Accessories

Best Guns & Gear for 2023

Toward the end of each year, I survey the work R.K. Campbell, Roger Eckstine, Robert Sadowski, Tracey Taylor, and Joe Woolley have done in...

Crimson Trace RAD Pro 01-01940

We included the Crimson Trace CTS 1250 in our first review, liking what we saw. Then we heard about CT’s next-generation red dots being introduced in the guise of the RAD (Rapid Aiming Dot), so we had to try it.

Swampfox Justice JTC00127-3

Swampfox is another relatively new player in this game, proudly stating on their website that they were “born on the 4th of July, 2018.”

Holosun AEMS 211301

After our previous red-dot article, we received requests for info on additional optics, a number of which specifically mentioned the Holosun. We’ve seen the devices any number of times on the competition circuit, where they are known as something of a price brand.

Lucid Optics M7

Lucid Optics is a relatively new company and is perhaps not as widely known as others we have examined. Founded in 2009, they describe themselves as “On Target and Under Budget.”

Higher-Retention Holsters: We Test Seven Candidates for You

A reader asked us to do a report on retention holsters for concealed carry, so, of course, we listened. During the test, we came...

Optics-Ready Holsters: We Test Carry Scabbards for Red Dots

A handgun with a mounted red dot offers many advantages to the shooter, but there are few holsters available. Here we test a drawer full of optics-ready holsters. Some are fresh designs, while most are based on existing designs but are cut differently to accept the new high-rise sights.

Four AR-15 Lower Receivers Assembled and Range Tested

With the design and development of the AR-15 in the 1950s and 1960s, Eugene Stoner was able to begin the process of bringing the...

SHOT 2022: Holosun AEMS Takes Aim at Red Dot Market

The Holosun AEMS combines a large field of view in a compact, lightweight package. AEMS has double the glass surface area and is 11% shorter...

Gun Tests Best Guns & Gear for 2022

Toward the end of each year, I survey the work R.K. Campbell, Roger Eckstine, Robert Sadowski, Tracey Taylor, and Joe Woolley have done in Gun Tests, with an eye toward selecting guns, accessories, and ammunition the magazine’s testers have endorsed. From these evaluations I pick the best from a full year’s worth of tests and distill recommendations for readers, who often use them as shopping guides.

Smith & Wesson Launches New M&P12 Pump-Action

Smith & Wesson’s new bullpup-style pump-action shotgun is called the M&P12 and is designed for home protection.

Trijicon SRO SRO2-C-2500002

Trijicon, renowned for the effectiveness and durability of its products, directed its efforts towards the development of an optical pistol sight a number of years ago, resulting in the RMR (Ruggedized Miniature Reflex) sight. Further development has also brought us the SRO (Specialized Reflex Optic), which we included in this test.

Rebellion In The Lower Courts

Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed the Protect Illinois Communities Act in January 2023, and it is among the nation’s worst gun-control laws. It bans...