Smith & Wesson’s M&P 15 VTAC Rifle: A Review One Year Later

The Smith & Wesson M&P 15 VTAC I with Warne RAMP scope mount and Bushnell Tactical Elite optic.

Most gun reviews allow for a short acclimation period, a couple hundred rounds at the range and a rushed story and photos to meet an editorial deadline. We thought it might be interesting to do a “one year later” review on a gun – just to see how it holds up over time and use. […]

Gun Review: Rock River Arms 6.8 SPC CAR Rifle

The Rock River Arms 6.8 SPC CAR. Shown here with a 5 round magazine and a Hawke Optics Panorama EV scope.

When .223 just isn’t enough… Contrary to that provocative opening line, I’m not going to embark on a “nyah, nyah, nyha, this caliber is more betterer or less betterer” than some other. Instead, I’m going to take this opportunity to celebrate diversity. You know, like hippies. One of the reasons that the AR or MSR […]

Gun Review: Springfield Armory EMP 9mm Pistol

Springfield Armory EMP 9mm Enhanced Micro Pistol gold dot ammo

Suggested Retail Price: $1,345.00 The Springfield Armory EMP – What’s in a name? Contrary to popular belief, the Springfield Armory EMP will not generate a burst of Electro-Magnetic Pulse radiation, thereby knocking out any still-operational Chevy Volts on the eastern seaboard. Nor is it named after the Experience Music Project Museum in Seattle, originally […]

On the Ninth Day of Christmas… 9mm Kimber Solo-ing


On the ninth day of Christmas, I hope my true love gives to me… 9mm Kimber Solo-ing… A new Kimber Solo has been on the ‘want’ list for months. An ultra-compact 9mm, it offers a variety of features not commonly found on pocket-sized guns: It’s all steel and has a nice weight to it Single […]