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The AR-15 for Home Defense: Reliability

In the Sept. 2014 issue of American Rifleman, Field Editor Stanton Wormley explores the concept and construction of a home-defense AR. Here he discusses the platform's user-resolvable reliability issues and ones best solved by a gunsmith.

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.

Surgeon Rifles’ Remedy XL Tactical Rifle

The Surgeon XL action represents perhaps the pinnacle of bolt-action design.

Tuning the M1911 for Reliability

With just a few fixes, the 1911 can be made to function flawlessly with self-defense loads.

.50 BMG: The Ultimate Big Bore?

Unleashing twice the horsepower of a .458 Win. Mag. is something a lot of shooters just have to try.

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