.

SIG Sauer P226 Ultra pistol with elongated grip frame

Firearms

SIG P226 — 9mm Small Grip, Short Trigger Mod

The SIG P226 is a great gun—with the small grip and short trigger option, it’s gets even better. In this Range Report, Bob Campbell puts the P226 with the Short Trigger Mod through its paces by firing 2,500 rounds! Read the full story for the results.

expanded 62 grain vital shok bullet

Ammunition

Range Report: Federal Trophy Bonded Tip Vital Shok

Federal’s proven reputation for quality is secure its new Trophy Bonded Tip Vital Shok. The 62-grain Trophy Bonded loading is accurate and as you will see, expands reliably. If you only have one all-around .223 Rem round, Federal’s Trophy Bonded Tip Vital Shok is a contender for the top of the list.

Box of Ruger ARX ammunition with 5 bullets lined in front

Ammunition

Ruger ARX Ammunition — It’s Wicked Look Is Only Surpassed by Its Performance

Ruger’s ARX load uses a uniquely fluted bullet of copper and polymer composite. The bullet is a lightweight for the caliber in every offering, which means high velocity. This translates to high energy for the caliber. But handgun ammunition is not about speed, it is about performance. Read the full story to see how Ruger’s new ARX ammunition performed at the range.

Beretta M9 with Black Hills Ammunition

Firearms

Range Report: Beretta’s M9 Civilian Version

When the United States Army adopted the Beretta M9, it was quite a surprise to many of us. The apple cart wasn’t upset; it was wrecked. The Beretta replaced the long-serving 1911A1 .45-caliber pistol. While there are many fans of the 1911, there are also many detractors and some who felt the pistol was long overdue for replacement.

CZ 75 B pistol left side

Firearms

Range Report: The Remarkable CZ 75

Among the more respected but misunderstood handguns is the Czech CZ 75 pistol. Revered by many, the CZ 75 is a proven, accurate, reliable handgun that is often noted for its resemblance to the Browning Hi Power. Other than steel-frame construction and a high-capacity magazine, however, this comparison is misleading and even misinformed. Read the article to find out why.

SOCOM 16 rifle with Flatwood target

Firearms

Springfield Armory SOCOM 16: First Look, First Shots

Springfield Armory has consistently refined its M1A platform to suit long-range competitive match shooters, operators who want more caliber, and hunters wanting a reliable, rugged, accurate rifle. The new SOCOM 16 is even more adaptable and leaps into the 21st century. It’s a rifle that is modular, adaptable, and customizable, and it runs with the heart of an M1A.

RPK and AKM Machine guns

Firearms

The RPK Squad Automatic Weapon — Simply Superb

Mikhail Timofeyovich Kalashnikov purportedly devised the assault rifle that bears his name while recovering from wounds incurred during the Battle of Brausk in World War II. While his story has likely been embellished a bit by communist propaganda editors, it is universally accepted that he indeed designed the gun and that it subsequently shaped the firearms world. The author ranks the RPK above the M249 and M60! Did he hit the mark? Read the full story to find out.