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The Mountain State Affair

As if being a master machinist isn't a large enough feather to sport in one's cap, Joe Hayes of Hayes Pistolsmithing is also one heck of a gunsmith.

Bullpup Battle

Associate Editor Ed Friedman, a man with no combat experience whatsoever, tries to argue for the bullpup-style rifle against grizzled SOF veteran and Rifles Editor Steve Adelmann. You pick the winner…

Kel-Tec PF-9 Pistol

Kel-Tec has developed a reputation for innovative and affordable firearm designs. Its new PF-9, a polymer-and-steel pistol chambered in 9 mm, is designed to fill a niche in Kel-Tec's line between its P-3AT (a single-stack, 8.3-ounce .380 ACP) and its P-11 (a double-stack, 14-ounce 9 mm), and it is a hybrid of the two designs.

Pocket Pistols

While .380 ACP pistols are far from new—having first seen the light of day in the early 20th century—these are all fresh. More importantly, they are all very small and very light.

Buy a Car, Get an AK-47

Mark Muller, owner of Max Motors in Butler, MO, gained his 3 1/2-year-old company national notoriety in August 2008 when it gave away vouchers for a handgun with every vehicle sold that month. Sales went up 35 percent. This year's August promotion offered vouchers for an AK-47, generating a media frenzy that included this CNN interview where he gets the best of an anti-gun reporter.

Tactical Rimfire Rifles

Regardless, tactical rimfires—semi-auto rifles designed for fast-action, high-volume shooting and made to resemble or emulate commonly used military firearms—are hot stuff. Translated to hillbilly, that means they're cool-lookin', fun-shootin' rifles.

The Executive pocket holster

Pocket carry is no fun. Under stress, you're going to lose some fine motor skills while you're fumbling around in a pocket. And, you simply cannot draw the pistol as quickly as you can a firearm holstered properly on a belt.

Skinny to the Nines

Short, light and above all, slim, here's a quintet of great 9 mms that'll help preserve your waistline.

The Best of Bullpups

Without question, it’s easy to find yourself in sensory overload at the SHOT show, due to having so much cool stuff under one roof to gawk at.

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