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Tips & Techniques: A Penny For Your Dry-Fire Thoughts

When performing dry-fire practice with an AR-15, there are a lot of reasons you might not want the bolt to lock to the rear. You can use dummy rounds, snap caps or other safety aids, but there’s another trick used in training circles requiring far less investment.

NRA Foundation Grants $252,000 For Ammo To USA Shooting

The NRA Foundation Board of Trustees has approved a $252,000 grant for USA Shooting to purchase the specific shotshells used by the National Team, National Development Team and National Junior Team.

This Old Gun: Winchester Model 1892 'Trapper'

The Winchester 1873 may have been “The Gun That Won The West,” but it was the Winchester Model 1892, with its smoother, stronger action, that soon began outselling the earlier toggle-link lever-action and eventually caused the ‘73’s demise in 1921.

Preview: Wilson Combat WCP365 Grip Module

Wilson Combat is offering aftermarket grip modules compatible with SIG Sauer’s P365/P365 XL micro-compact semi-automatic pistols that significantly improve the host handguns’ ergonomics while adding a touch of custom flair.

The Armed Citizen® Aug. 8, 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.

Preview: Sentry Hexmag SR-25/AR-10 Magazine

Already well-respected within the industry for its Hexmag AR-15 magazines, Sentry Tactical is now also producing larger detachable boxes compatible with .308 Win.-chambered SR-25/AR-10-platform rifles.

Review: Springfield Armory Emissary

The M1911 is a classic design that is continually being re-imagined, and the Springfield Emissary is proof that this can be done very well. This pistol is well-equipped for personal protection, but it also exudes such a sophisticated and modern look that we wouldn’t be surprised if users wanted to show it off.

The Thompson Submachine Gun: Model Of 1919

The Model of 1919 Thompson submachine guns were the first of their breed, but they were more of an evolutionary series than a “model.” With names like “Persuader” and “Annihilator,” these prototypes were the foundation of an American legend.

Preview: Sionyx Backcountry Adventure Kit

Sionyx, maker of high-quality digital night-vision (NV) cameras, is now offering the Backcountry Adventure Kit—a bundle that includes its Aurora Black color NV camera, its range-extending Illuminator Kit and more.

SCCY Firearms: Guns For Everyday Carry

The company’s exclusive focus is on producing budget-friendly and reliable pistols for concealed carry. Its first gun—the CPX-1—appeared in 2005, at about the time permit applications were just beginning their dramatic increase.

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