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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.

Three pistols highlighting different grip angles

Firearms

Grip Angle Doesn’t Matter: Why I Rock a (Nearly) Stock Glock

Have you spent a bunch of money on aftermarket parts and accessories for your concealed carry or home-defense gun? You might want to rethink drastically changing that factory pistol.
Are a pistol’s “enhanced” or “improved” ergonomics all a marketing sham? Do they actually make a difference in how well you shoot? One author says no. Here’s why…

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.

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.

Springfield Range Officer Compact 1911 pistol left

Firearms

Range Report: Springfield Range Officer Compact 1911

A few years ago, Springfield Armory introduced a pistol that became a great success. The Range Officer is a first-class target pistol well worth its modest price, offering a match-grade barrel and accuracy potential that will win any match. Recently, Springfield has offered the concept in a downsized 1911. Does it live up to Springfield Armory 1911’s legacies? Read to find out in this range report.

SIG Sauer M17 pistol with 9mm+P ammunition

Ammunition

SIG Sauer’s New FMJ Practice Grade Ammunition

SIG has introduced a training line of ammunition to compliment its JHP Elite loads. They are affordable, accurate and cleaning burning. Bob Campbell filled his pockets, grabbed some of his favorite 1911s and a SIG P220 to put the new ammo through its paces.

CMMG box next to a lower parts kit

Gear, Parts and Accessories

CMMG’s Lower Parts Kit

From the packaging to smooth shooting, CMMG’s very affordable lower parts kits are thought-out, good quality and easy to put together. Read guest blogger Michael Petty’s review on this AR-15 LPK from CMMG.

Colt 1911 Commander with three different boxes of ammunition

Firearms

Range Report: The ‘1911 Commander’ Way

The Colt 1911 Government Model served law enforcement well for a long time. However, there was one complaint—it was too large and heavy for carrying comfortably. Even before World War II, Colt experimented with smaller handguns. With the maturity of aluminum technology, the smaller Commander-sized 1911 was possible. Today, the Colt Commander is built from steel and proves itself an excellent carry gun. Read our range report in this post.