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Our hands-on reviews ensure the products we recommend in our Best Of lists are indeed the best of the best.

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CZ Scorpion Reviewed

Uncover the CZ Scorpion with our in-depth review of CZ's submachine gun. We run the Czech subgun through its paces to see if its still got the sting.

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FN 5.7 Review: The Future Is Now

The FN Five-seveN pistol helped usher in the 5.7x28mm round, but how has it held up? I look at this icon from the last days of the Cold War and weigh the new MK3 MRD variant against today's market.

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Walther PDP Review

The Walther PDP is among my favorite polymer pistols. Learn why I always recommend it as an option when someone is looking for a carry or competition gun.

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Tyrant Designs Reviewed

Tyrant Designs has made a splash with a variety of firearm components over the years, but is their gear up to snuff? We took a collection of their Glock accessories out to the range for a thorough once-over.

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Glock 19X Review

Glock’s first “crossover” design that borrowed from the lineage of two proven 9mm Glock pistols, the G19X has been around for just over a half-decade and is something of an overlooked gem.

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KelTec SUB2000 Review

Is the KelTec SUB2000 still the best 9mm PCC on the market today? We put this 4-pound folder through its paces and help you determine if it's right for you.

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HK VP9 Review

HK’s VP9 pistol is one of the most popular full-sized firearms on the market today, but is everything peachy keen after 6,000 rounds? We break down our long-term VP9 experience.

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Sig Sauer XMacro Review

With a magazine capacity that dwarfs everything in its class, a flat-faced trigger, an integrated compensator, and unmatched modularity, Sig's P365 XMacro may not be a total "game changer" but is sure to reset how the game is played.


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The Limited Edition, and Very Interesting, RIA 5.0

Rock Island Armory's RIA 5.0 uses CZ75 rails for a low bore axis — but in a step away from the Archon Type Bs or Dan Wesson DWXs, it has a squared barrel and an innovative new Ram Valve System to control recoil.


EAA Has a $999 2011 Pistol

EAA's new Witness 2311s are made by Girsan, using standard double-stack 1911 magazines as well as the traditional polymer grip, receiver, and the top end of their Turkish 1911s.

Featured Comparisons

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

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Headstamp-to-Headstamp: .223 vs 5.56

“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 are, indeed, meaningful differences to be aware of.

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What is Shotgun Fit & How Important Is it?

Shotguns are designed to deliver their payload differently than rifles, which means how the gun fits you has an outsized impact on whether you hit what you think you're aiming at.

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The Major Gun Types: A (Long) Primer

The world of firearms is vast and full of many different types of guns with various actions, functionalities, and a slew of different calibers. Learn about the major gun types, actions, how they function, and the most popular calibers for each.

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Bullet Sizes, Types, & Calibers

The myriad of common ammo types, calibers, and sizes can be confusing, but with a little research, navigating the “bullet aisle” at your local gun store is a snap.

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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The Best Rifle Scopes

Rifle scopes come in a huge variety of prices, options, sizes, and features – but they’re generally all designed with one goal in mind – hit the target. We break down the best glass around.

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Maven Optics Review

There are a lot of optics brands out there, so when Maven Optics asked us for an honest take on their products we were happy to put them to the test. Prepare to meet your new favorite glass.

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Holosun 510c Red Dot Sight Review

Is Holosun's 510c the best red dot sight on the market today? We put the sight to the test to determine if this budget-friendly red dot sight can perform with the best of them.

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The Best AR-15 Optics

When it comes to AR-15 optics, there isn’t a one-size-fits-all answer. A rifle’s purpose —