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Something Bad Comes Our Way

Re “Downrange, President Joe Biden and Guns” March 2021 Something for gun owners to consider: The incoming administration has gun control near the forefront of their many agendas. How will this happen? A trial balloon was sent out this past December when the ATF, in conjunction with some Biden supporters, said that AR pistols with […]

Have We Tested MechTech?

Reader Stephen wonders if this conversion unit is worth a look. We thought so a few years ago. Reader Michael asks for a follow-up report on the CVA Cascade 350 Legend. And we’re on it.

President Joe Biden and Guns

You’ll recall that in the October 2020 issue, I cut-and-pasted almost all of then-presidential candidate Joe Biden’s gun-regulation plans listed on his website, with...

Throwing Shade on Lugers?

Re “Dufflebag Guns: We Test Four Shootable Older 9mm Pistols,” December 2020 Dear Todd, upon opening my mailbox and finding my December Gun Tests, I took it directly to the “Man Cave,” locked the door, and commenced reading the article on page 6, “Shooting Collectibles.” I must say I was shocked to see that my […]

Something Odd Just Happened

On December 23, 2020, Marvin G. Richardson, associate deputy director (ADD) of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (BATFE), withdrew the “notice...

Tested the Ruger LCP II 380?

Re Ruger LCP II 380 ACP Review? Dear Sirs: Have you ever tested/reviewed/compared the (newer) Ruger LCP II Pistol in 380 ACP that was introduced in 2016? — Mick Hey Mick. Yes, we recently tested a later model LCP II in the November 2020 issue, “Used 380 ACP Pistols: We Shoot Glock, Colt, NAA, Ruger.” […]

Important Safety Recall Notice

Smith & Wesson has identified two M&P Shield EZ Pistols on which the hammers manufactured by the company’s supplier were cracked. In those firearms,...

How About Some Hot Rounds?

Re “10mm Stompers: SIG, Colt, S&W, and Springfield Armory,” September 2020 Todd, I found this review of 10mm pistols interesting and informative. I came close to buying one — even though the choices here in California are very limited. But I wound up converting my Kimber 45 ACP (5-inch barrel) to 460 Rowland and have […]

Cut The Fat, Not The Meat

At this magazine, we do something that a lot of other magazines and websites do — recommend firearms that our readers might like to buy. We also do something else that most other outlets would never consider — telling our readers what guns not to buy. Based on correspondence with readers through the years, I’ve […]

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 […]

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....

M1A Becomes a Time Machine

Re “Shooting Garand-Based M1 And M1A Rifles Head to Head,” June 2020 Hi guys. I enjoyed the June 2020 article on the three shorty Garand-based rifles. Back in the 1970s and 1980s, we were a Springfield Armory dealer and sold a ton of receivers to the USMC High Power program. They were just seeing a […]

The Supremes Take a Gun Case!

The U.S. Supreme Court announced on April 26, 2021, that it will review a New York state law that imposes overly restrictive limits on...