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1911

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

Here are 6 must-see embellished pistols that are pushing the style envelope and challenging traditional aesthetics with logos, emblems and illustrations. Reviews

6 Must-See Embellished Pistols

J. Scott Rupp - May 22, 2020

Here are 6 must-see embellished pistols that are pushing the style envelope and challenging...

Reliable and small enough to conceal but big enough to shoot comfortably, capable of direct mounting a red dot and a full-size pistol light, the FN 509C MRD seems to be the ideal pistol for those people who want the option of a red-dot carry gun. Reviews

FN 509C MRD Review

James Tarr - May 12, 2020

Reliable and small enough to conceal but big enough to shoot comfortably, capable of direct...

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The Mossberg MC2c gives you a reliable, concealable, shootable, made-in-America pistol with steel sights, all-stainless-steel construction, good ergonomics and double-digit capacity. All for a price lower than most of its competitors. Reviews

Mossberg MC2c Review

James Tarr - May 06, 2020

The Mossberg MC2c gives you a reliable, concealable, shootable, made-in-America pistol with...

The SIG P320 XCompact is small enough to conceal with the right holster/belt/covering garment, yet still holds a lot of ammo and is big enough to shoot fast and accurately. In other words, it does everything just right. Reviews

SIG P320 XCompact Review

James Tarr - April 30, 2020

The SIG P320 XCompact is small enough to conceal with the right holster/belt/covering garment,...

Semi-Auto

The special edition 45th anniversary CZ 75 B is intended as a celebration of the manufacture and distribution of a pistol that has been embraced by civilian, military and law enforcement shooters around the globe. Semi-Auto

CZ 75 B 45th Anniversary Special Edition Pistol

Stan Trzoniec - May 14, 2020

The special edition 45th anniversary CZ 75 B is intended as a celebration of the manufacture...

You don't have to spend a lot of money on a defense pistol to effectively protect your home and family. Semi-Auto

11 Best Defensive Pistols Under $500

Brad Fitzpatrick - April 07, 2020

You don't have to spend a lot of money on a defense pistol to effectively protect your home...

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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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