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Glock 35 with M3 Tactical Illuminator


Do You Need A Rail Gun?

Among the decisions to be made when purchasing a personal defense handgun are caliber, action type, and size and weight. Among the options to be considered is the light rail. A rail gun is common parlance for a handgun with an accessory rail, but some just consider it common sense.

CZ 75 B pistol left side


Range Report: The Remarkable CZ 75

Among the more respected but misunderstood handguns is the Czech CZ 75 pistol. Revered by many, the CZ 75 is a proven, accurate, reliable handgun that is often noted for its resemblance to the Browning Hi Power. Other than steel-frame construction and a high-capacity magazine, however, this comparison is misleading and even misinformed. Read the article to find out why.


SHOT Show 2016 Special Edition Day 1: CZ-USA

CZ-USA continues to innovate and surprise. For 2016, CZ-USA has a full complement of new and exciting handguns. Following in the footsteps of its clad-in-black sibling, the FDE Scorpion hosts all the same features that have made the Scorpion Pistol such a hit.

Bob Campbell drawing 1911 pistol

Concealed Carry

Choosing a Handgun — 3 Handguns I Trust

Increasingly, there is a chance that all of us may confront heavily armed adversaries and felons behind vehicle cover. The battle will be finished within a few seconds. Your practice must have no limits—will your handgun be up to the task?

Black, polymer framed CZ Scorpion EVO 3 9mm pistol


SHOT 2015—CZ Scorpion EVO 3

Colion Noir teamed up with CZ to introduce its new Scorpion EVO 3 S1 9mm pistol. After his extensive review, in which he found the Scorpion an “impressive” pistol, many were clamoring to get their hands on one. Debuting at the 2015 SHOT Show, those who got their hands on this gun feel the ergonomics are spot-on, as well as the newly designed sights. We suspect the CZ Scorpion EVO 3 to sell out—especially with its price tag. Read the Shooter’s Log special coverage of SHOT Show 2015 to learn more about the CZ Scorpion EVO 3.

Patrick E Kelley


CZ P09 Shoots as Built, Right Out of the Box

Cheaper Than Dirt!-sponsored shooter, Patrick E. Kelley, takes a brand new, right-out-of-the-box CZ P09 to a shooting event for a “trial by fire.” Watch this video to see how the CZ P09 holds up.

Picture shows a black, steel CZ 75 9mm pistol.

Range Reports

The Merits of the Full-Sized CZ 75 for Home Defense

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.

Two stacked revolvers, a four inch .38 on top and a 1930s Colt Tactical on the bottom. Both have black grips and a dark charcoal-colored body, barrels pointed to the right


Tactical Pistols

Tactical pistols need specific features and functions to serve you well. Read this post to learn what to look for and why training is essential.