Posts Tagged ‘.40 S&W Guns and Ammunition’

Beretta Storm PX4 Take Down Controls

Throwback Thursday—Beretta’s PX4 Storm Pistol

Beretta is our oldest gun maker in continuous production of quality firearms. Having delivered rifles to Napoleon and handguns to our own military, Beretta has developed an excellent reputation for reliable and durable handguns. While excellence of manufacture is always a selling point, so is the price point.

Taurus The View revolver in silver with black grip

SHOT Show 2014 Special Edition Day 4: New Handguns

Cheaper Than Dirt! staffers covering the 2014 SHOT Show in Las Vegas have added their final set of articles about new handguns introduced at the show. In this edition are details about The View, a new compact DA concealed-carry small-framed revolver from Taurus named for its distinctive translucent polycarbonate right side plate, and 5-inch versions of the Walther PPQ M2 pistol. Also, Legacy Sports is introducing new Buntline rimfire revolvers.

Remington R51 Slide Open

SHOT Show 2014 Special Edition Day 3: New Handguns

Cheaper Than Dirt! staffers covering the 2014 SHOT Show in Las Vegas have added a third day of articles about new handguns introduced at the show. In this edition are details about Kahr Arms’ CT4543 and full-frame CT40 and CT45 and Magnum Research’s 3-inch ultra-compact 1911, the Undercover DE1911U. Also, Para USA has new 9mm 1911-patterned handguns, and Remington surprises the firearms industry again with the introduction of the new R51 compact 9mm semi-auto.

Picture shows a two-toned Kahr Arms CT 40 pistol.

SHOT 2014 — Kahr CT 40 and CT 45

Known for reliable, tough pocket pistols in a price range that reflects their quality, a Kahr goes bang every time. For self-defense, you can trust your life on a Kahr handgun. Now, with a saturated market of affordable and even cheap, small defensive handguns, Kahr Arms introduces two new full-sized pistols that it hopes will grab a portion of the market share.


Why I Love a GLOCK 22

Since 1990, droves of both law enforcement and civilians have carried the GLOCK 22 for duty and personal protection. It remains one of the most common pistols purchased and shares many similarities to its smaller 9mm brothers, the GLOCKs 17 and 19. What makes the GLOCK 22 such a long-term winner?

CZ BREN 805 A1 and A2

SHOT 2013: Some Czech Hardware

CZ, the popular firearms manufacturer from the Czech Republic, showed up with some impressive toys to the 2013 SHOT Show. A gleaming row of handguns lined the booth walls showing off their proven products. The P07 Duty, the 75 Shadow, along with some beautiful 75B stainless models look just as relevant today as any polymer striker fired duty pistol from Smith & Wesson or Glock.

The Model 4013 has a 3.5-inch barrel with a belled muzzle and a non-captive recoil assembly with two springs. Because the author has fat hands, he prefers the magazine with the extended floorplate (red arrow). Other shooters with small- and medium-size hands found the grip filled with the standard magazine long enough to accept three fingers (blue arrow). The stainless-steel Model 4013 features a spurless hammer, a traditional double-action trigger and an alloy frame.

You Be The Judge: Keep or Chuck the S&W 4013?

Owners of the long-discontinued S&W 4013 generally like this compact 40’s performance — so much so that they tend to hang on to them. If you Google-search for the 4013 now, you’ll get back a lot of hits from owners who’ve been carrying the gun for 15 or so years, and though they’ve been tempted to sell their 4013 for a newer model, they just couldn’t pull the trigger. It is remarkable to see so few complaints about a gun that’s been discontinued.