Glock last week invited a bunch of industry types to tour the factory in Georgia and lots of stuff is leaking out. James Reeves has apparently been allowed to speak to some of it, which he has done via Reddit and other outlets. The news includes confirmation that the subcompact 10mm and .45 ACP “Baby… Continue reading New From Glock for 2024: Gen 5 G29/G30, G17L Coming Back, and More
Building on a 25-year legacy of making polymer-framed striker-fired semi-automatic pistols, the Springfield Armory Hellcat Pro is often overshadowed by some other micro compacts with more prominent name recognition but the Hellcat deserves an honest look by anyone seeking a dependable and capable handgun for personal defense. We’ve been evaluating our test gun for months… Continue reading Springfield Hellcat Pro Review: 4,000 Rounds & One Year Later [Hands-On]
Ruger has only had three years at bat in the lever gun game, plunging headfirst with the acquisition of the damaged old Marlin brand, but they are well on the way to a win. The Marlin Firearms Company is legendary, at least when it comes to lever-action “cowboy” style rifles. Formed in 1870 by the… Continue reading Ruger Making Strides in Rebooting Marlin Lever Guns
Once the king of the ring for a decade when it came to personal defense handgun rounds, the popularity of the .40 S&W has been on a steady decline for the past several years but don’t count it out just yet.
For those familiar with Glock’s history and tradition, Ole Gustav coughed up the pistol that would become the Glock 17 in the early 1980s from a blank sheet of paper and carved out a future for the young company as the leader of polymer-framed striker-fired pistols. The gently shorter and more compact Glock 19 appeared… Continue reading Glock Finally Dropped a Factory 19L: Meet the New (To Glock) G49
America’s cyclical love/hate/love affair with the 10mm Auto has perhaps never been more vibrant. Originally cooked up by Col. Jeff “Because they Don’t Make a .46” Cooper of Gunsite fame for his failed Bren Ten concept gun, the 10mm was quietly kept going through the late 1980s and into the 2000s by the Colt Delta… Continue reading Has SIG Sauer Made a Power Move in the 10mm Carry Game?
Technology often has a fantastic trickle-down effect. Anti-lock brakes used to be fully optional – now they’re standard safety features. The same kinds of dynamics are at play in the world of AR-15 optics. You’d be surprised what you can get in an AR-15 scope under $100 – while these aren’t going to be as… Continue reading The Best Budget AR-15 Scopes
The evolution from primitive weapons to modern self-defense tools has been nothing short of remarkable. Long gone are the days of relying on stones or pointy sticks — since the invention of firearms, humans have always sought better and more effective ways to protect themselves. Enter the TASER Pulse, a less-than-lethal tool that promises safety… Continue reading TASER Pulse Review: Watt’s Up Doc
Ruger recently debuted what they term the Small Frame Autoloading Rifle, or SFAR, which is nearly identical to a common 5.56-caliber M4 but carries the satisfying wallop of a .308-caliber AR-10. We’ve put one through its paces and have a full review of why you should– or should not– add one to your gun safe.
In 1911, Colt began production of their now-iconic Government Issue Model pistol, which was of course adopted by the U.S. Army that year as the Model of 1911. Other than licensed production by a few companies– North American Arms and Remington Arms – UMC– as well as production by the Army-owned Springfield Armory during the… Continue reading Admiral: A New Name Enters the 1911 Game