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Adventure meets budget with T/C’s award-winning Compass.Adventure meets budget with T/C’s award-winning Compass.


“Best Bang for the buck” was the phrase most often tossed around Guns & Ammo’s office when editors were trying to best describe the 2016 Rifle of the Year award winner. And the Thompson/Center Compass still stands as one of the best values and lowest barriers to entry if you’ve been considering the hot 6.5 Creedmoor. Even after two years


Kali Parmley, Managing Editor at Petersen’s Hunting, spoke with Kyle Brown, the Director of Public Relations & Product at Zeiss Sports Optics, at OSG Roundtable 2018 to discuss Zeiss’ new line of riflescopes. This new line of feature-rich, rugged optics are ideal for both hunters and shooters.

Brown gave Parmley a look at the new models of the Conquest V4 riflescopes. Those models include the 1-4×24, 3-12×56, 4-16×44 and 6-24×50. The Conquest V4 line comes equipped...

Well-known for leather, Galco’s ‘plastic’ rigs are just as good.Well-known for leather, Galco’s ‘plastic’ rigs are just as good.

We live in an era of websites, but back when catalog shopping ruled the earth, the Galco Gunleather catalog was one of the best-looking catalogs of gun-related products on the planet. Beautiful glossy shots of holsters in exotic locations with amazing and unusual props—like one of the first civilian-owned Humvees—just took your breath away.

Galco Gunleather no longer makes a print catalog. Not

An American-Made Roller-Locked 9mmAn American-Made Roller-Locked 9mm


One interesting new offering on the roller-locked market is PTR’s 9CT pistol. Classic-looking and true in form and function, the 9CT’s introduction immediately caught my attention. Rather than being imported from a foreign manufacturer or produced from a mix of new and surplus parts, the 9CT is produced new entirely here in the United States. I’ve long been a fan of pistol-caliber carbines for certain rolls and own two MP5K


Federal Ammunition announced the company has redesigned its complete line of Speed-Shok waterfowl loads. The new lineup includes more than 10 new loads in several shot sizes. Shipments of this new ammunition have been delivered to dealers.

Speed kills ducks and geese. Now it kills even cleaner with redesigned Federal Speed-Shok. Its Catalyst primer and faster burning powders reduce residue, while its optimized velocities knock birds out of the sky. Now available in sub-gauge loads and...

Mossberg’s 590M takes magazine-­fed shotguns to a higher level.Mossberg’s 590M takes magazine-­fed shotguns to a higher level.

I have long been a fan of Mossberg shotguns. The affair started with one I carried during Operation Iraqi Freedom back in 2003. It saved my life many times.


Despite that hard-­earned loyalty, I was one of those who put the shotgun in a rack when I could pick up an AK. It wasn’t because I felt outgunned, as many critics suggest. Most of