Top 5 New Guns from 2016

Looking back at 2016, it was a good year for gun enthusiasts. On top of what will likely be a winning presidential election for Second Amendment supporters, the new guns released this past year were insane. From grips to sights and everything in between, manufacturers are turning to some incredible …

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New Life for the .380 ACP

The .380 ACP has been with us for more than 100 years. It’s also known as the .380 Auto, 9 mm Browning Short, 9 mm Corto, 9 mm Kurz or 9×17 mm. Corto is Italian, Kurz is German; both translate to “short” in English. Because of these European names, some …

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Meet The US Army’s Futuristic, Hydrogen-Powered Stealth Truck

The truck is almost two meters in both height and width, and weighs nearly 3,000 kilograms. Although large, the Chevy is essentially a stealth-mobile—the ride is quiet with a low thermal signature. The Chevrolet Colorado ZH2 is a mammoth of a vehicle. It’s almost two meters (6.5 feet) in both …

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Best Pocket Pistols For Self-Defense

We never know when evil will coming knocking on our door. Having a concealable pistol on your person can mean the difference between returning home to your loved ones or not, so choose your concealed carry pistol wisely. Determine the type of handgun, the caliber and how you will carry …

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Here’s A Short List Of Arms America Sold To Taiwan Last Year

President-elect Donald Trump’s decision to speak with Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen, making him the first U.S. leader to do so in four decades, is much bigger than a phone chat. We’re literally arming China’s enemy. Of course, America has been selling arms to Taiwan for more than 30 years, much …

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10 Great Lasers for Your Concealed Carry Gun

With the astounding advances in laser technology over the past few decades, the ability to make these systems simultaneously smaller and yet more capable has changed the rules of the game on equipping them on pocket-sized concealed carry guns. For those of us who remember the earliest handgun lasers from …

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Three Must-Have Do-It-Yourself Glock Upgrades

Glock pistols are like ATMs, smart phones and digital cameras. What did we do before them? Simplicity is one of the reasons I like Glocks. They’re easy to use, easy to maintain and easy to tear down, reassemble and customize. I’m a simple kind of man that way. If you …

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Review: Remington RM380 Pistol

A couple of years ago, I made a tremendous mistake as an editor. I chose to run the then-new Remington R51 on the cover based on a review of a pre-production sample by a trusted writer. My thinking was: “Remington has been around for 200 years, and the company makes …

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Review: STI Tactical DS 2011 Pistol in 10 MM

A couple years ago, I fell in love with the 10 mm cartridge and the 1911s in that caliber, including the Para Ordnance Elite Hunter Long Slide. These guns provide near-magnum handgun power in a workhorse 1911 and are accurate, powerful and dependable. They’re also great for home defense, hunting …

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Should You Cerakote Your Firearm?

If you have purchased a firearm in the last several years, you likely have heard of Cerakote. I recently had an opportunity to learn more about this coating process during a project on my own custom carry system, a full-size Smith & Wesson M&P 9 paired with an M&P Shield …

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