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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.

Gun Tests Master Index 1989 to 2022

HANDGUNS 2022 Items marked with an asterisk were listed in a Value Guide American Tactical Firepower Xtreme GI 1911 45 ACP *Oct. 2022 Beretta/Wilson Combat 92G Centurion 9mm...

Repairing Crosman Air Guns

The quantity of air-gun parts per gun is about the same or less than the number of parts in cartridge firearms. In fact, many air-gun parts look and function like their counterparts in firearms we're already familiar with. Here's an inside look at the Crosman 760 air rifle.

TrackingPoint Stops Accepting Orders

TrackingPoint, the Pflugerville, Texas-based maker of "Precision-Guided Firearms" that cost upwards of $10K, announced on its website that it is no longer accepting orders due to "financial difficulty."

JP Enterprises Debuts Rimfire Conversions In Multiple Models

JP Enterprises is debuting a new and improved JP-22R action that opens up every small-frame JP platform (JP-15, CTR-02, SCR-11 and PSC-11) for a .22 LR conversion.

TriStar Releases New Raptor ATAC Turkey Shotgun

TriStar Arms is announcing its new Raptor ATAC Turkey shotgun in 12 gauge just in time for the 2014 turkey hunting season.

American Tactical Announces $50 Customer Rebate

Through May 31, 2014, American Tactical is offering a $50 rebate on the purchase of a new GSG STG-44. The rimfire recreation of the Schmeisser STG-44 Carbine has a 16.25-inch-long blued barrel, a wood stock, and magazine capacities of either 10 or 16 rounds. It lists for $600.

Davidson’s Introduces Exclusive NRA Edition Ruger 10/22 Takedown

Davidson's new NRA edition Ruger 10/22 Takedown (item #11153) is the latest result of the company’s partnership with Ruger in building an exclusive line of 10/22 rifles.

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.

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.

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:

Gun News, Good and Bad

Over the past three years, historic numbers of Americans legally purchased a firearm. According to Larry Keane, senior vice president and general counsel of...