2022 New Optics Guide

2022 New Optics Guide

Optics are an increasingly vital part of more and more firearms, from traditional rifles to MSRs to shotguns and even ultracompact, concealed-carry handguns. With few exceptions, however, nearly every optic is made overseas, and every manufacturer uses at least one or two components of foreign origin. 

2022 New Optics Guide: Riflescopes

Everything from Low Power Variable Optics for close-in work to high-powered zooms for the long range game.

Tested: Leupold Mark 3HD 1.5-4x Riflescope

We had a chance to wring out the Leupold Mark 3HD 1.5-4x LVPO scope at Thunder Ranch, and it was eye-opening. 

Nighthawk Custom Thunder Ranch Combat Special

Designed with input from one of the nation’s renowned firearm instructors, this purpose-built 1911 is ideal for everyday personal protection.

Range Review: Mossberg 930 Thunder Ranch Shotgun

The shotgun still has a place in your home-defense toolkit, and the Mossberg 930 Thunder Ranch is a great option to fill that need.

Team Tactics: Valuable for Defensive Shooters

Going beyond individual training, knowing how to effectively work in pairs and even teams can be invaluable to defensive shooters.

I Carry: Les Baer 1911 in an Alfonso's Pancake Holster

In this week's episode of "I Carry," we look at using a Les Baer 1911 inside an Alfonso's of Hollywood leather holster, along with a few other essential pieces of EDC gear.

Point Shooting: A Valuable Self-Defense Skill

While point-shooting techniques have fallen by the wayside in favor of more modern techniques, Sheriff Jim says the method still provides practitioners with a valuable self-defense skill.

Firearm Training: Why Humility is Necessary

Every shooter should take firearm training, but it's necessary to have some humility and an open mind while doing so. Sheriff Jim explains why.

Mossberg Expands Thunder Ranch Tactical Series

Two of the keys to successful personal defensive training are selecting a properly-equipped firearm you can depend on and a trainer who has the real-world experience to prepare you to confidently use that defensive tool.

Interests



Get the best of Shooting Illustrated delivered to your inbox.