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Gun Tests Grade: A- $1799 Christensen Arms is known for its carbon-fiber barrels, but the company also makes some very nice rifles with standard tubes. Christensen barrels start with 416 R stainless steel. Our hand-lapped 24-inch sample was free-floated, button-rifled, and had a match chamber. Twist on the 6mm Creedmoor models is 1 turn in […]

Christensen Arms MPR 801-03035-01 6mm Creedmoor

Gun Tests Grade: A- $1799 Christensen Arms is known for its carbon-fiber barrels, but the company also makes some very nice rifles with standard tubes. Christensen barrels start with 416 R stainless steel. Our hand-lapped 24-inch sample was free-floated, button-rifled, and had a match chamber. Twist on the 6mm Creedmoor models is 1 turn in […]

Smith & Wesson Model 351 PD 160228 22 WMR

Gun Tests Grade: A $766 In our opinion, the Smith & Wesson Model 351 PD is highest on this 22 WMR revolver food chain. It offers good sights, light weight, a nice grip, and good accuracy. Of course, it also carries a heavy price tag. The 351 PD is built on S&W’s J-frame, and it […]

Taurus Model 942 2-942M029 22 WMR

Gun Tests Grade: B $309 The 942 is built on Taurus’s small revolver frame, similar to a S&W J-frame. Metal work was excellent, and the matte-stainless frame and barrel contrasted nicely with the chrome thumb piece, hammer, and trigger. In hand, this was a heavy subcompact revolver at 28.4 ounces loaded. It’s okay to drop […]

Ruger Model LCRx 5439 22 WMR

Gun Tests Grade: A- $599 In the middle of the 22 WMR snubnose food chain is the Ruger LCRx. We have tested the LCRx platform in other calibers in past issues and gave the 357 Magnum variant an A- grade. Ruger’s LCR model has an enclosed hammer, while the LCRx has an exposed hammer spur […]

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 […]

TISAS ZIGANA PX-9 9MM LUGER

GUN TESTS GRADE: B $330 This was a recent in-stock price at ClassicFirearms.com. Also, the Tisas was in stock at more than a few outlets in February 2021. Our new-in-the-box example at the pawn shop sold for $299 out the door. This makes the PX-9 a very good buy. Tisas has manufactured a near-clone of […]

Sarsilmaz SAR9 9mm Luger

GUN TESTS GRADE: A- (BEST BUY) $400 The price reflects an in-stock price in mid-February 2021 at ClassicFirearms.com. The pistol is often found in gun shops at $439 average. The SAR9 seems to be more available than the other two, but this may change any moment. A rater found a dozen SAR9 pistols in a […]

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Taurus Tracker 692 Review

GUN TESTS GRADE: A- $705 Next up is the Tracker 692, which costs $200 more than the RIA and offers the most versatility of any the revolvers in this match up because of it multi-caliber capability. The 692 fires 38 Special and 357 Magnums with one cylinder and 9mm with a second cylinder. A button […]

Rock Island Armory AL9.0 Review

GUN TESTS GRADE: A $599 The AL9.0 is imported by RIA from Czech Point, the U.S. location for Czech Small Arms located in Czech Republic. We tested a 357 Magnum version last year and found it to be a capable and accurate revolver. The same can be said with the AL9.0 9mm variant. The AL9.0 […]

Smith & Wesson Performance Center Model 986

GUN TESTS GRADE: A $1129 Nearly double the cost of the RIA, and a step up in performance, is the S&W 986. The 986 comes out of S&W’s Performance Shop, and it looks and performs like S&W took some thought about creating a 9mm revolver. The 968 is built on S&W’s L-frame, which was originally […]

Toros Copolla T4 Review

GUN TESTS GRADE: A (OUR PICK) $895 This was a recent price at Ocala-Armory.com, but it is currently listed as out of stock. The Toros Copolla T4 is a recent introduction. There is no mistaking the T4’s design and manufacture and the shotgun the T4 is modeled after. The Toros Copolla T4 is manufactured in […]

Gun-Rights Rino Rollover Candidates

Last issue, I asked for your thoughts about what gun legislation might be forthcoming from the Biden Administration, and some of your comments appear...