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Range Report: SIG P320 X-Carry—2,000 Rounds

Range Report: SIG P320 X-Carry—2,000 Rounds

Joe Kurtenbach completes the finale for the 2,000-round extended review of SIG Sauer’s P320 X-Carry...
A Fighter and a Hunter: Standout Pistols from Les Baer

A Fighter and a Hunter: Standout Pistols from Les Baer

A veteran lawman, the author has always found Les Baer M1911s to be accurate and...
The Makarov: Hotspot Staple

The Makarov: Hotspot Staple

This Cold war classic—the “Mak”—can be found in nearly every corner of the world. But...
Sheriff's Tips: The Failure Drill Revisited

Sheriff's Tips: The Failure Drill Revisited

The justification for the exercise is the fact that we have applied two hits to...
Tested: Trailblazer Firearms LifeCard .22

Tested: Trailblazer Firearms LifeCard .22

This single-shot rimfire is about the same size as a stack of credit cards when...
Tested: Dan Wesson Valkyrie Commander Pistol

Tested: Dan Wesson Valkyrie Commander Pistol

In 1950, Colt introduced the Commander, an M1911-style pistol with a reduced-length (4.25") barrel, an...
Failure Drill Comments

Failure Drill Comments

My colleague and friend Jim Wilson recently commented on the Failure Drill. In doing so,...
The Failure Drill

The Failure Drill

There may be a lot of reasons why two shots to an attacker's vital zone...
The Guns of Manassas, 1861

The Guns of Manassas, 1861

The Union and Confederate armies faced each other for the first time near Bull Run...
The Guns of 1864

The Guns of 1864

In 1864, more and more repeating rifles-Spencers and “sixteen shooter” Henrys-made their way into Union...
FMK 9C1 Gen II 9mm Pistol

FMK 9C1 Gen II 9mm Pistol

This affordable American polymer-framed semi-auto is loaded with features including a very interesting grip.
Designing the Ideal 3-Gun Shotgun

Designing the Ideal 3-Gun Shotgun

A reliable shotgun is crucial in 3-gun competitions.
Ruger SR1911

Ruger SR1911

The Ruger SR1911 delivers accuracy and reliability from a classic platform made with modern methods...
Failure Drill

Failure Drill

The Failure Drill consists of three shots designed to ensure that an attacker is stopped...
Self-Defense Pistol 101

Self-Defense Pistol 101

Using a handgun to defend your life requires more than just a familiarity with firearms.