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CZ P10-C pistol right side over a used paper target

Firearms

Range Report: CZ’s Polymer Pistol — The CZ P-10C

I have considerable experience with CZ pistols, from the original CZ 75 to the CZ P-01 and other variants. But nothing prepared me for the experience of handling and firing the newest CZ pistol, the CZ P10-C. It isn’t radical in design and technology, but it is different from anything CZ has done before.

9mm FNS compact pistol right profile tan

Firearms

SHOT Show 2017: Handguns: Innovation at Its Finest

We are continuing to see suppressor-ready variants, and these are not limited to centerfire handguns. The demand for new and varied 1911s remains strong, and one manufacturer has upped the ante with a high-grade line of custom revolvers. Although most of the innovation is occurring with polymer-framed handguns, the real news for 2017 is the niche specialization of various models.

Winchester SXP Shadow Marine right

General

SHOT Show 2017: Shotguns — A World Of Choice

Shotguns remain the most versatile firearms in the world, and versatility best explains the new offerings for 2017. Manufacturers are building new pursuit-driven shotguns and continuing to tweak current offerings to provide even more niche specialization of their products. It doesn’t matter whether you’re looking for a get-in-the-duck-blind-mud over/under or a behind-the-truck-seat compact scattergun, this year no one can argue there’s a lack of diversity in this category.

Two revolver reproductions with a 1911 pistol

Firearms

Old School — Should you carry the latest model or a proven performer?

Not long ago, I was able to spend time with a long time correspondent and email buddy at an NRA convention. Each of us were carrying cocked and locked 1911 .45s and snubnose .38 backups. Each of us has real world experience that lead to this combination. ‘Old School’ he noted. Things become classics because they work and do the task well.

Glock 35 with M3 Tactical Illuminator

General

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

Firearms

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.

Firearms

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

Firearms

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.