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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, […]

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. […]

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: […]

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.

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 […]

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.” […]

How About Some Hot Rounds?

Re “10mm Stompers: SIG, Colt, S&W, and Springfield Armory,” September 2020 Todd, I found this review of 10mm pistols interesting and informative. I came close to buying one — even though the choices here in California are very limited. But I wound up converting my Kimber 45 ACP (5-inch barrel) to 460 Rowland and have […]

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...

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...

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...

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...

News of the Day

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