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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.
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.
The secret to PowerStrike is its High Energy Transfer (H.E.T.) technology. PowerStrike is a Lead-Free powder metal High Energy Transfer (H.E.T.) round designed to create controlled penetrating fragmentation in soft targets. It is excellent for hunting small, large and dangerous game as it can penetrate thick bone and hide. For tactical applications, it can penetrate light barriers to reach the target while still fragmenting inside the target. Read the full review.
Recently, Rock Island Armory (Armscor) introduced the 1911A1 .380 ACP known simply as the Baby Rock. Rock fans and shooters everywhere are going to love this handgun. Most small 1911s are more 1911-like than true 1911. The Baby Rock features a plunger tube, slide lock safety, beavertail grip safety, low bore axis and straight to the rear trigger compression. This is a true small 1911.
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. The reintroduction lives up to the reputation, but the historical story is what makes it so special. Read the full story to find out why.
Ruger’s ARX load uses a uniquely fluted bullet of copper and polymer composite. The bullet is a lightweight for the caliber in every offering, which means high velocity. This translates to high energy for the caliber. But handgun ammunition is not about speed, it is about performance. Read the full story to see how Ruger’s new ARX ammunition performed at the range.
Among the guns I own and feature prominently are Hi Point firearms. Sturdy, heavy, even clunky—all of these have been used in the past to describe Hi Point, but let’s break down why I own Hi Points and you should too.
The NICS reports nearly 900,000 people filled out a background check form to purchase a handgun in June 2015. As more people than ever are choosing to protect themselves, the more questions we receive on what gun is best for concealed carry. Many factors go in to choosing the right gun. This article compares the smallest of the smallest semiautomatic handguns.