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The Armed Citizen® October 19, 2014

Read three more amazing stories of self-defense in the latest online edition of The Armed Citizen®.

Ruger GP100 Match Champion

Based on Ruger's quarter-century old design, this new revolver has been slicked up and tricked out for IDPA competition and self-defense.

A Lady Competitor’s Colt

A reader learns the history of a .38 Colt Officer's Model owned by a top female NRA Bullseye shooter of the 1930s and 1940s.

My First Gun: 1873 Remington No. 4 Rolling Block

This treasured Remington will one day be passed down to one of the author's grandchildren.

The Armed Citizen® October 16, 2014

Read three more amazing stories of self-defense in the latest online edition of The Armed Citizen®.

Cutting Edge Bullets MZL Raptor Muzzleloader Bullets

Cutting Edge Bullets' MZL Raptor projectiles give muzzleloader hunters a performance edge in the field.

The Only Way To Sling

Every Thursday we'll share an article from the American Rifleman archives. In this week's article taken from the July 1984 issue, Jeff Cooper, in search of the ideal sling, finds his answer on an Austrian rifle in Guatemala.

Round Count

Sheriff Jim Wilson cautions that a defensive shooting school should not be about it how many rounds you fired, but about how much you actually learned.

Eastern Maine Shooting Supplies Premium Lube Universal Pistol Field Cleaning Kit

This kit contains everything needed for cleaning and maintenance at the range and in the field.

The Enduring Hand Ejector

Long-time gun owners take their ability to identify various makes and models for granted. But what about newer shooters just embarking on a new hobby? For them, the nomenclature created over many decades is a whole new language, as Wiley Clapp recently learned.

Kahr CT40 Pistol

This compact .40 S&W semi-auto is an excellent balance of size, accuracy and reliability in an affordably priced defensive pistol.

Tough Decision

Two of the four men who tried to rob a Houston, Texas, bar at gunpoint earlier this month died when one of the patrons was carrying—the “hero” is still at large.

The Ruger Redhawk .357

Wiley Clapp's patrolman friend once asked him for advice on which gun to purchase. His answer was, "as much as you can comfortably carry."

7 Tips for First-Time Handgun Buyers

Follow these tips to help save you time, money and frustration when making a handgun purchase.

The Armed Citizen® October 12, 2014

Read three more amazing stories of self-defense in the latest online edition of The Armed Citizen®.

Biodegradable Ballistol

Shooters have relied on it to protect their gun’s wood, metal and leather for more than 100 years, but who knew it’s environmentally safe?

Turnbull M1911

Turnbull Mfg. has built quite a reputation by accurately restoring vintage firearms to like-new condition. Not to rest on its laurels, the company has recently begun to manufacture a series of M1911 pistols.

The Armed Citizen® October 9, 2014

Read three more amazing stories of self-defense in the latest online edition of The Armed Citizen®.

Shooting Ruger's AR556

The first firearm designed and built in Ruger's Mayodan, N.C., plant, the AR556 is a step in a new direction for the firm's AR-15-inspired carbines.

Video: Browning 1911 .380

Were you fan of the 85-percent-size Browning 1911 .22? Check out the new version in .380 caliber.

New Book: A True Story of Gun Laws Gone Berserk

NRA members should read this new book that reveals what can happen when an otherwise law-abiding firearm owner is prosecuted under unjust gun laws.

NEW! Browning 1911 .380 ACP

Senior Executive Editor Brian Sheetz was one of the first gun writers to test Browning's new 1911 .380 caliber pistol. Watch the video here.

A Potent Oldie: .450-400 NE 3"

This load is capable of taking all game animals with the exception of elephant.

Midway USA/NRA Bianchi Cup 2014

Like a photo finish at the Kentucky Derby or the final lap of the Indy 500, this year’s Midway USA/NRA Bianchi Cup Champion was determined on the last shot, of the last event, on the last day of the three-day match.

Q&A: A Pair Of Colt 1860 Revolvers

The owner of a pair of old Colt revolvers is seeking information on when they were manufactured, their rarity and desirability.

Time is Almost Up to Win a Bergara Custom Rifle!

You can take home a Bergara BCR13 Sport Hunter—but you have to enter to win by Oct. 31! Read more to learn how.

I Have This Old Gun: Enfield No. 5 Mk 1 "Jungle Carbine"

The No. 5 “Jungle Carbine” remains one of the more popular and recognizable models in the Enfield line. Find out what this particular gun in NRA Excellent condition is worth.

Browning Black Label Mark IV Safes

These safes are designed to accommodate modern sporting rifles alongside more traditional long guns.

Colt Mustang XSP

If you value the great trigger, single-action operation, and aesthetic lines of the M1911 but want a smaller and lighter handgun for discreet carry, Colt offers the Mustang XSP.

Polymer AR Upper?

