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Review: Staccato 2011 P Optic Ready

Building off the improvements to the 1911 that were developed by STI, the Staccato 2011 P Optic Ready offers a modernized rendition of the classic design, geared for duty use and made ready to accept micro red-dot optics.

Loading Bench: Hit The Mark, Weather Or Not

Years ago, hunters rarely considered that the propellant they handloaded into their rifle cartridges could cause enough of a swing in velocity between shooting during the summer heat and the winter cold that it might cause them to miss their targets and/or game at extended distances.

Handloads: 6.5 mm PRC For Big Game

The 6.5 mm PRC boasts higher velocities and more downrange energy than the 6.5 mm Creedmoor, and with the proper projectile, this cartridge can humanely dispatch big game, even at extended distances.

The Gewehr M2021: A Modernized Mauser 98

Despite having been developed more than a century ago, the Mauser 98 action is still one of the best bolt action designs ever conceived. Follow Jeromy Knepp as he sets up his own "modernized Mauser."

20 Years With The .17 Hornady Magnum Rimfire

It was a pipsqueak when introduced in 2002, but Hornady’s inventive .17-cal. rimfire quickly grew in stature in the hearts of varmint hunters, plinkers and target shooters alike. Now, two decades on, the .17 HMR stands among the all-time giants of the rimfire realm.

Into The Breech ... Or Not: The NitroFire/FireStick System

Can a rifle lacking a breechplug really be a muzzleloader? Though some interested parties—including the federal government—say “no,” today’s blackpowder hunters are tuning into news about Traditions’ NitroFire rifle and Federal’s innovative FireStick propulsion system.

Review: Bond Arms Stinger Derringer

Here is a first look at a new lineup of lightweight double-barrel, derringer-styled pistols from Bond Arms, the Stinger chambered in 9 mm Luger or .380 ACP.

Rangemaster Shotgun Training With The Benelli M4

Of all the options for home-defense arms, the shotgun has long been a staple for such scenarios, as explored here with Benelli's semi-automatic, 12-ga. M4 shotgun set up according to the teachings of Tom Givens of Rangemaster Firearms Training.

Loading Bench: 6 mm Remington

The 6 mm Remington has been a big part of John Haviland's life for almost half a century. Here's where it came from and what it can do.

Review: Mossberg Optics-Ready MC2sc 9 mm Pistol

This well thought out, trimmed down, new striker-fired 9 mm Mossberg handgun with a red-dot optic is an ideal daily carry option.

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