Reviews

Over the last year I’ve had the opportunity to build and shoot a couple of Polymer 80 handgun frames. I started with the PF940C Compact (Glock 19 size) which now has over 6,000 rounds through it without an issue. I’ll admit I was at first surprised by that. It seems to me that whenever you
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The benefits of including a flashlight in your Everyday Carry (EDC) simply outweigh the drawbacks. Even if we remove the tactical or defensive applications of a handheld light, there are many administrative reasons to carry a flashlight. The Inforce TFx provides great quality and functionality for its price. Operating on two 123a batteries, the 3.75-ounce
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The AR-15 is a versatile platform, allowing shooters to tweak and customize its design to best suit their needs and budget. (Photo: Jacki Billings/Guns.com) While we’d all love to have the resources to piece out AR-15 builds without thinking of price, for most of us that’s not a possibility. Welcome to the budget build. The
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Some guns blaze through history and forever change the face of firearms design.  The 1860 Henry Patent Rifle, though short lived, did just that. It’s now recognized as one of America’s greatest contributions to firearms design.  With originals rare and expensive—think $25,000 to $100,000—reproductions are the closest most of us will ever get to appreciating
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What ammunition goes into a carry or self-defense gun matters just as much as what gun you’re carrying. (Photo: Jacki Billings/Guns.com) A critical element to any self-defense or concealed carry set-up that is often overlooked is the ammunition fueling the firearm. A key component in winning a gun fight, choosing the right ammunition is vital
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Features New from Savage Arms in 2018 is a series of bolt action rifles called the 10 (short action) and 110 (long action) BA Stealth Evolution.  Available chamberings include .223 Remington, .300 Winchester Magnum, .308, 6 Creedmoor. 6.5 Creedmoor, and .338 Lapua. This long-range specialist is an update to the  original 10 BA Stealth, released
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The right AIWB holster will allow for flawless concealment without sacrificing comfort. (Photo: Jacki Billings/Guns.com) As appendix inside-the-waistband, or AIWB, carry increases in popularity so do the options available in the holster market. With more companies now offering their individualized take on appendix carry, it can be tough to choose from the bevy of options
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What do you get when you have a pair of new 10mm longslide 1911-style pistols?  A head-to-head, that’s what.  There are far too many similarities in style, audience, features, and price not to consider the 6 inch Remington R1911 and Springfield TRP Operator arch enemies, not only in the tactical market, but the hunting pistol
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The Colt 1851 Navy Revolver, the author’s favorite percussion revolver. (Photo: Terril James Halbert/Guns.com) In my Top 5 Percussion Revolvers, I listed the Colt 1851 Navy on top of that rather subjective list. Percussion revolvers and millennials don’t usually go together, but in my case I have owned and shot Colt Navy pistols more frequently
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The Gen. 5 Glock 19 alongside the Scorpion. (Photo: Jacki Billings/Guns.com) StealthGear USA first made waves in the holster world with its Ventcore style holsters. Since then the company has continued to innovate on that platform, offering multiple products to satisfy a plethora of consumers. Most recently StealthGear USA, better known as SGUSA, introduced a
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In addition to offering a flared magwell, the Gen 5 magazine, bottom, offer an orange follower instead of the black Gen 4 style, top. (Photo: Jacki Billings/Guns.com) Glock announced its Gen 5 series in Fall 2017, much to the delight of Glock fans everywhere. Adding a new lineup to its already popular series of polymer
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