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Innovation In The American Firearms Industry

The Europeans are cleaning our clock, but does it really matter?

A BIG Carry Gun?

It’s quite common for Alaska bear-hunting guides to carry revolvers for backup, but outfitter Greg Jannen from Valdez, Alaska, told me he’s interested in getting a semi-auto pistol for that purpose.

The Basics of Laser Sights

From science fiction to firearm fact, lasers have become an integral part of defensive handgun shooting.

Firearm Manufacturing Moves South

Fed-up with rampant anti-gun legislation in northeastern states, some of the biggest names in gunmaking are joining a growing roster of startup manufacturers and overseas firms in building their products in the South.

High Standard: An American Original, Going Strong

Though High Standard pistols are true American classics and key competitors in bullseye pistol circles, the Texas-based company offer a wider line of rifles and handguns that are also very well made.

Throwing the Box Away: The Taurus Curve

Taurus' new pocket pistol, the Curve, completely challenges the traditional concept of the pocket pistol. Its frame is shaped, well, like a person, with a curve to its frame. With a built in light and laser and an unusual method of carry, will the Curve change the concealed-carry culture?

Video: Gun Makers Move South

Last year NRA Publications Editorial Director John Zent shed some light on one of the most compelling topics in the firearm industry today—a decades-long migration pattern of gun makers from the northeast and other regions of the United States to the southern states.

Keefe Report: The Bottomless M1911 Appetite

The American shooter’s appetite for the M1911 seems to be bottomless. It just keeps going and going ... And we keep buying them.

Fear & Loading: Battle Heats up Between Red Vs. Green Lasers

Evolution has fine-tuned the human eye to be most sensitive to light in the green frequencies, providing it a key advantage in the fight for firearm sighting-system domination.

Pocket Pistols Past and Present

Pocket pistols are the most in-demand category of firearm today. It’s been a long road from the pocket Brownings at the dawn of the 20th century to the Glock 43 and Ruger LCP II of today, and it is a journey that has been heavily influenced by laws both for and against the self-loading pocket pistol.

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