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GUN TESTS GRADE: A $1119 This was a recent price at OakHillGuns.com. The CZ Shadow 2 is a competition-ready variant of the legendary and iconic DA/SA CZ-75 pistol, but heavier with a steel frame and full dust cover. It weighs 46.5 ounces, and that helps the user to stabilize the pistol during recoil. Unlike most […]

CZ-USA Shadow 2 91255 9mm Luger

GUN TESTS GRADE: A $1119 This was a recent price at OakHillGuns.com. The CZ Shadow 2 is a competition-ready variant of the legendary and iconic DA/SA CZ-75 pistol, but heavier with a steel frame and full dust cover. It weighs 46.5 ounces, and that helps the user to stabilize the pistol during recoil. Unlike most […]

Lone Wolf Distributors TWF-F Lower/G34 Upper 9mm Luger

GUN TESTS GRADE: A $1098 There are numerous Glock aftermarket manufacturers making parts to modify Glock pistols, and Lone Wolf Distributors has been in the business for decades. LWD uses the Glock platform and transforms it into a different and better shooting experience, especially for shooters with average-to-small-size hands. Our sample is a custom gun […]

Colt Mfg. Co. Gold Cup Trophy O5072XE 9mm Luger

GUN TESTS GRADE: A- $1581 This was a recent price at BudsGunShop.com. The Gold Cup Trophy is a full-size 1911 with a 5-inch barrel that is the same outside diameter as the 45 Auto barrel. It uses the Series 70 operating action. The frame, barrel, and slide are made from stainless steel, and these parts […]

Glock 42 UI4250201 380 ACP

GUN TESTS GRADE: A- (BEST BUY) $360 This pistol is part of Glock’s current catalog. We tested the Glock 42 in the November 2014 issue. At the time, it cost $480. So we saved $120 purchasing the Glock used for this test. In that November 2014 test, we said, “For a retail price at or […]

Ruger LCP II No. 3792 380 ACP

GUN TESTS GRADE: B $300 This is our first test of the LCP II in 380 ACP. We have tested the pistol in its 22 LR chambering in the June 2020 issue. This particular pistol looks to be a Bangers Distributor Exclusive with a black slide and flat-dark-earth frame. This particular 3792 model is still […]

North American Arms Guardian NAA-380GUARDIAN 380 ACP

GUN TESTS GRADE: C- $350 North American Arms offers a good-quality small revolver that has been well received. Less well known is the NAA Guardian. Offered in several calibers, including the 32 NAA, our example is chambered for 380 ACP. Considering performance and ammunition availability, this caliber makes the most sense. The Guardian is based […]

What About Henry’s AR-7 Rifle?

Re “Go-Bag Rimfire Rifles from Savage, Ruger, and KelTec,” September 2020 Hi, I’m a longtime subscriber and want to thank you for doing such great work over the years. Regarding the article on 22 takedown rifles in the September 2020 issue, I wish you had included the Henry AR-7 Survival Rifle in your comparison. Might […]

Download the Full October 2020 Issue PDF

  • 22-CALIBER HI-CAPACITY PISTOLS
  • SELF-DEFENSE PUMPS
  • 22 LR RESULTS
  • QD SCOPE MOUNTS
  • JOE BIDEN’S GUN PLAN

Sturm, Ruger & Co. Ruger-57 16401 5.7x28mm

GUN TESTS GRADE: A $749 The Ruger-57 is a hammer-fired delayed-blowback semi-auto pistol. When the trigger is pressed, the pistol fires essentially single-action with the barely-visible internal hammer having been cocked by the reciprocating alloy-steel slide. Unlike most blowback designs, where the barrel is fixed, the barrel on the 57 moves to the rear for […]

Quick-Release Extended Scope Mounts For Carbines & Rifles

One-piece scope mounts with QD or quick-detachable systems offer a number of advantages over employing two separate rings. The first is strength. Seated in a one-piece mount, the scope itself is no longer a structural component, therefore not subject to undue stress. One-piece scope mounts also do a better job of protecting alignment when the […]

Twelve 22 Long Rifle Cartridges, Shot From a Rifle This Round

In the June 2019 issue, we tested a number of 22 rimfire loads in handguns. Feedback from readers was positive, and we discovered we had quite a few 22 Long Rifle fans in the readership. We also had a number of requests to test the loads in 22 Long Rifle long guns. Reason: Many of […]

Iver Johnson Champion 20 Gauge

GUN TESTS GRADE: C $50 USED These old single-barrel hammer-fired shotguns generally bring $75 to $125, so we found a decent buy in this shotgun. We included it because one of the raters felt that is a viable self-defense firearm if you’re in a tight budget or availability situation, as many people are these days. […]

What The Future Holds

You should receive this issue of Gun Tests around October 27, or about a week before the elections scheduled for Tuesday, November 3, 2020....