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Kel Tec PMR30 with orange fiber optic rear sight

Gear, Parts and Accessories

Pistol Sights: Speed, and Minute of Felon Accuracy

In a combat situation, the perfect sight picture is elusive. That being said, I almost always use my sights when shooting. The only time the sights are not visible to my eye when I fire is when I am firing from the retention position with the handgun hard against my ribs. For all other situations, the sights and sight picture matter. However, all sights are not created equal. Which sights are right for you and your situation?

2 snubnose .38 revolvers with speed loaders

Firearms

Snub Nose Magnum Revolvers — Unequivocal

With the great and growing abundance of concealed carry permits as Americans exercise their rights and commons sense, and a present political climate that nurtures such progress, armed citizens are flexing their political muscles and choosing to be responsible for their own safety. While the revolver is seen as old technology to some, there are few handguns as reliable and accurate as the short barrel .357 Magnum revolver.

Ruger SR1911 left on bed of rocks

Firearms

Review: Ruger SR1911 Lightweight Commander .45 ACP

The Ruger SR1911 is an outstanding value for a feature-loaded production 1911 that you can just buy and have the confidence to pull it out and shoot. The Commander version offers a carry option, which is a ¾ inch shorter, and a few ounces lighter to increase all day carry comfort. But how does it compare tot he full-sized SR1911?

Two Ruger GP100 .41 magnum pistols

Ammunition

The Most Versatile Handgun Caliber — The .357 Magnum

In the firearms world I see much hype and overstatement. As such the real article with genuine performance is often under appreciated. One example is comparing the latest 9mm +P or .357 SIG load to the .357 Magnum. Those may seem like fighting words to some, but read the full story before passing judgement.

Ruger SR1911 9mm pistol right profile

Firearms

Range Report: Ruger SR1911 9mm

Ruger is an old line maker that has offered quality products at a fair price for more than 68 years. Although Ruger was late getting into the 1911 market, it introduced a short slide 1911 handgun, the SR1911 that has earned an excellent reputation for reliability, accuracy, and value.

Ruger 556 rifle leaning against a steel target

Firearms

Ruger AR 556

The Ruger AR 556 just may be the most attractive of the mid priced AR-15 rifles. Performance is excellent and invites experimentation.

HK VP9 pistol left side

Firearms

Pistols — The Magnificent 7 (For Beginners and Beyond)

Most shooters are introduced to shooting on .22 LR pistols for good reason. They have a low recoil and offer an easy initial introduction. But what about a “first gun” for new shooters? There will be plenty of dissension and additions to the list, but here are 7 pistols perfect for any new or experienced shooter.

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.

Windham Weaponry CDI AR-15 rifles black left side profile

AR-15s

Top 10 AR-15 Rifles of 2019

Shooter’s Log writer, Dave Dolbee has compiled a top 10 list of ARs—in no particular order—for 2104 with at least one notable exception. Can you spot it? Match your top 10 list against other readers and see how your list compares.