Ruger Background
Guides
Michael R Crites

The Best Ruger Handguns

What are the best Ruger firearms you can buy? Sturm Ruger & Company, generally known as Ruger Firearms or just Ruger, is one name in

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Michael R Crites

SHOT Show 2022: New Guns

While a hugely different show than in past years, the 43rd annual had no shortage of new guns. We spent a few hours wandering the

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News
Michael R Crites

Vortex wins NGSW optics contract

Speaking of the Army’s planned Next Generation Weapons platform, Vortex somehow beat out L3/Leupold for the NGSW “fire control” award, which is basically a high-speed

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Reviews
Michael R Crites

The Best SKS Scope Mounts in 2022

After reviewing more new models, we’ve updated our top recommendation to the Weaver Multi-Slot SKS System. We’re keeping the other recommendations on our list, but

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Michael R Crites

New Maxim Defense Maxim MD-11

Maxim Defense, who made a name for themselves with their shorty braces/stocks and PDX/MDX room brooms, is now going long with an AR-10 rifle dubbed

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Ammunition
Michael R Crites

The Best Ammo Manufacturers

This article is part of our ongoing series on Gun Basics The history of firearm ammunition in the United States is long and storied. Here

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Reviews
Michael R Crites

Best AR-15 Foregrip Bipods

The grip area of your AR is critical for mobility, shot placement, and overall effectiveness with your weapon. Given the customizability of the AR platform,

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Michael R Crites

News Brief – 12/27

In this week’s gun news, California magazine ban put on ice, FBI has an Indiana Jones moment, Savage back in the pistol business. California’s mag

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News
Michael R Crites

News Brief – 12/20

In this week’s gun news, the gun industry hits back against New York, first Ruger Marlin surfaces in the wild, Savage goes bolt-action pistol, meet

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Michael R Crites

News Brief – 12/13

In this week’s gun news, ATF finally gets something right, Barrett goes NFT, Remington reboots paper shells, a new 6.5 PRC rifle, Sig intros yet

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News
Michael R Crites

News Brief – 12/06

In this week’s gun news, Federal now has an ammo club, gun background checks still high, Rock River goes Cali, Pearl Harbor at 80, Springfield

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News
Michael R Crites

News Brief – 11/30

In this week’s gun news, Bushmaster releases more black rifles, Liberty Ammo comes up short, NSSF breaks down Pittman-Robertson, Shadow Systems has more pistols, and

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News
Michael R Crites

News Brief – 11/23

In this week’s gun news, CMMG does what HK wouldn’t, CZ brings the bolt action(s), Kimber has a ton of new pistols, meet the Right

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News
Michael R Crites

News Brief – 11/16

In this week’s gun news, Brownells wants to help you build your AR, DRD has an interesting pistol, Big Blue doubles down on black rifles,

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News
Michael R Crites

News Brief – 11/8

In this week’s gun news, Colt issues a recall, Hi-Power craziness, Larry Vickers seen in the wild, October gun sales near record, NRA gets hacked,

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News
Michael R Crites

News Brief – 11/1

In this week’s gun news, CZ rolls Red & Blue, FN goes TAC3, Springfield Armory brings in more optics-cut XDs, Supreme Court set to hear

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News
Michael R Crites

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

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News
Michael R Crites

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 the data, SilencerCo debuts a

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News
Michael R Crites

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 but also not bad, Sig

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Reviews
Michael R Crites

50 Perfect Gifts for Gun Lovers

Gift-giving can be one of the most nerve-wracking and dreadful seasonal activities, especially when on the prowl for gifts for gun lovers. Sure, your lovable

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News
Michael R Crites

News Brief – 10/5

In this week’s gun news, Beretta pushes 500, Nosler goes 21st Century, Sig Sauer gets spookier, S&W heads to the Volunteer State, Springfield Armory offers

