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Tested: Henry Lever-Action Rare Carbine .410 Bore

Henry Repeating Arms has kept its customers happy at the range and in the field with a diverse selection of rimfire and pistol-caliber lever-action rifles for some time now. But this year, the company is implementing an “outside-the-box” series shake up with several brand new offerings including the rifle-caliber Long …

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Tested: Nighthawk Custom Hi Power

Fabrique Nationale’s classic pistol is the High Power, first offered in 1935 and still in production (under the name Hi Power) in Belgium and Portugal. Licensed copies have been made in other plants, and unauthorized copies are sometimes encountered. During some 80-plus years of serial production, little of consequence has …

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Tested: Ruger Mark IV 22/45 Lite Pistol

It seems several folks have their own war stories when it comes to reassembling Ruger’s classic .22 pistols. My story goes something like this: Long ago and far away, when Napster was new and cellular phones were used to make phone calls, I worked at a sporting goods store. It …

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Tested: Kimber’s Micro 9 Pistols

The Model 1911 pistol is well-established in the American gun culture. Virtually every handgun maker of any size offers some version of the old classic, and many smaller firms craft radically upgraded competition or presentation versions. As American shooters, we really like the century-old service pistol, so much so that …

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Tested: Kriss USA Vector Gen II CRB

A prime example of form following function, the Kriss USA Vector is a pistol-caliber carbine built around its unorthodox, but innovative, operating system. Devised in Europe but built in Chesapeake, Va., the Vector platform’s Super V recoil-mitigation system was designed from the outset with the goal of shooting rapidly with …

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Tested: Mech Tech Carbine Conversion Unit

Installing without tools onto a full-size M1911 frame (not included), the Mech Tech Carbine Conversion Unit (CCU) legally coverts John Browning’s venerated pistol into a 16¼”-barreled carbine. Essentially functioning as an AR-style upper receiver once mounted in place, the non-serialized CCU (which is deemed by the ATF to be an …

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Tested: Ruger GP100 .44 Special Revolver

Last year we posted 5 Ruger Revolvers We’re Ready For. There I put into print my desire for a 5-shot version of the Ruger GP100. Instead of additional chambers for smaller cartridges, like the 6-shot .327 Fed. SP101 or the 10-shot GP100 .22 LR, I hoped for fewer chambers capable …

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Tested: IFG Howdah 45/410 Double-Barrel Pistol

Once in a while, I have the opportunity to work with a handgun that’s exceptionally unique in both its design and background. If you’re ready to take a break from 1911s and polymer-frame 9 mm semi-automatics for a little while, then I invite you to sit back, relax and take …

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Tested: The Ruger LCP II Handgun

With its 2008 introduction of the Lightweight Compact Pistol (LCP), Ruger defined the modern pocket pistol. A locked-breech, hammer-fired, semi-automatic design chambered for .380 ACP, the pistol was slim, trim and snag-free—traits much desired in today’s concealed-carry firearms, and we have the LCP to thank for blazing the trail. Of …

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Tested: Henry All-Weather .30-30 Rifle

In the high mountain desert where my family lives, the changing of the seasons from summer to fall is a beautiful time. As folks around here are preparing for the annual mule deer hunts, the leaves are bursting into cascades of orange, red and gold along the canyon walls and …

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