American Tactical will be rolling one out at the Shooting, Hunting and Outdoor Trade Show in a few months, along with a .300 Blackout AR handgun.

Skinner HTF Garment Bag

Skinner Sights is becoming well-known for its nylon cases for lever-guns and takedown rifles.

Sphinx SDP Compact Alpha 9mm Pistol

This Swiss-made pistol is precision-made, lightweight and accurate.

Throwback Thursday: The Scout Rifle

Every Thursday we'll share an article from the American Rifleman archives. In this week's article taken from September 1985, we revisit Jeff Cooper's original vision for this do-it-all utility gun.

.410 Slugs For Deer Hunting?

All things considered, bigger is better but smaller is sufficient.

OK, Really, What’s Going on with .22 Rimfire?

Different day, same headline? Maybe so, but here's the most detailed explanation to date. It’s a question of simple economics. Supply, demand and profit—or lack thereof. Plus the kind of guns American buy.

Weatherby Provides Rifles for Chris Kyle “Seal on the Mountain Hunt”

Partnering with "Base Camp 40, Warriors in the Wild," Weatherby will provide Vanguard series rifles. Participants include four Medal of Honor recipients and three other military veterans.

The Future of the Gun

It is in analyzing the criminal use of firearms, and the effect government restriction of gun rights has had on our society, that this book makes its most dramatic impact on the national debate.

Nine Things You Didn't Know About the Magnum Research Desert Eagle

This massive pistol's long and colorful history still generates plenty of discussion. To find the answers to nine of the top questions about this beefy big-bore semi-auto, we went straight to the expert.

I Have This Old Gun: Luger P.08 Pistol

The Luger P.08 pistol is one of the most widely recognized handgun silhouettes in the world. Learn its history here in this episode of "I Have This Old Gun."

Ever Shot A Pod?

What? Never shot a Pod? We hadn't either until the "American Rifleman Television" crew was there as two .50-cal. FN M3P machine guns fired at a combined rate of 2,200 rounds per minute. Check out this video of the latest in military armament from FN Herstal.

American Rifleman TV Schedule October 2014

This month, we take you to Columbia, Mo., to meet the MidwayUSA/Bianchi Cup competitors, walk you through the stages, go over the equipment and show you the techniques top shooters use.

Ruger Announces the AR-556 Modern Sporting Rifle

The rifle is Ruger's first firearm designed and built in its Mayodan, N.C., facility.

Laserlyte: Degrading Editor Productivity One Laser at a Time

New for this year is a Trigger Tyme blue gun that has an integrally mounted laser, and a Score Tyme target that keeps score.

The Making of Daniel Defense

Through a series of events and inventions, Daniel Defense’s AR modifications have evolved into a catalog of premium rifles, and what was once a hobby is now one of the fastest-growing companies in the firearm industry.

Flying Under the Radar

Identify theft is a huge problem, but Blackhawk has a solution to one criminal technique.

The Armed Citizen® September 28, 2014

Read three more amazing stories of self-defense in the latest online edition of The Armed Citizen®.

Editor's Choice: Palladium Press Ensemble

Palladium has done the modern reader a service by preserving these great writings on the shooting arts and on foundational American values.

The "Light Fifty's" Baby Brother: Barrett's 98B

Best known for its .50 BMG Model 82 and M107 rifles, Barrett Mfg. has continued to make inroads into the precision bolt-action rifle market with smaller calibers. The latest is the Model 98B—available in so many options, it is nearly a custom rifle.

Only the News that Fits

There’s a lot of news in regard to firearms, so here’s a few snippets from recent developments.

The Armed Citizen® September 25, 2014

Read three more amazing stories of self-defense in the latest online version of The Armed Citizen®.

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By Mark Keefe
October 01, 2014

Different day, same headline? Maybe so, but here's the most detailed explanation to date. It’s a question of simple economics. Supply, demand and profit—or lack thereof. Plus the kind of guns American buy.

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Latest Comments

Andy wrote:
October 18, 2014

I have been waiting in line at the Wallyworld in Hattiesburg , Ms. And have seen folks buy .22lr when the ammo palet comes out , before the limit from a while back , then I have seen these same folks sell the ammo they bought at Wallyworld for three times what they paid for it , that is one reason we have a shortage with higher prices , also ammo manufacturers don't make a lot of profit off of .22lr ammo , so they really haven't increased production on .22lr . If everyone would take one or two months off from shooting or buying .22 lr maybe supply could catch up , but trying to get everyone to do this would be next to impossible , but just an idea , as for me I got my twenty thousand rounds safely stored away , and am not planning on paying ridiculous prices for ammo . Be prepared and ready . Keep your powder dry .

mark wrote:
October 14, 2014

my experience at ranges has been most shooters donot know when enough is enough,plinking is over,i usually shoot 3 or 4 different calibers,25 to 50 rounds each,i still have plenty of ammo.

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