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Praise for Marlin’s Guide Gun

Re “Lever-Action Big-Bore Rifles: We Test 45-70s Head to Head,” May 2021 Enjoyed the article. I’m a happy owner of an older 45-70 Marlin Guide Gun, ported, on which my gunsmith installed ghost-ring peep sights. Sighted it in at 100 yards with 300-grain bullets, and I practice with lead and 36 grains of 4198 powder. […]

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...

Here’s Another 22 Mag Snubbie

Re “22 Magnum Snubnoses from Ruger, Smith & Wesson, Taurus,” April 2021 Your April 2021 issue didn’t include my newest, slickest, snubnose 22 Magnum. It is the Heritage Barkeep with a magnum cylinder. Due to the heavy trigger pull on most double-action rimfires, such revolvers are often fired in single action. — David Hey David: […]

Gun Takeaway Sweepstakes

If you have read this space for the last couple of issues, you’ll recall that I’ve asked what my fellow gun owners believe would be the first gun restrictions passed by President Joe Biden and the Biden-Harris Administration, as it’s formally called now. We had a lot of good (that is, bad) forecasts from savvy […]

Gun-Rights Rino Rollover Candidates

Last issue, I asked for your thoughts about what gun legislation might be forthcoming from the Biden Administration, and some of your comments appear...

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,...

Miller v. Bonta Decision

Click the link below to see the entire Miller v. Bonta decision referenced in the August 2021 Downrange editorial. gov.uscourts.casd.642089.115.0_1