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Long Guns: Ruger 10/22 Takedown Rifle

Ruger 10/22 Takedown Rifle is light and handy for offhand shooting or using an improvised rest.As a child, I remember listening to my Grandmother tell stories about my Grandfather, who had a rural mail route. His horse knew the route, so he could leave the… Read More

PISTOL-CALIBER CARBINE CMMG MkG Guard in .45 ACP

Unique aesthetic with CMMG MkG 45 Guard is 15-inch KeyMod Rail surrounding 16-inch barrel with SV brake protruding from forend. End user can modify rifle as needed. Photo: CMMGThe urge to take advantage of AR modularity, ergonomics, optics mounting, and accuracy with cartridges other than… Read More

LONG GUNS DRD: Tactical Kivaari Takedown Rifle

Some months ago, I covered the DRD Tactical 7.62x51mm Takedown Tactical Rifle. I hadn’t planned to revisit DRD’s rifles this soon, but I’m writing a book on .338 Lapua sniping rifles and was so intrigued by DRD’s Kivaari, which is not only a takedown .338 Lapua Magnum (LM) sniping rifle but also a self-loading one, that I felt compelled to evaluate it. Read More

Multi-Purpose AR: Ruger AR-556 MPR

Do we really need another AR-type rifle? Of course the answer is, absolutely yes! Different variations of America’s Rifle give consumers more options—and more options are always a good thing. Sturm, Ruger & Company’s new AR-556 Multi-Purpose Rifle (MPR) is a bit different than what is… Read More

Wehrmacht Sniper: Lessons From the Eastern Front

On 22 June 1941, the German Wehrmacht launched an offensive into Russia with 139 divisions across an 1,800-mile front. Operation Barbarossa was the largest military offensive in human history. Around three million German troops took part. The German war machine was then justifiably thought to be invincible. Read More

Short and Stealthy: Kel-Tec/RAS Engineering SU2000-SS

As it comes from Kel-Tec, SUB-2000 can be had in 9x19mm and .40 S&W calibers. Its barrel folds over the top for storage.Kel-Tec CNC Industries, Inc, of Florida introduced its slick little SUB-2000 self-loading carbine in 2001. Chambered for the 9x19mm cartridge, the SUB-2000 was… Read More

Long Guns: The M1A1 Carbine

M1A1 with stock folded. Stock can be deployed very quickly by slapping it open.During the 1970s, I used to hang out at a St. Louis gun shop frequented by “Cinder Dicks” (railroad police) from the East St. Louis Railroad Yards. The East St. Louis Yards… Read More

Long Guns: Compact Weaponlights for Ar Carbines

LUCID C3 may be mounted for ease of operation by support-hand thumb.One great advantage of the M4 Carbine is that it’s light and handy. But the M4 has experienced “weight creep” during the War on Terror as various accessories have been added. I’ll grant that… Read More