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North American Arms Bug II: "The Bug with a Bite"

Idiot of the Year? NY Governor Andrew Cuomo

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Savage 10ML-II factory breechplugs Now Available

The Delusion of Military Grade Weapons

Do you need a Sig ROMEO5 Red Dot Sight?

Why a Pistol Caliber Carbine?

SIG SAUER 7x25 KILO2200MR Laser Range Rangefinder: The Best Rangefinder on the Market?

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Review: Mossberg SA-28 28 Gauge Semi-Auto

Illinois Shows that Gun Laws Do Not Work

The Benelli Disaster

Is This the End of Remington?

On the 2nd Amendment

Review: Smith & Wesson M&P 15 MOE SL Semi-Auto

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On the Retay Arms Inertia Plus Shotgun Action

Review: 2018 Retay Arms Masai Mara Satin

Homicide in the United States: According to the F.B.I.

Gun Rights and the Reinvention of the Second Class Citizen

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Bob Parker's 350 Yard Muzzleloading Bullet: The Match Hunter 300 Grain

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Sea-Slug Stupid over Guns, Again

The Latest Chapter in the Remington Saga: Chapter 11



Review: Masai Mara Satin Autoloader by Retay, Part One

"A Joke! A Horrible, Expensive Joke!": the Benelli Super Black Eagle 3

The Benelli Click

SHOT Show 2018

Hornady Changes Gun Care for Good

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Randy Wakeman Outdoors Update, January 2018

2018: The Revenge of the Ugly Stick

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Federal Reinvents the Turkey Load and Doubles Its Range

The Best of 2017 and the Upcoming SHOT Show 2018

Arkansas Duck Hunting at Stan Jones Mallard Lodge

New Smith & Wesson M&P 9 M2.0 Compact 9mm Pistol

New Smith & Wesson M&P®9 SHIELD M2.0™ Tritium Night Sights

A Few Black Friday Deals 2017

Safety Notice: Muzzleloader 10ML-II

Kristine Humphreys' First Muzzleloader Hunt

YI Lite Action Camera: The Best Action Camera for Hunting?

The Grand Lie of Back-Boring



Remington 783 Bolt Action Rifle, .270 Winchester

Trulock Choke Tubes Dove Chokes

Benelli Super Black Eagle 3 Complaints

Kings of the Wings: The Best Wild Pheasant Guns

The Best sub-$1000 Inertia Shotguns

More Ducks, Less Ammo

Bump-stocks and Bimbos

Retay Arms Masai Mara 12 Gauge Autoloader, EVO Camo

The Las Vegas Tragedy is just another September in Chicago

Browning AB3 Hunter Bolt-Action Rifle, 6.5 Creedmoor

Everything You Might Not Want to Know About Shotgun Patterns

Fake News & Firearms

Remington V3: 2500 Rounds without Cleaning

The Best Autoloading Hunting Shotguns on the Market

Woodman Arms Reignites the Hunting Muzzleloader

Is the Sightron S-TAC2-10X32HHR2 the Hunting Scope You've Been Looking For?

Thompson / Center Compass 6.5 Creedmoor Bolt Action Rifle: The Bargain of 2017

Pilad 3MOA Red Dot Shotgun Sight: A Red Dot that never Needs Batteries

A Luxury Shotgun Case at a Great Price: T.F. & Co.'s Signature Case

MantisX Firearms Training System

The High Quality Soft Shotgun Case by Thomas Ferney & Co

The Pistol Case You Need Today: Thomas Ferney & Co. “Portfolio Case

The Three Best Muzzleloaders You Can Buy Today

Review: 2017 Fabarm L4S Sporting 12 Gauge Clay Target Autoloader

Retay Arms Masai Mara 12 Gauge Auto, Part Two

Shipping now: the Fabarm L4S Sporting

The Design Defect of the Benelli Super Black Eagle 3

The Shotshells I use Today . . . and Why

First Look: Retay Arms Masai Mara 12 Gauge Auto Part One

Federal Re-imagines the 22 Long Rifle Hunting Round

Limbsaver Reinvents the Rifle Rest: Limbsaver SmartRest NitroForce SR01

Review: Thompson Compass 6.5 Creedmoor Bolt Action Rifle, Part One

Trigger Job: Before and After, Mossberg SA-20 20 Gauge

Why You Need a Comfort Cling Holster from Clinger Holsters

Why You Need to Buy the Moto G5 Plus Smartphone

Twenty Gauge Autoloading Shotguns: What Do They Really Weigh?

Why the Mossberg SA-20 is the Best Upland Twenty Gauge Autoloader on the Market Today

The Best Modern Hunting Cartridge, the 6.5 Creedmoor?

Review: The New Ruger LCP II .380 Pistol

Mossberg and Weatherby and More: The Battle of the 20 Gauges Part Two

The Essential Ed Lowry on Shotshell Velocity and Patterns

Mossberg and Weatherby, The Battle of the 20 Gauges Part One

Why You Need to Buy Trulock Chokes

The Case for Tighter Constriction Chokes

The All-Around Shotgun

Striker-Fired 9mm Full Size Pistol Roundup

RCBS Scores Big with their new Chargemaster Lite Propellant Dispenser

Federal 3RD DEGREE Turkey Ammo

Review: 2017 Smith & Wesson M&P 9 M2.0 9mm Pistol

Limbsaver AirTech Recoil Pad Fun with the Remington V3

Federal Reinvents the Shotshell: the Gold Medal Grand

The Not So Super Winchester SX4 Shotgun

Upcoming Firearm Reviews 3/26/2017

Neil Winston's Easy Shotgun Point of Impact Testing

Making A Shotgun Fit by Rollin Oswald

The Care and Feeding of the Fabarm L4S Autoloading Shotgun

2017 Low Light Hunting Scope Comparison

What is Better, a Gas-Operated or a Recoil-Operated Autoloading Shotgun?

Review: Hawke Optics Endurance 4-12×42 LER LR Dot Riflescope, the Best for the Dollar?

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Caldwell Universal Pistol Mag Charger

New Winchester 20 Gauge Turkey Medicine: Longbeard XR


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