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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.

Remington 597 Stainless HB TVP No. 80852 22 LR, $595

In the April 2012 issue, Gun Tests magazine tested three semi-automatic rimfire rifles that showed promise of being more than just plinkers. They were the $325 Savage Arms model 64 TR SR V Savage, CZ-USA's $465 model 512, and the $595 Remington 597 TVP. Following is an excerpt from that test, used with permission:

American Gunsmith: Making The M1 Carbine Work Again

Pressed into service more than 50 years ago, the M1 Carbine is coming home again and often needs a gunsmith's attention.

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.

Uberti Introduces the 1873 Lever-Action Competition Rifle

(GunReports.com) — Uberti’s new lever-action 1873 Competition Rifle was created to provide competition shooters with a higher level of performance in an over-the-counter package.

Franchi’s Target-Model Affinity Sporting Now Offered in 20 Gauge

Franchi’s Affinity Sporting shotgun is now available in 20 gauge.

IWI Tavor TSB16 5.56 NATO, $1999

Gun Tests magazine did a one-gun Special Report on the Tavor TAR-21 Bullpup in the September 2013 issue. This hot new rifle in 5.56 NATO costs a pretty penny - around $2000 rollout in most places - but we see some reasons why it may be worth the money. Following are excerpts from that test, used with permission:

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 Shotgun 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 shotgun 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.

Browning T-Bolt Target/Varmint No. 025176270 17 HMR, $799

Gun Testsmagazine compared two 17 HMR bolt-action rifles by Browning and Ruger in the September 2013 issue. The specific guns were the Browning T-Bolt Target/Varmint No. 025176270 17 HMR and the Ruger 77/17 Rotary Magazine Rifle K77/17VMBBZ No. 7027 17 HMR. The magazine's shooters liked the Browning T-Bolt Target a lot, giving it an A- grade. Following are excerpts from that test, used with permission.

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...