Tactical

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The AR-15 rifle in .223/5.56 is an excellent rifle for woman shooters thanks to its compact size and light recoil. Patrick Hayes Photo

AR-15 Review: Colt LE6920MP USA

With a nod toward the AR’s patriotic parentage as the platform created for the U.S. military, the Colt LE6920MP USA looks as cool as it shoots.

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Fast Draw Vs. Good Ready, Part 2

In Part 1 on this topic, I suggested that keeping a good eye on your environment and getting your hand on the gun early — what I call the “Good Ready” — was preferable for armed citizens over trying to depend on a fast draw in a life-threatening situation. That raised a few hackles.

SilencerCo recently unveiled the Salvo 12, which it touts as the first commercially-viable shotgun suppressor. Photo: SilencerCo.

SilencerCo Making Noise with Shotgun Suppressor

The interest in suppressors continues to grow and now has crossed over to the shotgun world. The Salvo 12 aims to be a suppressor for the masses with SilencerCo touting it as the first commercially-viable shotgun suppressor.

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Breakdown: AR-15 Disassembly Slideshow

The AR is one of the easiest firearms to pull apart and reassemble. Follow this AR-15 disassembly slideshow to learn how to perform this essential skill the right way.

Is it time to rename the AR?

Time to Rename the AR?

From black guns, tactical rifles or Modern Sporting Rifles (MSR) to the inaccurate and slanderous "assault rifle," the AR has been called more names than Slick Willie. Editor Doug Howlett thinks it should have one more—the UFF.

The Beretta M9, in service since 1985, might soon be replaced as the U.S. Army's service pistol.

Army Shooting to Replace Beretta M9

The Beretta M9 has been in military service for nearly 30 years. But recently, the Army has signaled it aims to replace the 9mm with a more reliable and powerful pistol.