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Review: One of Ruger's Finest: GP100 .22 LR 10-shot Revolver

REVIEW: 2016 Remington V3 12 Gauge Autoloader Part Four

REVIEW: 2016 Remington V3 12 Gauge Autoloader Part Three

REVIEW: 2016 Remington V3 12 Gauge Autoloader Part Two

REVIEW: 2016 Remington V3 12 Gauge Autoloader Part One

REVIEW: Ruger American 9mm Pistol

New: the “Muzzleloader's Precision Packer”

A Brief History of Fabarm USA Autoloaders

On the new Browning A5 Sweet Sixteen

SHOT Show 2016 Part Two

SHOT Show 2016 Part One


2016 SHOT Show Preview

Why You Should Buy an AR-15 Today

On Youth Shotguns

The Gun Crime Lie

Modern CIP Proofing Process

A Statement About “Executive Orders”

Why You Should Stay Away from Damascus Barrels

January, 2016 Update

The .22 Winchester Magnum Rimfire for Self-Defense

High Praise for the Savage 220 20 Gauge Slug Gun

Yes, Steel Shot is a Lot Worse than You Think!

Picking a Shotgun Choke

Coming: the 2016 Browning Sweet Sixteen

I Still Don't Want to Pay a Fortune for a 12 Gauge Autoloader!

SAVAGE 10ML-II LOADS November 2015

Guide to Shotguns and Shotshell Ammunition

Review: Mossberg 930 DC Pro-Series Autoloader - Waterfowl #85137

The Autoloading Shotgun is the Best Hunting Shotgun . . . or, Is It?

The Latest from Remington: V3, Remington Ultimate Muzzleloader

Upgrading to a Twenty Gauge

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Cheap Bolt Action Rifle Mania

It is a Great Shotgun... Eventually

Ruger LC9s Pro 9mm Pistol


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