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Freedom Munitions Adds 357 SIG to X-DEF Line

Freedom Munitions of Lewiston, Idaho, has added the 357 SIG chambering to the popular X-DEF self-defense line with this newly designed cartridge. This 357 SIG...
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New Shooter’s Guide: 45 Colt vs. 45 Long Colt vs. 45 ACP

A lot of shooting terms are confusing because similar language can be used for very different things. One of the most confusing are cartridge...

SAAMI Accepts 28-Gauge 3″, 21 Sharp Cartridges

SHELTON, Conn — The Sporting Arms and Ammunition Manufacturers’ Institute®, Inc., (SAAMI®) has announced the acceptance of a new shotshell and rimfire cartridge for...

Winchester Introduces New 400 Legend Straight-Walled Cartridge

Winchester has introduced a new straight-walled cartridge, the 400 Legend. The straight-walled design of the 400 Legend qualifies it for use in several states...

Remington Announces New Core-Lokt Copper Bullets and Loads

Remington Ammunition has announced its new lead-free, all-copper cartridges, Core-Lokt Copper. Remington’s classic Core-Lokt bullets as well as the Core-Lokt Tipped lines are still...

9mm Luger Personal Defense Ammunition Testing

After more than 115 years on the scene, the 9mm Luger is America’s favored handgun caliber, being chambered in subcompact, compact, service-size, and long-slide...

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...

New Shooter’s Guide: What Is a Pistol Caliber Carbine?

If you’re just entering the firearms world, you may see the term Pistol Caliber Carbine, or PCC, and not quite understand what it means....

SAAMI Accepts 30 Super Carry As New Standardized Cartridge

NEWTOWN, Conn. – The Sporting Arms and Ammunition Manufacturers’ Institute,® Inc., (SAAMI®) has announced the acceptance of a new pistol cartridge for SAAMI standardization. 30 Super...

SHOT 2022: Federal Premium Announces 30 Super Carry Cartridge

In January 2022, Federal Premium announced its 30 Super Carry (30 SC) cartridge, which Federal said provides the power of the 9mm Luger in...

Heavy 38 Special Loads Tested

After testing lightweight 100- to 129-grain-bullet 38 Special loads in the July 2021 issue, we turned to testing heavy-bullet loads in 38 Special. We...

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.

More California Nonsense

I often write about outlandish judicial decisions in this space, but on March 15, 2024, Federal District Court Judge Josephine L. Staton raised the bar...