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.
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I don’t like it when people tell me what to do or what I should buy either, so I created a list of the top 12 smallest, best concealable semiautomatic handguns based on reader’s choice, rather than editor’s choice. Did your favorite make the list?
The Ruger SR1911 is an outstanding value for a feature-loaded production 1911 that you can just buy and have the confidence to pull it out and shoot. The Commander version offers a carry option, which is a ¾ inch shorter, and a few ounces lighter to increase all day carry comfort. But how does it compare tot he full-sized SR1911?
The PMR-30 is a unique and highly interesting handgun. This is a polymer frame pistol with a steel slide and barrel that works on the simple blowback principle. The first thing you notice after the space age appearance is that the pistol weighs less than 14 ounces. Even with a fully loaded 30-round magazine, the piece weighs but 20 ounces. Yes, 20 ounces for a 30-shot pistol!
A few years ago, Heckler and Koch introduced a new handgun design in hopes of achieving a military contract. The HK45 is a viable pistol for use by the Special Operation Command (SOCOM) or any military entity. The HK45 builds upon HK’s slide-to-frame design that features more contact between the frame and slide than most polymer frame pistols resulting in greater rigidity and greater accuracy potential.
One of the inevitabilities, and greatest aspects of our sport, is the accumulation of gear and accessories. Somewhere, deep down inside each of us, is a little devilish voice convincing us to get more stuff. This isn’t a bad thing, but you need to be smart to make the most of your range time. Here are our top dos and dont’s for range bags.
Why does one particular Shooter’s Log writer keeping calling the Springfield XD “the best of the worst?” Find out why in this extended “review” of what Springfield Armory could do to make the XD series the perfect pistol.
Searching for a new reliable handgun within a tight budget isn’t as hard as you may think. Bob Campbell reviews the Smith & Wesson SD 40 .40 caliber pistol and proves its accuracy, concluding it makes a great gun for self-defense.
A few years ago, Springfield Armory introduced a pistol that became a great success. The Range Officer is a first-class target pistol well worth its modest price, offering a match-grade barrel and accuracy potential that will win any match. Recently, Springfield has offered the concept in a downsized 1911. Does it live up to Springfield Armory 1911’s legacies? Read to find out in this range report.
Guest blogger Annette Doerr, an NRA Certified Pistol Instructor and Range Safety Officer describes how she was debating between the Glock 19, Smith & Wesson M&P and the Springfield Armory XD-9 before making her first 9mm pistol purchase. After comparing all the safety features the XD offers, Annette is glad she chose the Springfield over any of the others. Here is why…