Today’s AR’s are available in more good hunting calibers than ever before; whether you're after Alaskan moose, Montana elk, Missouri white tails, Wyoming pronghorn, or Texas wild hogs.
There are five fundamentals of pistol shooting that should be performed with Every shot. Most people apply only two.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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!
Montana is legendary. The state offers deer, antelope, elk, moose, bear, bison, and wolf, if a hunter can find them somewhere in a vast, varied landscape. So what's the best rifle and caliber?
Hunting is a wonderful sport. The best way to ensure novice hunters embrace it and continue for years is to get the right rifle in the right caliber the first time.
This article details the process, tools, and steps to break down, clean, oil, and reassemble a Glock "Safe Action" pistol.
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.
Can .45 ACP+P match the powerful 10mm Auto for hunting as well as defense against humans and bears? The answer will surprise you.
Tested: .243 Winchester, .260 Remington, 7mm-08 Remington, .308 Winchester, .338 Federal. Which is best?
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.
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.
Prvi Partizan makes affordable, quality ammunition. We put their 180 gr, .300 Win. Mag. through its paces. Is it good and inexpensive, or just cheap?
More and more Americans realize they must depend on themselves for their family’s safety. There are three basic gun types every home owner should have to protect their family from home invasion.
Looking for a home-defense pistol? We have tested and reviewed the top .40 caliber guns for value, performance, and functionality during a home emergency. Read about the ten best here.
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.
The .41 Remington Magnum is the best revolver cartridge. Period. It does what the others do, but better in many ways. Here's how.
Colorado is famous for elk, mule deer, and black bear hunting, and provides a challenging environment. What are the best rifles and cartridges for hunting the Centennial State?
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: .243 Winchester, .25-06 Remington, 6.5 Creedmoor, .270 Winchester, .30-30 Winchester, .308 Winchester, .30-06 Springfield. Which is the best deer slayer?
When two officers meet on the battle-field, who's sidearm will prevail? The American soldier and his Colt manuafactured M1911 A1, or the Russian officer and his Tokarev TT-33?
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.
The Mossberg 500 series shotgun is a low cost and generally reliable shotgun. However, my 535 Turkey Gun had problems right out of the box. Here's how I got it running like it should.
Prvi Partizan has a reputation for good quality ammunition at a reasonable price. Is PPU's 300 grain .375 H&H Magnum load good enough for deer, elk, moose, bear, and African plains game hunting?
Pistols come in all shapes and sizes. Out of all the models in existence, though, only a handful really separate themselves from the rest.
It is always important to keep any firearm in the best condition possible. This covers the basics of Daisy's Red Ryder BB gun and the easy maintenance of the Red Ryder BB gun.
I bought my first firearm at twelve years of age with my chore money. My Harrington and Richardson single shot twenty is STILL my favorite gun.
Magnum. The word is synonymous with power, long range, and a certain cachѐ which implies those who shoot them are uncompromising rifle enthusiasts. Are magnum hunting cartridges really necessary?
This is an in-depth discussion and review of the top ten .45 pistols available, based upon performance, features, and pricing.
Many hunters know about the common handgun and rifle calibers. While it's not very well known, and not readily available, the .357 Remington Maximum is an impressive cartridge for hunters everywhere.
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.
So you want to own a firearm (gun) in Guam? You have to embark on a long adventure through local bureaucracy and fees first!
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.
It is possible to find excellent 22 rimfire scopes for under $100. Check out the top 4 picks for 2020.
The .308 Winchester is the best-selling hunting cartridge in America. Developed for the M-14, the U.S. military's standard sniper round hits way above its weight class and is loved by 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.
The AK platform of weapons was designed with simplicity and reliability of operation in mind. These were designed for a peasant army, uneducated conscripts, even used and maintained by children.
How does the Glock stack up against John Browning's legendary M1911? The debate has raged since Gaston Glock's upstart polymer-framed pistol appeared in the early '80s to challenge the king.
Go from knowing nothing to buying and owning the self-defense or home-defense handgun, a revolver or pistol, that will keep you safe.
The 6.5 Creedmoor and 6 Creedmoor take on the .243 Winchester, .308 Winchester, .30-06, and 7mm Remington Magnum in this virtual shootout.
