Ballistic - June / July 2023

Let’s kick the summer off with a party—a Stag Arms party! OK, bad joke, but still, set your sights on the June/July cover-exclusive that packs in the new big-bore hunting and defense/sport models from the now Wyoming-based Stag Arms.

Other party favors for this issue include a first-look review of Sightmark’s new day/night Wraith Mini Thermal scope, Jay Langston finding out how monstrously awesome Taurus’ new Raging Hunter 460 Magnum is, Fred Mastison having some FORE fun with Strike Industries’ Oppressor 5.56-driven Golf Ball Launcher, McKenzie Fitzpatrick sharing starter shooting sports tips and an exclusive look at CZ’s All-American blaster, J.T. Patten playing the ultimate high-steaks grilling game with some backyard dads, all while Sean Chaffin catches some deadly waves with fearless NY pro surfer Will Skudin, and Peter Suciu set’s set the record straight on where some memorable Sci-Fi blockbusters got their famous blasters.

So what are you waiting for? Pick up your copy today!


ALL THE RAGE: Taurus redefines the hand cannon market with its new 460 S&W Raging Hunter Magnum

GO STAG!: The new Pursuit and SPCTRM lines deliver new-age AR badassery no matter the mission

WELL DONE OVER-UNDER: Starter shooting sports tips plus a look at CZ’s All-American blaster

INTO THE FOLD?: Smith’s M&P line continues to turn heads with the Folding Pistol Carbine

SURVIVAL SHOP TALK: Q&A with Leo Espinoza and Joe Flowers

SMALLBORE SHOWDOWN: Air-powered Umarex Gauntlet 2 tries to outdo the Vudoo Three 60

DOUBLE PLAY: Why Springfield’s 4.25- and 5-inch 1911 DS Prodigy guns are true do-it-alls

SAFE & SECURE?: How about letting SecureIt’s CEO Tom Kubiniec be the judge of that
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COWPOKE VS. IPSC STUD: Let’s gas it up and burn it down at the “Roundtable”


BREW HA HA: Meanderings of a modern cavalier

HOT PICKS: Have some FORE FUN with Strike Industries’ Oppressor 5.56-driven Golf Ball Launcher

BOX OFFICE: Top Gun: Maverick goes under the microscope

GLASS REPORT: Exclusive first-look at Sightmark’s new Wraith Mini thermal riflescope

WILD RIDES: It’s no speed demon, but Robo Systems’ affordable 2x2 Ultra is a post-SHTF gem

WILD KITCHEN: Backyard dads play the ultimate high-steaks grilling game

AFTER HOURS: Four killer cocktails that help Cubans bear the brunt of Communism

HEALTH: HOIST lets you ditch silly sports drinks and H2O and stay sharp on the range or battlefield

THE UNKNOWNS: It’s in your face time with a pair of eccentric companies

POP GUN CULTURE: Let’s set the record straight on where the Sci-Fi flicks got their famous blasters


ON THE COVER - PRINT SHOOT REPEAT: An exclusive sit-down with the mysterious 3D gun printing YouTube sensation

INSIDER INFO: 27 tidbits of intel to bank for your next day out in public

THE GRAYMAN PROJECT PLAN: A low-key, stoically badass guide to everyday readiness

REVOLUTION REVIEW: Unbiased & unpaid product reviews on a pair from Hobo Tactical

CRASHING ROSWELL: From past nuke detonations to an alien invasion, it’s time to go out of this world

5 SKILLSETS TO MASTER: Upgrade your man card with these “learn or look like a chump” lessons

BALLS TO THE WALLS: Catch some deadly waves with fearless NY pro surfer Will Skudin

SMOKING DISRUPTOR: Dissident cigar brand owner Cynn Coburn lights and revolts it up for everyone

LAST CALL: Bossman sounds off, plus #SKILLSET Fam pics
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