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News
Michael R Crites

News Brief – 9/27

In this week’s gun news Beretta adds optics to the 92X Performance, Walt Berger heads to the benchrest in the sky, ATF asks for more

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News
Michael R Crites

News Brief – 9/21

In this week’s gun news Beretta delivers updates to all the things, SiCo telling great gun stories, and Sig Sauer makes NextGen cans available to

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News
Michael R Crites

News Brief – 9/13

In this week’s gun news AAC making a comeback, CZ gets competition ready, Army gets the last M9 from Beretta, no ATF director any time

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Michael R Crites

News Brief – 9/5

In this week’s gun news CZ goes subcompact, FN goes 22, HK does the MP5 in 22 (two ways), Mossberg doubles down on Jerry M,

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News
Michael R Crites

News Brief – 8/31

The American Firearms News Brief for August 24th: the biggest ammo oof in modern history, Kimber makes the R7 Facebook official, Smith & Wesson goes Kel-Tec KSG, and Taurus makes it easy to TORO.

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News
Michael R Crites

News Brief – 8/24

The American Firearms News Brief for August 24th: the biggest ammo oof in modern history, Kimber makes the R7 Facebook official, Smith & Wesson goes Kel-Tec KSG, and Taurus makes it easy to TORO.

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News
Michael R Crites

News Brief – 8/17

The American Firearms News Brief for August 17th: Canik goes METE, FBI picks Winchester for sniper ammo, LAPD goes FN, & Ruger now has a southpaw 10/22.

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News
Michael R Crites

News Brief – 8/10

The American Firearms News Brief for August 10th: ATF comment period almost up, Bushmaster confirms what we already knew, CZ has some sweet anniversary specials, Kimber getting a Micro 9, Sig gets another Snakebite.

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News
Michael R Crites

News Brief – 8/06

The American Firearms News Brief for August 6th: HK is coughing up the funky SL8 again, it’s a wrap for the Olympics, NICS numbers are down but also up, and Nighthawk has a Very Impressive Pistol.

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Michael R Crites

News Brief – 8/04

The American Firearms News Brief for August 3rd: Meprolight brings the RDS Pro V2, Ruger finally threads the 57, Springfield sends an Emissary, and Westley Richards has a bespoke Safari rifle if you have the Amex Black.

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News
Michael R Crites

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
Michael R Crites

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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Michael R Crites

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.

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News
Michael R Crites

News Brief – 7/19

The American Firearms News Brief for July 19th: Glock turns 92, Kimber teases better guns, Ruger teases classic cowboy guns, Taylor’s updates the M1886, and Trijicon gets some love from the Army.

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Michael R Crites

News Brief – 7/16

The American Firearms News Brief for July 16th: Blaser goes PRC, B&T ups their Blackout game, Court says adults under 21 can buy handguns, and Sig pulls a Switchblade.

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Michael R Crites

News Brief – 7/12

The American Firearms News Brief for July 8th: Kahr makes minor changes to their P9 pistols, Masterpiece doubles down on the PMR Pro rifle, pistol braces pass 100K comments, Remington promises more ammo, and Winchester salutes the military.

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News
Michael R Crites

News Brief – 7/8

The American Firearms News Brief for July 8th: Kahr makes minor changes to their P9 pistols, Masterpiece doubles down on the PMR Pro rifle, pistol braces pass 100K comments, Remington promises more ammo, and Winchester salutes the military.

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News
Michael R Crites

News Brief – 7/5

The American Firearms News Brief for July 5th: Burris readies a clip-on thermal, Noveske brings the squirt, Rock Island announces a shorty shotty, Ruger maxes out the LCP, and Walther wants you to carry medical.

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Michael R Crites

News Brief – 7/2

The American Firearms News Brief for July 2nd: Holosun goes green, Sig delivers pro-cut P229 slides, Taurus adds colors to the GX4, Q teasing the 8.6 mafia, Winchester wants its 9mm back

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Michael R Crites

News Brief – 6/29

The American Firearms News Brief for June 29th: Beretta goes Ultima, CAA stepping into the PCC realm, Faxon brings match barrels to Sig, the KP-15 is now ready to go inna woods, and Lone Wolf is getting quieter.

