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Bob Campbell shooting an Ar-15 rifle with a rifle scope

Gun Gear

How to Choose a Rifle Scope

I am asked about rifles scopes and red dot sights often. Which one should I buy, is just under who should I marry in the overall importance, and very hard to answer for another person. When you add that the student doesn’t know exactly what they are going to do with the rifle scope, the answer is even more elusive. The bottom line is the budget.

hree-dot tritium sight picture

Gun Gear

Understanding Handgun Sights

Discussions on combat sights, combat shooting, and handguns are often hi-jacked by those with an embarrassing lack of experience. All they know is what they have read and much of that isn’t accurate. A shooter should study. That is true, but they should also gain practical experience and meet the instructor half way with this experience.

Del Ton DT 10 AR-10 rifle with scope and sling on a dirt background

Firearms

Review: Del Ton AR-10 — Affordable and Accurate With a .308 Punch

The DTI .308 is a carbine-length rifle with a 16-inch barrel and the standard AR-type gas impingement operating mechanism. The barrel features a 1 in 10-inch twist, which seems ideal for handling a wide spectrum of bullet weights. The rifle features a credible flash suppressor, and the receiver is a flat top type, but how did it compare to the AR-15 and M1A? Read the full story.

SIG Sauer Spartan Airgun with TruGlo sights

Airguns

Review: SIG Spartan 1911 Airgun

Sometimes you just get excited no matter how long you have been at this game, and no matter how many air guns you have handled and evaluated. The right one can still strike a happy chord. The Spartan 1911-type airgun is among the most distinctive airguns I have ever handled. It is modeled, like many others, after the real thing, SIG’s 1911 .45 caliber Spartan.

Firearms

Range Report: Ruger Multi Purpose Rifle (MPR)

The new Ruger Multi Purpose Rifle (MPR) is designed for sporting use, including hunting and 3-Gun competition. It is also well suited to home or area defense and would be a good rifle for agency use. You don’t need many accessories for tactical use, but you need a reliable rifle. This is that rifle and it is affordable.

European American Armory Witness Elite Match pistol profile left

Firearms

Range Report: European American Armory Witness Elite Match

The EAA Witness Match .45 is an accurate handgun well worth its price. As for personal defense, a 10-shot .45 with the TruGlo combat light mounted is a terrific home defender. The pistol is similar to CZ 75-type handguns, but features a factory trigger that is as good or better than any the author has ever tested.

TruGlo light mounted to the rail of a Glock

Gun Gear

Combat Lights: Are You Ready for Action?

Preparing for personal defense scenarios on a brightly lit range, and firing against one-dimensional targets that are squared to you, isn’t combat practice. At best it is a beginner’s exercise in controlling the trigger and sight alignment. However, gunfights occur in dim light. This means that the time is overdue to practice and learn to use the proper tools. A combat light is an accessory to some, and a necessary tool to others.

uger SR1911R/TruGlo combination

Ammunition

Range Report: Ruger SR1911R

The SR1911R is a rail gun affording shooters the option of mounting a combat light. For home defense and other qualified users, the light is a great option. In this range report, Bob Campbell puts the Ruger SR1911R through its paces with a bonus review of the TruGlo’s Tru-Point light/laser combo.

Seekins AR-15 handguard

Firearms

The Home Built AR-15

The AR-15 is America’s rifle in a very personal and individualist way—and in a manner no rifle has been since the Winchester ’73. The AR-15 may be modified, adapted, and built from scratch to suit the user. The rifle can be surprisingly affordable, or it may be as expensive and extensively modified as the user wishes. The rifle that was built as the subject of this review is in the middle of the road for expense, but at the top of my list for performance and versatility.