Springfield Armory’s SOCOM 16—a radically cut-down version of its flagship M1A—breathed new life into the best civilian M14-type rifle and advanced the scout rifle concept to its most potent level. The SOCOM II elevates that successful blend of battle-tested, practical engineering even higher, making it a modern, modular, close-quarters combat arm that is powerful and easy to shoot.
There may be a lot of reasons why two shots to an attacker's vital zone fails to put him down.
Over the time that I worked as a police officer and then as a gunwriter, I have informally tried to determine where, when and by whom fighting pistolcraft began.
Nearly four decades after it made its debut, the 10mm Auto is offered in more loads and guns than ever before, including four different M1911-based pistols.
Col. Jeff Cooper, a man for all seasons, warrior, scholar, hunter, husband and controversialist, is above all “the father of the modern technique of the pistol.”
Col. Jeff Cooper and his wife, Janelle, would have been 100 in May 2020. To honor this anniversary, Gunsite Academy will sponsor a Jeff Cooper 1911 Memorial Shoot.
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.