Over the years, I have seen many people struggle with the handgun. Some older folks, and others with limited hand strength, have a difficult time with the revolver. While revolvers are simple enough to handle, the long double-action trigger press challenges some shooters. The Smith and Wesson M&P .380 pistol is the answer they have been looking for.
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Some years ago, when the Kahr 9mm pistol was introduced, I obtained and tested an example as soon as possible. In doing so, I found a reliable handgun with excellent features. A smooth Double Action Only trigger, excellent machine work, and a truly compact frame made for a trend-setting pistol. The design was both fresh and intelligent.
When looking for a new home defense ammunition, well, could anything be more critical? I mean, your life is on the line,
After many years of shooting, training, and carrying the most effective handgun possible, I realized that many of my choices were not practical for the average shooter. There are many demands on their time and mastering a Commander .45, .357 Magnum revolver, or compact .40 is difficult. Compromises are inherent in the game. The happy medium between a service-size pistol and hideout derringer is often a quality self loader. The .380 ACP is a popular choice.
A handgun that saw much action from its introduction to the end of the Vietnam War was the Colt 1903 Safety Hammerless. Just the right size for comfortable carry, reliable, and more accurate than most any handgun in its class, the Colt was a remarkable handgun on all accounts.
Ruger is branching out into products other than firearms. First knives and now ammunition. The branded ammunition is produced for Ruger by Polycase. The load feature an advanced nonexpanding bullet offering an advantage in wound ballistics compared to full metal jacketed ammunition.
I guess it does not bother me to admit I love Hi Points because I am a fan of any gun I can buy cheap.
It wasn’t too long ago that the subcompact semiauto .380 ACP hit like a fever. These lightweight, small-enough-to-fit-in-your pocket pistols
Okay, okay…so the official announcement will happen later this week at the 2015 NRA Annual Meetings and Exhibits,
Could this be the Holy Grail? A concealed carry handgun that is “print-free” as well as comfortable in any position on the body?
Walther began making compact pocket pistols in 1908, and over the decades, the company has built a reputation for
The most controversial phrase I have ever put in print is this: I’m not a fan of Glocks. I never have been.
As far as affordable ammunition goes, people tend to go for Winchester USA (White Box) or Remington’s value line, UMC. However, when I search for ammo by price, lowest to highest on Cheaper Than Dirt! website, Winchester White Box and UMC rarely pop up as the cheapest.
Before shooting an unfamiliar gun model, I read reviews to get a general idea of what problems I may encounter while shooting it. Generally, this means I get a preconceived notion of what the gun is going to be like. Sometimes the reviews are spot on and other times I find reviews to be really off the mark. Often, guns surprise me.
We’ve reviewed dozens of pistols over the years, and a handful have really piqued the community’s interest. Check out
Trigger weight is a strange thing. Most people agree that a heavy trigger pull is not good. Light and smooth seems to be the positive consensus. There is a fine line however, between light, and too light.
Concealed carry pistols are coming out in increasingly larger calibers. The trend in the past has been to chamber a concealed carry pistol in .380, or some other smaller pistol caliber. Firearms manufacturers are finding out that many customers were willing to give up a smaller sized carry pistol, for a larger caliber. Many shooters consider the 9mm to be the minimum size round for an effective concealed carry handgun, and gun makers are following that trend. Whether or not 9mm is the minimum effective caliber is irrelevant. Since manufacturers are in this game to make money, therefore, they will make what people want to buy, and lately, people want the 9mm Luger.