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Half-Cock Notch: Safe or Not?

Half-cock notches are found on shotguns, rifles, revolvers and pistols from a variety of manufacturers....

New for 2018: Arex Rex Delta

At its debut in Slovenia, Shooting Illustrated staff had a chance to examine the latest...

I Carry: S&W M&P M2.0 Compact in a Bravo Concealment Holster

In this week's episode of "I Carry," we look at using a Smith & Wesson...

AR-15 Inspection: 15 Wear & Failure Points to Check

The AR-15, America's most-popular rifle, is still a machine that wears down and fails, occasionally....

Striker-Spring Fatigue: Is It a Problem?

With the explosion in striker-fired concealed-carry guns, many citizens are armed with guns that place...

3 Powerful AR-15 Cartridges for Survival Use

A large hole in the muzzle of your AR-15 might help keep you alive if...

The .380 ACP: Built Right for Pocket Pistols

Pocket pistols chambered in .380 ACP have grown popular for concealed carry in recent years,...

Review: Walther PPS M2

Walther listened to its customers and updated its popular concealed-carry PPS handgun. The newer PPS...

Coefficient of Cool: Appearance & Aesthetics in Gun Design

When it comes to firearms, looks may not be everything, but they add something.

First Look: Apex Tactical M&P M2.0 Failure-Resistant Extractor

Designed to enhance the already-reliable design of the Smith & Wesson M&P M2.0, the Apex...

Smith & Wesson M&P M2.0 Compact Torture Test: 2,000 Rounds Complete

We have crossed the finish line in the 2,000 round testing of the Smith &...

Smith & Wesson M&P M2.0 Compact Torture Test: 1,750 Rounds In

There’s only one more update left as we finish our torture testing of the Smith...

4 Handgun Malfunction Causes & Clearance Drills

Semi-automatic handguns have gotten increasingly more reliable over the years, but they're still capable of...

Smith & Wesson M&P M2.0 Compact Torture Test: 1,500 Rounds In

We’re nearing the home stretch as we hit the 1,500-round-mark in our testing of the...

I Carry: Springfield Armory XD-S 4.0 in a Bravo Concealment Holster

In this week's episode of "I Carry," we look at using a Springfield Armory XD-S...

The Causes of a Negligent Discharge

A negligent discharge is one of the most dangerous occurrences in the firearm world. How...

Smith & Wesson M&P M2.0 Compact Torture Test: 1,250 Rounds In

Starting on the second thousand rounds of our torture test of the Smith & Wesson...

The Benefits of a Backup Gun

A backup gun can become a life-saving primary in certain scenarios. Here are the benefits...

5 Critical Mistakes Made by Defensive Gun Owners

We’re all human, we all make mistakes. The true student will always learn from the...

Pros and Cons of a Shotgun-Mounted Red Dot

Adding a red-dot sight to a shotgun can help you make faster hits, but are...
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