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Two-toned SCCY CPX-2 with black handle and silver slide on white background.

Concealed Carry

Throwback Thursday—The SCCY CPX-2

The SCCY CPX 2, with the 9mm Luger, is lightweight, fires a powerful cartridge and is perfect for personal defense and concealed carry. This handgun is reliable, fits in the hand well, has controllable trigger action, features good sights and has good manufacturer support.

S&W SD 40 with laser

Range Reports

Range Report: Smith and Wesson SD40

Searching for a new reliable handgun within a tight budget isn’t as hard as you may think. Bob Campbell reviews the Smith & Wesson SD 40 .40 caliber pistol and proves its accuracy, concluding it makes a great gun for self-defense.

Hi Point Carbine right side

Firearms

Hi-Point’s Affordable .45 Caliber Carbine

The Hi-Point carbine we are discussing retails for less than $300. I was surprised at the low price and by the performance of this firearm. This is a budget or economy firearm. It isn’t a tack driver at 100 yards, but then few firearms firing a pistol caliber cartridge are. The Hi-Point carbine is a credible home defender, a good recreational shooter, and in a pinch, it will do for small game at modest range. Did we mention the price?

Pink Radians passive shooting earmuffs

Gear, Parts and Accessories

Pretty in Pink: Radians Pink Range Gear

Women who love shooting and gun need gear made sized just for them. These pink Radians shooting glasses and passive earmuffs are comfortable to wear for hours of range time, don’t get in the way of an AR-15 stock and are very affordable to boot! Looking to upgrade your range accessories? Check out this review of Radians women’s shooting glasses and LowSet passive earmuffs.

SIG Sauer P238 .380 subcompact gun with Rosewood grip and engraved slide

Concealed Carry

SIG Sauer P238 Review

In our final installment of winners of the Blogger for a Day contest, Rachel McMurry reviews her new SIG Sauer P238 .380—a high quality and much-loved replacement to her Ruger LC380.

Core Rifle Systems Core 15 AR-15 M4 Scout

Firearms

Range Report: Core 15 M4 Scout

As an all-around, go-anywhere, do-anything rifle, the Core 15 carbine is a top contender. Accurate and reliable, the rifle is also an affordable AR-15. Does affordable equal accurate? The author puts the Core 15 through its paces and comes up with some surprising conclusions.