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Differences Between AR-10s and AR-15s and Which Is Safer

Is an AR-10 deadlier than an AR-15? The media sure thinks so. Let's talk about the differences between the two.


1903 Colt Pocket Hammerless

Looking for an interesting handgun with a bit of history? Here's my review of the 1903 Colt Pocket Hammerless 32.


The Charles Daily Superior II: The One That Came Back

Looking back on the Charles Daily Superior II that I traded away and then got back.


The Best .38, .357, .44 Snub Nose Revolvers Ever (Epic Carry Guns)

In this article, we tell you what are the best .38, .357, and .44 caliber snub-nosed revolvers—ever.


Top 10 Firearms for Home Defense

Want to defend your home, but not sure what firearms to start with? Whether you're looking for a good selection to choose from for your first home defense firearm purchase or have a collection of home defense firearms you're looking to expand, this list will help.


Loaded For Bear: The 38 Special

Here's my review of a heavy 38 special +p load with 200 grain bullets. Find out if this is the right gun for you!


Your Battery: Cartridges and Firearms to Handle Most Any Situation

The average person in the Lower 48 can satisfy all conceivable gun needs with about 8 different cartridges and about 9 or 10 different guns.


Ammunition Review: Winchester Super-X .300 Win. Mag. 180 Grain Power Point

Here's why Winchester's 180 grain Power Point .300 Win. Mag. scores an epic win.


6.5 PRC: The "Just Right" 6.5 mm Cartridge

Take a closer look at the 6.5 PRC. We show you the good and the bad, and why it will become the premier 6.5 mm cartridge.


How to Hunt Pronghorn (Guns, Gear, Tactics)

Pronghorn are the most challenging game animal in North America. Here's what you must know, including which guns to choose and the right bullet placement, for your best pronghorn hunt ever.


Everything You Need to Know About Remington Ultra Magnums

Wondering about Remington Ultra Magnums? Here's what you need to know. We analyze the 7mm RUM, .300 RUM, .338 RUM, and .375 RUM to find out which is best for you.


Modifying a Ruger 10/22 for a Squirrel Hunting Project

Borne of of a need to control extensive damage caused by burrowing rodents, this rifle mod project turned out better than I expected and has application in the small game hunting arena as well as in ranching.


10mm Auto Vs. .45 ACP+P (Thor's Hammer Takes on G.I. Joe)

Can the .45 ACP+P match the powerful 10mm Auto for hunting as well as defense against humans and bears? Learn the surprising answer!


Mouse Guns: Your Last-Ditch Shootout Survival Tool

Are pocket pistols viable self-defense weapons or just feel-good gimmicks? We compare a few.


Why the Apache Revolver Is a Terrible Weapon

It looked terrifying, but it had more bark than bite. Here are the reasons why the Apache revolver is not a good weapon.


Top 5 Military Surplus Rifles for "Grid Down" Survival

Today’s rifle market offers the prepared person near-infinite choices. There is one type, however, to which they should give serious consideration: military surplus. Violence and lawlessness almost always accompany tumultuous events, so be prepared to defend your family in times of crisis.


.44 Remington Magnum (Still the Best Big-Bore Magnum)

The iconic .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.


These 5 Cartridges Are All a Hunter Needs

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?


Super Sevens (We Find the Best 7mm Magnum)

What is the best 7mm magnum? Here's a comparison review of the 7mm Remington Magnum, 7mm Winchester Short Magnum, 7mm Shooting Times Westerner, 7mm Weatherby Magnum, 7mm Remington Ultra Magnum, and 28 Nosler.


10 Reasons Why the .357 Magnum Is the Best All-Round Handgun Cartridge

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.


Best Concealed Carry Revolver

What is the best revolver for concealed carry purposes? Find out which wheel guns are worth carrying with you.


Rimfire Roundup (Best Hunting Loads for .22 LR, .22 WMR, .17 HMR)

Every hunter needs a rimfire rifle (or twenty). Which is best, though; the .22 Long Rifle, .22 Winchester Magnum Rimfire, or .17 Hornady Magnum Rimfire? This must-read article gives you the answer.


Point Shooting (Must-Know Shootout Survival Skill)

Did you realize that point, or instinctive, handgun shooting techniques could potentially save your life in the right circumstances? Learn more about these old-school methods so you can increase your survival odds in a shootout.


.280 Remington: The Rodney Dangerfield 7mm

The .280 competes with the .270 Winchester, yet hunters pass it by for the .270 Winchester, the .30-06 Springfield, or the .280’s big brother, the 7mm Remington Magnum. Here's what happened when it took on the three most popular cartridges in the world.


Nosler's AccuBond (Still the Do-It-All Hunting Bullet)

Is Nosler's AccuBond the best, all-round hunting bullet? Here's one hunter's opinion based on years of testing and field experience.


All-Time Best Pronghorn Cartridges (Fast Bullets for Fast Critters)

Tested, eleven great pronghorn cartridges: .243 Winchester, .25-06 Remington, 6.5 Creedmoor, 6.5-284 Norma, .270 Winchester, .308 Winchester, .240 Weatherby, .257 Weatherby, .264 Winchester Magnum, 7mm Remington Magnum, and .300 Winchester Magnum.


Defensive Handgun Cartridges Are All the Same (Facts Vs. Hype)

Research by the FBI and other law enforcement professionals, along with gunfight analysis, proves all self-defense handgun cartridges do the same basic things and have the same limitations. When you cut through the hype and myth, the facts say there is no such thing as "The Best Handgun Cartridge."


