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3 people shooting a pistol

Competitive Shooting

Getting Started in 3 Gun

Getting started in 3 Gun is about as easy as it gets. You do not have to have any special equipment or skill. Any 9mm, shotgun, and long gun will generally get the job done. Best of all, while having fun and learning the ropes, you will develop and hone a multitude of skills that can be applied to other shooting sports or, more important, self-defense and home defense applications.

Ruger Blackhawk .41 Magnum with ammunition boxes

Ammunition

The .41 Magnum — Alive and Kicking

The .41 Magnum is a useful, powerful, accurate, and well-balanced cartridge. Perhaps, it is one of the best revolver cartridges ever designed. Yet, it seems to be almost on its last leg, and far down the list in popularity compared to the .357 Magnum and .44 Magnum. This is understandable in some ways, but the cartridge is just too good to die.

This shooter is at a steep angle as far as the cover goes but the shoulder and muzzle are in line.

Competitive Shooting

Long Gun Accuracy — Stop the Wobble

When it comes to rifle shooting, fast hits are what counts in hunting and personal defense scenarios. When sighting in the rifle from the benchrest, we have all of the time in the world. In the field, the action is fast and the stakes are at their highest. by taking advantage of cover and terrain, you can increase stability and accuracy.

Black and brown Blackhawk! Omnivore holsters

Gun Gear

Review: Blackhawk! Omnivore Holster

Building on the success and tradition of the Serpa holster, Blackhawk has another holster set to outshine competition due to its innovative design and versatility. The Omnivore will securely fit dozens of newer model handguns without adjustment, but it has a catch. Read the review to learn more about the Omnivore.

Bob Campbell shooting the Glock 19X with two spent shell cases in the air

Firearms

Review: Glock 19X 9mm

Possibly, the most interesting Glock handgun introduced in some time is the Glock 19X. The pistol shows that Glock is thinking out of the box and may be the harbinger of a new line of handguns. The idea is simple enough. The 19X features a Glock 17 full size frame with the Glock 19 barrel. However, the worth of any pistol is proven at the range.

Bob Campbell cycling the bolt of the Ruger American rifle

Firearms

Range Report: Ruger American — Ruger’s Go Anywhere Do Anything Rifle

Ruger’s recently released 7.62x39mm American is a smart choice. The 7.62x39mm cartridge is the most popular and well distributed, mid-range caliber in the world. Ammunition is plentiful and inexpensive. Modern loadings, such as the Hornady SST, offer good game taking ability. Handloads put the 7.62x39mm right at .30-30 WCF power. In short, the new Ruger American should prove to be a capable, go anywhere, do anything rifle.

Gun Gear

Summertime Concealed Carry: Gear and Tips

The more the mercury in the thermometer rises, the harder it becomes to carry a firearm concealed without printing. However, leaving our source of protection behind is not an option, nor is wearing a parka when the temps are in the 100s. This article looks at ways to carry while shedding layers and catching some rays without giving up your firearm or running afoul of the law.

Savage B17 FV rifle with 3 boxes of ammunition

Firearms

Savage B 17 FV-SR: The Little Tack Driver

Savage Arms trotted out a whole new stable of rifles in 2017. Among them is the B—meaning bolt action—Series 17 FV-SR, chambered in 17 HMR. We took it for a spin, curious to see if the company’s rimfire rifles perform as well as its big-bore models that have earned some real estate in my gun safe.