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Fishing

Range Report: Beretta APX 9mm Compact

The Beretta APX is Beretta’s entry into the polymer-frame striker-fired field, and they added a modular design for good measure. The APX is going against stiff competition. While Beretta has brand loyalty, the piece must stand on its own merit.

SIG 365 cartridge with an upset bullet

Ammunition

Review: SIG Sauer’s New “SIG 365 Ammunition”

Personal defense ammunition doesn’t always have a valid understudy for training. A high velocity loading may strike to a different point of impact in relation to the point of aim compared to a standard velocity, training load. SIG Sauer has developed a line of ammunition that is well suited to personal defense and training. The line is called 365 after its successful compact 9mm handgun.

S&W 22a

Reviews

Throwback Thursday: .22 LR Competition Pistols: What to Buy, What Not to Buy

With ammo costs rising and availability falling, many shooters are turning to the .22 Long Rifle cartridge for affordable shooting fun. Rimfire competition shooting leagues are springing up across the country. New shooters are mastering the fundamentals of marksmanship, and experienced shooters are rediscovering that .22 LR competitions are a fun way to hone their skills. So, what should you look for in a competition .22 pistol? Read more on The Shooter’s Log at CheaperThanDirt.com.

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Firearms

Range Report: Beretta Storm SubCompact 9mm

Beretta introduced a handgun a few years ago that was not revolutionary—it was evolutionary. The PX4 Storm married the proven Beretta double-action trigger and de-cocking safety to a polymer frame. Those preferring the double-action first-shot pistol had a relatively inexpensive alternative to the Beretta 92, and those wishing a durable and reliable, polymer-frame handgun had a counterpoint to the Glock. The primary advantage of the pistol is accuracy.

Beretta Storm PX4 Take Down Controls

Firearms

Throwback Thursday—Beretta’s PX4 Storm Pistol

The Beretta PX4 Storm is solid investment from a vendor well-known for quality and reliability. From the rotating barrel to fantastic ergonomics, the Storm is a worthwhile investment for both police and civilian personal defense use.

Smith and Wesson M&P 2.0

Firearms

10 (Mostly) New Pistols for Concealed Carry

Concealed carry is on the rise, which means more citizens are able to defends themselves and their loved ones better than ever before. However, that means having the right training, holster, or carry system, and most importantly the right pistol. Handguns are not a one-size-fits-all affair. This makes choosing—or recommending—a handgun rather difficult. However, when it comes to handguns, even men love to shop! Here are 10 top choices for your consideration.

Beretta A3 with ammunition box pistol case

Firearms

Review: Is the Beretta A3 Ready to Be the Military’s Next Sidearm?

The military is making noises concerning a new sidearm. There is some controversy. Handguns, for whatever reason, seem to come with more emotional attachment and a sense of history than the rifle. I believe that as a close quarters combat pistol the Beretta 92 is lacking the most important attribute a sidearm should have and that is wound potential. In actuality, the Beretta A3 isn’t a new pistol but a modified Beretta M9/M92. Did it pass the author’s range test? Read the full details here.

Woman with pink ear muffs shooting a Glock handgun

General

Personal Defense With Limits — Caliber Selection

When outside factors limit the shooters’ ability to control a heavier caliber, determination and marksmanship might carry the day. Self defense demands all the power the shooter can handle. However, that does not mean you have to be over-gunned.

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Firearms

Pistols — The Magnificent 7 (For Beginners and Beyond)

Most shooters are introduced to shooting on .22 LR pistols for good reason. They have a low recoil and offer an easy initial introduction. But what about a “first gun” for new shooters? There will be plenty of dissension and additions to the list, but here are 7 pistols perfect for any new or experienced shooter.