Old-School Guns: .45 Colt, .44 Special, .38 Super

Want an older gun? These three great handgun cartridges have defended life and limb, plus put venison on the table, for a century and a half. The .45 Colt, .44 Special, and .38 Super are effective, accurate rounds with a long, distinguished history. Here's why you must give them a try.


Top 10 Low-Recoil Hunting Cartridges

I tested the .243 Winchester, 6 Creedmoor, .240 Weatherby Magnum, .25-06 Remington, 6.5 Creedmoor, 6.5x55mm Swedish, 6.5-284 Norma, 7mm-08 Remington, and .30-30 Winchester so you don't have to. Give yourself a break from pain on your next hunt.


6.5 PRC vs. Its Nextgen Competition (New 6.5mm Cartridge Fight)

Hornady's new 6.5 Precision Rifle Cartridge takes on the 6.5 Creedmoor, 6.5-284 Norma, 26 Nosler, and 6.5-300 Weatherby Magnum in this winner take all virtual shootout.


The .270 Winchester: James Bond in a Brass Suit

The .270 Winchester is perhaps the most storied big game hunting cartridge. Why has the .270 received such coverage and hyperbole? Here's what you need to know, now.


.41 Remington Magnum (The Perfect Revolver Cartridge?)

The .41 Remington Magnum is the best revolver cartridge. Period. It does what the others do, but better in many ways. Here's how.


Top 5 Most Versatile Hunting Cartridges

There are many (perhaps too many) hunting cartridges on the market. What makes any particular one versatile? A versatile cartridge has three main qualities: power, reach, and flexibility. This article breaks down the most versatile rifle caliber on the market.


The 10mm: Thor’s Hammer for Semi-Auto Pistols

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.


The Twenty-Somethings (.20, .22, and .24 Caliber Hunting Cartridge Fight)

I test the .204 Ruger, .223 Remington, .22-250 Remington, .243 Winchester, 6 Creedmoor, .240 Weatherby. Can these varmint rounds take down big game? We find out.


Best Deer Hunting Cartridges (New Study)

Tested: .243 Winchester, .25-06 Remington, 6.5 Creedmoor, .270 Winchester, .30-30 Winchester, .308 Winchester, .30-06 Springfield. Which is the best deer slayer?


Best Dangerous Game Cartridges for Bolt-Action Rifles: A Virtual Shootout

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.


Top 10 Zombie Apocalypse Firearms to Own

Thankfully, the possibility of us having to deal with, and survive, a zombie apocalypse is currently just a fantasy of our making. But in case things do hit the fan, here are the 10 guns you'll need to make it through the end of days.


Best 7mm Hunting Cartridges (Virtual Shootout)

Tested: 7x57 Mauser, 7mm-08 Remington, .280 Remington, 7mm Remington Magnum, 7mm Weatherby Magnum, and 28 Nosler. Will the magnums outpower the non-magnums? Will the upstarts dethrone the old guard?


The Creedmoor Brothers vs. the World: The 6.5 and 6 Creedmoor Reveal Their Secrets in this Virtual Test

The 6.5 Creedmoor and 6 Creedmoor take on the .243 Winchester, .308 Winchester, .30-06, and 7mm Remington Magnum in this virtual shootout. Which one will be left standing?


The Best Backup Guns for Hunters

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.


Is the Revolver Dead?

Has the pistol replaced the revolver? Should we scrap every S&W Model 19, Model 29, or Colt Python? Here's the case for the revolver. As long as we have guns, we will have wheel guns.


Why One Gun Writer Went Back to the 9mm

Thanks to modern ammunition, the 9mm is now the premier self-defense pistol caliber. Find out why the "Nine" is the top choice according to gun writer LJ Bonham, who has decades of firearms experience.


Best .338 Magnum: Showdown at the High-Power Corral

We test .338 Winchester Magnum, .340 Weatherby, .338-378 Weatherby, .300 Remington Ultra-Mag, 33 Nosler, .338 Lapua. Can you pick the winner?


What Is the Best .30 Caliber Magnum for Hunting?

Did you know that there are many magnum hunting cartridges? Find out why the ones using .30 caliber bullets are by far the most popular for whitetail deer, elk, moose, bear, antelope, bighorn sheep, and plains game hunting. Gun recommendations included!


Best Non-Magnum .30 Caliber Cartridge

This virtual shootout tells you which .30 caliber cartridge is best for whitetail deer, elk, moose, bear, or African game hunting. The results are surprising.


Affordable Hunting Rifles: Military Surplus to the Rescue

Did you know that inexpensive military rifles are great for deer, elk, moose, bear, and anything else related to hunting? They are rugged, affordable, and available. Here's why more people should use them to put meat on the table and which models work best.


Calibers of the Semiautomatic Handgun: The 9mm

Every caliber has its purpose and its fan base. Learn about the 9mm.


Calibers of the Semiautomatic Handgun, The .45 Caliber

Find out what makes the .45 Caliber stand out from other semiautomatic handgun calibers.


What's the Best .30-06 Based Cartridge? The Answer Will Surprise You

Cartridge fight: .25-06 Remington, .270 Winchester, .280 Remington, .30-06 Springfield, .338-06 A-Square, .35 Whelen. Each is a prince in its own right, but which is king?