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RIFLE SET-UP: Mission vs. Situation

Dual-optic carbines give user best of both capabilities: red dot for CQB and LPVO for long-range threats. Transition between them is extremely fast, thanks to modern 45-degree offset mounts. When conducting direct-action missions to take down buildings or compounds, the norm is to expect a… Read More

BIG-BORE BLASTER: Ruger AR-556 MPR in .450 Bushmaster

Ruger AR-556 MPR in .450 Bushmaster as set up for evaluation. Last year Ruger added a model to their AR-556® MPR line chambered for the .450 Bushmaster cartridge. The company’s Ruger American Ranch chambered for that cartridge has been one of Ruger’s best-selling rifles, so… Read More

LIONHEART REGULUS: Double Action Plus!

Lionheart produces two basic 9mm Regulus frames: Alpha and 1911 profile Beta, each totally interchangeable with its long and compact slide groups. Here are four of several combinations from which to choose. Over the years, semi-automatic handguns have operated by blowback, retarded blowback, delayed blowback,… Read More

NEW-AGE BLUNDERBUSS: Remington V3 TAC-13

Two of Remington V3 TAC-13’s greatest attributes are its compactness matched with its fearsome close-range power. Whatever the term used—combat, tactical, self-defense—shotguns can be had in various forms ranging from double-barrel to pump-action, semiautomatic, and even lever-action. Recently, a new genre has arrived labeled non-NFA… Read More

WORTH THE WAIT: FN SCAR 20S Rifle

7.62x51mm chambered FN SCAR 20S has power to spare, and its 20-inch barrel is not the hindrance one may imagine, due to how the rifle is balanced and handles. Rumors have swirled at every SHOT Show for years that the Designated Marksman Rifle version of… Read More

WHEN SIZE MATTERS: SIG Sauer MCX Rattler SBR

Photos Courtesy SIG Sauer MCX Rattler SBR is SIG MCX in a discrete platform. It was developed to meet a request from U.S. Special Operations Command. The SIG Sauer MCX Rattler is one of the coolest new kids on the block. Billed as the “world’s… Read More

SHORT BARREL, BIG PERFORMANCE: POF-USA P415 Edge Pistol

Photos by Josh Locatis POF-USA P415 Edge Pistol takes virtually unstoppable P415 to a new level. Thanks to five-position SB Tactical SBA3 arm brace, P415 can be had in a short-barrel configuration with ease. The wait is finally over. Patriot Ordnance Factory (POF-USA) has entered… Read More

SAINT OR SINNER? Springfield Armory SAINT Pistol in .300 BLK

Former U.S. Air Marshal Ken Trice shows overall length differences among (left to right) 16-inch barrel SAINT AR rifle, nine-inch barrel SAINT .300 BLK pistol, and 16.5-inch barrel Tavor X95 Bullpup rifle. Bullpup would solve subcompact rifle’s loss of muzzle velocity, reduction in engagement range,… Read More