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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?

Impact Sport Bolt Electronic Earmuff

Gear, Parts and Accessories

Shot Show 2017: Accessories: The Best for the Best

If there’s one thing that retailers know, it’s that accessories sell—no matter which firearms are hot. With plenty of handguns and MSRs driving foot traffic in 2016, retailers also reported high accessory turns for rails, flashlights, and waterfowl decoys. Women’s specialty products were up, and there were plenty of deer-hunting items making the register ring. For the 2017 SHOT Show, there are literally miles of accessories to view. Here’s a look at what’s new on the floor this year.

Ruger 556 rifle leaning against a steel target


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.

Colt Expanse AR-15 rifle right side


Range Report: Colt Expanse Carbine AR-15

Colt’s cut-down price leader is still a first-class rifle, and while the author believes this rifle will be a force on the market, the question of whether it really lives up to the hype has to be answered. In the past, Colt’s rifles stood at the top of the heap on quality, and the cheaper rifles stood on cheap. Where does the the Expanse rank? Read the full article to find out.

S&W SD 40 with laser

Range Reports

Range Report: Smith and Wesson SD 40

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.

GLock 42 side view with TruGlo Brite Site TFO


TruGlo TFO Sights with GLOCK 42

Whether you carry concealed, keep a pistol for home defense or have a duty weapon, there is one accessory that immediately improve you sight picture in any lighting condition? Are your sights putting you at risk?