Zev Technologies  Core Duty Rifle

Review: Zev Technologies Core Duty Rifle

Zev Technologies has steadily increased its footprint in the firearm industry. Best known for placing its unique design spins on components for the most popular Glock and SIG Sauer pistols, this Centralia, WA-based company is also in the AR market.

What’s the Deal With Caliber?

Caliber is a critical aspect of ammunition, but it is something that is also often misunderstood or misrepresented. As it relates to firearms, caliber by definition—according to Merriam-Webster—is either A: the diameter of a bullet or other projectile, or B: the diameter of the bore of a gun usually expressed in hundredths or thousandths of an inch and typically written as a decimal, such as .35 caliber.

Review: Girsan MC9 T Handgun

The Turkish firearm-manufacturing industry has been around for a long time, dating back to when the Ottoman Empire was a superpower. In recent years, it seems like the Turkish gun industry is on a bit of a come-up, exporting hundreds of thousands of guns each year to the United States, especially the Canik TP9 line of pistols.

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.

Why Porting a Shotgun Barrel is Effective

One way to mitigate the 12-gauge’s mighty recoil is to port the barrel to relieve pressure before it hits your shoulder.

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.”

3 Amazing Handloads for the 10 mm

Here are a trifecta of handloads to address any use of the versatile 10 mm cartridge and provide some needed rounds during an ammo shortage.

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?

Review: Diamondback DB9SL Handgun

Richard Mann takes an in-depth look at the Diamondback DB9SL chambered in 9 mm. 

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