Gun Review: FNS 9 Compact

The FNS 9 Compact comes with three magazines.

New this year from FN America, formerly FNH USA, are compact models of their FNS series guns. Available in both 9mm and .40 S&W, the Compact models share the same basic design features as their bigger siblings but are sized for carry. I recently received an FNS 9 Compact model to run through the wringer. […]

Gun Review: The FN-15 DMR Designated Marksman Rifle

The FN-15 DMR comes out of the box with a variety of features for longer range accurate shooting, like an 18-inch barrel.

Recently I got my hot little hands on one of the new FN America rifles for 2015. This one is the FN-15 DMR or Designated Marksman Rifle. It’s designed to shoot accurately. More specifically, it’s designed to shoot longer and heavier projectiles accurately. Does it? Let’s find out. What makes a DMR a DMR? If […]

Gun Review: Savage M-11 Trophy Hunter XP Package Rifle

The Savage M-11 Trophy Hunter XP comes complete with Nikon 3-9x scope.

No matter how you look at it, hunting continues to make gains in participation rates, spending, and popularity. For example: Between the years of 2006 and 2011, hunting participation soared by nine percent. A big part of that boom was a burgeoning interest in hunting among females. In fact, female hunters were 25 percent more […]

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, […]

A Close Look at CMMG’s 300 Blackout Mk4 Pistol

OK, so this one was temporarily souped up. No worries, there's a factory configuration photo here too.

I think the 300 AAC Blackout caliber was really made for short barrels. Don’t get me wrong, I have a 300 Blackout AR-type rifle with a 16-inch barrel and love it. I just think the flexibility of the caliber really shines in short and compact configurations. When shooting subsonic, velocity loss resulting from a shorter […]

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 […]

Our Top 10 Shooting Articles of 2014

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When I embark on an article project, I never really know which ones will be popular with our readers. Sometimes, the ones I’m most proud of get a “meh” response, while others that I’ve put less effort into might launch across the interwebz leaving a path of blazing wreckage in their wake. With that said, […]

Sig Sauer’s Single Action Sensation: The P226 Elite SAO

That's right, there's no decocking lever on this Sig P226!

I like action. Who doesn’t? Single action. Traditional double action. Double action only. Striker-fired action. I like ‘em all. But I especially like single action handguns. Having only one thing to do, release the hammer, single actions tend to be easier to shoot accurately. Repeatable accuracy leads to confidence, and confidence is something I want […]

Beretta’s ARX100: A Lesson In Flexibility

Beretta's ARX100 may look like a space gun, but its primary feature is easy configurability.

There’s ambidextrous, and there’s ambidextrous. Some rifles have safety levers on one side, or at least a safety lever that can be relocated to the opposite side of the frame. Others might have a way to move the magazine release button or even bolt release to the opposite side. The Beretta ARX100 takes configuration flexibility […]

A Big Little Surprise From Smith & Wesson: The New M&P22 Compact Pistol

Smith & Wesson's new plinker: The M&P22 Compact

Yeah, I know, .22LR ammo is impossible to find. But the situation is getting better, and this fun new pistol comes with a starting supply of ammunition – 222 rounds of Winchester to be exact. Yep, it’s your birthday! If you keep up with the .22LR pistol market, you know that Smith & Wesson announced […]