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Para USA PXT 14-45 Limited Long Slide

Hunting with a 1911? Para USA's new Limited Long Slide fits the bill for short- to medium-range targets.

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 Taurus 445 Ultra-Lite .44 Spl. Revolver

The 445 is a welcome return of a lightweight medium-framed .44 Spl. carry gun.

Packing the Glock G36 .45 ACP Slimline Pistol

The G36 is a slim, powerful handgun for concealed-carry self-defense.

Shades of Gray: .300 Whisper & .300 AAC Blackout

There is a great deal of confusion regarding these two similar cartridges with different names. But how did they develop, and how similar are they?

How to Read Center-Fire Ammunition Boxes

Reading an ammunition label can seem like an exercise in code breaking. Here are a few tips to help you wade through what you see on the dealer's shelf.

Big Horn Armory Model 89

Big Horn Armory’s Model 89 lassos the .500 S&W Mag. in a new lever-action built from the ground up.

Six Things to Consider When Choosing Self-Defense Handgun Ammunition

Getting ready to buy self-defense handgun ammunition? Read this first.

The AR-15 for Home Defense: Penetration Tests

In the Sept. 2014 issue of American Rifleman, Field Editor Stanton Wormley explores the concept and construction of a home-defense AR. During that project, he tested different ammunitions to see how they would perform in a home-defense scenario. Here are the results.

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.

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