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American Classic Commander Review

American Classic Commander Review

Why an American Classic? I believe a Commander-sized handgun is a terrific compromise between the often opposing needs of concealing well and shooting well, being compact enough to conceal, but large enough for accurate shots. The American Classic Commander is one of a couple of Philippine-made guns the Shooting Reviews staff wanted to review, the other being a Rock Island Armory full-sized 1911. There are many higher-end 1911s; we wanted to see if a budget shooter … Read entire article »

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HSM 69 Grain .223 Target Ammunition

HSM 69 Grain .223 Target Ammunition

3-gun competition has really taken off in the last year or two, and with good reason. After all, what other game offers the spectacle of football coupled with the excitement of a first-person shooter video game, all in a completely real environment with actual guns? Easily one of the most dynamic and fun sports out there, the only thing that stops a lot of people from getting involved with 3-gun are the up-front costs. Serious involvement … Read entire article »

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Ultimate Tactical Light- Testing the ElZetta ZFL-M60

Ultimate Tactical Light- Testing the ElZetta ZFL-M60

I have loved lights since I was young, but as I began to come into adulthood, I grew to appreciate   them as survival tools.  Lights, firearms, knives, and fire-starting devices are the most basic survival necessities besides food and water.  Some of my earliest quality flashlights were Pelicans and MagLites, and then I discovered SureFire flashlights. MagLite flashlights had been used by many security and law enforcement professionals, as well as thousands of hunters and homeowners, … Read entire article »

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Rock Island Armory 1911A1

Rock Island Armory 1911A1

Why a Rock Island? Let’s face it — the gun reviewed here isn’t particularly sexy. There’s no big marketing push, so there are no ads in magazines, and the night-time gun-review types on TV aren’t featuring it.  What we’re talking about it a budget gun with a budget price and very few frills. So why review it?  Because I run THR, and we frequently see posts by users asking for an “affordable” 1911 that they can buy in … Read entire article »

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