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According to Bloomberg.com, three of Wall Street’s biggest municipal-bond underwriters have seen business grind to a halt in Texas after the state enacted a...

How Are Things in the Gun Biz?

Re “Are 32 Magnums More Mousy Than Mighty for Self Defense?” August 2021 Thank you for answering my request with issue No. 8 of this year. That issue was important to me because I own two Charter Arms 32 Magnums and find them to be very good revolvers. I own the silver and the black […]

Welcome, First-Time Gun Buyers

The National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF), the firearms industry trade association, surveyed firearm retailers recently, and estimates that more than 3.2 million people purchased...

Do We Still Sell Test Guns?

Re Gun Sales It seems to me that some time ago you folks sold your test guns somehow. Does this still hold true, and if so what is the process? I have a strong interest in acquiring a Ruger SP101 in 327 Federal. Thanks in advance for any answers/help. — Marty Hey Marty: We haven’t […]

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...

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 […]

He Said The Quiet Part Out Loud

During a July 21 town hall event on CNN, President Joe Biden was addressed by a member of the audience who posed a set-up...

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

Reader Rec: RIA 9mm 1911

Re “9mm Single Actions: Tisas, Ruger, and Citadel Compete,” June 2021 Just an FYI.  Some seven years ago, my wife and I signed up for week-long handgun course in Nevada. My wife did not have a centerfire semi-auto (the preferred option over revolver). So we shopped around.  We found a gently-used Rock Island 9mm on […]

A Fantastic Decision for the AR-15

The Miller v. Bonta gun-rights decision is a couple of months old now, but it’s a stem-winder that does not fail to inform and...

Lever-Rifle Safety Concerns

Re “Lever-Action Big-Bore Rifles: We Test 45-70s Head to Head,” May 2021 To the editor: Some years ago I wrote to alert you of the alarming ability of my 1993 vintage Rossi Model 1872 to fire out of battery (lever about a half inch down), which I proved at a range with pulled (no bullet, […]

Supremes Rule 9-0 Against RI Gun Grab

It is rare to see the Supreme Court unanimously rule on anything, but especially something having to do with firearms. But that’s just what...

Let’s Do Our Part

After the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, and the 2018 Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in Parkland, Florida, Gun...