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Rock Island STK100

I’ve been recommending Rock Island Armory’s traditional 1911-style pistols for a long time. Now RIA has branched away from the traditional with its new STK100, a striker-fired 9 mm with a 17+1 capacity, and I’ll be recommending them even more.

Nighthawk Counselor

When you get a chance to review a Nighthawk pistol like the Counselor, you don’t say no. And so that is how I ended up testing the personal pistol of the Nighthawk’s CEO Mark Stone.

Steyr Zephyr II Reviewed

There’s merit in the notion of starter rigs. Maximum tech and longed-for glitz are easy to justify from the “want” perspective, but those things can get in the way of establishing actual competence in any undertaking.

Savage 112 Makes .338 Lapua Mag. a Better Round

The .338 Lapua Mag. needs no credibility “help,” but it will get some all the same from Savage’s fine Model 112 Magnum Target.

First Gear | Vortex, Vortex And Vortex

We’re seeing the year out with three superb Vortex optics to fit many needs.

Exercise Your Freedom | CMMG Guard .45 ACP Carbine

When a vintage American caliber meets a classic rifle—well carbine—design, expect good things.

First Gear | Vortex Optics "Razor" Red Dot

If you’re hankering for a red dot, we have a superb candidate from Vortex.

Exercise Your Freedom | IWI Galil

Guns & Gear Editor Frank Winn shoots IWI’s Galil Ace and reports on his experience.

Exercise Your Freedom | CZ Scorpion EVO 3 S1

Looks alone make it clear CZ marched to a different drummer with the company’s take on a Pistol Caliber Carbine.

First Gear | Warne MSR Rings/Howard Leight Ear Pro

Good ear pro (of a kind we normally, cordially despise), and more fabulous Warne rings.

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