What I’m Shooting Now-Sako 85 Brown Bear

Since returning from the Annual Meetings two weeks ago I have been putting myself through a crash familiarization with a newly introduced model—the Sako 85 Brown Bear.

Bullfrogs Inspire Blogger

Early on in my NRA career (1980s) our star writer was Col. Charles Askins, a Border Patrol lifer, ex-military attaché, pistol champ, worldwide big-game hunter and all-around gun expert. Askins was a mainstay in NRA's magazines for years, carrying on a legacy begun by his father, Capt. Charles Askins, who wrote for American Rifleman throughout the century's early decades.

Is It a Shotgun or Rifle?

It's been debated before around the campfire, but NRA Editorial Director John Zent still wants to know: Is a slug gun a shotgun or a rifle?

Pre-Season Shotgun Patterning, Part 1

Patterning your shotgun now can be the key to a fast start in the season's first skeet, trap and sporting clays tournaments.

Blaser Re-engineers the Thumbhole Stock

The innovative Blaser R8 hunting rifle now can be had in a thumbhole stock that's comfortable and great for trigger control, yet handles smoothly in the field.

Test Driving the New Ram EcoDiesel

As the first half-ton turbo diesel on the market, the Ram EcoDiesel is filling pent-up demand for a light-duty hauler offering exceptional fuel economy.

Firearm Manufacturing Moves South

Fed-up with rampant anti-gun legislation in northeastern states, some of the biggest names in gunmaking are joining a growing roster of startup manufacturers and overseas firms in building their products in the South.

Steyr’s Sweet New Home in Alabama

With its move to a spacious and modern complex in Bessemer, Ala., Steyr Arms signals just how bullish it is in selling its high-end guns to American shooters.

Brownells Best: How Little Things Add Up to Great Results

After serving customers and NRA faithfully for 50+ years, Frank Brownell is the NRA Golden Bullseye Pioneer honoree for 2014. In so many ways, the Brownells family business has helped generations of America's shooters hit their targets.

Kodiak the Series

Discovery Channel’s newest series chronicles the freedom and peril of three families that come together to guide hunters and fisherman in a wilderness loaded with monster bears.

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