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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®.

A Look Back at the Smith & Wesson Model 66

The policeman’s dream gun has a stainless steel cousin.

Ruger Commemorates 50 Years of the 10/22 with Anniversary Edition

The collector's series will feature a 50th-anniversary bolt marking and special receiver marking.

The Lahti

The Finnish Lahti was once rated as a strong competitor with the Sig P210 as the best service pistol in the world.

LaserLyte TGL Laser in Tan for Diamondback Pistols

The TGL system is available for the. 380-cal. or 9 mm Diamondback pistols.

Springfield's Range Officer M1911s

The original Range Officer offered a thoughtful mix of features from both ends of the spectrum, and now its Compact sibling and 9 mm Luger offerings in both platforms mean the RO line offers everything a shooter needs for the range or concealed carry right out of the box.

Casting Call: Ruger's Investment Casting Process

With the predominance of highly accurate CNC machines throughout the firearm industry, techniques such as forging and casting tend to seem a bit outdated and lacking precision. The reality, though, is quite the opposite.

Range Time with the FN P90

Last week, we were on the range with full-automatic version of the FN P90 chambered in 5.7x28 mm.

Ruger Adds 9 mm to LCR Lineup

The company now offers the new chambering after customer demands due to ammo availability and compatibility with pistols.

10 Ways to Manage Recoil

For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction. Here are 10 suggestions for taking the kick out of your next trip to the range or field.

Shooting the Kimball

If ever there was a gun idea that had every chance in the world of going wild, the Kimball pistol was it

Lock, Stock & Barrel: Daniel Defense DDM4 V9 LW

American Rifleman's Joe Kurtenbach highlights the features of the Daniel Defense DDM4 V9 LW, barrel to buttstock.

Army’s Horner Wins First Trijicon World Shooting Championship

The staff sergeant bested a field of 159 amateur and professional competitive shooters from around the world in the inaugural multi-discipline, multi-platform marathon shooting event.

Winchester Launching New Deer Season XP Rifle Load in 2015

SHOT Show remains months away—and the National Association of Sporting Goods Wholesalers show still weeks out—but that hasn't stopped Winchester from showing off what's sure to be one of its hottest new wares in 2015: Deer Season XP.

Tough Year

The NRA attracts some extremely talented individuals. Unfortunately we lost another valuable member of the team this month.

Gallery: 2014 Trijicon World Shooting Championship

Earlier this month, Shooting Illustrated's Jay Grazio had the opportunity to pay a first-hand visit to the 2014 Trijicon World Shooting Championship. Get an inside look at the event with this gallery.

Daniel Defense Named One of Fastest-Growing Private U.S. Companies

With infrastructure in place, the company is set to institute long-term growth plans.

Liberty Safe Desiccant Mini-Canister

I ran this stuff through the wringer in testing—well, not really, because the moisture is baked out instead of it being squeezed dry.

Zeiss Terra ED 10X 42 mm Binocular

How did Zeiss—known for its image quality and a price point to match—pull off an optic worthy of its logo with a down-to-earth price?

SIG Sauer 1911 .22 LR Conversion Kit

Be one of the first callers to purchase the kit and receive a free pistol bag.

CVA Hunter

When CVA upgraded its Scout model, it left a niche for a no-frills, value-priced, entry-level rifle.

Bushnell Legend Ultra HD 20-60X 80 mm

The Legend HD is a standout in the realm of affordable high-powered spotting scopes for serious long-range work.

Defensive Holster Concerns

Being able to access your defensive handgun with one hand is important in a real-world scenario.

Savage Package Rifles: Ready, Right out of the Box

Three different rifles, complete with riflescopes already mounted and boresighted, make up Savage’s new package rifle line. Rugged, economical and capable of decent accuracy, what’s not like?

It’s Time to Believe in the Good Guys

If you haven't seen NRA's latest campaign to preserve our values and protect our freedom, you need to check it out now. “It's time to believe in the good guys again. We are the 5 million men and women of the National Rifle Association of America. Join us."

The Armed Citizen® September 14, 2014

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

Trijicon World Shoot Winds Down

After such an unqualified success as the Trijicon World Championship, it's obvious that Peacemaker has succeeded in its mission to bring excellence in a variety of shooting experiences to the masses.

Trijicon World Shooting Championship

Some of the biggest names in shooting and firearms are in attendance at the Peacemaker National Training Center competing for more than $100,000 in prize money.

Henry Repeating Arms Donates Custom Rifles to Benefit Kansas Girl

To aid a 4-year-old girl battling serious lung disease, Henry Repeating Arms has created a custom series of it Frontier .22 Lever-Actions, with proceed going to the child's medical expenses.

The Armed Citizen® September 12, 2014

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

Nitrogen-Purged Ammo?

Seriously, someone at Federal Premium must have been in a meeting and said (while laughing), “Desiccants, we don’t need no stinking desiccants.”

Pyramyd Air Giveaway

It’s not too late to get in on the Pyramyd Air “Son Of A Gun Giveaway.”

So, Where’s My KSG? Kel-Tec Going Flat Out

Why can't you find Kel-Tec's KSG shotgun on your dealers' shelves? Because other folks are buying them before you do.

Gallery: Kel-Tec and the KSG

Despite Internet rumors, Kel-Tec is in full production of its KSG. Check out the images in this gallery for proof.

A Tribute to a Quiet Hero

It's a Throwback Thursday we wish we didn't have in our archives. Originally published in Feb. 2002, American Rifleman Editor-in-Chief Mark Keefe delivered a tribute to a member of the NRA family who lost his life on September 11, 2001 at the hand of unspeakable evil. The featured image is from the 9-11 Memorial in New York City.

Freedom Will Be Defended

Originally published in November 2001 after the 9-11 attacks on several U.S. targets, NRA Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre's words are as resolute and relevant today as they were then.

Colt Third Model Dragoon

This Third Model, pitted and roughly cleaned, is in NRA Fair Condition with less than 10 percent of its finish remaining. So what's it worth?

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By Dave Campbell
July 08, 2014

Dave Campbell offers a look at the most popular all-around sporting cartridges.

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Latest Comments

Tigerbeetle wrote:
September 23, 2014

I grew up reading Jack O'Connor and his tails of the .270. When I got mine in 1960, I mulled over the 30/06, but settled on the .270. I enjoyed shooting crows and woodchucks and the lighter bullets and reloading opportunities were greater in my opinion. Also, the 150 gr. partition was more than suitable for bigger game. I have taken Mtn. goat, elk, black bear and numerous deer over the years. BUT, I will admit while with the USFS in Montana, I was only going to take a grizzley on my terms, unless in a strictly self defense situation.

shootbrownelk wrote:
September 06, 2014

John Thomas, thanks for your service...but you never heard of Dave Campbell? Really? You don't read magazines much huh? As far as the .375 H&H goes, if you reload and I do, you can load 210/235 gr. barnes X bullets and use it for anything. It's been around a long long time because it works.

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