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  1. 2017 was without a doubt our biggest year yet, so we decided to take a look at the guns that graced the covers of our biggest magazines: Combat Handguns, Ballistic Magazine, and Tactical-Life. Check all 14 cover out here, as well as the stories behind the guns. To all of our readers, thank you for your continued support and here’s to an even bigger 2018 — we’ve got some good stuff in store for all of you! All Major Cover Guns From Athlon Outdoors’ Magazines in 2017 A detailed look at all of the cover guns from ‘Ballistic,’ ‘Combat Handguns,’ and ‘Tactical Weapons’ in 2017 and the stories that landed them there. Source
  2. The Desert Eagle .44 Magnum/.50 AE Combo Caliber Package from Magnum Research (Kahr Firearms Group) allows shooters to switch barrels in a matter of seconds. We filmed the whole process at the recent Athlon Outdoors Rendezvous so you could see just how easy it is. Magnum Research’s Combo Caliber Desert Eagle Is Wildly Innovative The Magnum Research Desert Eagle .44 Magnum/.50 AE Combo Caliber Package allows shooters to switch barrels in a matter of seconds. Source
  3. The man suddenly pulled out a gun. In a split second decision, Memmel—a grandmother of five—decided to confront the man. “I shoved him and said, ‘No! You’re not coming in!’” Memmel said. WATCH: Houston Grandma Shoves Armed Robber Out of Jewelry Store A Houston grandma physically stopped an armed robber from holding up the jewelry store she works at just days before Christmas. Source
  4. When you have a junkyard car and a new .50 BMG Barrett M107A1 rifle at your disposal, the script pretty much writes itself. From the recent Athlon Outdoors Rendezvous in Gateway, Colo. Read more: https://www.tactical-life.com/firearms/rifles/barrett-m107a1-50-bmg-rifle-video/ Source
  5. The Kimber K6s revolver series is one of the more popular wheel gun lines, so we put two of our favorites up against one another. K6s Stainless 3″ vs. K6s CDP: Comparing the Kimber K6s Revolver Series The Kimber K6s revolver series is one of the more popular wheel gun lines, so we put two of our favorites up against one another. Source
  6. If you spend as much time at the range as we do, you’ll want to explore these options. Some of our (Tactical-Life) favorites heading into the New Year. Tactical-Life’s Top 12 Pieces of Range Gear for 2017 These dozen pieces of range gear from 5.11 Tactical, SureFire, Sig Sauer, Oakley and others will benefit new and experienced shooters alike. Source
  7. ‘Twas a good year for scatterguns. Big names like O.F. Mossberg & Sons, Inc., Remington Arms Company, Winchester Repeating Arms and others stepped up to deliver 10 of the best shotguns, and similar firearms, of 2017. Here are our picks. Tactical-Life’s 10 Best Shotguns & Similar Firearms of 2017 Big names like Mossberg, Remington, Winchester and others stepped up to deliver 10 of the best shotguns, and similar firearms, of 2017. Source
  8. More exclusive video of the all-new Barrett REC10 carbine. Watch Combat Handguns author Dave Bahde (Firearms and Tactical Consultants) as he gets his hands on the REC10 at the range. EXCLUSIVE: Breaking Down the Battle-Ready Barrett REC10 Carbine Barrett has a long history of creating unmatched, battle firearms and the REC10 Carbine takes the manufacturer’s AR platform to the next level. Source
  9. With quality entries from the likes of GLOCK, CZ-USA, Heckler & Koch, Springfield Armory and others, these were 10 of the best CCW pistols we saw hit shelves in 2017. Personal Defense World’s 10 Best CCW Pistols of 2017 With quality entries from the likes of Glock, CZ, HK, Springfield and others, these were 10 of the best CCW pistols to hit shelves in 2017. Source
  10. Of all the many-splendored idols modern American society worships, none are so greatly esteemed as the almighty dollar. Why all this talk of money? Because the Canik USA TP9SF Elite-S is arguably the finest mid-sized concealed-carry pistol in the country at any price. Specifically, it is typically $100 to $200 cheaper than its name-brand competition while offering a few features not available anywhere else. Gun Review: The Canik TP9SF Elite-S 9mm Pistol Purpose-designed for concealed carry, the Canik TP9SF Elite-S 9mm handgun offers custom-grade firepower for those on a budget. Source
  11. Miss Lauren Young is different. She isn’t what’s become known as a “gun bunny.” Far from it. She’s the real McCoy, and that’s why our sister publication Ballistic Magazine knew it had to bring her to your attention. Young Guns: 23 Questions with War Vet Lauren Young – Ballistic Magazine Far from being any kind of ‘gun bunny,’ driven war vet Lauren Young shoots straight on life, her time in the Army and Seekins Precision. Source
  12. Clint Eastwood’s latest movie The 15:17 to Paris has the real-life heroes who thwarted the August 2015 Thalys train attack playing themselves on screen. WATCH: Real-Life Heroes Play Themselves in ‘The 15:17 to Paris’ Trailer Clint Eastwood’s latest movie ‘The 15:17 to Paris’ has the real-life heroes who thwarted the August 2015 Thalys train attack playing themselves on screen. Source
  13. The Chairman is the first pistol in NIGHTHAWK CUSTOM FIREARMS’ new Boardroom line. We fired quite a few rounds through it at the Athlon Outdoors Rendezvous before it even had a name. See the results for yourself. Chairman Pistol: Range Time with Nighthawk’s New Long-Slide 1911 The soft-shooting Chairman pistol is the result of two years worth of work and incredible craftsmanship that has become synonymous with Nighthawk Custom. Source
  14. For those of you looking to get a little toasty around the Christmas tree today, the editors of our sister publication Ballistic Magazine have put together a solid drink menu for you to indulge in. Merry Christmas to all of our readers and fans! 8 Holiday Drinks From the Editors at Ballistic – Ballistic Magazine Between shopping, traveling and prepping for time with relatives, don’t forget to treat yourself to a few holiday drinks and stay toasty this Christmas. Source
  15. What happens when you decide to get your GLOCK 19 Gen4 customized by Wilson Combat? Spoiler alert: A lot of good things. The Results of Getting a Customized Wilson Combat Glock 19 Gen4 What happens when you opt to take a reliable pistol and have it transformed? That’s what we found out with a customized Wilson Combat Glock 19 Gen4. Source
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