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The Aging Defender

Age-related physical decline is inevitable, but there are ways for armed citizens to both slow and circumvent it through behavioral and equipment changes.

By the Decade: Wiley Clapp’s Favorite Handgun—The 1960s

Wiley Clapp's Marine Corps service influenced his choice for his favorite pistol of the 1960s.

Tested: Mesa Precision Arms Crux Ti Premium 6.5 PRC Hunting Rifle

This rifle provides competition grade long-range performance with a titanium action and carbon fiber wrapped barrel.

How Unicorn Guns are Born (And Why We Hate Them)

If you haven’t heard the term “Unicorn Guns” before, it’s a colloquial label for those newly released and/or highly desirable firearms that have proven nearly or completely impossible to find.

Clapp on Handguns: Bullseye Shooting and Black Sights

Old-fashioned Bullseye shooting—NRA Outdoor Pistol—is my choice for the first type of handgun competition that a new shooter should take up.

Gun Review: Browning A5 Sweet Sixteen Shotgun

In 1903, two semi-automatic shotguns revolutionized hunting. John M. Browning’s long-recoil-operated Automatic-5—“Five shots under your finger,” read the advertising—and Swedish gunsmith Carl Axel Theodor Sjögren’s inertia-operated “Normal” shotgun.

Gun Review: Caesar Guerini Invictus

Would you like a shotgun that will shoot a million rounds and keep going? Caesar Guerini says its new Invictus will. Derived from the Latin word meaning “unconquerable” or “invincible,” the Invictus has several features that may indeed keep it around even when we’re using ray guns to break clays.

The Changing Nature of New Gun Introduction and Manufacture

Some would call Remington’s production suspension of the R51 pistol a debacle. I call it a sign of changing market dynamics when it comes to new firearm introductions. It speaks to how guns are made today how consumers and the firearm press cover new guns.

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