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Sarsilmaz SAR 9 pistol with slide locked back and loaded spare magazine in a gray t-shirt

Firearms

Review: Sarsilmaz SAR 9 Pistol

I was fortunate to get my hands on one of the first 50 SAR 9 pistols imported from Turkey by SAR USA—the American division of Turkish gun and aerospace manufacturer Sarsilmaz. The Turks know a thing or two about making firearms—especially ones that are dependable and affordable. In my opinion, what Turkish producers do best is replicate the most useful features of existing models; most often cranking out products that mix traits of familiar American or western European brands to create a unique firearm that costs a bit less than their predecessors. The SAR 9 is an example of this approach to gun design.

Glock G17 Gen 5 pistol with American Eagle ammunition box

General

Range Report: Glock Gen 5

Glock’s introduction of the Generation 5 pistol has been much anticipated. The new pistol offers significant changes—more so than any previous generation. The first change to the Glock was the addition of a light rail. Next, came the finger groove frame and the rough texture frame later. Read the full review for other changes as well as range performance.

Woman shooting the CZ 9mm wearing yellow ear muffs

Firearms

Range Report: The CZ 75 P-01 — CZ’s Best Pistol?

There are pistols that are so overlooked it boggles the mind. The Czech CZ pistols (Ceska Zbrojovka Uhersky Brod) have appeal to professionals the world over, and the CZ 75 is among the most imitated pistols in the world. At present, few clones have equaled the reliability and build quality of the original. Within the CZ 75 line, is the P01 a new contender for the crown?

GLock pistol atop a box of 9mm ammunition

Firearms

Range Report: Glock 17 Vickers Tactical

Larry Vickers is a respected trainer, soldier, and gunsmith. His name on a handgun means a great deal to many of us. The Glock 17 was the original Glock pistol, and the one on which Glock’s reputation was built. It is fair to say that there is no more proven reliable handgun on the planet. How do you make the best even better? By combining the two of course. Read the full review of the Glock 17 Vickers Tactical to discover the details for yourself.

Canik TP9SF Elite S pistol left

Firearms

Range Report: Canik TP9SF Elite-S 9mm

A few years ago, the CANIK TP9 pistol was introduced in America. A product of the Turkish arms industry, the pistol was a credible but not exact clone of a Walther design. The pistol has proven reliable and accurate enough. The price point is attractive and the pistol is well established. The TP9SF Elite-S is an improvement over the original in many ways and is designed as the top of the line pistol among the CANIK polymer frame pistols.

Walther Creed 9mm pistol left with spare magazine on bed of rocks

Firearms

Review: Walther Creed 9mm Pistol

The new face of Walther is far more than just a legacy of James Bond’s Walther PPK but a company offering real innovation. The company has leapt into cutting edge designs, which some gun buyers get right away like the fabulous little PPS M1 and M2. Other designs are a bit tougher to understand for the seasoned shooter… that is until they handle them.

Walther PPS M2 pistol with boxes of Hornady Critical Defense and Civil Defense ammunition

Firearms

Review: Walther PPS M2 9mm Pistol

The PPS was a gun ahead of its time delivering a feature rich, accurate, and configurable, ready-to-carry single stack that could behave like a compact, mid- and full- sized gun. Based on two years of carrying and shooting the PPS, it is my perception that it is one of the best subcompact concealed carry single-stack guns on the market despite the introduction of many other competitor firearms.

Wilson Combat EDC 9 Comp 1911 pistol

Firearms

Wilson Combat Releases Four Aces for 2017

Wilson Combat has started 2017 with a bang! by releasing four new handguns for 2017. With the introduction of EDC 9 Professional, EDC 9 Compact, CQB Commander Compact, and Ultralight Carry Commander Compact, all you have to do is figure out which model want—first…