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Anderson Adds Quad Rail Options

Kentucky’s Anderson Manufacturing, the budget AR guys, have just introduced three new AR models complete with some very old-school T-marked quad-rail foreends that may look familiar…


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HK VP9 Review: A Terrific Teutonic Masterpiece

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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18 Rounds Ready: 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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Fiocchi, Norma Expand Ammo Ops in the U.S.

Beretta-owned Swedish-headquartered Norma is launching a $60 million factory project in Georgia that should bring an estimated 600 jobs to the area, while Italy’s Fiocchi is growing its operations in Arkansas with a $41.5 million/120-job ammo primer plant.

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Vang Comp Brings Tidings of Great Combat Shotguns

Vang Comp has introduced a "no frills" Mossberg 590A1 variant, the Vang Comp Model 764, which adds a light-ready Tri-Rail forend, ghost ring sights, and (of course) Vang's legendary compensated 18-inch heavy-walled shotgun barrel.

After Mid-Terms, Looks Like More of the Same in Gun Politics

Well, it turns out that the promised "Red Wave" tsunami of Republican candidates sweeping to office in this month's mid-term election cycle ran out of steam just shortly past the high tide mark, so expect the next two years to continue to roll on in a dysfunctional fashion.

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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The 5 Shotgun Types

Over the years, shotguns have come in every possible orientation, and these days there are generally five types of shotguns you should be familiar with. We detail the differences between single-shot, side-by-sides, over-unders, pump, & break action shotguns.

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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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How to Build an AR-15

Learning how to build an AR-15 is essential for not only custom ARs but also for developing a thorough understanding of how the parts and pieces of your rifle fit together.

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The Best Rifle Scopes in 2022

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.