July 2019

Don't Buy Glock Full-Auto Switches

CNN has reported that federal authorities are searching for thousands of conversion devices that render semi-automatic Glock pistols into fully automatic weapons that are considered to be machine guns.   More...

9mm Slimline Pistol Shootout: New Glocks & Mossberg Vie

The growth of the concealable 9mm Luger handgun market continues to grow apace, with seemingly dozens of new models being introduced every year from makers all over the world. This suggests a vital and interested market because manufacturers wouldn’t be building guns for people who wouldn’t buy them. That includes Gun Tests readers, of course, who are always on the lookout for a better mousetrap. Here, we look at three new models from two manufacturers, Glock and Mossberg. Yep, you read that right. The well-known shotgun and rifle maker is dipping a toe into the sidearm market as well — and why not? Perhaps Mossberg has studied the pistol market long and hard and found holes in the function and form of the existing selections. Our range testing would find out.   More...

Speedloader Enthusiasm

Readers have had a lot of challenges finding good wheelgun reloading devices. We were happy to help. Also, Reader Gail wonders about the 6.5 PRC, but not so much that a change is in the cards.   More...

VALUE GUIDE: 9MM HANDGUN RANKINGS

Subscribers Only — VALUE GUIDE: RECENT 9MM HANDGUN RANKINGS GUN NAME ISSUE GRADE COMMENTS Springfield XD(M) 4.5 XDMT9459FDEHCE TB 9mm, $505 Apr. 2019 A Our Pick as a personal-defense, home- defense, and tactical pistol. Glock G34 Gen5 MOS PA3430103MOS 9mm, $710 Apr. 2019 A The Gen5 guns are the best yet, with superior accuracy and features over earlier Glocks. CZ-USA CZ P0-9 91620 9mm Luger, $402 Apr. 2019 B Best Buy. CZ has managed to pack a lot of value into the P0-9. 19-round magazine. …   More...

Interpretations of ‘Scouts’ from Ruger, Savage, Mossberg

Subscribers Only — While these three rifles did check off some of the boxes for the Scout specs, they all fell short of being a true Scout Rifle, at least going by Cooper’s definition. But would we want to carry these rifles for long periods of time, and could we easily hit a target out to 100 yards? Yes, most definitely.   More...

VALUE GUIDE: SHORT-ACTION RIFLES (MULTIPLE CHAMBERINGS)

Subscribers Only — VALUE GUIDE: SHORT-Action Rifles (MULTIPLE CHAMBERINGS) GUN NAME ISSUE GRADE COMMENTS Savage 110 Apex Storm XP 57344 6.5 Creedmoor, $605 June 2019 A- Best Buy. Accurate, reliable, and fast handling. The Vortex scope is a credible optic.   Mauser M18 M18065P 6.5 PRC, $628 June 2019 A- Accurate and reliable. The rifle is expensive compared to the others. Savage Axis II XP Rifle 57289 6.5 Creedmoor, $400 June 2019 B+ A credible choice. We would save a few more weeks to buy the Apex. …   More...

Tested: Ankle-Worn Medical Kits from Galco and Rescue E

Subscribers Only — When it comes to mainline sports and recreation, safety precautions are as common as the activities themselves. Visit any sporting-goods store, and you’ll see helmets being sold in the bicycle department, life preservers in the boating department, and first aid in the camping aisles.However, that’s not always true for the shooting sports.   More...