Book Review: James Tarr, "Splashback"

Who couldn't use a little escapism in today's hectic world? James Tarr's "Splashback" is a great read--that gets guns right.

Range Review: Kimber RAPIDE 1911

Kimber added to its lineup of semi-custom 1911s in 2019 with the RAPIDE, and one SI contributor put a few hundred rounds downrange and got some thoughts on the new option.

Range Review: DoubleStar ZERO Carbine

It doesn't have to overwhelm your bank account to get a well-built AR-15 loaded with all of the bells and whistles. Check out the feature-rich design of the DoubleStar ZERO Carbine here.

Evaluating Pistols for Personal Defense

There’s lots involved in designing a course of fire as part of a testing protocol for personal-defense pistols, but gunwriting isn’t for cowards.

Smith & Wesson M&P M2.0 Compact Torture Test: 500 Rounds In

500 rounds in on our 2,000-round Smith & Wesson M&P M2.0 Compact Torture Test, and there are a few good reminders of why everyone ought wring out their defensive firearms before carrying.

Smith & Wesson M&P M2.0 Compact Torture Test: 1,250 Rounds In

Starting on the second thousand rounds of our torture test of the Smith & Wesson M&P M2.0 Compact, we had one incident worth noting.

Review: CrossBreed SnapSlide OWB Holster

Out of its many holster options, one of the most popular models from CrossBreed its its SnapSlide OWB holster. We examine the merits of the rig here.

Review: Hornady Frontier Ammunition

For the relaunch of the company's Frontier Ammunition brand, Hornady teamed up with the Lake City ammunition plant to provide affordable, accurate cartridges for rifles chambered in 5.56 NATO and .223 Rem.

Review: Brownells XBRN-177E2 Retro AR-15

Fans of the AR-15 will love Brownells’ new, old take on the platform: the XBRN-177E2. The company’s Retro line turns back the clock to offer some of the original configurations developed from Eugene Stoner’s creation.

Range Review: Charter Arms Bulldog XL in .45 Colt

Charter Arms took its innovative manufacturing process and produced its Bulldog XL for fans of the .45 Colt, all at an easily affordable price.

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