Gun Reviews and News

Vantage Point: The French Do Something Right

By |2022-07-30T11:04:55-04:00July 30th, 2022|

French military jokes tend to write themselves, and somehow, French arms haven’t always enjoyed the satisfaction of a durable martial reputation. So, let’s go ahead and get this out of the way so we can proceed to the story at hand … Do you know why French tanks are designed with one forward and five reverse gears? In case they have to retreat straight ahead. Ba-da-bing! Now I’ve gotten it out of my system; it’s time to heap some well-deserved praise on a French arms maker.

Guncranks TV: Are Lever Actions Obsolete?

By |2022-07-30T10:33:01-04:00July 8th, 2022|

With the large number of modern, modular, semi-automatic rifles chambered for intermediate cartridges in circulation, do lever-action firearms still serve a role? Today, the Cranks discuss just that, as well as welcome back Brent Wheat of GUNS Magazine.

New! Springfield Armory .45 ACP Garrison 1911 Pistol Review

By |2021-11-15T09:02:10-05:00November 15th, 2021|

Over the past year or so, Springfield Armory has taken the concepts of economies of scale to new heights. Pistols in the Ronin family and the new SA-35 Hi-Power have proven to the market you can make a rock-solid pistol at a price friendly to most everyone. The latest entry in this race to provide top-notch firearms at affordable price points is the anchor of a new family of 1911 pistols — the Garrison. It’s a basic 1911 design with modern refinements to make it reliable with defensive ammo, accurate and comfortable to carry and shoot.

New! Springfield’s Hi-Power SA 35, New Take on a Classic

By |2021-10-27T13:18:20-04:00October 26th, 2021|

Now you can have an iconic Hi-Power of your own, and one you’ll want to

New Gun Review: Mossberg MC2sc Carry Pistol

By |2021-10-26T09:18:12-04:00October 26th, 2021|

Optics ready and big capacity in a small package. American Handgunner Editor tom McHale spends the day at Gunsite Shooting Academy reviewing Mossberg's newly released MC2sc compact handgun.

Colt 1903 .32 ACP Pocket Pistol: Functional and Elegant

By |2021-10-19T09:34:47-04:00October 19th, 2021|

Yeah, it's cool and elegant, but can 100-year-old technology still keep you safe? Special Assignments Editor Roy Huntington finds out as he fires two different Colt 1903 pistols at the same time!

Gun Cranks TV – Dangerous Targets & Really Bad Ideas

By |2021-10-12T20:18:02-04:00October 12th, 2021|

From American Handgunner and Guns magazines, resident Gun Cranks Brent Wheat, Tom McHale, and Roy

Gun Cranks TV – Best Fun Guns Ever

By |2021-10-12T18:35:22-04:00October 11th, 2021|

From American Handgunner and Guns magazines, resident Gun Cranks Brent Wheat, Tom McHale and Roy

Gun Review: Springfield Armory Ronin 1911 10mm [VIDEO]

By |2021-10-08T17:56:42-04:00October 8th, 2021|

10mm is in. You can't argue with the power downrange and when packaged in a classic 1911 pistol platform, the 10mm is surprisingly easy to control. Recoil is a bit more than a .45 ACP in a similar handgun, but not bad. American Handgunner magazine editor Tom McHale checks out the Springfield Armory 1911 Ronin 10mm with a range report.

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