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Garaysar Model Fear-118 12 Gauge

The Garaysar is about half the cost of the Remington and is less refined, though we wouldn’t say it is only half as refined as the V3.

Remington V3 TAC-13 12 Gauge

The ATF refers to the Remington V3 TAC-13, Garaysar Fear-118, and Armscor VRF14 as “firearms.” Technically speaking, the Remington, Armscor, and Garaysar are not pistols, nor rifles, nor shotguns. What makes them a firearm and not a rifle, pistol, or shotgun is the overall length. If the overall length of a gun is 26 inches […]

Armscor VRF14 12 Gauge

The VRF14 uses a single gas piston operating system and is fed from a box magazine. It came with a five-round and a nine-round steel magazine.

Christensen Arms Modern Precision Pistol 6.5 Creedmoor

Christensen Arms is not exactly a stranger to the pages of Gun Tests. We’ve reviewed the company’s Ridgeline in 6.5 PRC (October 2020) and the Modern Precision Rifle chambered in 6 Creedmoor in March of 2021.

Savage 110 Pistol Chassis System 57797 6.5 Creedmoor

The Savage Model 110 was first patented almost 60 years ago, and the Savage 110 Pistol is not the first Savage firearm to be mated to a Modular Driven Technology (MDT) chassis.
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New Shooter’s Guide: The Best Gun For Home Defense Isn’t a Handgun, Here’s Why

We have many choices for home defense. The widest choice is in handguns. There are single-action, double-action-to-single-action, and double-action-only self-loaders and also revolvers. Glock...

Springfield Armory Emissary PX9220L 45 ACP

This is a pricey pistol but a very good one. The handle is nicely designed for maximum adhesion and abrasion. The sights are among the best personal-defense sights we have tested, bar none. The trigger action is the best of the test. The Emissary is a modern 1911 with unique features.

Springfield Armory Loaded Operator PX9105LL18 45 ACP

Reliable. This is a pistol well suited to tactical use. The finish is easily the most durable of the pistols tested. Pricey, but a very good example of the 1911. The trigger is the heaviest of the test, but smooth. The Operator’s three-dot sights and hand-filling grips added up to good accuracy potential.

Springfield Armory Garrison PX9420 45 ACP

Reliable and well suited to personal defense. Good sights, a good trigger, and feeds with reliability. We didn’t like the slim grips, but they are easily changed to something you prefer. The Garrison uses a standard barrel bushing and recoil-spring lockup. This is a lot of gun for the dollar.

Smith & Wesson Model 66 10061 357 Magnum

The Model 66 Combat Magnum was introduced in 1971 and produced until 2005, when it was discontinued. It went through seven design changes during that time.

Rock Island Armory AL3.1 3520S 357 Magnum

Our expectations were high for the Czech-made AL3.1, having tested the AL3.0 in the May 2020 issue. The matte-stainless finish was okay.

Ruger GP100 Model 1790 357 Magnum

Ruger and Talo Distributors teamed up to create this variant of the GP100, which features a 2.5-inch barrel, compact grip, green fiber-optic front sight, and adjustable rear sight. In hand, this GP100 weighs in at 36 ounces unloaded.

Armed Citizens Stop Attacks

John Lott, Jr. has done an interesting study of how often armed citizens like ourselves intervene to stop mass shooters. Bottom line: The rate...