Ruger Max-9 with knife and light

Review: Ruger Max-9 Pistol

In case you just emerged from hibernation or beamed down from another planet, allow me to be the first to inform you concealed-carry pistols are hot. So hot, they dominate sales across the firearm industry, as millions of long-time gun owners compete with seven or eight million new gun owners trying to get their hands on these pistols.

The Quest to Find the Perfect Carry Gun

A friend of mine is on a quest to find the perfect—for him—carry gun.

Head to Head: 5.56 NATO vs. 6.8 SPC

Richard Mann compares the 5.56 NATO to the 6.8 SPC to see which cartridge holds the advantage.

Head to Head: 6 mm ARC vs. 6.5 Grendel

Which is the better cartridge—6 mm ARC or 6.5 Grendel? Richard Mann takes a look at these two great cartridges to see how the stack up.

Head to Head: Smith & Wesson Bodyguard 38 vs. Model 642

When put side by side, how do the Smith & Wesson Bodyguard 38 and Model 642 stack up? Richard Johnson compares these two fantastic handguns from S&W.

Head to Head: .38 Super vs. 9 mm

Consigned only to gun-gamers and history buffs, the .38 Super is undeservedly esoteric when compared to 9 mm.

Review: Gemtech Lunar 9 Suppressor

Gemtech's Lunar 9 suppressor is rated for calibers up to 9 mm and subsonic .300 BLK.

Top 5 Shooting Illustrated Articles of the Decade

Over the last 10 years, we've covered thousands of topics. However, five articles floated above the rest. Here are the most popular Shooting Illustrated stories of the decade.

Pistol-Shooting Tips: Improve Your Handgun Skills

Just what you always wanted—a handy “cheat sheet” of ways to shoot better.

224 Valkyrie Handloading: Working With Different Barrel Twist Rates

To combat the finicky nature of our 224 Valkyrie handloads, we decided to try using one of the newer 1:6.5-inch twist barrels on the market from Tactical Kinetics. Here are our results.

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