SEMI-AUTO HANDGUNS

Taurus GX4 Micro 9mm

Not only does this Taurus run like a champ and shoot like a house on fire, it packs 10-11-13 rounds of 9mm in a package I can almost hide behind my right...
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gunsite GLOCK service pistol
Gunsite GLOCK Service Pistol

Gun scribes are frequently accused of exaggerating the unexceptional, overstating the obvious and generally putting lipstick on any pig that comes waddling...
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The Return Of The 10mm Auto

Smith & Wesson’s recent introduction of their Military & Police pistol in 10mm Auto is but the latest proof this caliber is undergoing a reasonably strong...
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IWI Masada Slim

The Masada Slim is a compact polymer-framed, striker-fired combat pistol designed specifically for the concealed carry mission.
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IWI Masada Tactical...

IWI is well known for its reliable firearms, including the Masada. Now, with all of the bells and whistles included, this is the IWI Masada Tactical.
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S&W Model 41-1

Most of us look upon .22 pistols as recreational plinkers, beer-can poppers or small game guns so it’s easy to overlook how much rich history they have in...
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CZ Scorpion 3+ Micro

I defy you to pick up the CZ Scorpion 3+ Micro and not slip into a daydream of protecting a powerful dignitary with your briefcase machine pistol, or...
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Langdon GLOCK

For a while, it was something of a secret among the cognoscenti that world champion Ernest Langdon, who shot and gunsmithed his way to fame with the DA...
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Springfield Garrison &...

It seems Springfield Armory (SA) has been taking refresher courses on cool, vintage, battle-proven pistols of late.
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Making the Selection

My primary job is that of firearms and deadly force instructor so I habitually carry a handgun for work as well as normal personal protection. I also...
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New Products Gun, Gear,...

Guns and the gear to carry and outfit them. Check out 2022's latest.
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What’s in your pocket?

What I carry in my own kit of everyday gear.
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The Delightful Savage 1907

No less a gunfighter than Bat Masterson said this about the Savage 1907: “A tenderfoot with a Savage Automatic and the nerve to stand his ground, could...
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Smith & Wesson 10mm M&P

The Smith & Wesson Military & Police series of polymer-framed semiautomatic pistols is approaching its 20th year.
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The Springfield Armory SA-35

When I was a young gun guy, I admired the Browning P-35 Hi-Power. It was generally considered the highest quality of “high capacity” 9mm pistols by the...
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Roy Huntington holding Savage Model 1907 pistol
The Savage Model 1907: Ten...

In this week's First Look, we're doing something a little bit different. Roy Huntington flashes back to the days of Bat Masterson and delivers some quick...
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Cylinder & Slide SA-35s

Sometime in 2017 Browning posted a message on their website causing the blood in the veins of shooters everywhere to chill a few degrees: “… the...
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Astra M400 & 600

Two of the most distinctively retro “hammerless” pistols in the vintage military market you’re likely to find are the Astra Model 400 and 600.
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CZ TS 2 (CZ-USA Tactical Sport 2)
CZ TS 2: Reinvented With...

It’s no secret that CZ-USA is the leading firearms manufacturer in the practical shooting disciplines. Their handguns are fast, precise and dynamic, and...
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WHICH PISTOL CALIBER FOR...

One of the staple questions of gun magazine readers and Internet gun enthusiasts is, “What’s the best caliber for self-defense?”
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SA-35 And The Mozambique Drill

The Mozambican War for Independence formally ended with the Lusaka Accord signed in 1974. This pitiless fight technically began back in 1498 when the first...
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Polish P-64 pistol
Polish P-64 SZKOLNY...

Today, let’s consider the Polish P-64 pistol. It was designed in the 1950s and finally adopted in 1965, but such is the nature of government-managed...
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The Mako Attacks

With strong input from pistol champion Phil Strader, the SIG P365 created a new genre of defensive handgun: small and light, polymer frame and striker...
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10mm Auto
10mm Auto: One...

I was intrigued with the 10mm Auto when it came out in the early mid-’80s and bought one as soon as I saw it at Riley’s Gun Shop in Hooksett, NH.
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Nighthawk GRP & 30 Super Carry

Formed almost 20 years ago by four people with a passion for quality and distinction, NHC has grown into a cadre of some 80-odd people dedicated to one...
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Daniel defense .300 blackout
Daniel Defense .300...

The Daniel Defense .300 Blackout AR pistol operates via a pistol-length, direct impingement gas system and weighs in at just over 5 lbs.
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man shooting a rifle-caliber handgun
Running The Rifle-Caliber...

Combining rifle-grade power with handgun-sized portability, these testosterone-laden pistols are either the best or worst of both worlds.
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Taurus GX4 T.O.R.O 9mm
Taurus GX4 T.O.R.O 9mm

Taurus introduces the next iteration of its GX4 micro-compact pistol with the Taurus GX4 T.O.R.O 9mm.
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The Staccato 2011 Line Of...

Made in America and providing sure-fire precision, editors Brent Wheat and Tom McHale take a close First Look at the Staccato family of handguns. It's a...
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New Products Gun, Gear,...

The newest guns, magazines and accessories!
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Springfield Armory RONIN EMP

The original EMP may have “looked” like a scaled-down 1911, but inside is a lot of hidden engineering.
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The Red Arrow Weapons Raw 300

The Red Arrow Weapons RAW 300 is what happens when seriously gun-savvy guys set out to build the optimized 300 BLK AR pistol.
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The Lightweight 9mm 1911

Along about 1950, Colt debuted the first American-made pistol in 9mm Luger. Colt figured the 1911 could be so chambered and lightened to boot. The result...
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The Taurus G3 T.O.R.O.

Imagine heading to the indoor range with your no-frills buddy. The gun is Taurus’ new G3 T.O.R.O., or Taurus Optic Ready Option. Wow! Who would have...
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The Optics Ready Mossberg...

GUNS Magazine Editor Brent Wheat spends time with Mossberg's Director of Media Relations getting schooled on how to shoot with a red dot sight on the...
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The German .30 Luger

When it comes to the absolute embodiment of cool, Germany’s .30 Luger has been at the top of the heap since its adoption.
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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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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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