The Top 10 Pistol Reviews (Nov 3, 2012)

By Woody published on in Chronicle, Firearms, General, Guest Posts, Handguns, Reviews

We’ve reviewed dozens of pistols over the years, and a handful have really piqued the community’s interest. Check out our top-10 most-read reviews of self-defense pistols.

Factual and Honest Review of the FN Herstal Five-seveN 5.7x28mm Pistol

 

FN Herstal Five-seveN 5.7x28mm

FN Herstal Five-seveN 5.7x28mm

 

 A Quick Run-Through of the Ruger LC9

Ruger LC9

Ruger LC9

 

How Glock Upgraded the Gen 4 Glock 19

Glock Gen 4 G19 69583

Glock Gen 4 G19 69583

 

Comparing Pocket .380 Pistols

(Walther PPK/S, Walther PPK, Bersa Thunder, Sig P238, Kahr P380, Kel-Tec P3AT, Ruger LCP, Smith & Wesson Bodyguard, Taurus 738 TCP)

Walther PPK-S 15562

Walther PPK-S 15562

 

 

Choosing a Tiny 9mm Pocket Pistol

(Kel-Tec PF-9, Kahr CM9, Beretta Nano, Ruger LC9, S&W M&P Shield, Walther PPS, Kimber Solo)

 

Kahr Arms CM9 2-KACM9093

Kahr Arms CM9 2-KACM9093

 

Is the Smith & Wesson M&P Shield a Game Changer?

 

S&W Shield

S&W Shield

 

Ruger SR40 Review: The good, the bad, and the ugly

 

Ruger SR40 6-0217413

Ruger SR40 6-0217413

 

SIG Pro SP2022: Sig’s Worst-Kept Secret

 

SIG Sauer Sig-SP2022

SIG Sauer Sig-SP2022

 

Comparing Entry-Level Semiautos

(Smith & Wesson Sigma 9ve 9mm, Ruger P95, Ruger SR9, Kel-Tec PF-9, Taurus PT-92, Taurus 709 Slim, CZ P-07, CZ 75 B)

 

Smith & Wesson Sigma 13283

Smith & Wesson Sigma 13283

 

Handling The Ruger SR1911

Ruger SR1911 76601-1

Ruger SR1911 76601-1

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Comments (9)

  • Leo Kovel

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    I can’t beleive that you left out the new Springfield Armory XDs shame shame shame ….Not that all the above are not worthy but I feel strongly that the new XDs is a step above for CC and much more.

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  • Jon Bladefoot

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    Im surprized,yet im not that you left out the H&K .45 USP.
    I can tell you about “My GUNS”but thats not the point,you Left out for many of us the perfect duty”save My ASS”side arm!
    Yea it’s expensive,but the article said best not best on a budget.The gun talks volumes by it’s self,All I can say is it should have had a mention,and now it has.

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  • Toby

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    I carry a Keltec 380, with a crimson trace Laser, and Glassar rounds. With open carry recently passed locally, I intend to add a 1911 single action in a shoulder holster under a jacket. But never discount these pocket pistols. In a competent hand they can hit an 8″ target at 100 yards about 40% of the time. I do not recommend this, I practice at closer distances for realistic use, but they are capable if more distance is needed. The best gun to carry, is the one you will have with you 100% of the time, and these little 380′s are VERY easy to carry! Whatever you decide on, Practice, practice, and practice!

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  • Bill from Boomhower, Texas

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    Guess it isn’t in the top ten, but I’m interested in the Colt New Agent. I carry an Agent now, but would like to religate it to an ankle gun, and buy a .45acp. Since there is no option beyond concealed, I’d like the 3″ bbl, and no sights, and a cut-down magazine and grip frame would be great. Maybe some day soon, I can afford one.

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  • jeff

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    Bersa thunder. 40 best pistol for any budget. Bersa is getting an enormous following 5 stars on every website. My nickle thunder shoots like butter.

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  • kenneth kaplan

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    It is nice carrying these small handguns. As for my self I find carrying my S&E .500 mag with a 3″ inch bbl and 440 grain round a good all around knock them down round. I also carry my Desert Eagle .50 5″ inch bbl. I use mix mags. I carry 300 & 350 grains rounds. They should slow down the bad guys.

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  • Mario

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    I carry a Walther PK380. A slight upgrade from traditional Walther .380. I love it. Everyone will have their own opinion, but up against the best, it comes out on top. I wish it carried more rounds, but a well placed bullet from almost any caliber gun will slow down the bad guy. I agree with the other comment; the best weapon to carry is one that can be carried 100% of the time and can be concealed.

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  • Todd

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    I carry a LCP 380. It fits in my front pocket easily. I have to wear dress pants. On the weekend I use my LC9 or my shield. The shield is no pocket gun. I am hoping in the cold weather I can wear my Colt 1911 under my jacket. Again LCP is MY favorite. Extra mag in my other pocket.

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  • j rid

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    i carry a glock 19 on my left hip, 2 mags in the left pocket. wallet, keys, phone, knife in right pocket. and a kel tech 380 on my ankle holster, 2 mags in my back pocket. i also have a short weener.

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