LATEST:
Recent Posts
marlin795LTR_right_4881ao

First introduced in 1997, Marlin 795 is a box magazine adaptation of the tube-fed 1960 Marlin model 60. Inexpensive and lightweight, it was an attractive entry-level rifle. I bought one in 2000, attracted mainly by the low cost and reputation for good accuracy as well as the auto hold open on the Read More…

Imgp6621

I am probably the last editor on the planet to review the IWI Tavor, but I hope to  provide a perspective you have not read or heard before. I have actually been trained by Israeli Special Forces operators via a week long Mako Defense training. This certainly does not make me an expert in Read More…

Imgp5032

Sometimes when you are used to something short, 6” seems like a lot. In fact, 6” seems huge in the land of 3” barrel pistols, and with the Ruger GP-100, you can add heavy and thick to the list as well. Get your mind out of the gutter — we are talking about one of[.....]

Imgp9837

Chances are if you shoot anything that goes bang larger than a rimfire, you have probably thought about reloading. If you are an avid larger volume shooter, ammo can get expensive, which leads to reloading, which leads to damn I am tired or picking brass up off the floor, snow, weeds, grass, and Read More…

IMGP5469

The Ruger Gunsite was specifically designed around Col. Jeff Cooper’s concept of a Scout Rifle by some of his closest friends at Gunsite and Ruger. This collaboration produced a great version of the Cooper Scout rifle, which matches up well to his original guidelines. Some folks will nit pick Read More…

Imgp5524

Many long time readers will remember Ruger Mini-30 featured in the Testing the Cooper Scout Rifle Concept article. The results from the Mini-30 were more than impressive during realistic testing. Based on my research, I had found that Jeff Cooper hailed the 30-30 as an excellent all-around scout Read More…

731303

In a world of one pound red dot sights, many of us want something light, tight, durable, and simple. When you add the word “affordable” to the equation, then the field of available small and light red dots shrinks further. Fortunately, the price of quality red dot sights is coming down, Read More…