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I Carry Spotlight: Gun Belts for Everyday Carry

While it may seem to save you money, utilizing a sub-par or cheap belt for your everyday carry needs is hardly an ideal choice. Instead, a quality carry belt may run a bit more than you're used to spending, but is well worth the investment. 

First Look: Primary Arms Optics ACSS Griffin X Mil Reticle for SLx Riflescope

Primary Arms Optics has released a new ACSS Griffin X MIL reticle option for the SLx 1-8x24 mm FFP Rifle Scope.

6 Best 9 mm Pistols Under $500

If you’re one of the millions of Americans in the market for a 9 mm pistol for personal protection here’s a look at six great 9 mm pistols available under $500. 

How Penetration and Sectional Density Affect Terminal Performance

Penetration is a critical aspect of terminal performance. As the great African professional hunter and gunwriter Finn Aagaard once wrote, “Killing power is a matter of biology, not math and physics, and is influenced almost totally by shot placement, accompanied by sufficient penetration.”

First Look: Springfield Armory XD-M Elite 3.8-Inch Compact OSP 10 mm

Springfield Armory recently introduced the new XD-M® Elite 3.8-inch Compact OSP 10 mm, which combines the powerful ballistics of the 10 mm with an optics-ready carry gun platform. 

The Best Apps for Shooting Enthusiasts

There’s more computing power in your smartphone or tablet than Apollo 11 had on board when it landed on the moon. Today’s handheld devices perform complex calculations weighted for environmental variables—in real time—and provide solutions at lightning speed. The technology is staggering, but not all of today’s firearm apps are about ballistics.

First Look: Walker's ATACS Sport Earbuds

Walker’s is known as a leader in hearing protection and enhancement and now they are releasing their most ergonomic electronic sound management system yet for shooters and hunters.

Is the .357 Magnum the Best Option for Personal Defense?

Time and data have also unquestionably revealed that when compared to these semi-auto-pistol cartridges, the .357 Magnum does a better job at stopping bad guys.

Mossberg 500 and 590: America’s Defensive Shotguns

Since 1961, the O.F. (Oscar Frederick) Mossberg company has sold more than 11 million of its Model 500 pump-action shotguns, making it the most popular shotgun of all time, if not one of the most sold guns in any category, period.

2021 New Optics Guide

Whatever your needs or budget, we’ve got info on the latest tactical, long-range, self-defense and concealed-carry optics in our annual guide.

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