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In-Depth Review: M&P Shield 2.0

Is Smith & Wesson’s second-generation M&P Compact one of the best polymer-framed handguns on the market today? I put this striker-fired pistol through its paces

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The Best .17 HMR Rifles

What is the .17 HMR and what makes it exciting? We look at this tiny rimfire round, break down the features, and provide a selection of great .17 HMR rifles.

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The Best Shotgun Sights

Stock shotgun sights will get the job done in a pinch, but who doesn’t love customizing the sights on a new gun? We walk you through the best shotgun sights for your next scattergun.

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.223 vs 5.56 – A Comparison

“223 Remington” & “5.56x45mm NATO” designations are often met with indifference — like there’s no real difference between the two. We point out that there is, indeed, meangingful diffrences to be aware of.

The Latest News

We take a break from reviewing firearms to highlight important developments in the world of firearms with our News Briefs.

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News Brief – 10/25

In this week’s gun news, Who is Aviator Arms? Beretta goes bolt-gun, Mossberg has a few new tricks, Springfield Armory goes Hi-Power. Aviator Arms X-1 An outfit in Ohio has

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News Brief – 10/18

In this week’s gun news, Al Capone’s guns prove surprisingly valuable, BFR celebrates 20 years, HK goes 200K, SAAMI drops

News Brief – 10/11

In this week’s gun news, more optics-ready carry guns from Beretta and S&W, Dugan needs our help, NICS numbers bad

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We scour the web for the best prices on every firearm under the sun so you’ll never miss a deal.

Featured Comparisons

Ever wonder about the differences between different guns, calibers, or actions? We break ’em all down.

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300 Blackout vs 5.56: A Comparison

Two of the most popular caliber choices for AR-15 style firearms are the go-to 5.56 NATO standard and the newer, but no less versatile, .300 AAC Blackout. We help separate fact from fiction.

Firearm & Ammo Reviews

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Popular Guides & Stats

Learn how to shoot better, care for your firearms, and take your gun knowhow to the next level.

Trigger Discipline

A Guide to Trigger Discipline

When it comes to gun handling, trigger discipline is one of the essential skills to master. It doesn’t matter if you’re a first-time gun owner or have been around firearms your entire life.

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Firearm Statistics

Table of Contents NICS Background Checks The FBI’s National Instant

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The Best Level 4 Body Armor

Gunfights are generally bad news for all involved, but while many gun owners plan and prepare fairly well for the

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What is Tannerite?

A Guide to America’s Favorite Binary Target Marker Variously described as shot indicators, reactive targets, or a target marker, Tannerite

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The Best Gun Cleaning Kits

What are the best cleaning kits for your gun? Shooting guns is, well, dirty work. The soot and carbon can

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The Best Rangefinders

Quality laser rangefinders have become both reasonably priced and surprisingly easy to use, allowing anyone to take their long-range shooting to the next level.

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The Best Urban Carry Holsters

What are the best Urban Carry Holsters? We break down the take a look at this holster brand, provide a breakdown of their top models, and highlight some great options.

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The Best 1911 Holsters

What are the best 1911 holsters? 1911-type pistols are some of the most popular handguns in America. While the first