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Recoil Comparison: Pistol Competition Cartridges

by Brad Miller, Ph.D.

What is the difference in recoil between various pistol cartridges commonly used in shooting competitions? Clearly, some loads recoil more than… more »

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Ed Brown Special Forces Bronze Review

by Patrick Sweeney

Never have we had such an embarrassment of riches as today. Even the average custom gunsmith or 1911 builder of… more »

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Slipping Into Darkness: Pistol Lasers

by J. Scott Rupp

Last year I gave top-flight competitive shooter Dianna Liedorff an assignment to cover the Crimson Trace Midnight 3 Gun Invitational…. more »

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7 Great New Carry Guns for 2015

by Handguns Online Staff

Each year we see firearm manufacturers doing more with less. Nowhere is this more apparent than in the market for concealed… more »

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S&W M&P Shield Gets Crimson Trace Laser Upgrade

by Handguns Online Staff

Smith & Wesson is upgrading its M&P Shield for 2015, supplying a new version with a factory-installed green Laserguard sight from Crimson… more »

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Kimber Introduces Stainless Micro Raptor

by Handguns Online Staff

Kimber introduced a huge new lineup of handguns during the 2015 SHOT Show, and one of the most striking is the… more »

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Springfield's New Marine Corps 1911

by Handguns Online Staff

Springfield Armory has introduced a new tactical model of its 1911 Operator pistol during the 2015 SHOT Show. The new Marine Corps… more »

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SIG Sauer P320 Goes Subcompact

by Handguns Online Staff

SIG Sauer is expanding on its P320 line of pistols with the introduction of a .45-caliber version, a subcompact model… more »

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SIG Sauer Expands Elite Performance Handgun Ammo Lineup

by Handguns Online Staff

SIG Sauer is expanding its Elite Performance handgun ammo line for 2015, adding new offerings in 9mm, .40 S&W, .45… more »

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Handguns’ Favorite Stories of 2014

by Handguns Online Staff

With the new year underway, our staff here at Handguns is looking ahead to what 2015 has in store for the… more »

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SilencerCo Osprey Suppressor Review

by Keith Wood

While centerfire handgun rounds are only rendered whisper-quiet by silencers in Hollywood movies, some sound suppressors are far more effective… more »

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LaserLyte TGL Laser for Glock 42 & Hi Point Pistols

by Handguns Online Staff

Laser sight options for concealed carry pistols are becoming more popular and available, especially for pistols that are not equipped with… more »

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Viridian's New R5 Green Laser for Glock 26/27

by Handguns Online Staff

Viridian has added to its Reactor 5 series (R5) of laser sights and is now offering a model designed to… more »

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STI Nitro 10mm 1911 Review

by Paul Scarlata

As with most things mechanical, despite the 1911’s sterling reputation, down through the years there have been those who have… more »

Head shots are most effective when placed between the bottom of the nose and the top of the eyes.  Higher shots will hit the cranial vault. Lower shots will not hit a vital organ.

7 Most Common Defensive Shooting Myths

by David Kenik

The genesis of this article resulted from numerous online blogs and forums relating to defensive shooting. While the internet is a… more »

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5 Underrated Handgun Cartridges

by Brad Fitzpatrick

American shooters love their handguns, but we definitely play favorites. While each new year brings with it a new centerfire… more »

Video simulators are becoming an excellent method for training under stress and learning from those scenarios.

Stop Thinking to Shoot Faster

by David Kenik

There are a couple of often-used axioms when it comes to speeding up our draw stroke and shooting: “Slow is… more »

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Best Self-Defense Revolvers Available Today

by Joseph von Benedikt

Although semiautos are the flavor of the day for personal protection, revolvers still have some very real advantages. 1. Since revolvers… more »

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Lethal vs. Less-Lethal: Should You Carry Both?

by Richard Nance

“I suppose it is tempting, if the only tool you have is a hammer, to treat everything as if it… more »

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The Best Holiday Handgun Gifts for 2014

by Handguns Online Staff

The holidays are back again, and odds are you have to buy gifts for friends and family who share your… more »