SEMI-AUTO HANDGUNS

80 Percent Arms GST-9

In most states, it’s perfectly legal to build your own firearm for personal use, provided you’re legally eligible to own a gun and don’t plan to sell it.
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Taurus TX 200 Competition

At risk of offending the kind folks from Taurus, I don’t see the TaurusTX 22 as a competition-specific pistol at all.
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Smith & Wesson's Shield Plus

The Shield Plus is distinct from the M&P series’ signature hinged trigger, being more GLOCK-ish with a tabbed trigger. No one who handled it on this end...
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Shooting Springfield...

Special Assignments Editor Roy Huntington gives a complete review of Springfield Armory's new all steel Garrison 5" 1911 in .45 ACP!
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Emissary Springfield Armory

I never tire of enjoying being exposed to Springfield Armory’s offerings.
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One Particular M&P

The “Military & Police” has been a Smith & Wesson trademark since 1899 and over the decades I’ve accumulated several, going back to the first...
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Hi-Power Love and the...

The Browning Hi-Power has long been a favorite among shooters, especially among Special Operations teams.  Now, Springfield has released their take on this...
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Complete Review of the...

American Handgunner Editor Tom McHale spends the day at Gunsite Shooting Academy reviewing Mossberg's newly released MC2sc compact handgun.
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2021 GUNS Gift Guide

It’s always tough to sift through the countless new products to compile the annual GUNS Christmas Gift Guide.
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IWI's Legendary Masada...

The history and development of the Masada pistol with its extraordinary feature set and state of the art composition.
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The IWI Masada 9mm Pistol...

Like the fortress that inspired it, the Masada 9mm pistol is a fistful of defiance.
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Springfield Armory Ronin 10mm

This 10mm is the latest in Springfield’s successful series of well-made $849 1911 pistols. The fixed sights encompass a ledge-shaped rear to allow...
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Pistol Versus...

The PCC (Pistol Caliber Carbine) is all the rage today. Its relatively mild sound signature is less damaging to the ears than pistol, rifle, or shotgun if...
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SK Customs Introduces "The...

In honor of the 200th anniversary of Mexico’s independence SK Customs is producing “The Emperor” in a limited run of 200. “The Emperor”...
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Guns of the ‘Original’...

With those 10 simple words in 1977, an obscure 33-year-old filmmaker named George Lucas legitimately changed the world.
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You gotta love Commanders!

After prevailing in two world wars, the Government Model 1911 was due for an upgrade of sorts.
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Alliant’s Red Dot and...

For most of my 62 years of Handloading/Reloading, I have leaned to the heavy side of loads.
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Finding the Sweet Spot for CCW

It’s a balance of comfort, discreet concealability, adequate power and “shootability” at speed. A balance of current needs and abilities. Let’s look...
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Shadow Systems

There’s never been a better time in American history to be a gun nerd. It would have been undeniably cool to stroll out of a hardware store in 1933 with a...
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CZ P-10 F Competition...

CZ’s newest striker fired pistol, the P-10 F Competition Ready. has evolved from its tactical line, featuring a barrel and slide a half-inch longer than...
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.375 JDJ — A touch of...

Call me crazy or perhaps just deranged (people have done both), but some years ago I got talked into doing a gun test and evaluation on a Thompson/Center...
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The Smith and Wesson 2206

Sound suppressors make you a better neighbor, help preserve your hearing, enhance accuracy and look cool.
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Rock Island Armory STK100 9mm

Martin Tuason, Armscor/Rock Island’s president, is a shooter and die-hard gun-guy. He’s not one of those company presidents who used to work for an...
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First Look Springfield Armory

Springfield Armory's Mil-Spec 1911 in .45 ACP is accurate, reliable and affordable. An entry-level defensive handgun, it combines GI proven features with...
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Old Favorites

Thomas Wolfe titled his famous 1940 novel, You Can’t Go Home Again. I tell my students, when common sense is involved, there are times you can be wearing...
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New Products October 2021...

Davidson’s now offers two variants of the 1873 Western Revolver. The new Davidson’s Pietta Exclusives are convertible models — each has two cylinders.
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Packing A Lightweight...

If the eyes are the windows of our very soul, the gun we carry is an extension of our defensive cognition.
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On the Level About the Bevel

One debate you find in the electronic gun forums is the importance of reloading speed. I’ve spent years hearing “If you can’t do it with six, you...
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The Springfield Armory...

The Springfield Armory Hellcat showed the world what we could expect from the next generation of concealed carry guns.
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The Walther Polizeipistole

1929 was a pivotal year in modern human history. The 1929 stock market crash triggered the Great Depression, fundamentally altering the fabric of life on earth.
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Beretta APX

Beretta came relatively late to the polymer striker-fired “service pistol” market, but their Apex in this format has drawn raves from most reviewers.
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Rock Island Armory's New...

Ramping up the game with an aluminum frame! Special Assignment Editor Roy Huntington reviews Rock Island Armory's new 9mm handgun that features a...
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Handloading the .45 ACP:...

The U.S. Military used the 1911 through two world wars and then in 1947 the Army began looking at the possibility of adopting a smaller, lighter .45 ACP pistol.
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