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New Videos on GunReports.com (November 28)

Here are new videos added to GunReports.com the week of November 28: “Gun Safety?” with Colion Noir, Carving a Turkey with a .460 Magnum, and how to get squared away like a Marine.

Gun Tests Magazine Selects Kimber Pro Custom Defense Package (CDP) II 45 ACP as...

Gun Tests Magazine has named the Kimber Pro Custom Defense Package II 45 ACP as the publication’s “Best in Class Pistol” for 2013.

Browning Citori Model XS Sporting Over/Under 12 Gauge, $2120 (used)

Gun Tests magazine compared two high-end shotguns from Browning in the April 2012 issue to see which model offered the most bang for the buck. This Bargain Hunter test pitted a used Browning Citori Model XS Sporting Over/Under 12 Gauge, $2120; and a Browning Citori Model 725, $3140, on the competition shooting range. Here's an excerpt of that test, used with permission:

Kimber Solo Carry No. 3900001 9mm Luger

We mixed apples and oranges, that is, pistols and revolvers, in the July 2012 issue to see which design worked best for self-protection at close range. The three test guns were the $747 9mm Kimber Solo Carry, the $299 9mm SCCY Industries CPX-2, and the $523 Taurus 40 S&W M405 stainless-steel revolver. Heres an excerpt of that test.

Gun Tests Magazine Selects Charter Arms Pitbull 9mm Luger As 2013 “Best in Class...

Gun Tests Magazine has named the Charter Arms Pitbull 9mm Luger as the publication’s “Best in Class Revolver” for 2013.

California Ammo Ban: Next Wave of Gun Control

It hasn’t been the best year for those who would restrict Second Amendment rights, says Larry Keane, senior vice president and general counsel for the National Shooting Sports Foundation. So, after striking out in Congress and at the ballot box, the gun-control movement has resorted to backdoor methods to advance their extreme agenda.

Springfield Armory XDM 3.8 Compact Bi-Tone XDM93845CSHC 45 ACP, $797

We tested Glock and Springfield Armory compact polymer 45s in a January 2013 head-to-head test. Here's an excerpt of that test.

New Videos on GunReports.com (October 31)

Here are new videos added to GunReports.com the week of October 31: see a bullet’s trace and how it can help you connect with more targets; a few upland hunting safety reminders will help ensure your next day in the field is a safe and enjoyable experience; Gil Ash of OSP Shooting Schools shoots right-to-left crossers and how a right-handed shooter must look across the shotgun barrel to see the target.

New Videos on GunReports.com (October 24)

Here are new videos added to GunReports.com the week of October 25: Watch Larry Potterfield of MidwayUSA demonstrate how to lap the rings on a rifle; Dianna Liedorff, member of the FNH USA shooting team, explains the 180, as well as other aspects of range etiquette; and Jerry Miculek fires armor-piercing rounds concrete blocks.…

Gun Tests November 2013 Look-Ahead: Commander Size 1911 Self-Defense Pistols

Gun Tests’ South Carolina test team recently obtained a trio of self-defense handguns in the popular Commander-size 1911 frame size to test: the 4.25-inch-barrel SIG Sauer Carry Stainless 1911CA-45-SSS 45 ACP, $1142; and the new Ruger SR1911CMD No. 6702 45 ACP, $829. The third gun was a 4-inch-barrel aluminum-frame Kimber Pro CDP.

Video: FMJ vs JHP

BrassFetcher.com has done an eye-opening comparison of the terminal effectiveness of FMJ vs JHP bullet designs from handguns chambered in 22 LR, 25 ACP, 32 ACP, 380 ACP, 9mm Makarov, 9mm Police, 38 Special, 9mm Luger, and 45 ACP.

Winchester Model 1895 Lever Action Carbine 30-40 Krag, $1000- $1500

Gun Tests magazine tested two rifles in a May 2013 showdown of lever actions. They were the Mossberg Model 464 XMB Lever Action No. 41026 30-30 Win., $535; and the Winchester Model 1895 Lever Action Carbine 30-40 Krag, $1000-$1500.

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...