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Brian McCombie

About Brian McCombie

Brian McCombie is a freelance writer from central Wisconsin specializing in firearms and outdoor sports. His byline appears regularly in Gun Digest and other national magazines.

Modern Sporting Rifle Facts.

AR-15 Trivia: Did You Know?

No surprise that the Modern Sporting Rifle or MSR (which includes AR and AK rifle models) is currently the most popular rifle platform. But did you know these 8 interesting facts about Modern Sporting Rifles (MSR)?

ATI stock and pistol grip.

Tactical Accessories and Upgrades Leading the Way

It's been no secret that when it comes to gun sales in recent months AR-15s have been the hot ticket. Now one retailer is finding the focus change, with people looking to deck out their modern sporting rifles with the latest tactical accessories.

British Martini-Henry rifle.

Prices Keep Rising for Pre-1900 Firearms

The older the better as of late in collectable guns. For one gun show organizer, pre-1900 firearms are like gold and have only gone up in value. World War I and II guns have also been catching the eyes of collectors.

The better condition a gun is in, the heftier its price tag.

Gun Values, It’s All About Condition

Sure, rarity can drive the price of a firearm, but it's not the only factor in making a gun desirable. Condition goes a long way in determining gun values. The better a gun's shape the heftier its price tag.

Used handguns have been a hot ticket as of late.

Used Handguns Enjoying a Thriving Market

Wondering what firearms are setting the market on fire? Handguns -- both revolvers and pistols -- have been a hot ticket as of late. Some discontinued models have made a jump in value, demanding Blue Book prices or better.

ammo

Ammunition Still Calling the Shots

Shooters across the country have been hoping and praying for an end to the ammunition shortage. But in some corners of America cartridges, bullets and reloading supplies continue to be the hot ticket among buyers.

J-frame revolvers make practical and effective concealed carry handguns.

Big Demand for J-Frame Revolvers

When it comes to concealed carry handguns, semi-auto pistols aren't the only models flying off the shelves. In some parts of the country, there is a big demand for defensive revolvers, as well.