Reviews

In the Crosshairs: Leupold FX-II 4x28mm Handgun Scope

During my review of the EXTAR AR-15 format pistol, I realized that it had accuracy potential far more than what people give the AR-15-type pistol credit for. It deserved a fitting optic that could take advantage of the accuracy without diminishing the close-range capabilities of the pistol. I chose the Leupold FX-II 4x28mm scope. This scope has enough […]

FN SC1 Over/Under Competition Shotgun

My quest for a quality and capable skeet, trap, and sporting clays shotgun led me to the FN SC1. It was not a lengthy thought process. To me, the SC1 addresses all the have-to-haves serious shooters have noted while staying far clear of the typical five-digit $10,000+ price range. The FN SC1 will continue to […]

1,000 Round Glock Torture Test

We all know that Glocks are tough. Yeah, you may prefer a different gun and maybe you have reasons to dislike Gaston’s creation. But, when it comes down to it, you have to admit that Glocks are pretty tough and very reliable. So, what if you put 1000 rounds through a brand new gun? Do […]

Hard-C.O.R.E.: Smith and Wesson’s Convertible 9mm Handgun

Horace Smith and Daniel Wesson joined forces in 1852 to produce the lever action Volcanic rifle, itself designed around Walter Hunt’s Rocket Ball cartridge. In 1856 Smith and Wesson allied themselves with Rollin White, the father of the bored-through cylinder, and started churning out handguns. Now 150 years later Smith and Wesson is still producing […]

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Savage Beauty—Much more than Skin Deep!

I have been at this “competition shooting thing” a long time. Heck, I have been competing in one shooting sport or another since 1987! So for the most part my gun “collection” revolves around competition-oriented ballistic tools and equipment.  Other than my beloved M1A’s wood stocks, and some neat grip panels on a 1911 or […]

The Thermonuclear Pocket Pistol: The MAC-11 .380 ACP

The Military Armament Corporation MAC-11 .380 ACP Submachinegun Gordon Ingram served in the Infantry in World War II. The M6 submachinegun he subsequently designed never made much of a splash, though it was a remarkably prescient design. Bearing an esoteric similarity to the Thompson, the M6 incorporated such novel stuff as a two-stage trigger/fire selector. […]