2022 Golden Bullseye Awards

2022 Golden Bullseye Awards

Each year, we examine scores of products designed for personal security, but only a select few stand above the others to be worthy of the coveted Golden Bullseye Award.

2021 Shooting Illustrated Golden Bullseye Awards

To win the coveted Golden Bullseye Award, a product must offer a combination of innovation, utility, reliability, outstanding performance and value to the consumer.

20 Personal-Defense Handguns Under $300

Looking for a personal-defense pistol, but don’t want to drop crazy dough on it? We’ve got you covered with 20 handguns available now for less than $300.

Basics of a 1911 Build: Tips & Tricks

The building of a 1911 pistol is chock-full of detail work essential for a satisfactory outcome. Here is an overview of what to expect, with tips that should prove helpful.

Building an AR-15 Under 5 Pounds (Including Optic)

Breaking the 5-pound barrier when building an AR-15 with a mounted optic is a tall order, but Shooting Illustrated took on the challenge. Here's how we did it.

Understanding Red-Dot Optics

A man walks into a gun store, sidles up to the counter and eyeballs the clerk. In his best tactically-tuned voice, he says “I want one of them there red-dot sights for my AR.” The clerk, if he is of the optically savvy sort, immediately realizes this customer has no idea what he’s talking about.

AR Lower-Receiver Build: Switching Gears

If your goal is to build an AR capable of precision accuracy, it makes sense to maintain vital tolerances by keeping field-stripping to a minimum.

AR-15 Upper-Receiver Build: Installing the Forward-Assist Assembly

What can be more satisfying than building your own 1911 from scratch, building an AR-Platform upper receiver, also known as “America’s Rifle.”

The October Issue of Shooting Illustrated is on Newsstands Now!

The October issue of Shooting Illustrated showcases Mossberg’s new tactical bolt-action rifle.

AR Upper Build

Time to switch gears and platforms...

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