"Black Guns" - that simple term conjures up images of full auto and semiautomatic carbines and rifles, semiautomatic pistols, and pump and semiautomatic shotguns that have applications in the military, law enforcement, tactical and self-defense venues. Who better to address this red-hot category of firearms than Guns & Ammo Magazine's resident firearms experts, all of whom have first-hand, hands-on experience with this smorgasbord of firearms? Here's your chance to come along with our veteran writers and editors and head to the range to wring out some of the "black guns," evaluating and grading them on both features and performance. Our field tests cover the gamut, from At The Range segments to Torture Tests to Crossfires (pro and con discussions on "Black Gun" topics), and Shooting Tips (for example, assemble/disassembly of an AR platform rifle), all of which can provide you with more insight and valuable information about each firearm, a rifle, shotgun or pistol that in some cases could be used to protect yourself or your family in a "life or death" situation. "Black Gun" coverage includes models from Smith & Wesson, FNH, DPMS, and Stag Arms, complemented by reviews on new ammunition, accessories, and optics (for example, Hornady, Federal, Ruger, Springfield Armory, Leupold and Nikon) that help turn these platforms into such versatile and efficient firearms. You won't want to miss a minute. Let our firearms experts, with hundreds of years of experience, offer you these up-close and personal reviews that are not available anywhere else.