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Modern 1911 Pistols – Wilson Combat EXPERIOR Series

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Smith & Wesson M&P9 Shield EZ – First Look

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Rock Island Armory Rock Ultra CCO Review

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The Wilson Combat EXPERIOR series pistols are a unique blend of classic 1911 design with modern reliability and ergonomic enhancements that optimize overall handling and shooting performance. 1911

Modern 1911 Pistols – Wilson Combat EXPERIOR Series

Handguns Digital Staff - December 11, 2019

The Wilson Combat EXPERIOR series pistols are a unique blend of classic 1911 design with...

The G. Madore pistol has a sense of history and emotional attachment combined with excellent performance. 1911

G. Madore 1911

Bob Campbell - October 02, 2019

The G. Madore pistol has a sense of history and emotional attachment combined with excellent...

With the Taurus Commander 1911 you get .45 ACP power in a slightly smaller package, making it a decent option for concealed carry or home defense—and certainly just a fun gun to shoot. 1911

Taurus Commander 1911

J. Scott Rupp - September 10, 2019

With the Taurus Commander 1911 you get .45 ACP power in a slightly smaller package, making it...

For the deep-pocketed aficionado of fine handguns, the Nighthawk VIP Black might be your cup of tea. 1911

Beauty Shot: Nighthawk VIP Black

Stan Trzoniec - August 08, 2019

For the deep-pocketed aficionado of fine handguns, the Nighthawk VIP Black might be your cup...

Compact

The new Springfield Hellcat 9mm subcompact pistol is poised to claw its way to the top of the concealed-carry market; this detailed review will explain why. Video included! Compact

Springfield Hellcat 9mm Review – Helluva Carry Gun

D. Faubion - September 25, 2019

The new Springfield Hellcat 9mm subcompact pistol is poised to claw its way to the top of the...

The Ruger Security 9 Compact 9mm (model # 3818) is a shootable, dependable gun with a low price tag. Compact

Ruger Security 9 Compact Review

J. Scott Rupp

The Ruger Security 9 Compact 9mm (model # 3818) is a shootable, dependable gun with a low...

Pinfires and some other handguns come in small sizes, typically measuring about an inch in length and weighing less than an ounce. One that is hard to beat is the 2mm pinfire. Some fire a projectile at a listed 1,000 fps, producing a single foot-pound of energy. Compact

Tiny Pinfire Pistols - Old School

Bob Shell - February 27, 2019

Pinfires and some other handguns come in small sizes, typically measuring about an inch in...

One of the newest in the Micro 9 series, the Kimber Micro 9 Nightfall is a serious pistol designed for personal defense. Compact

Kimber Micro 9 Nightfall Review

Jeff Chudwin - January 29, 2019

One of the newest in the Micro 9 series, the Kimber Micro 9 Nightfall is a serious pistol...

Other

With the liberalization of concealed carry laws in many states, the demand for small, lightweight, Other

ATI FX45 Fatboy LW Review

Paul Scarlata - September 18, 2013

With the liberalization of concealed carry laws in many states, the demand for small,...

In 2007, Ruger introduced the SR9. In addition to being Ruger's first striker-fired handgun, Other

Ruger's SR Grows Up: Ruger SR45 Review

James Tarr - May 14, 2013

In 2007, Ruger introduced the SR9. In addition to being Ruger's first striker-fired handgun,

I figure in my tenure as a gunsmith I worked on about 500 1911s, and as a writer I've certainly Other

Smith & Wesson Performance Center 1911 Review

Patrick Sweeney - February 14, 2013

I figure in my tenure as a gunsmith I worked on about 500 1911s, and as a writer I've...


Like many of my contemporaries, when polymer frame pistols first hit the market, I looked upon Other

Snubbie Showdown: Comparing Polymer Revolvers

Paul Scarlata - December 17, 2012

Like many of my contemporaries, when polymer frame pistols first hit the market, I looked...

Revolvers

The Ruger Wrangler is a good shooter, it's reasonably priced, and you can be sure it's going to deliver a lifetime of soda can-ventilating fun. Revolvers

Ruger Wrangler Review

J. Scott Rupp - October 22, 2019

The Ruger Wrangler is a good shooter, it's reasonably priced, and you can be sure it's going...

This big double-action revolver/cartridge combination is a great blend of power and shootability. Revolvers

Ruger Super Redhawk .480

J. Scott Rupp - October 08, 2019

This big double-action revolver/cartridge combination is a great blend of power and...

