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GUN TESTS GRADE: A (OUR PICK) $469 This was a recent price at PalmettoStateArmory.com. The M&P45 M2.0 came in a plain cardboard box, with two steel-body magazines and four different grip modules. This is the next evolution of the M&P line in which S&W kept what was right and tweaked the rest. This compact variant […]

Smith & Wesson M&P45 M2.0 12106 45 ACP

GUN TESTS GRADE: A (OUR PICK) $469 This was a recent price at PalmettoStateArmory.com. The M&P45 M2.0 came in a plain cardboard box, with two steel-body magazines and four different grip modules. This is the next evolution of the M&P line in which S&W kept what was right and tweaked the rest. This compact variant […]

Lone Wolf Distributors TWL-S Frame Gray Man Slide 10mm Auto

GUN TESTS GRADE: A $884 The TWL-S Frame/Gray Man Slide is the same as the TWL-L Frame/Gray Man Slide except it is chambered in 10mm caliber and has a different frame size. This is the short-frame variant, and it looks similar to the TWL-L frame except for a shorter grip and no magwell. The slides […]

Lone Wolf Distributors TWL-L Frame/Gray Man Slide 45 Auto

GUN TESTS GRADE: A $884 The TWL-L is a semi-custom pistol completely manufactured by LWD except for the magazine and sights. TWL-L uses Glock OEM magazines, and the slide is configured for Glock OEM sights or you can get any Glock aftermarket sights. This pistol is not so much a Glock clone of the Glock […]

Glock G37 Gen 3 45 GAP

GUN TESTS GRADE: A- $380 USED, $539 NEW The new price is a recent cite from OmahaOutdoors.com. We’ve tested the G37 Gen 3 and gave it a Buy It rating in the past. Unfortunately, this go-round, the G37 received a slightly lower grade, but not due to the performance of the pistol. We still think […]

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 deer season. I shot a buck at about 40 yards using Hornady’s 170-grain round, and it really brought him down with just one shot. Also, used it on a coyote […]

Download the Full July 2020 Issue PDF

  • PRICIER 1911 HANDGUNS: WE TEST FIVE
  • 350 LEGEND RIFLES
  • GALCO’S FASTRAX PAC

Hands-On: Galco’s FasTrax PAC Reinvents the Fanny Pack

Concealed carry via a waistpack or “fanny pack” could be defined as a method of transporting a handgun in a compartment suspended from a belt separate from any belt or other means worn to suspend a pair of pants or a skirt. At once we are reminded of the typical Old West gunfighter’s belt strapped […]

Devil Dog Arms 4.25 Standard DDA-425-BO45 45 ACP

GUN TESTS GRADE: A- $1,150 This is a recent price at DevilDogArms.com. The Devil Dog Commander 45 is a distinctive handgun. The pistol is manufactured with forward cocking serrations and a flattop slide. The frame is cast, while the slide is forged steel. The flattop slide is attractive in a manner formerly reserved for much […]

Guncrafter Industries Commander GCI-COMM-RAIL-45-FCB-FCSS-AMBI 45 ACP

GUN TESTS GRADE: A (OUR PICK) $3,285 This is sometimes called the Gun With No Name, as there are no slide markings. We really like the smooth slide treatment. The serrated dished out slide rib is well done. We had elected to test three full-size 1911 handguns, one of them with a rail, and two […]

Springfield Armory Loaded Operator PX9105LL 45 ACP

GUN TESTS GRADE: A (BEST BUY) $1,162 This was a recent price at TombstoneTactical.com. When ordering this handgun, a letter makes a difference. The ML pistol is supplied with Pachmayr grips, as an example. That’s fine if that is preferred, but our rater ordering the Loaded Operator with G10 grips, or LL. There are several […]

Nighthawk Custom Falcon 45 ACP

GUN TESTS GRADE: A $3,699 This was a recent ordering price direct from NighthawkCustom.com. The Falcon is a 5-inch-barrel Government Model-type 1911 without a frame rail. Among the Nighthawk’s features is a mainspring housing and magazine well custom built from tool steel and de-horned to prevent sharp edges. The forward portion of the slide has […]

Dan Wesson 1911 Heritage RZ-45 01981 45 ACP

GUN TESTS GRADE: A- $1,227 This was a recent price at BudsGunShop.com, but the SKU is showing out of stock as we went to press. The company website shows it was discontinued in 2019. The Dan Wesson Heritage is a stainless steel Government-Model-size handgun. The pistol is well made of good material, and it’s free […]

A Supreme Disappoinment

I was hopeful that the Supreme Court would take up at least one gun-rights case that had seemingly ripened enough for the justices to...