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Two stacked revolvers, a four inch .38 on top and a 1930s Colt Tactical on the bottom. Both have black grips and a dark charcoal-colored body, barrels pointed to the right

Firearms

Tactical Pistols

Tactical pistols need specific features and functions to serve you well. Read this post to learn what to look for and why training is essential.

Two men, one a young blond in grey t-shirt, the other gray haired in a green tshirt, use a Commander .45 to practice, practice, practice.

Firearms

Choosing a Defensive Handgun

There are a lot of factors when choosing a handgun to protect you and your family. First and foremost is picking the right handgun for your size and needs, then training and practice. In this article you’ll discover perfect way to test out a potential fit before shelling out hundreds of dollars and recommendations on some of the best handguns for personal defense .

Picture shows the Luth-AR MBA fixed AR-15 stock with adjustable length of pull.

Gear, Parts and Accessories

Seven New Products You Need to Know About

Have you been eagerly awaiting new AR-15 products, rifle and accessories? How about polymer magazines for your Mosin Nagant or the very cool Brunton hydrogen reactor that needs absolutely no outside source to generate energy? We have seven new and exciting products to tell you about. I’m sure after reading you will find at least one you can’t live with out.

Colt_LE6920MP AR-15 rifle with brown Magpul furniture

News

SHOT 2014 — Colt’s LE6920MP-B — Your Next Must Have AR-15!

The LE6920MP-B shares many of the same features of its combat proven brother. In fact, the heart of this new carbine is its 16.1” chrome lined barrel. Thanks to Colt’s decision to design and build the LE6920MP-B’s barrel with a 1 in 7” twist, your ammo choices will be virtually unlimited, but that’s not the big news.

Colt Commander, circa 1975.

Firearms

The 1911 Pistol — Reliability and Accuracy

Originally designed to be used from horseback, the 1911 firearm proved successful during the last cavalry charge in 1916 Mexico. You can carry this traditional sidearm cocked and locked, but do you know why? Read this article and range report to learn why.

Firearms

Colt “Pro” CRP-18 Competition Rifle

Colt has a rich history on the battlefield and in law enforcement, so there is no surprise it would be a top choice in service rifle competition and 3-gun matches. However, Colt has upped the ante with the Colt Competition Rifle thanks to its partnership with Bold Ideas to offer a purpose-built rifle specifically for 3-gun competition. Bold Ideas is not just a name, it’s a concept, and the innovative adjustable gas block of the CRP-18 is proof. While gas blocks are not uncommon on gas piston guns, Bold Ideas’ design on a direct impingement system is incrementally and externally adjustable without tools.

Firearms

Curious Goings-On in Cancelled Carbine Competition

The Army has concluded the Improved Carbine Competition (ICC) without having selected a winner. Reason: the Fabrique National FNAC, Heckler & Koch’s HK416A5, a modified Remington ACR, Adcor Defense’s B.E.A.R. Elite, the Beretta ARX-160, and the Colt Enhanced M4 couldn’t pass the Army’s Phase II standards for accuracy, reliability, and durability. Huh?

AR-15 rifles on wall rack

AR-15s

The Best of the Best: AR-15 for Beginners

There is a reason why the AR-15 is the best selling rifle in the United States. For its versatility, flexibility, modular design, and ease of use, everyone from beginners to expert shooters love the AR-15—the modern sporting rifle. The love for the AR-15 derives from how easily it is to customize and change. It goes from self-defense to competition to hunting to plinking with a few minor adjustments and accessories. Accessories and add-ons are widely available. Created by ArmaLite Chief Engineer Eugene Stoner the semi-automatic AR-15 uses either a direct gas impingement or gas piston system to operate. Originally chambered for the .223 Remington/5.56 NATO round, now you can find AR platforms in a variety of calibers such as .22 Long Rifle, .300 Blackout, 6.8 SPC, and .450 Bushmaster.

Ammunition

Top 10 .22-Caliber Posts as of June 8, 2013

Most shooters say they like more power in their rifles and handguns, but their buying habits show they overwhelmingly prefer less power — that is, in total rounds sold, 22-caliber firearms and ammunition dominate cartridge sales figures. Likewise, in the Shooter’s Log many of the most popular articles we’ve published covered firearms and ammunition of the various 22-caliber chamberings, including the 5.7×28 FN (.220), .22 LR (.223), .22 WMR (.224), and 223 Rem. (.224). Here are the most popular items: