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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.

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.

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.

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.

Hammer the Hard Ones

They may bring you to tears and cause fits of frustration, but 3-gun's most difficult targets aren't impossible if you follow these tips from the pros.

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.

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.

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