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News
Michael R Crites

News Brief – 6/24

The American Firearms News Brief for June 24th: Berger helps eat the “x” at 1,000 yards, Luth goes slick, and new guns hit the market from Hi-Point, Sig, and S&W.

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Michael R Crites

News Brief – 6/21

The American Firearms News Brief for June 21st: Armscor looks to beat Glock at their own game, EAA goes goose, Blackhawk sheds some light on holsters, and Safariland stunts.

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Michael R Crites

News Brief – 6/17

The American Firearms News Brief for June 17th: Beretta brings Sako ammo to America, Kinsey’s to distribute Fusion 1911s, and CAA now offers TrueTimber camo.

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News
Michael R Crites

News Brief – 6/14

The American Firearms News Brief for June 14th: SiCo bringing more lowers to market, FN wins big with machine guns, Army picks NightForce, and Sig Sauer raises some Spectres.

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Michael R Crites

News Brief – 6/9

The American Firearms News Brief for June 9th: the ATF rains on the brace parade, Bushmaster promises a rebirth, Sig has a new weapon light, and the Beretta 1301 gets some love.

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Michael R Crites

News Brief – 6/7

The American Firearms News Brief for June 7th: Diamondback expands their DBX series 5.7 pistols, Zenith plans a comeback with an MP5 clone, and more.

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News
Michael R Crites

News Brief – 6/3

The American Firearms News Brief for June 3rd: New Sig Sauer P320 AXG PRO, NRA Show Back On, & New Venom 5-25×56 FFP

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News
Michael R Crites

News Brief – 5/31

The American Firearms News Brief for May 31st: Gun Imports Are way Up, Ammo Demand Not Stopping Any Time Soon, Gould Brothers Smash Record, & Springfield Armory’s New XD-M Elite.

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Guides
Michael R Crites

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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Reviews
Michael R Crites

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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Pistols & Revolvers
Michael R Crites

Canik TP9SFX Review [Hands-On]

Canik calls the TP9SFX “The Choice of Champions.” And with all the features packed into its price point, it’s hard to argue with that sentiment.

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Pistols & Revolvers
Michael R Crites

The Chiappa Rhino: A Review

A Review of the Oddball Italian Stallion Rarely encountered in the wild, Chiappa Rhino revolvers are very different and a little weird, but these Italian

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Resources
Michael R Crites

Historic Evolution of Guns and Safety

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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Firearm Faceoff
Michael R Crites

Firearm Faceoff: Glock 17 vs 19

The differences between the Glock 17 and Glock 19 are subtle but the two 9mm pistols certainly bring a different design philosophy to the user. 

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Beginners Corner
Resources
Michael R Crites

Children & Gun Safety

This article is part of our ongoing series on Gun Basics Owning a gun is your right, but you have to exercise that right responsibly.

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2nd Amendment
Michael R Crites

Gun Rate of Fire

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2nd Amendment
Michael R Crites

A Quaker said what?

              ” I am thus far the quaker, that I would gladly argue with all the world to lay

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2nd Amendment
Michael R Crites

Richard Henry Lee

                                    To preserve liberty, it is essential That

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2nd Amendment
Michael R Crites

Who is the militia? We are!

  Who is militia?  We are! ” from a well regulated militia we have nothing to fear… They fight for their houses , their lands,

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2nd Amendment
Michael R Crites

Little Known Gun Fact

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2nd Amendment
Michael R Crites

What happened when Washington DC Banned Guns

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2nd Amendment
Michael R Crites

Fact about homicide rates and carry laws

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2nd Amendment
Michael R Crites

Noah Webster on the Second Amendment

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