The Marines’ new M45 CQBP (Close-Quarters Battle Pistol) is based on Colt’s rail gun and is a “highly enhanced version of an already excellent combat weapon.” We take it on a test drive.
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The revolver by design — and Charter Arms’ Pit Bull in particular — is a sidearm that requires minimal training to be used effectively in defensive circumstances. Here’s more about the wheelgun.
The Stag Arms Model 1 has a proven design and a basic accessories package, including stock, pistol grip, handguard, and sights. It’s nothing fancy — just a serious combat rifle if pressed into that role.
Even though smaller handguns may look easier to handle, the shorter barrels and lighter weights of pocket pistols actually make perceived recoil worse. Though full-sized semi-automatic handguns are more difficult to conceal for women, they make excellent home defense guns. Due to the full-sized, all-metal frame of the CZ 75, I can shoot incredibly accurately with it. In this article, I explore the merits of a full-sized 9mm pistol for home defense.
Despite the introduction of many compact .380 ACP pistols the .32 ACP is still kicking. Our resident big bore fan has even worked up handloads for the tiny cartridge! There is some appeal in the efficient little .32. Check out this post to get all the details on which one is best and how it performs at the range.
The Citadel 9mm 1911 is an excellent choice for personal defense and serious conflicts. It handles well, has low recoil, only weighs 32 ounces and the Novak sights are excellent. Read this post for details and how it performed at the range.
Bob Campbell reports on the differences in .45 ACP ammunition when fired through different barrel lengths. Bob compares results from a GLOCK M41, Rock Island Compact, Colt Commander, and a Colt 1991A1 using Cor Bon DPX and Speer Gold Dot ammunition. Read this report for the results!
The Rock Island Tactical II is a high performance, high quality handgun with an ideal balance of control and compactness. With great features, ranging from a comfortable VZ beavertail grip to a standard non-textended slide lock, this new ,45 is well priced and easy to handle. Read the post for the latest scoop on all the features and range results.
The SIG P290 is a great pistol for personal defense: it is light, compact, functional, smooth in operation and accurate enough for the task at hand. Discover how it performed at the range and get all the details about the features and functions by reading this post.
The SIG SAUER P229 is powerful, reliable, accurate and useful in 3 calibers. It follows in the high quality tradition of the SIG line, with double-action, high combat-worthy sights and an unusual versatility that makes it the best SIG SAUER pistol yet. Read this post for complete details and a range report.