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SHOT Show 2019: Field Editor Art Merrill’s Top 5 Picks

Field Editor Art Merrill shares five of his top highlights from SHOT Show 2019, held last week in Las Vegas, Nevada

WATCH: Federal Shorty Shotshells

Federal’s new Shorty shotshells pack a similar punch to their bigger brothers in a diminutive 1¾-inch shell that’s loaded with No. 8 shot, No. 4 buckshot or a rifled slug

WATCH: Bergara Premier Series Ridgeback Rifle

We had the chance to try out this exciting rifle at 2019 SHOT Show Industry Day and it didn't disappoint. Find out what we learned about the Bergara Premier Series Ridgeback

WATCH: Savage MSR-10 Precision Rifle

With a stainless steel heavy barrel and 5R button rifling, the Savage MSR-10 is designed for match-winning accuracy in Precision Rifle Series, National Rifle League, 3GN competitions and more

A Hiker’s Sidekick: Mom’s H&R Model 929

Field Editor Art Merrill shares the story of his late mother’s Harrington & Richardson Model 929 revolver, a throwback firearm with lots of sentimental value to him―a true “sidekick”

In Pursuit of the Better Mousetrap: Takedown X22 Backpacker

Takedowns date back to the muzzleloader era, and they have been experiencing a renaissance of sorts over the past few years. Field Editor Art Merrill puts the Takedown X22 Backpacker through its paces in this month’s Product Focus.

Speer’s Index Numbers: A 1950s Shot At Logical Wildcats

Whatever happened to Speer’s “Index Number” of the 1950s? Art Merrill looks back at the mystique of wildcat cartridges. Wildcatting was popular enough back in the day to warrant Speer to create index numbers matching bullets and case for max “efficiency”

Some Favorites From SHOT Show 2020

This field editor found much more than just new guns on the show floor in Vegas at SHOT Show. Although two guns were interesting enough for him to include them here, Art Merrill also discovered a few extra items worth sharing this year at the annual trade show.

What Is That Milsurp Loading?

Is your milsurp ammo safe? Ball on the left, tracer on the right for the .303 British headstamps above.

New Lapua Rimfire Test Center At Cardinal Shooting Center

Patterned after the renowned Lapua Service Center in Schönebeck, Germany, the new Cardinal Center facility will allow for testing of various types and lots of rimfire ammunition

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