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VIDEO: Ruger LC9s

by Dusty Gibson

Introduced in July, 2014 as a companion to the double-action only (DAO) LC9, the Ruger LC9s combines the look and… more »

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10 Best Revolvers of All Time

by Joseph von Benedikt

For the most part, revolvers — even the best revolvers ever designed — are no longer the handgun flavor of… more »

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Traditions Vortek StrikerFire LDR Muzzleloader Review

by Joseph von Benedikt

Decades ago, at a time when I was building presentation-grade muzzleloaders and competing with them across the Rocky Mountain states,… more »

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Winchester Win1911 Wooden Collector's Box

by Shooting Times Online Editors

Winchester Ammunition is offering some extra grain — woodgrain, that is — with their 230-grain .45 Auto ammo. The company has announced it will release a special… more »

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Power Factor, Recoil & Bullet Weight

by Brad Miller, Ph.D.

Many organized shooting sports require ammunition to achieve a minimum power level to qualify and be scored in a specific… more »

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Ruger's Gunsite Scout Rifle Now in .223/5.56

by Shooting Times Online Editors

Back in 2011, Ruger unveiled its Gunsite Scout Rifle (GSR) in honor of the Arizona training facility founded by Jeff… more »

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SIG 1911 Traditional Match Elite Review

by Joel Hutchcroft

I put an order in three years ago to get this SIG SAUER 1911 Traditional Match Elite in .40 S&W,… more »

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Does Steel Shot Pattern Tighter than Lead?

by Drew Warden

Waterfowl hunters generally use a slightly wider choke to achieve similar pattern performance as lead shot. Is this truly sound… more »

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Small vs. Large Pistol Primers in .45 ACP

by Lane Pearce

I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but several of the major ammunition companies are loading some of their .45 ACP… more »

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Get Well Soon John Carey

by Shooting Times Online Editors

The firearm industry has a long-standing tradition of supporting our most valuable resource—the people who make it all happen. A… more »

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The Best Shotguns Under $500

by Brad Fitzpatrick

Fine shotguns can cost a small fortune, but they don’t have to. The price range for new shotguns varies dramatically…. more »

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A “Fast” Look at Hodgdon CFE Pistol Powder

by Brad Miller, Ph.D.

Hodgdon recently introduced a new gunpowder to pistol shooters known as CFE Pistol. This is a spherical powder that has… more »

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How to Prevent Shotgun Choke Malfunctions

by Reid Coffield

Just as rifle and handgun shooters often tune their firearms to achieve the best possible performance, shotgun users also can… more »

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Best Rimfire Optics at Every Price Point

by Keith Wood

Current ammo supplies (or lack thereof) aside, rimfire rifles are among America’s most used firearms. Rimfires are kings of versatility… more »

Billed as the “ultimate .22 RF self-loader” by Ruger in 1964 advertisements, the 10/22 is arguably the king of the hill today.

Ruger 10/22: Then & Now

by Bart Skelton

The year 1964 brought us the Ford Mustang, Buffalo wings, the Moog synthesizer, and liquid crystal display (LCD) as well… more »

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How to Measure Relative Recoil

by Brad Miller, Ph.D.

Can a Ransom Rest be used to measure recoil? Analysis of 3,500 rounds of .38 Special, 9mm Luger, .38 Super,… more »

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Ruger’s 50th Anniversary Model 10/22

by Joel Hutchcroft

To commemorate 50 years of production of the 10/22, Sturm, Ruger & Co. conducted a contest. People were invited to… more »

This Merwin & Hulbert double-action revolver is more than 125 years, old, but our shooting editor things it's the finest one ever built.

The Best Double-Action Revolver You’ve Never Seen

by Frank W. James

The inscription reads “Andrew C. Berry from Frank E. Davis.” I have no idea who those gentlemen were, but Mr…. more »

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Old World Style: Steyr SM12 Review

by Joseph von Benedikt

Europeans have long held a different notion than Americans of what a big-game rifle should be. Or perhaps it’s the… more »

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Walther PPQ M2 Review

by Jake Edmondson

Last year Walther announced an upgrade to its striker-fired, polymer-framed PPQ pistol. Called the PPQ M2, the new gun featured… more »