Shadow Systems MR920 9mm Luger

GUN TESTS GRADE: A (OUR PICK) $800 This was recent price from VanceOutdoors.com. The Shadow Systems MR920 is a pistol that resembles the Glock 19 to a great extent, including size. This makes it the most suitable for concealed carry among the three pistols tested. The pistol is made in America, and while it handles […]

Ruger American Pistol Pro Duty 10 08607 9mm Luger

GUN TESTS GRADE: A (OUR PICK) $579 As determined by figures released by the BATFE (Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives), Ruger is now No. 1 among American firearms producers. The American series is their latest product in the defensive-handgun category. To make its capacity more in line with the others, we got a […]

Smith & Wesson M&P9 Shield EZ NTS 12437 9mm Luger

GUN TESTS GRADE: A- $479 Smaller stature, injury, and age can bring the best of us to a point where firearms can be difficult to manipulate. Magazines can be hard to load. Slides become hard to cycle. Technique can obviate some of those problems, but not all of them and not always. A few years […]

Taurus G3C 1-G3C931 9mm Luger

GUN TESTS GRADE: B+ (BEST BUY) $306 Taurus has a long-standing and well-deserved reputation for producing inexpensive firearms. In their case, inexpensive does not necessarily mean cheap. They seem to find a way to pack a lot of features into a firearm that doesn’t cost so much. We know any number of devotees of their […]

KelTec PF9 Blued/Black 9mm Luger

GUN TESTS GRADE: B+ $358 We at Gun Tests have examined any number of KelTec designs, with the most recent being the company’s PMR30, a high-capacity 22 Magnum in the October 2020 edition. On the whole, we have found KelTecs to be inexpensive, functional firearms whose designs are usually simple. The PF9 continues that trend. […]

Sturm, Ruger & Co. Ruger-57 16401 5.7x28mm

GUN TESTS GRADE: A $749 The Ruger-57 is a hammer-fired delayed-blowback semi-auto pistol. When the trigger is pressed, the pistol fires essentially single-action with the barely-visible internal hammer having been cocked by the reciprocating alloy-steel slide. Unlike most blowback designs, where the barrel is fixed, the barrel on the 57 moves to the rear for […]


GUN TESTS GRADE: A- (BEST BUY) $429 KelTec CNC Industries, Inc., aka KelTec, is the brainchild of George Kellgren. A Swedish engineer and designer, he started KelTec in 1991 and has been manufacturing firearms since 1995. Located in Cocoa, Florida, the company is well known for innovative designs. In 2008, Tobias Obermeit, KelTec’s chief engineer, […]

Rock Island Armory TCM044816 22 TCM

GUN TESTS GRADE: A (OUR PICK) $460 The Rock Island 1911 produced the best times on two of the three speed drills and displayed the best accuracy with the one type of ammo we could secure for testing. The workmanship was excellent. Movies take us back in time, and so does this pistol. Everything about […]

Springfield Armory XD-M 5.25 XDM952510BHCE 10mm Auto

GUN TESTS GRADE: A- (BEST BUY) $681 The XD-M is made in Karlovac, Croatia by HS Product and has been imported by Springfield Armory since 2002....

SIG Sauer Tacops 1911R-10-TACOPS 10mm Auto

GUN TESTS GRADE: B-/A $1050 Recent SIG Sauer 1911s tend to be a bit different. The slide is not mil-spec nor is the muzzle. When you...

Colt Delta Elite 02020RG 10mm Auto

GUN TESTS GRADE: A- $1134 We won’t call the look two-tone, but the Colt Delta Elite 10mm is a beautiful contrast of finishes. Flat surfaces on...

Success with the Legend Round

Re “350 Legend Bolt-Actions from Winchester, Savage, and Ruger,” July 2020 I purchased a Ruger American Ranch Rifle in 350 Legend and used it last...

Miller v. Bonta Decision

Click the link below to see the entire Miller v. Bonta decision referenced in the August 2021 Downrange editorial. gov.uscourts.casd.642089.115.0_1