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Handgun Operation: Semi-Automatic Safety Mechanisms

Semi-automatic pistol safety systems can assume a dizzying variety of forms.

Handgun Operation: Types Of Semi-Automatic Pistol Mechanisms

All about the three most popular semi-automatic actions for pistols—blowback-operated, recoil-operated and gas-operated.

Review: Mossberg 940 JM Pro

Built with competitive shooting and quad loading in mind, in the right hands the 940 JM Pro 12-gauge can empty a magazine quickly and smoothly.

Competitors’ Corner: May 2021

Highlights from the May 2021 issue of Shooting Sports USA, the NRA's competitive shooting journal.

A Short History Of Trapshooting

Trapshooting dates back to 18th century England, where competitors would shoot at live pigeons released from cages called "traps."

5 New Competition Shotguns For 2021

Here are five of the best new shotguns for 3-gun, sporting clays and more.

Review: SIG Sauer MPX

The MPX is advertised as ready for competition right out of the box, and our testing found that to be true. 2019 is looking to be the year of PCC reviews, and the gun industry seems to be eager to provide PCC hardware.

Sound Suppressors In Competition

Military forces use them for tactical advantage, and European sportsmen buy them as “good neighbor” hardware. But what effect would sound suppressors have on a paper target? We assembled a team to find out

Gunpowder Selection for Controlling Recoil

Knowing the details of your gunpowder will help determine recoil when loading your own ammunition

Winchester SX3 Composite Sporting Shotgun

This shotgun is a real race car!

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