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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 […]

Joe Biden’s Gun Plan

Hey, at Gun Tests, we like our politicians to like guns. We don’t dig pols who want to restrict 2nd Amendment rights, aka infringe...

Don’t Penalize the Gun

Re “Big-Bore Striker-Fire Pistols: Lone Wolf, S&W, and Glock,” August 2020 I am disappointed with your decision to downgrade the Glock G37 in your most recent handgun-comparison test. By your own published standards, the availability of ammunition is not a criterion for assigning a grade to a gun. Even cost is listed as being excluded […]

Making Changes Slowly

Because Gun Tests magazine is subscriber driven (no ads), we make changes in our reporting on a rolling basis when enough readers ask for...

Success with the Legend Round

Re “350 Legend Bolt-Actions from Winchester, Savage, and Ruger,” July 2020 I purchased a Ruger American Ranch Rifle in 350 Legend and used it last deer season. I shot a buck at about 40 yards using Hornady’s 170-grain round, and it really brought him down with just one shot. Also, used it on a coyote […]

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...

A Second on What Women Want

Re “Firing Line,” June 2020 I second the letter on women over 50 looking for a good carry weapon! As I read the letter, I was like, check, check, check! I’m 51. I’ve had a permit for more than 20 years. I’ve owned a CZ 75 P01 9mm for many years, and it’s an excellent […]

Hard to Argue

The Second Amendment Foundation (SAF) said recently that if state agencies and officials around the country who are responsible for issuing concealed-carry licenses or...

A Jackass? Yes, an Older One

Re “Shoulder Holsters Compared,” April 2020 Good review. Bad picture. The top picture on page 28 of the April Issue is not a Galco Jackass. I have a Jackass and it doesn’t look anything like that. The bottom picture appears to be correct. Out of curiosity, what kind of holster is shown in the top […]

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...