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Side view of the JM4 Tactical QCC holster, black

Gear, Parts and Accessories

Review: JM4 Tactical Holsters Quick Click & Carry (QCC) Holster

Out of Abilene, Texas comes a holster that’s one of a kind. The Quick Click & Carry (QCC) holster is made of leather and magnets. It sounds a bit ridiculous at first. But it works, and the company keeps making it better—so much better that our reviewer, a gun-packer of 13 years, is giving up old rigs in favor of the QCC. However, the rig does have a few drawbacks.

twist-off turret covers on the Bushnell Enrage red dot scope

Reviews

Review: Bushnell Enrage Red Dot

Late summer range days are never wasted when spent behind an AR topped with a new red dot on the market, especially when that red dot is the Enrage by Bushnell. In this Review, the author breaks down the pros and cons of the new Enrage red dot scope. Easy to use and adjust controls, quick installation, and out-of-the box- ready for Savage’s MSR, are just a few of the highlights, but our author has additional reasons why you need an Enrage.

Sarsilmaz SAR 9 pistol with slide locked back and loaded spare magazine in a gray t-shirt

Firearms

Review: Sarsilmaz SAR 9 Pistol

I was fortunate to get my hands on one of the first 50 SAR 9 pistols imported from Turkey by SAR USA—the American division of Turkish gun and aerospace manufacturer Sarsilmaz. The Turks know a thing or two about making firearms—especially ones that are dependable and affordable. In my opinion, what Turkish producers do best is replicate the most useful features of existing models; most often cranking out products that mix traits of familiar American or western European brands to create a unique firearm that costs a bit less than their predecessors. The SAR 9 is an example of this approach to gun design.

Bushnell LRTSi 3-12x44mm mounted on Battle Rifle Company Cutlass rifle

Competitive Shooting

Review: Bushnell 3-12x44mm LTRSi — A Scope to Shine at Long-Range

The Bushnell Elite Tactical long range tactical scope (LRTS) series is just what the name implies. The weekend began as a scope test—as well as a time to get better at long-range precision marksmanship. The scope, was a key element to unexpected long-range success, but not without challenging moments. In this review, my optical partner was the LRTSi 3-12x44mm mounted and ready for a 3-day long-range shooting class requiring a milliradian reticle. Read the full story here.

Savage B17 FV rifle with 3 boxes of ammunition

Firearms

Savage B 17 FV-SR: The Little Tack Driver

Savage Arms trotted out a whole new stable of rifles in 2017. Among them is the B—meaning bolt action—Series 17 FV-SR, chambered in 17 HMR. We took it for a spin, curious to see if the company’s rimfire rifles perform as well as its big-bore models that have earned some real estate in my gun safe.

Woman in a crouched position shooting an AK-47

Firearms

Review: Molot VEPR FM-AK47

FIME stands for Firearms Importers, Manufacturers, and Exporters. Partner company K-Var has been in the AKM supplies business for a long time. I was excited to get my hands on one rendition of the VEPR platform, an AKM called the FM-AK47. Like other AKMs, it’s chambered in 7.62×39. However, a couple of problems were encountered. Read the full review.

Savage Stealth BA with boxes of American Eagle and Federal Fusion ammunition

Gear, Parts and Accessories

Review: Bushnell Elite Tactical LRS 6-24x 50mm Riflescope

A good long-range rifle is a wonderful tool, but its capabilities are only as good as the scope that sits on top of it. The Bushnell Elite Tactical LRS is a looker, in matte black aluminum with rugged-looking turrets and dials. It’s 13.5 inches long, with a 30mm tube. On the objective end, there’s a two-inch sun shade, included in the overall length. Get the full details that make this a must-have riflescope.

Ammunition

DoubleTap — Your Total Ammunition Solution

DoubleTap Ammunition made its name by producing 10mm ammunition. In fact, when the industry was offering 10mm ammunition loaded closer to .40 S&W specifications, DoubleTap was the solution for full-power factory-grade ammunition. However, 10mm is a small portion of the Ammo market, so DoubleTap did the right thing and now offers a full catalog of ammunition ranging from rimfire to African Dangerous Game loads.