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Reader Praise for Recent Items

Re “Home Defense: Four Budget Imported Revolvers Square Off,” October 2021Dear Mr. Woodard, please let me pass along my thoughts on your continued superb...

Details of Revolver Hammers

Re “44 Magnum Pistols: New Taurus vs. Old Smith & Wesson,” September 2021As an engineer, I am always interested in how things work. I...

How Are Things in the Gun Biz?

Re “Are 32 Magnums More Mousy Than Mighty for Self Defense?” August 2021Thank you for answering my request with issue No. 8 of this...

Do We Still Sell Test Guns?

Re Gun SalesIt seems to me that some time ago you folks sold your test guns somehow. Does this still hold true, and if...

More Tips for the Older Shooter

Re “Tips for the Older Shooter,” March 2020Good article, but I’m slightly surprised that you didn’t mention any of the tip-up-barrel guns like the...

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 […]

Lever-Rifle Safety Concerns

Re “Lever-Action Big-Bore Rifles: We Test 45-70s Head to Head,” May 2021To the editor: Some years ago I wrote to alert you of the...

Praise for Marlin’s Guide Gun

Re “Lever-Action Big-Bore Rifles: We Test 45-70s Head to Head,” May 2021Enjoyed the article. I’m a happy owner of an older 45-70 Marlin Guide...

Here’s Another 22 Mag Snubbie

Re “22 Magnum Snubnoses from Ruger, Smith & Wesson, Taurus,” April 2021Your April 2021 issue didn’t include my newest, slickest, snubnose 22 Magnum. It...

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...

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...

Halfway There

On April 12, 2022, Georgia Governor Brian Kemp signed Senate Bill 319, Constitutional carry, into law. Constitutional carry in Georgia goes into effect immediately....