Reviews

Spring turkey season is fast approaching. If you don’t have a favorite gun to fill that early season tag, now is the time to hit your local gun shop and grab one of these proven gobbler getters. Here are a few of our favorites: Winchester SX3 The SX3 cycles all ammo from 2-3/4” to 3-1/2”
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The Remington 870 sits atop the list of the most popular, affordable, and bulletproof shotguns in the American arsenal.  Now users have options, as Remington pumps up a new 870 DM–detachable magazine–feed in place of the traditional tube-fed slide action.  Is this a case of “why didn’t they do this sooner?”  Or “why mess with
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The Nightforce scope attached to a Ruger Scout rifle. The item was tested using Sig and American Eagle ammo. (Photo: Eve Flanigan/Guns.com) In this gear review, I visit new products of brands that have been landmarks in my shooting life. My introduction to Nightforce scopes was a memorable week, the first time I’d hit a
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The VP9 retains high rank in my range gun rotation after three years. (Photo: Team HB) Back in June 2015, I did a write-up on my then-new Heckler & Koch VP9. Since then, that pistol’s logged several thousand rounds. A handful of friends and students have purchased their own VP9s and have spent many training
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Left side view. The Enrage is a slim package for carry or into rage. (Photo: Team HB) For the last several weeks, I’ve had the chance to test drive the quick-install Bushnell Enrage, the company’s updated red dot optic. The experience led me to change my view of a competitor’s popular optic. This red dot
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A Truglo sight display. They’re “ALWAYS READY,” according to the signage.  (Photo: Eve Flanigan/Guns.com) In a recent concealed carry class, I extolled the virtues of night sights, those glorious radioactive accessories, as a worthy consideration for concealment pistols. A young man in the class nudged his wife, then raised his hand. “Are they capable of
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It seems I wasn’t the only one with that feedback. In response to customer feedback, the QCC line has been re-designed to include a high-ride version of the QCC. The new model is still an American-made leather holster that secures to pants with magnets—one in the holster body, and one on a flap that folds
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After a month long buildup on social media, Springfield Armory dropped news of the Saint – the company’s first foray into the AR-15 platform. The industry was torn over the announcement, with some questioning the need for yet another AR while others praised the Saint’s simplistic and beginner friendly design. The Saint is a non-intimidating,
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The Israeli-made Micro Roni pistol carbine conversion kit. (Photo: Eve Flanigan/Guns.com) From Israel, perhaps with a touchdown in Austria, comes a solution to the yearnings of Glock lovers who’ve wished for a Glock rifle. CAA’s Micro Roni converts Glock pistols into a short-barreled rifle or, with the addition of an IGB barrel, a non-National Firearms
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The IWB Plus, like all of the Revo’s rigs, features a hook-and-loop attachment point surrounded by leather flaps for added security. (Photo: Jacki Billings) The concealed carry arena is constantly evolving as more companies aim to provide better options for consumers looking to pack heat. Urban Carry first injected themselves into the CC market with
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The .25 ACP is tiny. A box of 50 goes right into my hand. The relative low power of the round had very little to do with its demise. (Photo: Terril Herbert) Pocket pistols are the mainstay of the concealed carry market today. Though a larger, more capable pistol is always better, a gun that
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The new Winchester XPR rifle chambered in 6.5 Creedmoor. (Photo: Kristin Alberts/Guns.com) From the gun that won the west to the bargain basement, Winchester Repeating Arms has now done it all with rifles. With little fanfare, Winchester entered an already-flooded budget rifle market, but did so with superior features and accuracy. The synthetic-stocked, bolt-action Winchester
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