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EVOLUTION AT WORK: FN 509 Tactical

Photos by Ethan Burgreen FN 509 Tactical is reflection of evolution of handguns sporting threaded barrels and need to accommodate red-dot optics. Photo: FN Recent events illustrate what a dangerous world we inhabit, with terrorist attacks increasing in frequency. If a hostile situation is encountered,… Read More

RETRO RIFLE: Brownells BRN-10

In modern parlance, when someone says “AR-10,” they are likely talking about a larger receiver than the smaller, more commonly encountered AR-15. Younger shooters may not even know much about the original AR-10. A BIT OF HISTORY The AR-10 was created by Eugene Stoner in the… Read More

DROPPING THE HAMMER: Wilson Combat 300 HAM’R Pistol

Pistols make it much easier to maneuver in and out of vehicles and then fight with them as you move to cover. Short-barreled ARs remain the preferred choice for law enforcement, home defense, and personal protection. Their lighter weight is a big factor, but they… Read More

THE CARBINE CONUNDRUM: Two Steps Forward, One Step Back

M1 Carbine armed paratroopers, Infantrymen, cooks, tankers, signals troops, and many others in all theaters of combat during WWII. As early as 1938, American military planners were seeking a light rifle with which to arm mortar crews, signals personnel, truck drivers, and command and staff… Read More

BIGGER IS NOT ALWAYS BETTER: Subcaliber Training Weapons

Black Hills Commemorative Ruger 22/45 feels and points like a 1911 and its safety, magazine release, and slide release all operate in the same fashion. Using a firearm chambered in .22 Long Rifle (LR) as a supplemental trainer for a larger caliber is nothing new. Read More

THE SPINNY TWINS: Custom Fighting Wheelguns

Dave Laubert of Defensive Creations created a matched pair of his vision of an ideal defensive carry revolver: two highly custom three-inch K-Frame .38s. Dave Laubert of Defensive Creations is a name that may not be familiar to many, but if you appreciate the highest… Read More