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Introducing Nightforce’s Two New 1-8×24 Low-Powered Variables

by Tom Beckstrand 0

Introducing Nightforce NX8, Nightforce’s smallest and least expensive 1-8X variable that will be competing for the SOCOM contract.

Two state-­of-­the-­art rangefinders, Leupold’s RX-1200i TBR ($500) and Leica’s Geovid R 10x42 R rangefinder/binocular ($1,800). It’s extremely handy to have a rangefinder and binocular in one tool, but there are tradeoffs we must accept.

The Rangefinder Revolution

by Craig Boddington 0

With the rangefinder revolution, distance is no longer a variable (most of the time) for long-range shooters.


Cimarron’s Spencer 1865 Carbine

by Rick Hacker 0

Mention longarms of the Civil War and we tend to think of the 1861 Springfield and other single-shot muzzleloaders. But… more »

The CBQSS has pinch-locking turrets. To release the turret for adjustment, one must pinch together the two halves of the turret before twisting is possible. This deliberate action ensures that the turrets move only when we desire them to do so.

Leupold Mark 8 CQBSS

by Tom Beckstrand 0

Tom Beckstrand examines the qualities of the Leupold Mark 8 CQBSS and how it can add value to your rifles.


Barrett M107A1 .50 BMG

by Eric R. Poole 0

The M107A1 is Barrett’s extreme-range service rifle developed specifically to address the special needs of troops engaged in asymmetric warfare.


Browning M2 .50 Caliber Ma Deuce Machine Gun – ‘Gun Stories’

by G&A Staff 0

“Gun Stories” host Joe Mantegna talks about the origin and history of John Browning’s M2 .50 caliber heavy machine gun, also known as the Ma Deuce.


‘Guns & Ammo’ Magazine: Free December Issue Preview

by G&A Staff 0

Guns & Ammo is offering its December issue free of charge online at from December 12 through January 9, 2018.

The new Sig P226 E2 is partnered ideally with Winchester’s 9mm 124-grain +P+ Bonded JHP load. This five-shot, 15-yard group, which measured .73 inch, was the best experienced using the new load. The average for five five-shot groups was 1.22 inches.

SIG Sauer P226 E-Squared

by Greg Rodriguez 0

Greg Rodriguez takes a look at the SIG Sauer P226 E-Squared, a top-quality pistol for duty, concealed carry or home defense.


Modern Reticles

by G&A Staff 0

Todd Hodnett takes a look at five of today’s most popular modern reticles.


Rifle Shooting and Temperature Effect

by G&A Staff 0

How does the temperature of the propellant affect its rate of combustion and thus projectile velocity?


Unusual Shooting Positions

by G&A Staff 0

Unusual Shooting Positions


History of Ignitions – ‘Gun Stories’

by G&A Staff 0

“Gun Stories” host Joe Mantegna talks about the history of firearm ignition improvements and innovations (Part 1).


North American Arms Guardian .380 ACP

by Eric R. Poole 0

Eric Poole revisits the classic pocket pistol design of the North American Arms Guardian .380 ACP.


Loadout: The Gear in One U.S. Navy SEAL Sniper Kit

by G&A Staff 0

Mark Semos highlights the gear in one U.S. Navy SEAL sniper kit load out.


Standing Your Ground: Shooting Stance

by Kyle Lamb 0

The Do’s and Don’t’s of stance when standing your ground.


Gunslinging: Shooting’s Newest Game!

by Jeff Cooper 0

Just as Jeff Cooper was conducting his third Leatherslap match he wrote “Gunslinging,” his first article for Guns & Ammo in the magazine’s very first issue.

The cartridge on the left shows clear indications of insufficient firing-pin indent. The right primer has been properly struck.

The Truth About Primer Misfires

by G&A Staff 0

Jeff Hoffman, president and co-owner of Black Hills Ammunition Inc., tells the truth about primer misfires.


DBP87 5.8x42mm: China’s High Velocity Caliber

by David Fortier 0

Chinese ammo designers claim the 5.8mm cartridge outperforms both the 5.56mm and 5.45mm in ballistics and penetration.


The Kahr Arms CM9

by Doug Larson 0

When Kahr considered improving their PM9 model, the engineers and designers went to work and developed the CM9 instead.


CRIME LAB: Myths & Misconceptions

by G&A Staff 0

Projectile size is a second-order issue in lethality, subordinate to what organs were hit and how quickly medical treatment is started.