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Brownells Retro 1911 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...

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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...

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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,

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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 certainly


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 upon

Revolvers

The Heritage Rough Rider revolver is the perfect vehicle for teaching, small game hunting and, of course, plinking. Revolvers

Heritage Rough Rider American Flag Revolver – Beauty Shot

Stan Trzoniec - March 24, 2020

The Heritage Rough Rider revolver is the perfect vehicle for teaching, small game hunting and,...

The story of the 1917 revolver and .45 Auto Rim. Revolvers

History of the 1917 Revolver and .45 Auto Rim

Bob Campbell - March 04, 2020

The story of the 1917 revolver and .45 Auto Rim.

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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...

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...

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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

Brownells has teamed up with Ed Brown to build a 1911 that looks like the IPSC guns of old but which performs much better than many did back then. Reviews

Brownells Retro 1911 Review

Patrick Sweeney - February 26, 2020

Brownells has teamed up with Ed Brown to build a 1911 that looks like the IPSC guns of old but...

The North American Arms Ranger Break Top II offers all the build quality you'd expect from these guns at an affordable price—suggested retail of $519, including a metal lock box and lock—and the top-break design makes this gun that much more fun to shoot. Reviews

North American Arms Ranger Break Top II Review

Brad Fitzpatrick - February 21, 2020

The North American Arms Ranger Break Top II offers all the build quality you'd expect from...

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Both the Ruger SR1911 Competition and Remington R1 Tomasie Custom are big, heavy guns, purpose-built for competition. Depending on which sport and which division you intend to pursue, one of these guns will meet your needs without having to fork over the cash a true custom gun will cost you. Reviews

Competition 1911 Pistols Tested and Compared

James Tarr - February 19, 2020

Both the Ruger SR1911 Competition and Remington R1 Tomasie Custom are big, heavy guns,...

The new Beretta APX Carry is the trimmed-down, single-stack version of the brand's full-size APX striker-fired pistol line. But unlike the larger APX, the Carry model is small enough for inconspicuous carry, even under light clothing. Reviews

Beretta APX Carry 9mm Pistol Review

Brad Fitzpatrick - February 14, 2020

The new Beretta APX Carry is the trimmed-down, single-stack version of the brand's full-size...

Semi-Auto

The Springfield XD-M Elite 9mm pistol series upgrades the XD platform with four models and a number of significant new features. Semi-Auto

Springfield XD-M Elite Series – Four New 9mm Pistols for 2020

J. Scott Rupp - January 15, 2020

The Springfield XD-M Elite 9mm pistol series upgrades the XD platform with four models and a...

The latest in Ruger's LCP lineup is a small, easy to operate semiautomatic .22. Semi-Auto

First Look: Ruger Lite Rack LCP II

J. Scott Rupp - December 30, 2019

The latest in Ruger's LCP lineup is a small, easy to operate semiautomatic .22.

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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...

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