Twelve gauge shotguns make excellent weapons for deer hunting. In some environments the large shotgun can make for a superior hunting weapon to the high calibre rifle. Shotguns can use either buckshot or slugs for bringing down large herbivorous game. It's important to get a shotgun with a rifled barrel, however, and especially should you be a slug shot hunter.
Today’s rifle market offers the prepared person near infinite choices. There is one type, however, which they should give serious consideration. Military surplus. Violence and lawlessness almost always accompany tumultuous events, be prepared to defend your family in times of crisis.
High quality used guns languish on store racks just because they are chambered in less common calibers. Don't over look these gems. They offer a world beyond the "me too" cartridges.
Tested: 7mm Remington Magnum, 7mm Winchester Short Magnum, 7mm Shooting Times Westerner, 7mm Weatherby Magnum, 7mm Remington Ultra Magnum, 28 Nosler.
Tested: 9.3x62 Mauser, .375 Holland & Holland, .416 Remington Magnum, .404 Jeffery, .458 Winchester Magnum, .458 Lott, .505 Gibbs. In this virtual test, we tell you which is best.
The mighty .44 Magnum lost its title as "The Most Powerful Handgun in the World" over a decade ago, or did it? Here's why Dirty Harry's favorite cartridge is still the one by which all others are judged.
There are a gazillion high-capacity auto pistols out there, so who needs a wheel gun? The real question is not whether to have a revolver, but which is the best one for concealed carry?
The possibility a hunter may need a backup firearm is real. Whether to dispatch a wounded animal, hunt small game, or for self-defense against man and beast, a hunter needs a backup.
The .357 Magnum is the real “do it all” handgun cartridge. From self-defense to hunting it gets the job done. Here are 10 reasons why.
The 10mm Auto cartridge is the best pistol round ever developed. Bold words for a bold round, find out how it came about and why it's so good.
Most rifle cartridges on the market today are unnecessary. Less than a century ago, most current rounds didn’t exist. Why are there so many now, and do we really need them all?
There are many magnum hunting cartridges, but those which use .30 caliber bullets are by far the most popular for whitetail deer, elk, moose, bear, antelope, big horn sheep, and plains game hunting.
Are pocket pistols viable self-defense weapons or just feel good gimmicks? We compare .38 Special, .38 Special +P, .32 H&R Magnum, .380 ACP, .32 ACP, .25 ACP, and .22 Rimfire to see which mouse gun can save your life.
The 6.5 Creedmoor and 6 Creedmoor take on the .243 Winchester, .308 Winchester, .30-06, and 7mm Remington Magnum in this virtual shootout.
Africa's Big Five, Alaska's Kodiak bears, or an angry Montana moose all demand a dangerous game cartridge. Which is best? Here are five great choices hunters have staked their lives on for decades.