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Gun Sales Remain Strong

Monthly firearm sales nationwide are down compared to the record-setting pace of 2020, but remain at a level that put 2021’s total in second place for volume.

Why You Should Have Backup Sights on Your AR-15

Having a set of iron—or plastic—sights on your carbine is a smart hedge against worst-case scenarios.

Review: Taurus GX4 Micro-9mm Handgun

Taurus has been on fire as of late, and the company’s latest offering is the GX4, a micro-9 mm, double-stack pistol.

Point Shooting Vs. Sighted Fire: Which is Better?

The battle rages on between point shooters and those who rely on sighted fire. Is there a true winner in that contest?

Walt Berger, Founder of Berger Bullets, Dies at 92

Walter Berger, founder of Berger Bullets and member of the Benchrest Hall of Fame since 1982, died on Sept. 19 in Mesa, AZ, surrounded by family and friends. He was 92 years old.

Handgun Grip Vs. Hold: What's the Difference?

Grip and hold on the firearm are often viewed by handgun shooters as one and the same. However, seasoned defensive and competitive shooters break down handgun shooting stability into two distinctly but equally essential subcomponents: grip versus hold.

Review: Smith & Wesson Shield Plus

In retrospect, Smith & Wesson had nobody to blame for the situation but themselves. The company didn’t invent the subcompact, lightweight, single-stack nine, of course. Walther and Beretta had preceded the original Shield to market by a few years with the PPS and the Nano, respectively, and Kahr had more or less created the niche back in the 1990s.

Beretta Ships Last M9 to U.S. Military

The first week of September closed a chapter on small arms for the United States military, as Beretta USA shipped its last M9 to the U.S. Military. 

How to Refine Your Trigger Press

Jeff Cooper called it the Baja California shot, a hit landing low-left from the point-of-aim due to jerking the trigger. Imagine shooting at a map of the United States and you’ll get the idea. True for a right-handed shooter, I suppose we could call it the Florida shot for a left-handed shooter, although I never heard the Colonel describe it that way.

First Look: Holosun Optics AEMS Reflex Sight

Holosun, long known for its carbine-ready red-dot sights and pistol-slide-mounted handgun optics, has a new reflex sight for 2021.

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