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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 […]

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 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 […]

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 […]

How to Get an Old Issue of GT

How to Get an Old Issue? I am curious as to the availability of past issues. I happened to be on the cover of the October 1997 issue, and I am looking to find an original issue (or good copy). I had a copy at some point but can only find a rough copy. If […]

A Top Youth-Shotgun Pick

Women and Youth Girls: Which Shotguns and Which Loads? Hi, here in Minnesota, there exists a very successful State High School Trap and Skeet League....

More 9mm Compacts, Yes

Re “Four New 9mm Pistols from Stoeger, Arex, Ruger, and SIG,” February 2020 Hi, Todd. Let me just begin by saying that I really enjoy your magazine, and it’s getting better all the time. The prose and grammar are much better recently than even a couple of years ago. I understand that the raters aren’t […]

Buying One of the Boomers

Reader Ryan appreciates the December review of the 460 Magnum from Smith & Wesson and looks forward to hunting. Reader Bruce checks in on Washington's background checks and a whole lot more.

Ranking Guns by Groupings

Reader Don comes up with an interesting idea: Listing the top five or ten firearms by smallest grouping. Several readers also say, ‘Thanks, but no thanks' and oppose universal background checks.

More on the Bond Arms Bullpup

Reader Russell takes issue with some of our legal self-defense advice regarding gun modifications. Because he's now in the Age of Arthritis, Reader Taylor wishes for the return of tip-up 380s.

Aw Shucks, Thank You…

Reader PM resubscribed after many years to get our 2nd Amendment reporting and commentary. Reader Richard got his latest issue in the mail, and it was "trimmed" on the side. Here's how to resolve that.

Lefties Sound Off On Holsters

Reader Murrell likes the look of the Blackhawk ARC, but not the gun fit. Reader Brendan shows how to enjoy a good Gun Tests read in style and comfort. And Reader Paul mixed shooting and sparking well.

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...