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'Unquestionably A 1911:' The Nighthawk Custom/Thunder Ranch Combat Special

American Rifleman Executive Editor Joe Kurtenbach spent time at Thunder Ranch shooting a Combat Special 1911 that's the result of a collaboration between Clint Smith and Nighthawk Custom.

2020 Handgun of the Year: Springfield Armory Hellcat

American Rifleman staff selected the Springfield Armory Hellcat as their 2020 Handgun of the Year.

The Keefe Report: New Cartridge Introductions

New cartridge introductions are one of the key engines to the success of not only ammunition companies, but also rifle, and sometimes, even handgun makers.

The Keefe Report: Compromise

Compromise. That is the nature of the handguns lawfully carried concealed by millions of Americans every day.

Rolling Thunder: An Interview with Clint Smith of Thunder Ranch

Executive Editor Joe Kurtenbach sits down with Thunder Ranch's Clint Smith to talk about his history with guns and his distinguished career in firearms training.

Tested: Springfield Saint Victor .308 Rifle

Springfield’s latest AR, the Saint Victor .308, is a heavy-hitter, but weighs just 7 lbs., 12 ozs., making it “enough gun” in a handy, surprisingly affordable, package.

Range Report Part II: Rock Island Armory Rock Ultra MS

American Rifleman's Joe Kurtenbach continues his extensive range testing of this well-priced .45-cal. M1911 pistol.

2019 American Rifleman Golden Bullseye Awards

Now in their 17th year, these prestigious awards recognize standouts from the firearm industry. Here are this year’s winners as selected by editors of “The World’s Oldest and Largest Firearm Authority.”

The Keefe Report: The Mossberg That Never Was

Ever heard of the Mossberg Military .45 ACP Combat Model? In the interest of full disclosure, I hadn’t either.

Concealed Carry—Comfortably

American Rifleman's Joe Kurtenbach tests a carry rig he learned about at the 2018 NRA Annual Meetings and Exhibits in Dallas, Texas.

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