Three Smith & Wesson revolvers

Is the Smith & Wesson J-Frame Still Relevant for Personal Defense?

Despite the passage of time, Smith & Wesson’s trusty J-frame revolver remains an excellent option as a backup gun and more.

Why the Break-Action Rifle is Still a Great Option

Fall is just around the corner, and although we are not exactly through the ammo shortage, things are better than they were in January. As hunting season is already underway here in the Southeast, sporadic ammo availability got me thinking about the utility of certain single-shot, break-action rifle designs.

The Frugal Man’s Custom Precision Rifle

When I conceived the rifle, I wanted to explore the concept of somebody who is reasonably handy with tools building a precision rifle on the kitchen table or in the basement. I wanted an economy “bolt-together” rifle, with the idea to customize it with select parts and gear while staying within a working-man’s budget. The other important thing is it must shoot well enough to earn the title Precision Rifle.

Are Percussion Revolvers and Single-Shot Muzzleloaders Obsolete?

It’s known that firearms can serve for a long time after they’re no longer cutting edge. Flintlocks held on long into the percussion era. During the American Civil War, plenty of cavalry units, especially local militias, turned up with single-shot pistols despite Colt’s revolvers having been on the market for a while by then.

First Look: Diamondback Sidekick Rimfire Revolver

Diamondback Firearms is introducing the Diamondback Sidekick, a 9-shot, single- and double-action rimfire revolver that has an interchangeable swing-out cylinder.

I Carry: Ruger LCP II Pistol in a Blue Force Gear Holster

In today's episode of "I Carry," we feature the Ruger LCP II Lite Rack .22 LR pistol in a Blue Force Gear pocket holster along with a CRKT Sketch pocketknife.

First Look: FN 502 Tactical Optics-Ready .22 LR

FN America recently introduced the FN 502 Tactical, which is the company's first-ever .22 LR pistol. Conveniently, the FN 502 Tactical in .22 LR is optics-ready, making it the industry's first rimfire pistol to offer the capability of a slide-mounted red dot. 

5 Commonly Overlooked Carry Guns

Glocks and 1911s are not the only concealed carry guns out there, and in fact may not be the best options for everyone. Here’s a look at five often overlooked concealed carry options that you may or may not have heard of.

First Look: CZ USA 457 LRP Rimfire Rifle

CZ-USA's new 457 LRP rimfire bolt-action rifle offers long-range challenges at rimfire prices.

First Look: Ruger-57 Threaded Barrel Kit

Now Ruger is coming out with a threaded barrel for the 57 which will allow you to attach the muzzle device of your choice to your pistol, such as a suppressor.

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