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Some guns blaze through history and forever change the face of firearms design.  The 1860 Henry Patent Rifle, though short lived, did just that. It’s now recognized as one of America’s greatest contributions to firearms design.  With originals rare and expensive—think $25,000 to $100,000—reproductions are the closest most of us will ever get to appreciating
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What ammunition goes into a carry or self-defense gun matters just as much as what gun you’re carrying. (Photo: Jacki Billings/Guns.com) A critical element to any self-defense or concealed carry set-up that is often overlooked is the ammunition fueling the firearm. A key component in winning a gun fight, choosing the right ammunition is vital
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The Mountain Rifle is handy, but still hefty enough for steady off-hand shots. (Photo: Terril James Herbert/Guns.com) Factory-made traditional muzzleloading rifles fail to impress at times. The rifles available today are less expensive than they have ever been. Their accuracy and reliability when loaded properly should give a modern rifle shooter reason to pause. Unfortunately,
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Features New from Savage Arms in 2018 is a series of bolt action rifles called the 10 (short action) and 110 (long action) BA Stealth Evolution.  Available chamberings include .223 Remington, .300 Winchester Magnum, .308, 6 Creedmoor. 6.5 Creedmoor, and .338 Lapua. This long-range specialist is an update to the  original 10 BA Stealth, released
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The right AIWB holster will allow for flawless concealment without sacrificing comfort. (Photo: Jacki Billings/Guns.com) As appendix inside-the-waistband, or AIWB, carry increases in popularity so do the options available in the holster market. With more companies now offering their individualized take on appendix carry, it can be tough to choose from the bevy of options
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What do you get when you have a pair of new 10mm longslide 1911-style pistols?  A head-to-head, that’s what.  There are far too many similarities in style, audience, features, and price not to consider the 6 inch Remington R1911 and Springfield TRP Operator arch enemies, not only in the tactical market, but the hunting pistol
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The Colt 1851 Navy Revolver, the author’s favorite percussion revolver. (Photo: Terril James Herbert/Guns.com) In my Top 5 Percussion Revolvers, I listed the Colt 1851 Navy on top of that rather subjective list. Percussion revolvers and millennials don’t usually go together, but in my case I have owned and shot Colt Navy pistols more frequently
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The Gen. 5 Glock 19 alongside the Scorpion. (Photo: Jacki Billings/Guns.com) StealthGear USA first made waves in the holster world with its Ventcore style holsters. Since then the company has continued to innovate on that platform, offering multiple products to satisfy a plethora of consumers. Most recently StealthGear USA, better known as SGUSA, introduced a
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In addition to offering a flared magwell, the Gen 5 magazine, bottom, offer an orange follower instead of the black Gen 4 style, top. (Photo: Jacki Billings/Guns.com) Glock announced its Gen 5 series in Fall 2017, much to the delight of Glock fans everywhere. Adding a new lineup to its already popular series of polymer
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Introduction John Browning would be proud if he could see how Kimber has improved his basic design since it first saw action in 1911. The Kimber Gold Combat RL II is still the Browning basic handgun that he designed and it is not only aesthetically pleasing but operates as a modern tactical 1911 should, smoothly
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Here’s one certain truth—if you’re shopping Guns.com Mother’s Day Gift Guide for your mama, she’s one cool lady.  Whether you have a gun kind of budget or you’re more on the bookmark pay scale, we have something to make your outdoorsy life-giver smile. Weatherby Mark V Camilla Weatherby’s Mark V Camilla buttstock is customized for
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In 2017, Savage Arms expanded the working person’s options for long range excellence by introducing the 10 BA Stealth. This year, the company went deep on options for distance shooters when they added the 10 BA Stealth Evolution. I’ve been fortunate to be able to do a months-long examination of the two platforms to inform some
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The Glock 19’s sights leave a lot to be desired. (Photo: Jacki Billings/Guns.com) Glock is known for its “perfection” but despite holding a top spot among concealed carrier favorites, the Glock 19 has at least one weakness. Of course, we’re referring to the sights. Noticeably lacking, the G19’s sights are usually one of the first features
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