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Re “Tips for the Older Shooter,” March 2020 Good article, but I’m slightly surprised that you didn’t mention any of the tip-up-barrel guns like the Beretta 86 in 380 ACP or the smaller Tomcat in 32 ACP. They take away the need to work the slide to load and can be thumb-cocked to negate the […]

More Tips for the Older Shooter

Re “Tips for the Older Shooter,” March 2020 Good article, but I’m slightly surprised that you didn’t mention any of the tip-up-barrel guns like the Beretta 86 in 380 ACP or the smaller Tomcat in 32 ACP. They take away the need to work the slide to load and can be thumb-cocked to negate the […]

Taurus GX4 1-GX4M931 9mm Luger

The Taurus GX4 has nice hidden features, such as a nitride-finished slide and coated internal parts. The pistol is similar to other subcompact pistols and is easily the most compact of the three pistols tested.

Smith & Wesson M&P Shield Plus 13246 9mm Luger

The Shield Plus was purchased for within a few dollars of the Ruger MAX-9. It isn’t that long ago the standard Shield was on sale at the big-box stores for less than $300, but times are changing.

Ruger MAX-9 No. 3500 9mm Luger

When we found the first Ruger MAX-9 had arrived in our area, we counted ourselves lucky. On the other hand, we paid more than MSRP for our test gun. This is common today. Most dealers in small shops are not price gouging. Often, the gun has gone through more than the usual channels of factory to distributor to gun store.

Taurus Model 44 2-440049 44 Magnum

The Taurus M44 brings many of the changes S&W decided were good for its guns. This genre of handgun tends to spend much of its working time in the outdoors, in inclement weather and in sweaty holsters, making stainless-steel construction preferable to blued carbon steel.

Winchester Wildcat 22 LR Now Available Suppressor Ready

Winchester’s Wildcat autoloading rifle (shown above) is now available in a new suppressor-ready model. The Wildcat SR features a ½x28 TPI threaded muzzle that accepts most common rimfire suppressors and muzzle brakes. A knurled, threaded muzzle cover is also included. Other features include: 16.5-inch button-rifled chromoly steel barrel with a recessed, target-style crown Polymer construction […]

40 S&W Ammunition Test: We Pit Eight Self-Defense Rounds

The 40 Smith & Wesson retains a solid following among shooters looking for a hard-hitting cartridge in a 9mm package. Accuracy in quality handguns is more than sufficient for personal defense. We recommend against sub-compact 40 S&W pistols because they generate too much recoil for most shooters — similar to the stout recoil exhibited by […]

Taurus 856 Defender Ultra-Lite 2-85639ULNS 38 Special +P

The 32 S&W cartridge dates back to the late 1870s, and the 32 S&W Long is slightly newer. It was introduced in the late 1890s. This round took the same route as the 38- and 44-caliber cartridges. Shooters wanted more power, so the cartridge case was lengthened to add more powder. In 1984, Harrington & […]

CZ-USA CZ 75B Urban Grey Suppressor-Ready Omega 91235 9mm Luger

We tested a factory gun, a CZ-USA CZ 75B Urban Grey Suppressor-Ready Omega 91235 pistol, alongside the custom units to give us a reminder of what a well-appointed factory handgun felt and shot like — and which cost one half, one third, or one quarter of what the custom units might command today. The primary […]

Charter Arms Professional 73230 32 H&R Magnum

The 32 S&W cartridge dates back to the late 1870s, and the 32 S&W Long is slightly newer. It was introduced in the late 1890s. This round took the same route as the 38- and 44-caliber cartridges. Shooters wanted more power, so the cartridge case was lengthened to add more powder. In 1984, Harrington & […]

Ruger SP101 5784 327 Federal Magnum

The 32 S&W cartridge dates back to the late 1870s, and the 32 S&W Long is slightly newer. It was introduced in the late 1890s. This round took the same route as the 38- and 44-caliber cartridges. Shooters wanted more power, so the cartridge case was lengthened to add more powder. In 1984, Harrington & […]

Russian Ammo Ban Is Here

Well, no surprise, it looks like the Biden Administration is trying its best to choke off a major supplier of inexpensive ammunition to the...