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Better Gun Shopping

If you’re in the market for guns right now, you probably already know how things have changed in the last two months. Supplies of...

How to Get an Old Issue of GT

How to Get an Old Issue? I am curious as to the availability of past issues. I happened to be on the cover of the October 1997 issue, and I am looking to find an original issue (or good copy). I had a copy at some point but can only find a rough copy. If […]

Dear Gun Tests Readers

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread, there is no doubt we are in uncertain times. We at Gun Tests want to provide an...

A Top Youth-Shotgun Pick

Women and Youth Girls: Which Shotguns and Which Loads? Hi, here in Minnesota, there exists a very successful State High School Trap and Skeet League....

A Blueprint To Take Your Guns

A document produced jointly by the Alliance for Gun Responsibility, the Giffords gun-control group, and the Educational Fund to Stop Gun Violence is raising...

More 9mm Compacts, Yes

Re “Four New 9mm Pistols from Stoeger, Arex, Ruger, and SIG,” February 2020 Hi, Todd. Let me just begin by saying that I really enjoy your magazine, and it’s getting better all the time. The prose and grammar are much better recently than even a couple of years ago. I understand that the raters aren’t […]

Virginia Attacks Gun Rights

Believe me, I get what our job at Gun Tests is: to compare and grade firearms so you can make informed purchase decisions. But...

New Ruling Will Bake Your Noodle

On October 24, 2019, Franklin Armory filed suit in the U.S. District Court for the State of New Jersey challenging actions of the New Jersey State Police, which had outlawed sale of Franklin Armory's Reformation series of firearms.

Buying One of the Boomers

Reader Ryan appreciates the December review of the 460 Magnum from Smith & Wesson and looks forward to hunting. Reader Bruce checks in on Washington's background checks and a whole lot more.

Ranking Guns by Groupings

Reader Don comes up with an interesting idea: Listing the top five or ten firearms by smallest grouping. Several readers also say, ‘Thanks, but no thanks' and oppose universal background checks.

Perhaps Trump Slump Is Over?

According to the FBI, more than 200,000 background-check requests associated with the purchase of a firearm were submitted to the agency on Black Friday...

More on the Bond Arms Bullpup

Reader Russell takes issue with some of our legal self-defense advice regarding gun modifications. Because he's now in the Age of Arthritis, Reader Taylor wishes for the return of tip-up 380s.

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...