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Concealed Carry: Choosing a Backup Gun

by Joseph von Benedikt

Defining the perfect backup gun for concealed carry is a difficult task, but we’re here to give it our best… more »

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Is Slide-to-Frame Fit Important for Accuracy?

by Brad Miller, Ph.D.

Many factors contribute to accuracy, such as ammunition, barrel fit, the tolerance of how precisely the critical parts fit together…. more »

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10 Must-Have Tools for the DIY Gunsmith

by Joseph von Benedikt

Serious gun guys are, by nature, tinkerers. We like to change and—we hope—enhance our firearms. Pretty soon, if our modifications… more »

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Vintage Rimfire: Savage Model 1903

by Joel Hutchcroft

One of the great things about being a gun accumulator—as opposed to being a gun collector—is that I can acquire just… more »

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Review: Colt Lightweight Commander 1911

by Evan Brune

Colt’s Manufacturing Company introduced a number of new guns in 2016. The lineup features the Expanse M4, the Colt Competition… more »

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How to Shoot for Accuracy

by Layne Simpson

The accuracy-testing protocol for rifles has varied considerably through the years, not only among individual shooters, but also among the various… more »

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Hollowpoints: Myths & Facts

by Allan Jones

My professional relationship with hollow-point handgun bullets began when the Dallas Crime Lab started getting questions about them in 1971…. more »

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Does a Rough Bore Mean Poor Accuracy?

by Brad Miller, Ph.D.

When I look down a barrel, I want to see a smooth, shiny bore. Polished lands and grooves are a… more »

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Reloading the .44 Magnum

by Layne Simpson

When the .44 Magnum was introduced in 1955, Hercules 2400 and IMR 4227 soon became the most popular powders for .44… more »

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Cutting & Crowning a Barrel with Hand Tools

by Brad Miller, Ph.D.

Some of us are tinkerers at heart and enjoy working on our guns. It’s interesting and educational and leaves us… more »

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Review: LaserLyte AR Trainer

by Joseph von Benedikt

A laser training device? For AR-15 rifles? Such would surely satiate even Doctor Evil’s lust for drama-infused cool tools. Great… more »

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On the Lincoln County Patrol

by Bart Skelton

Lincoln County, New Mexico, is one of those places that have a mystical feel. When you’re there, ghosts seem to… more »

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The Shotgun that Built the Free State of Jones

by Evan Brune

The Free State of Jones is a remarkable instance of secession within secession, a rebellion for union and equality in… more »

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First Look: Kimber Micro 9mm

by Shooting Times Online Editors

For 2016, Kimber America introduced the Micro 9, which joins ranks with the .380 Micro introduced in 2012, offering the same small-scale… more »

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Easy Gunsmithing for the Beretta 92

by Reid Coffield

The Beretta 92 FS 9mm semiauto pistol has been with us for many years. For the most part, it has… more »

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Review: Thompson/Center Contender Pistol

by Joel Hutchcroft

The top-break single-shot Thompson/Center Contender pistol was manufactured from 1967 through 2000. It was a favorite among handgun hunters and… more »

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Review: Ruger Single Seven

by Lane Pearce

Last year, Ruger produced a run of a special single-action revolver based on the Single-Six platform for one of its… more »

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Black Label Magic: Browning 1911-380

by Joseph von Benedikt

Behind locked doors in a picturesque little town high in the Rocky Mountains, Browning’s wizards have been creating magic—Black Label… more »

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Review: RIA .22 TCM Conversion Kits

by Brad Miller, Ph.D.

Rock Island Armory (Armscor) now has caliber conversion kits for 1911-type and Glock (Generation 1-3) pistols to shoot the ultra… more »

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The Weatherby SA-08: A Slender Semiauto

by Joseph von Benedikt

Shotguns, to me, appear to be very temperamental objects. For instance, I struggle with over-under shotguns—just can’t consistently break clays… more »