In the early 1950s, gun writer Elmer Keith went to Smith & Wesson, urging it to build a gun strong enough to handle the heavy .44 Special loads he had developed for the S&W .44 Hand Ejector. His persistence paid off as Remington and Smith & Wesson got together to design the .44 Magnum. Revolvers

Smith & Wesson Model 29 - History and Beauty Shot

Stan Trzoniec - September 27, 2019

In the early 1950s, gun writer Elmer Keith went to Smith & Wesson, urging it to build a gun...

The new North American Arms True Black Widow is a lethal mini revolver. Revolvers

North American Arms True Black Widow

James Tarr - September 04, 2019

The new North American Arms True Black Widow is a lethal mini revolver.

Rimfire

The Hopkins & Allen .22 is a well-made rimfire with a straight-through cylinder. Rimfire

Old School: Hopkins & Allen .22

Bob Shell - April 10, 2019

The Hopkins & Allen .22 is a well-made rimfire with a straight-through cylinder.

The Colt Police Positive Target .22 is one of the most well-balanced rimfire revolvers you'll ever shoot. Rimfire

Colt Police Positive - Still on Target

Bob Campbell - February 14, 2018

The Colt Police Positive Target .22 is one of the most well-balanced rimfire revolvers you'll...

Unlike its beloved predecessors, Ruger's new Mark IV .22 pistol is a breeze to disassemble. Rimfire

Ruger Mark IV .22

James Tarr - July 18, 2017

Unlike its beloved predecessors, Ruger's new Mark IV .22 pistol is a breeze to disassemble.

Smith & Wesson Corp. announced the introduction of the company's next generation target pistol with the unveiling of the SW22 Victory. Rimfire

First Look: Smith & Wesson SW22 Victory

Evan Brune - January 08, 2016

Smith & Wesson Corp. announced the introduction of the company's next generation target pistol...

Reviews

An Officer's-size frame and Commander-length slide combine to create a fine carry 1911. Reviews

Rock Island Armory Rock Ultra CCO Review

Eve Flanigan - November 26, 2019

An Officer's-size frame and Commander-length slide combine to create a fine carry 1911.

Retailing for just over $600, the Davidson's exclusive 1911-A1 Rock Standard FS has all the features you want for sport shooting or defensive carry. Reviews

Davidson's Rock Island 1911 Review

Jeff Chudwin - November 20, 2019

Retailing for just over $600, the Davidson's exclusive 1911-A1 Rock Standard FS has all the...

The Ed Brown KC9 1911 is an ideal carry gun that is compact, lightweight and reliable - all for a great price. Reviews

Ed Brown KC9 1911 Review

Keith Wood - November 13, 2019

The Ed Brown KC9 1911 is an ideal carry gun that is compact, lightweight and reliable - all...

The Taurus TX22 is an affordable, well-balanced and soft-recoiling  .22 that's designed and made in the USA. Reviews

Taurus TX22 Review

James Tarr - November 06, 2019

The Taurus TX22 is an affordable, well-balanced and soft-recoiling .22 that's designed and...

Semi-Auto

Smith & Wesson has boosted the power of its excellent M&P Shield EZ with a hot new version in 9mm. Semi-Auto

Smith & Wesson M&P9 Shield EZ – First Look

J. Scott Rupp - December 11, 2019

Smith & Wesson has boosted the power of its excellent M&P Shield EZ with a hot new version in...

Stoeger is entering uncharted territory for the brand with the STR 9, but it's obvious this gun was well thought out and engineered. It manages to maintain a reasonable price and yet still performs and functions the way most shooters demand. Semi-Auto

Stoeger STR 9 Review

Brad Fitzpatrick - October 16, 2019

Stoeger is entering uncharted territory for the brand with the STR 9, but it's obvious this...

The iconic Walther PPK/S is back, and now it is made in the USA. Semi-Auto

Walther PPK/S Review

James Tarr - October 10, 2019

The iconic Walther PPK/S is back, and now it is made in the USA.

CMMG has announced the Banshee 10mm Mk10 with a Radial Delayed Blowback operating system and Last-Round Bolt Hold Open; the bar has been raised when it comes to innovating the AR to handle powerful cartridges like the 10mm. Semi-Auto

CMMG Banshee 10mm Mk10 First Look

Handguns Digital Staff - September 13, 2019

CMMG has announced the Banshee 10mm Mk10 with a Radial Delayed Blowback operating system and...

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