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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.

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.

.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.

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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.

The Best Weatherby Shotguns

Weatherby is a brand that has been cranking out quality ammo, rifles, and shotguns since the 40s, and we wanted to shed some light on some top-quality Weatherby shotguns. 

The Best 6.8 SPC Rifles

Is the 6.8 SPC still a viable option — or has the sun set on the once red hot "military .270"? We give you this skinny one of the original "gee-whiz" rounds

Learn More about the World of Firearms

Plan your next gun buy with our guides and tips, and turn your marksmanship dreams into reality. 

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The Best 6.8 SPC Rifles

Is the 6.8 SPC still a viable option — or has the sun set on the once red hot "military .270"? We give you this skinny one of the original "gee-whiz" rounds

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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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A Guide to Glock Barrels

Your Glock’s barrel is one of the most important components of the pistol, and there are lots of things to keep in mind before you add one to a shopping cart.

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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.

The Latest News

We summarize the important developments in the world of firearms in our weekly News Briefs.

News Brief – 7/30

The American Firearms News Brief for July 30th: Beretta has a new PCC inbound, the gun that got Billy the Kid (or maybe didn’t) heads to auction, Remington fades as RemArms takes its shaky place, Team USA grabs three more medals in Olympics shooting, Wilson Combat shows off new SFX9 Sub-Compact.

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News Brief – 7/28

The American Firearms News Brief for July 28th: Caesar Guerini Invictus M-SPEC, Hi-Point gets wildly different reviews, SDS introduces PX9-G2 pistol, and Team USA grabs an early Gold Medal in shooting event at Tokyo Olympics.

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News Brief – 7/25

The American Firearms News Brief for July 25th: Auto-Ordnance makes bootlegging fun again, Nighthawk Delegates, Ontario coughs up a cringy bayonet, and PROOF has lots of big news.

Featured Comparisons

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

Firearm & Ammo Reviews

View reviews of rifles, pistols, shotguns and more.

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Recce Rifle Ultimate Guide

What exactly is a RECCE rifle — and why are some guys obsessed with them? We take a look at this famous recon rifle and list some great rifle options.

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Tavor TS12 Review

Curious about IWI’s space-age bullpup but don’t know where to start? We break down the TS12 – warts and all.

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The Best AR-10 Rifles

The grandfather of all the modern sporting rifles — and the daddy of the comparatively smaller AR-15 — the AR-10

Popular Guides & Stats

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

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Gun Cleaning 101

Keeping your guns clean is critical to performance and longevity, so we pulled together a best practices guide for ensuring your guns are operating their best.

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Famous Outlaws of the Wild West

Guns can be used not only for ensuring personal and family security but also for a fun hobby. But for anyone who owns a gun, safe storage and cleaning as well as proper handling are vital.

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The Best Pistol Lights

A pistol light is only a tool; the question is what task you have in mind, what you want in one and what you’re willing

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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 Adjustable Gas Blocks

What are the best adjustable gas blocks? With so many barrel and ammunition combinations in the AR-15 world, the platform’s

View reviews of gun safes, cabinets, and firearm storage solutions.

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The Best Ammo Safes

What are the best ammo safes? After researching every variety of ammo safe from the

View reviews of rifle scopes, handgun optics, and everything long-range shooting.

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The Best AR-15 Lasers

It’s rare to find anyone with an AR not interested in hitting their target, but — depending on the purpose of your firearm — the

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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