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1903 Colt Pocket Hammerless

We take a look into the 1903 Colt Pocket Hammerless 32.

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The Charles Daily Superior II: The One That Came Back

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

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

We tell you what are the best .38, .357, and .44 caliber snub nosed revolvers—ever.

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Top Ten Firearms for Home Defense

If you're looking for the perfect selection of firearms to choose from for your first home defense firearm purchase, or have a collection of home defense firearms you're looking to expand, you definitely want to look at this list!

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Loaded For Bear: The 38 Special

Talking about working up a heavy 38 special +p load with 200 grain bullets.

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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.

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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.

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6.5 PRC: The "Just Right" 6.5mm 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 6.5mm cartridge.

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How to Hunt Pronghorn (Guns, Gear, Tactics)

Pronghorn are the most challenging game animal in North America. Here's what you must know now for you best pronghorn hunt ever.

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Remington Ultra Magnums (What You Need to Know)

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

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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.

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

Can .45 ACP+P match the powerful 10mm Auto for hunting as well as defense against humans and bears? The answer will surprise you.

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Mouse Guns: Your Last-Ditch Shootout Survival Tool

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.

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Why the Apache Revolver Is a Terrible Weapon

It looked terrifying, but it had more bark than bite.

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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, 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.

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

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.

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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?

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Super Sevens (We Find the Best 7mm Magnum)

Tested: 7mm Remington Magnum, 7mm Winchester Short Magnum, 7mm Shooting Times Westerner, 7mm Weatherby Magnum, 7mm Remington Ultra Magnum, 28 Nosler.

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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.

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Best Concealed Carry Revolver

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?

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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.

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Point Shooting (Must-Know Shootout Survival Skill)

Point, or instinctive, handgun shooting techniques may be old, but they will save your life in the right circumstances. Learn what you need to know to survive a shootout.

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.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.

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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.

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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.

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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."

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.45 Colt, .44 Special, .38 Super (Old-School Gunfighters and Hunters)

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.

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Top 10 Low-Recoil Hunting Cartridges

Tested: .243 Winchester, 6 Creedmoor, .240 Weatherby Magnum, .25-06 Remington, 6.5 Creedmoor, 6.5x55mm Swedish, 6.5-284 Norma, 7mm-08 Remington, .30-30 Winchester. Give yourself a break from pain on your next hunt.

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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.

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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.

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.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.

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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. Here are the world's top 5.

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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.

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

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

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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?

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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.

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Top 10 Zombie Apocalypse Firearms to Own

The possibility of us having to deal with, and survive, a zombie apocalypse is a fantasy, only existing in our own imaginations, movies, books, and video games. However, is it truly that far fetched?

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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 out power the non-magnums? Will the upstarts dethrone the old guard?

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Why One Gun Writer Went Back to the 9mm

Thanks to modern ammunition, the 9mm is now the premier self-defense pistol caliber. Gun writer LJ Bonham shares decades of firearms experience to show you why the "Nine" is now tops.

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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?

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What Is the Best .30 Caliber Magnum for Hunting?

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.

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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.

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Affordable Hunting Rifles: Military Surplus to the Rescue

Inexpensive military rifles are great for deer, elk, moose, bear, and anything else hunting. They are rugged, affordable, and available. More people should use them to put meat on the table.

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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?