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Galil Ace .308 rifle right with spare magazine laying on a bed of rocks

Firearms

Review: Galil ACE GAR1651.308 7.61×51 Rifle

For those not familiar with the original Galil line, it was developed in the 1960s and has continued refinement to current times. The rifle and has been tuned and tweaked over the years by IWI into what many say is the pinnacle of AK perfection. All the features and accuracy of military M16/AR platforms, but with AK reliability and power—indeed the perfect AK. Read the full review.

Red crossed-out AR-15 rifle image

News

Another Loss for the Second Amendment — Connecticut Ban Stands

While waiting for the Senate to take up four gun control measures, The Shooter’s Log must sadly report another loss for the Second Amendment. Today, June 20, 2016, the Supreme Court declined Monday to take up a constitutional challenge to a Connecticut gun law passed in the aftermath of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting. The bans affects both semi-automatic firearms and magazines.

Firearms

Video: Savage Arms Introduces A17 Semi-automatic Rifle in .17 HMR

After seven years in development, Savage is proud to introduce the first modern reliable semiautomatic rifle chambered for .17 HMR. How did they do it? Watch this video to learn how. The new A17 semi-auto rifle from Savage Arms is chambered for the 17 HMR cartridge. MSRP is $465. The A17, Stock Number 47001, has a delayed-blowback action, hard chrome bolt, case-hardened receiver, and 10-round detachable rotary magazine.

FN semiautomatic SAW rifle behind a glass case at the NRA Meetings & Exhibits

News

FN-USA Announces Civilian SAW at NRA Annual Meetings & Exhibits

The news broke the night before the 144th NRA Annual Meetings & Exhibits held in Nashville—FN is releasing a semiautomatic model of the iconic belt-fed SAW rifle. Displayed behind a glass case at the FNH booth—there it was, in all its glory. You might not be able to find a reason for owning one, but that doesn’t make it any less cool. Check out the FN M249S here.

Smith & Wesson M&P Shield

Reviews

The Top 5 Product Reviews of 2014 on the Shooter’s Log

One of the most important jobs of the Shooter’s Log writing team is to produce honest reviews on products—especially gun reviews. Purchasing a firearm is a big decision—regardless of it being your first gun or twentieth gun. Guns are not cheap and you do not want to be stuck buying the wrong one. That is why we take our job so seriously—to help guide you in buying the best self-defense tool you can buy. The top five most read product reviews of 2014 on The Shooter’s Log are of firearms, four of them are concealed carry handguns, while the top most read gun review is of the Beretta ARX 100 modern sporting rifle.

Firearms

At the Range with the Curious AR-57

What does the AR-57 have going for it? Quite a lot. With the top-mounted magazine, it ejects spent rounds down through the magwell allowing left- and right-handed shooters to shoot it comfortably. The muzzle rise and recoil are non-existent, the muzzle blast is mild and relatively small and light. You can use 5.7/.22 Mag-rated sound suppressors instead of the larger 5.56 cans. For firing prone or benched, the top-mounted magazine is also more comfortable than even the shortest box magazine protruding from below. Read to learn if this niche rifle is for you.