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The 725’s steel receiver has a silver nitride finish and high-relief engraving. A duck adorns the right side of the field model, and a pheasant appears on the left. The receiver is narrower than older models, thanks to a smaller diameter full-length hinge pin.

Gun Review: Browning 725

In this Browning 725 review, Brad Fitzpatrick shows how America's favorite over/under shotgun gets a much-welcomed overhaul. The Citori line of shotguns are popular among wingshooters, and the 725’s narrowed receiver is a step forward for these shotguns.

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VIDEO: Glock 42 Review with Jerry Miculek

In this Glock 42 review, World Champion shooter Jerry Miculek puts the new handgun through its paces like only Jerry can. The handgun review includes close and long range tests (up to 110 yards), reliability with different ammo and how it stacks up against similar concealed carry guns on the market.

Easy to handle, takes time to love. The author found that the bullpup design required some getting used to while testing it at the range.

Gun Review: The IWI Tavor SAR Bullpup

One of the immutable laws of firearms is that if the Israelis make or design something, it is sure to be of high quality and reliability—absolutely drop-dead battlefield reliable. The IWI Tavor SAR is exactly that.

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Handgun Review: Boberg XR9-S

The Boberg XR9-S looks kind of funny. The ejection port is situated rearward and the magazine looks backwards. But when you understand how it works, you realize this thing is the ideal concealed carry handgun.

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SHOT Show 2014 New Guns: SIG 556xi Review

Introduced at SHOT Show 2014, the SIG556xi can be changed to any of three calibers, 5.56x45mm NATO, 300 Blackout, and 7.62x39mm. Users can also quickly change out the non-serialized lower receiver, allowing the use of either AR-style STANAG or rock-and-lock AK-style mags.

Hornady’s 155-grain TAP/FPD turned in this excellent group.

Testfire: Ruger SR40 Review

The Ruger SR40 is a striker-fired handgun that offers a host of unique features, exceptional reliability, great ergonomics, and excellent accuracy. It is also modestly priced, with an MSRP of only $525.