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Gun Tests Index 2014-1989 Updated

Here are all the items tested in Gun Tests magazine from 2014 back through 1989.

Ruger GP-100 .357 Magnum No. KGP-141 Revolver

Ruger lists seven different models in the GP100 revolver family with barrel lengths of 3, 4, and 6 inches. Finishes are either blued or stainless steel. Manufacturer's suggested retail prices range from $552 for the .38 Special +P only models to $615 for the stainless steel .357 Magnum revolvers with barrel lengths of either 4 or 6 inches. All models come with a rubber grip complete with a rosewood insert. Our 4-inch barreled KGP-141 had a pleasing bright-stainless finish and an adjustable rear sight. Elevation was the familiar clockwise for down and counter clockwise for raising the point of impact. The windage adjustment required opposite movement for changing point of impact.

Olympic Arms OA 98 223 Rem

The design of the OA series of AR-15 type rifles connects to the OA 98 pistol. To accommodate a folding stock, Olympic Arms developed an upper that eliminated the need for a buffer tube. However, due to subsequent legal restrictions, folding-stock models such as the OA 93 and its cousins now feature fixed stocks, but these rifles still benefit from their minimal design and lighter weight. If you look at an OA-built AR-15 and imagine it without a stock, it is easy to visualize how the OA 98 pistol came into being.

Ruger Redhawk KRH-444

Rugers $780 KRH-444 Redhawk was our top pick among three 4-inch .44 Magnum revolvers. Heres why. When Ruger engineers sought to make a more compact revolver, they did so by shortening the barrel and introducing a new grip. They left the frame alone. This meant the gun was plenty strong to take any punishment we could dish out.

Silent Remote Switches for Tactical Flashlights

To help soldiers and predator hunters maintain their stealth, Alpha-TAC’s ExtremeBeam has designed a silent remote switch for select models of its tactical-flashlight product line.

SHOT Show Product Spotlight – Armalite and Surgeon Rifles

SHOT Show Product Spotlight visits the Armalite booth to check out the company’s latest rifle, the AR-31, chambered in .308 Winchester. While there, Surgeon Rifles, a sister company of Armalite, showed off their newest rifle, the CSR Rifle (Concealable Sniper Rifle).

SHOT Show 2014 Product Spotlight – Black Rain Ordnance

SHOT Show 2014 Product Spotlight went inside the Black Rain Ordnance booth to check out the company’s latest products.

Working the AR-15 Successfully

GunReports.com relays information from Gunsmithing the Rifle about the much-praised and oft-maligned AR-15 rifle. An early model was dressed in green, and still had an Armalite logo on the side of the lower receiver. The ammunition designation was not 5.56mm, but the familiar .223 as manufactured by Remington. It was the summer of 1962.

Benelli Super Nova Tactical No. 29155 Pump-Action 12 Gauge, $559

We compared four 12-gauge pumpguns in in the October 2013 issue. They were the Benelli Super Nova Tactical No. 29155 pump-action 12 Gauge, $559, and the recently introduced Stevens Model 320 Home Defense No. 19495, $270; the CZ Model 612 Home Defense No. 06520, $290; and the CZ Model 612 HC-P No. 06510, $349.

At a reader's request, we selected several new models of self-defense shotguns that carry low to moderate price tags and pitted them against one of the popular veteran self-defense shotguns to see how they would perform.

2014 SHOT Show Rifle Introductions

The 36th edition of the Shooting, Hunting and Outdoor Trade Show (SHOT Show) is ongoing through Friday at the Sands Expo and Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nev. Here are some of the more interesting rifle introductions we’ve seen so far:

2014 SHOT Show Handgun Introductions

The 36th edition of the Shooting, Hunting and Outdoor Trade Show (SHOT Show) is ongoing through Friday at the Sands Expo and Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nev. Here are some of the more interesting handgun introductions we’ve seen so far:

2014 SHOT Show Videos on GunReports.com

Here are some of the 2104 SHOT Show videos added to the GunReports.com YouTube channel this week.

Russian Ammo Ban Is Here

Well, no surprise, it looks like the Biden Administration is trying its best to choke off a major supplier of inexpensive ammunition to the...