Ammo Test: Remington’s Ultimate Defense 38 Special +P

For this test, I decided to use a snub-nose revolver, a Ruger LCR 357.

For the first couple episodes of the Great GunsAmerica Ammo Adventure, we looked at some interesting rifle rounds: the new Sig Sauer 300 Blackout Match Subsonic and Doubletap’s new 6.8 Remington SPC 90 grain Bonded Defense. They’re both really interesting, and if you consider the results, high-performance rifle cartridges. Now it’s time to drift into […]

Gun Review: Mossberg’s MVP Patrol 7.62mm/.308

Mossberg's MVP Patrol is ready for addition of accessories, like suppressors.

Having caught the suppressor bug, I’ve wanted to check out a bolt-action .308 that’s compact enough to handle the extra length and weight of a silencer, yet still remain portable and handy. That’s what peaked my interest in the Mossberg MVP Patrol. The MVP Patrol is a 7 ½ pound rifle (not including optic) that, […]

Doubletap Ammo’s New 6.8 Remington SPC 90 Grain Bonded

I suppose you could say expansion was good since all projectiles expanded to almost exactly double their original diameter.

  First of all, what’s a 6.8 Remington SPC? While at first glance it may look like a 5.56mm round, it’s not. Mainly because it’s bigger in all ways. Some folks from the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit, United States Special Operations Command and Remington got together to work up a new cartridge that maintained reasonable […]

SilencerCo Specwar 762: One Versatile Rifle Suppressor

SilencerCo's Specwar 762 is a heavy duty can and full auto rated.

I had a lengthy discussion with the SilencerCo dudes at SHOT Show about what I wanted to accomplish with a rifle silencer. And yes, I said silencer instead of suppressor. I’ll say suppressor too, as both terms are technically correct. Hiram Percy Maxim’s 1903 invention, patented in 1908, was in fact called the Maxim Silencer. […]

We Test Sig Sauer’s New 300 Blackout Match Subsonic Ammo

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  We’re starting a new project at GunsAmerica.com – The Great GunAmerica Ammo Adventure. Each week, we’ll take an in depth look at a specific cartridge. Not a brand, but a specific brand, model, caliber and loading. Ammo performance is a tricky subject, and just because brand “Mega-Doom Blaster Expander” works great in the 9mm +P […]

A Striker-Fired .357: The Sig Sauer P320

Sig Sauer's new P320 - this one chambered in .357 Sig.

When you think of Sig Sauer pistols, you think of classic double/single-action. Or single action like the new P938 and classic 1911s. Or maybe that Double Action Kellerman (DAK) design. What you don’t think of is striker-fired. While the new P320 clearly inherits some ideas and inspiration from the modular Sig P250 design, the action […]

The Boberg Backwards Bullpup Pistol

The Boberg design offers a lot of bang for the size with its bullpup-like design.

Pistols aren’t all that great. I mean, I don’t want to get shot by one, but they’re certainly not the miracle fight stopping death ray that many think they are. By their very nature, handguns are all about compromise. A rifle or shotgun (or in my case, an MK-19 automatic grenade launcher) would be most […]

A Look at SilencerCo’s Saker 556 Suppressor

The SilencerCo Saker 556 with included wrenches for assembly / disassembly.

For a little baby bullet in a little baby cartridge, the .223 Remington / 5.56mm sure makes a lot of noise. Unsuppressed, you can figure the noise level at about 165 decibels, varying, of course with rifle type, barrel length, etc. That’s  louder than a 12 gauge shotgun, a jet taking off or a jackhammer. […]

Smith & Wesson’s M&P Performance Center Ported Model Is One Flat Shooter

Smith & Wesson's M&P Pro Series C.O.R.E. - now ported!

Recently I had the opportunity to shoot the new Smith & Wesson Performance Center M&P Ported pistols. While optimized for competition, there’s no reason these models couldn’t serve as a home defense go-to gun. Some of the features that make it a great competition gun serve equally well on other capacities too. There are four […]

Seeing What You Can’t See, or, How I Learned to Love Thermal Vision

Here's the FLIR view of the brand new Smith & Wesson M&P Pro Series CORE with compensated barrel. As you can see, it's was just fired.

If you really want to be able to see, sometimes you have to use a lens that you can’t see through. I recently toured one of FLIR’s manufacturing facilities and got quite the education on how to see things you can’t really see. While FLIR makes a wide variety of sensing gear, not just infrared […]