Bryce M. Towsley

Having The Goods In The Woods

The world has always been a dangerous place and that has escalated during the COVID pandemic. Fewer people are working and more people are venturing into the great outdoors.

Fightin' Iron: Good, Better, Best

Moviegoers of 1950 enjoyed a motion picture with a unique plot twist. Rather than a tale of the trials and tribulations of a hero, we were treated to the travels and transfers of a gun. A big-budget Western starring Jimmy Stewart leading a large cast of well-known actors, “Winchester ’73” treated the gun as though it were a character. Its behavior (accuracy) established in the opening scene, succeeding scenes showed the gun used and misused, bought and sold, as it moved from owner to owner. An interesting story and well told, the film was fictional—the gun was not. 

Pushing The Limits: The Long Range AR-15

The AR-15 is one of America’s most-popular firearms. But can it reach out and touch targets out beyond 1,000 yards?

Review: Smith & Wesson Shield Plus In 30 Super Carry

Before we dive headfirst into the morass that is the 30 Super Carry debate, let’s start with something (slightly) less controversial: Smith & Wesson’s Shield Plus is a supremely good pistol. Building on the success of the standard Shield and updated M2.0 versions, the Shield Plus kept critical dimensions similar to allow most gear designed for the Shield to work for the Shield Plus.

Understanding Transfer Bars

This is a Ruger GP100, which states in its manual that, thanks to the presence of its transfer bar, you can carry six rounds in its cylinder without worry of an unintended discharge.

First Look: Colt King Cobra Target 22 LR

The look and feel of an iconic .357 Magnum revolver, the fun and easy shooting of 22LR.

First Look: Budget Friendly Trigger Kits for Gen 3 & 4 Glocks

All of the benefits of Apex Tactical’s outstanding trigger kits, at a reduced price.

The Revolver Renaissance

Don’t call it a comeback. Revolvers remain an extremely popular and effective choice for self-defense, and manufacturers, trainers and consumers are reacting to that fact.

Colt Python 3-inch

Is it my fault? Maybe. You see, two years ago when Colt introduced its new Python revolvers at a Gunsite media event, I was let in on a secret. After signing my life away in a non-disclosure agreement, I was told the next revolver would be an Anaconda chambered in .44 Mag. (it was) and, following that, a 2.5-inch-barreled Python. 

A Half-Dozen High-End Handguns

If you got it, flaunt it.

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