Home On the Range

posted on January 30, 2014
main3.jpg

What would gun magazines be without guns, ammo and-of course-shooting ranges? Allow me to walk you into the NRA Publications Tech Range and introduce our newest editor.

Recently, NRA Publications welcomed our newest brother, Jay Grazio. Jay is a stand up guy and we all look forward to watching him (and his facial hair) grow here at NRA.

A couple weeks ago I received notice that a few firearms had arrived for me. Excited and eager, I jumped up and ran down like it was my first Christmas all over again. While logging in the firearms I happened to see one was ordered by the “FNG” (fabulous new guy), Jay.

Part of this job is to manage our Publications Tech Range. Since Jay happened to have his first project, he needed a proper inception. I wish I could put into words the excitement in Jay’s voice and demeanor over going to the Pubs range, but I'll leave that up to your imagination. The small single-lane range is built for pure functionality, and is far from pristine.

“I can’t believe this is work! Having a test range at our disposal in our basement is pretty awesome,” Jay said.

Yes, Jay this is work. And I wholeheartedly agree that having a test range is awesome. That said, everything is all fun and games until someone has to clean the range-and that someone happens to be me. Thankfully, I had just cleaned so we got to work on testing the Hi-Point C9, which you will see in a Gun Locker column in the March issue of Shooting Illustrated.

Latest

Foster 223Homedefense 6
Foster 223Homedefense 6

The AR-15 For Home Defense: 3 Loads To Consider

While many .223 Rem. and 5.56 NATO loads exist on the market, not all are best suited for home-defense use. Here are a few loads that are worth looking at.

Number Of New CCW Permits Still Growing

The number of people submitting to additional background checks, investing the time to meet requirements—which vary by state—and pay for a CCW permit has grown again in 2022.

NRA Gun Of The Week: Springfield Armory XD-M Elite 4.5” OSP In 10 mm Auto

Watch American Rifleman staff on the range to learn about the 10 mm Auto-chambered XD-M Elite 4.5” OSP, one of the latest offerings in Springfield Armory's feature-rich lineup of Croatian-made pistols.

The Armed Citizen® Dec. 2, 2022

Read today's "The Armed Citizen" entry for real stories of law-abiding citizens, past and present, who used their firearms to save lives.

Rifleman Q&A: M1903 vs. M1903A1 Rifles

I’ve seen references to an M1903A1 rifle. I’ve looked around at a bunch of gun shows, and I have not found a rifle marked “M1903A1.” How does that variant differ from a standard M1903 rifle?

PrairieFire Emerges Following Front Sight Chapter 11 Filing

PrairieFire announced this week that the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Nevada confirmed the Chapter 11 plan of reorganization under which it will acquire 100 percent of Front Sight Management’s equity.

Interests



Get the best of American Rifleman delivered to your inbox.