Think you need a magnum for hunting? Think again. For antelope, deer, elk, bear, plains game, and moose cartridges like 243, 270, 308, 30-06, etc. work great. Who needs recoil and muzzle blast?
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?
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.
Is Nosler's AccuBond the best, all-round hunting bullet? Here's one hunter's opinion based on years of testing and field experience.
The bolt action design has been around for a very long time; but bolt action shotguns are pretty rare. These Western Field bolt action shotguns are very collectible, and all around great shotguns.
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.
Dry firing is an important way to develop muscle memory, and dummy rounds or snap caps help a lot in achieving this.
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.
The Sears and Roebuck single-shot twenty-gauge shotgun is a fine old-fashioned gun for the hunter who only needs one shot.
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.
There are many excellent long-range (beyond 500 yards) rifle cartridges, from the mild-shooting 6.5 Creedmoor to the flinch-inducing .338 Lapua. Which is best for elk, though?
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.
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.
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?
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.
Here are three all-American heavy hitters designed for any hunting challenge: .35 Whelen, .338 Win Mag, and .458 Win Mag. When you need to project American power anywhere in the world.
The gun debate I speak of is not whether or not we, as Americans, should be able to have them; the debate is which one should you buy, use, or carry.
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.
Firing a flintlock rifle is something that every hunter or shooting sport enthusiast should experience.
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.
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.
Does the average deer, elk, or moose hunter need expensive premium ammunition loaded with the latest and greatest bullet? Magazine ads say yes; hunters across the world prove them wrong every fall.
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.
Tested: 6.5 Grendel, 6.5 Creedmoor, 6.5x55 Swedish, .260 Remington, 6.5-284 Norma, 26 Nosler, .264 Winchester Magnum, 6.5-300 Weatherby. So which one is best? The results may surprise you!
The Taurus Judge is a revolver pistol designed entirely for self defence within the confines of a motor vehicle, and specifically against car jackers. The Taurus Judge can fire a .410 shotgun shell with small shot, buckshot, or slugs, and also a Colt .45 caliber bullet.
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.
The current gun market is saturated with options. Which gun or guns are the absolute minimum a hunter should have?
The .375 H&H is the world's most versatile hunting cartridge. Used from Africa to Alaska for deer, elk, moose, Cape buffalo, and everything in between. The do it all hunting caliber.
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.
Premium bullets just do a better job than low budget bullets. Whether hunting Ohio deer, Montana elk, Alaskan bears, or African Cape Buffalo, premium bullets make every shot count.
Is the .30-06 the world’s most versatile hunting cartridge? There are more powerful cartridges and flatter shooting cartridges, so why has this old veteran not just survived, but thrived?
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."
We test .338 Winchester Magnum, .340 Weatherby, .338-378 Weatherby, .300 Remington Ultra-Mag, 33 Nosler, .338 Lapua. Can you pick the winner?
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.
Learn how to navigate the mildly confusing world of EOTech sights. These EOTech comparison charts will help you find the right model for your rifle.
The Ruger Standard, flagship of the mighty Ruger line of firearms. The Ruger standard was the first gun Ruger ever made. It came about when Bill Ruger Sr. founder of Ruger, was tinkering in his garage with a WWII souvenir Japanese “Nambu”...
Many gun owners have jumped on the open-carry bandwagon. There are five questions a citizen who open carries should address before exercising their Second Amendment rights in public.
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.
The .300 Winchester Magnum, or .300 Win Mag, is used around the world for moose, elk, bear, and African plains game. Preferred by long range hunters and military snipers over the .308 and .30-06.
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?
My research about the parts that I could make or substitute to reduce the cost of a homemade big-bore flintlock rifle.
AR platform rifles are now the most popular rifle in America. They are fantastic for hunting, whether it's deer, antelope, elk, moose, or African plains game. Here's why you should hunt with an AR.
Every state has their own gun laws and regulations. For the state of Georgia, the laws are pretty straight forward and easy to abide by.
Since the 1960’s, Winchester's Power Point bullet has been a reliable deer load. Designed for .30-06 velocities, will this old style bullet stand up to magnum velocities against elk and moose?
Pronghorn are the most challenging game animal in North America. Here's what you must know now for you best pronghorn hunt ever.
I love firearms, and I've always wanted to build my own rifle. Building most rifles requires specialized training, expensive and hard-to-use tools, and years of experience. The AR15 changes all that.
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.