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Ruger GP100 Model 1790 357 Magnum

Ruger and Talo Distributors teamed up to create this variant of the GP100, which features a 2.5-inch barrel, compact grip, green fiber-optic front sight, and adjustable rear sight. In hand, this GP100 weighs in at 36 ounces unloaded.

Mossberg 590 50674 12 Gauge

Winchester, Ithaca, Remington, Mossberg and Benelli have all supplied major quantities of shotguns to military and police units over the decades. Benelli is the current semi-auto shotgun of choice for many of our military units.

Remington 870 Tactical 12 Gauge

The Remington 870 was first introduced in 1950 to wide acclaim. In the 70-some-odd years since then, Remington managed to sell more than 11 million copies. In the firearms world, we call that a home run.

Tokarev TX3 12HD 12 Gauge

At the 2022 S.H.O.T. Show, we spied a short-barreled home-defense shotgun that reminded us of a Remington 870. Upon further inspection, we learned we were looking at a new offering from Tokarev.

Ruger Issues SR22 Product Safety Bulletin

Ruger has discovered that a small number of SR22 pistols may have right and left frame inserts that are not properly secured together. In rare circumstances, this condition may render certain internal safety mechanisms ineffective, and the pistol has the potential to discharge upon decocking. Pistols that may be exhibiting this condition will intermittently exhibit […]

Solving a Big Shotgun Failure

Re “Self-Loading Shotguns: We Test 3 Affordable Turkish Brands,” March 2021 I have a follow-up to your review of the Toros Copolla T4. I bought this shotgun based on the Gun Tests Our Pick Grade A you gave it. When we went to the range with the shotgun, on round number seven, the gas cylinders blew […]

Download The Full October 2022 Issue PDF

  • 45 ACP Pistols Compared
  • 357 Magnum Combat Revolvers
  • 12-Guage Pumpguns

Download The Full September 2022 Issue PDF

  • Four 9mm Pistols
  • 357 Magnum 4-Inch Revolvers
  • 22 LR Semi-Autos

Mossberg MC2c 89031 9mm Luger

The Mossberg MC2c starts off with a slide just over 0.9 inch wide by our measurement. It has a flat top and beveled upper edges. The nose has been rounded for easy insertion into a holster.

Downgrading Gun Chamberings

Re “Testing the 30 Super Carry Vs. 380 ACP and 9mm Pistols,” July 2022 Hi Todd, I’ve been a subscriber to Gun Tests for several years, and I look forward to seeing every issue. Just to set the stage up front, I don’t have a dog in this hunt. I don’t own any of the […]

Colt King Cobra Target Model KCOBRA-SB4TS 38 Special/357 Magnum

One of the newer members of Colt’s snake-gun line is the King Cobra Target. We reviewed the King Cobra in 2020 and thought it was a good option for EDC, giving it an A rating. The

Ruger Security-Six 38 Special/357 Magnum

The Security-Six debuted in 1972 and was Ruger’s first DA/SA revolver. It spawned a number of models, including the Service-Six and Speed-Six. About 1.5 million Security-Six models were built and used by various LE agencies

Fruits of Bruen

A couple of issues ago (August 2022), I wrote in this space about the earth-shaking effect that the Supreme Court’s Bruen decision would have...