June Issue of Shooting Illustrated Examines the Innovative Remington R51


The June issue of Shooting Illustrated, on newsstands now, features Remington’s new semi-automatic pistol built around a century-old design. The result is an all-new handgun crafted for concealed carry. While the delayed-blowback mode of operation dates to a Pedersen design from the end of World War I, the R51 is a thoroughly modern offering. See how it performs in Richard Mann’s hands as he puts it through numerous torture tests.

If home-defense considerations are what you’re after, we have a look at the FNH-USA P-12 pump-action shotgun. Based on the robust Winchester Super X Pump, the P-12 is a no-nonsense design that couples high functionality with useful upgrades, including some you might not expect in an entry-level home defensive arm—like a barrel threaded for choke tubes.

It’s not in the shotgun portion of 3-gun shooting where our Handbook will help—it’s the rifle stages. Five tactical riflescopes optimized for the sport are reviewed, along with a handy guide for determining the best scope for your 3-gun needs. Recent developments, things to look for and more are discussed in this in-depth guide to scopes. If you’ve been thinking about starting out on the 3-gun circuit, or are considering an upgrade to your optic, this is a must-read.

The gas tube of the AR-15 rifle is often misunderstood, so Rifle Editor Steve Adelmann explains the function, types and common failures and fixes of this integral component. The carbine, mid-length and rifle-length systems are compared and contrasted, a little bit of the science behind the system is explained and some fixes and tweaks that can help your rifle function to its fullest potential are shared. Help get the most out of your favorite sporting rifle by learning about this critical part.

Look for these articles and more in the June issue of Shooting Illustrated, The Definitive Source for the Modern Shooter, at a newsstand near you. You can also subscribe by calling (877) 223-3840.

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