Archive for Ed Friedman

A Word about Guides

We sometimes run buyers guides in an effort to let folks know what products are available for a given need. Is the information provided useful to our readers?

September 23, 2014
AK-47, pistol, Century Arms, 7.62x39mm

Century International Arms C39 Micro Pistol

Kalashnikov Concern-made AKs are no longer available in the U.S. because of sanctions against Russia, but fear not! Your AK-pistol needs can be met with the American-made C39 Micro, regardless of Ivan’s next move.

September 23, 2014

They All Look Alike…

When we posted pictures of the Heckler & Koch VP9 on Facebook, one of the more common observations was that it looks very similar to the Walther PPQ. Well, yes…but looks aren’t everything.

September 15, 2014
Tavor Header

IWI U.S. Tavor SAR

After a decade of waiting, a civilian-legal version of the Israel Defense Forces’ standard-issue rifle is finally available in the U.S., and the Tavor SAR may be the ultimate home-defense rifle.

September 15, 2014

Dueling Concepts

We sometimes run articles within a single issue that seem to produce opposing conclusions. There is a method to this madness.

August 27, 2014

7.62×39 mm Accuracy

Most people don’t think of the word “accurate” when they hear a rifle is chambered in 7.62x39 mm.

August 18, 2014

R51 Troubles

Remington released a statement regarding the R51 pistol’s status.

July 28, 2014

.300 Whisper at Work

The .300 Whisper is certainly quiet, but how does it fare on tiny targets?

July 22, 2014

What’s in a Name?

Product names are incredibly important and can often determine the success or failure of a new offering.

June 19, 2014

Settling Confusion

Sometimes we run a product in the magazine and describe its use(s). Then, we go on social media and fail to provide enough details.

June 2, 2014