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STI Edge 40 S&W

by Chris Blatherwick

When you ask any sport shooter what platform has performed consistently at the top end of the handgun divisions for the last 20 years, time and again the answer is “the 1911, of course”. STI International has taken the iconic 1911 platform and made it even better with the 2011 design. The STI Edge has been the tip of the sword, so to speak, in its competitive handgun range for the past 15 years, and it is abundantly clear why. We received the magnificent STI Edge chambered in the ever popular .40 S&W from Frontier Guns & Ammo for testing and review.

LYNX OPTICS LX3 1-6X24

STALWART SOUTH AFRICAN COMPANY BREAKING THE MOULD YET AGAIN by  Chris Blatherwick

AMAZING OPTIC from the Land of the Rising Sun  

by Chris Blatherwick

The Vixen Artes 5-30x56 is targeted squarely at the longrange precision shooting community, be it long-range hunters or sport shooters. We received the Artes from Camdix Firearms for long-term testing and review. This optic is of course being showcased on our 2017 Project Howa systematic rifle build, and we look forward to seeing how it performs throughout the year.

STI Trubor .38 Super

by Chris Blatherwick

If you ask any firearm enthusiast to name three handguns to complete their ‘dream’ collection, ‘race gun’ and ‘STI’ pop up time and again. We received the STI TruBor chambered in .38 Super from Frontier Guns & Ammo for review. STI International, a dominant force in the global sport-shooting community, is synonymous with high-quality ‘works of art’ ready to decimate the competition, straight out of the box

Vortex Viper VRD-6 

by Chris Blatherwick

A mundane handgun can be transformed into a DVC (Diligentia Vis Celeritas aka Accuracy, Power and Speed) fire-breathing handgun.

Strasser RS 05 Standard by Chris Blatherwick

Predictable, but revolutionary – custom Austrian rifle design for the South African hunter

ADC M5: Ready for the fight, are you?

by Chris Blatherwick

There is nothing ‘basic’ or ‘entry level’ about this optics-ready ‘giant killer’ sport-shooting rifle.

A new star on the horizon: VIXEN SERIES 8 1-6X24

by Chris Blatherwick

If you are a sport shooter or dangerous-game hunter and have never heard of Vixen Optic, then this article is especially for you! Vixen Optic has taken the sport-shooting world by storm with the release of its Series 8 1-6x24 illuminated ITR reticle. Camdix Firearms provided us with the Series 8 for testing and review

FN FNS-9 Reviving the "Old War Horse"

by Chris Blatherwick

If you have completed your National Service or served in any branch of the South African military or police, the name Fabrique Nationale (FN) definitely has some bitter and sweet memories of basic training days involving some sort of rifle PT.

Smith & Wesson Model 686 International

by Chris Blatherwick

Limited in production, but not in performance