New shooters should be aware of this. Old hands sometimes take this for granted. What are we talking about? Always being sure of your ammunition caliber and type before loading your firearm. It sounds simple and rather common sense, yet ...

There’s no way we gun writers can know everything. We are constantly learning and passing along the things we learn to you, our readers. It just so happens that I don’t live in prairie dog country. As a result, I ...

8 Scope details that can make – or break – a crossbow system. New-school crossbow technology: Ravin’s ultra-compact R-26. Cocked with a crank, its potent limbs can drive bolts to 400 fps. Still, the resulting trajectories are loopy enough to ...

Like many of you, I became a .45 believer some years ago. It was a combination of things: talking with some people who had been shot with various caliber handguns and studying the charts. I figured I needed all the ...

Many moons ago I fell in love with the diminutive, yet effective, 6.5 Grendel. I had picked up a varmint-weight CZ 527 chambered for it, dropped the barreled action into a Bell & Carlson aramid composite stock, paired it with ...

5 Transform Your AR-15 Into A Smartphone-based Firearms Training Source Mantis BlackbeardX system installed in an AR-15, ready to transmit feedback to the Smartphone (the targets are entirely your call). The range could be your living room. The AR’s trigger-pull ...

The Mossberg 535 is among the most affordable and useful heavy use shotguns in the world. There is no mystery in the title. The 535 is a modified Model 500 designed to handle 3.5-inch 12 gauge shells. This makes for ...

After ruling the Philippines for almost half a millennium, Spain ceded control to the United States. The result? By 1899, the U.S. military was facing an armed rebellion in the Philippines that lead to the development of the .38 Special cartridge ...

Home » Ammunition » Throwback Thursday: Best .357 Magnum Loads for Hunting and Defense Among my favorite cartridges is the .357 Magnum. The .357 Magnum is a versatile, hard-hitting, and effective caliber. It is useful for many roles, but proper ...

The shotgun is designed to throw a group or “pattern” of many small pellets called “shot,” which makes hitting a flying or moving target much more feasible than using a single projectile, as fired by a rifle or pistol. Because it utilizes numerous pellets ...