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Troubleshooting a Red-Dot Scope

In this Tech Wisdom column, George Harris talks about the quality of a red-dot scope. Here's how you can ensure your red dot is trouble-free.

1911s: Drop Safe or Not?

Are 1911 pistols drop-safe? Here's one reader's experience, along with an explanation of the Series 70 firing system.

Backup Iron Sights: Selection & Setup Tips

If the optic on your AR-15 suddenly goes down, what kind of backup iron sights should you have on your rifle?

Conversion Issues: Going From .40 S&W to 9mm

With the recent move away from the .40 S&W to the 9 mm within the law-enforcement community, there are many agency-owned trade-ins for ridiculously low prices. Here are the issues with converting a trade-in .40 to 9 mm.

Adding a Micro Red-Dot: Mounting Plates & Milling Options

Miniature red-dot sights have become popular options to add to the slide on a handgun, but what's the best way to mount it and can you incorporate back-up iron sights? We answer the question here.

Bisley Grip Conversion: Tools, Tips & Techniques

Single-action revolver shooters have a great love for Bisley-style grips, due to its unique fit that helps to absorb recoil from heavy loads. Here's how to convert your wheelgun to this comfortable setup.

Pinned 1911 Grip Safety: What Does It Do?

Every once in a while, you'll run across a pinned grip safety on an old 1911. Our Tech Wisdom editor explains why they made this modification.

9mm Revolver Ammo: Avoiding Bullet Jump & Other Issues

A good variety of 9mm semi-automatic pistols will feed nearly any 9mm ammo without issue. When it comes to 9mm revolvers, though, owners must be careful with ammo selection.

Rimfire Pistol Conversion Kits: Are They Worth It?

I like to shoot a lot. With the price of ammunition what it is, especially .45 ACP, I’m looking to lower my costs by buying a pistol conversion kit or springing for the price of a new gun and shooting less-expensive .22 LR ammunition.

Top 5 Shooting Illustrated Articles of 2019

Which articles resonated with Shooting Illustrated readers in 2019? Here are our top five stories of the year.

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