Heritage Mfg. Goes Old School with a Couple of .38 Roscoes – NRAAM

Heritage Mfg. Roscoe revolver

A few new releases are coming in now that the NRA Annual Meeting is underway and Heritage Manufacturing just dropped an unexpected one today. The Roscoe revolver is a 5-shot small frame .38 Special revolver available in 2 and 3-inch barrels. A snub-nosed revolver may not be that unusual, but it’s a different path for […]

Gear Review: 5.11 Tactical’s LV Covert Carry Pack

Having a handgun is great. They’re generally compact, you can carry them on you, and they’re absolutely a viable defense tool. With that said, if the crap really hits the fan, it’s nice to have something with more punch. A full sized rifle or a shotgun might be optimal, but that isn’t always easy to […]

Marlin’s Newest Model 1895 Trapper Features Magpul ELG Furniture

Marlin 1895 Trapper lever action rifle

Under Ruger’s ownership of the brand, Marlin has thrived, releasing a steady stream of updated classics. The latest is a compact, 5-shot model of their 1895 Trapper chambered in .45-70. Like earlier versions of the Trapper announced last year, this latest model’s receiver and oversized loop lever are made of 416 stainless steel and the […]

Heritage Manufacturing Unveils the New Range Side Lever Action Rifle

Heritage Manufacturing Range Side .410 Shotgun

Lever actions have been big this year, with lots of modern “tactical” models being announced at SHOT. Classic lever guns are still popular though, and Heritage Manufacturing just announced the Range Side lever action. The Range Side joins Heritage’s .22LR Settler lever action in their long gun lineup. But while this is a classic wood […]

Hands On With the CIVIVI Praxis Folding Knife

Civivi Praxis folder folding knife EDC

Having a solid EDC knife doesn’t have to cost you a fortune. There are a lot of companies out there today that are putting out quality designs made from solid materials that just about anyone can afford. CIVIVI is one of those companies, and their Praxis is one of those designs. The CIVIVI Praxis The […]

Springfield Armory Goes Retro With The New SA-16A2

We saw a lot of retro AR’s pop up at SHOT this year, and it looks like that trend isn’t over yet. Springfield Armory just announced the release of the SA-16A2. It’s pretty much what it sounds like, a semi auto clone of the M16A2 service rifle which as adopted in 1983. I still remember […]

AR-15 Builds: Tales From the Carry Handle Mafia

When I started shooting AR’s in the 80’s all we had were carry handle uppers. When I went into the Army in 1988, I trained on the M16A1 and that’s what I used in the Army Reserve. Later, when I was in the Air Force Reserve, we used early slick side M16’s, then eventually M16A2’s. […]

Good Gear: Real Avid Master Bench Block Pro Kit

I do a lot of tinkering in the garage. It may be a stretch to call it gunsmithing, but it does involve a lot of building, and rebuilding AR’s, GLOCKs, and the occasional other oddball item. I’ve discovered over the years that having the right tools makes a big difference in the amount of blood […]

Marlin Releases the Dark Series Model 336 & SBL Series Model 1894

Ruger continues to expand it’s Marlin line of lever guns and just dropped two new rifles. The first is the Marlin Dark Series Model 336 chambered in .30-30. If you like the whole modern lever gun trend — and it certainly seems to be popular — then this one should be right up your alley. […]