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Firearms

Top 10 (New) Semi-Auto Pistols of 2018

Top 10 lists are always a reader favorite. Readers love to see their personal favorites among the top 10 list. They also like to leave blast-o-grams to the author decrying the list as a shame because their favorite did not make the list. Don’t blame the author, this list is all you, the reader or more appropriately the buyers’ top choices for 2018 based on sales.

Ruger Mark IV 22/45 Lite pistol right profile

Firearms

Range Report: Mark IV 22/45 LITE

Ruger’s first departure from steel and aluminum construction was the Mark IV 22/45 Lite pistol. This is a polymer frame .22 caliber handgun meant to conform closely to 1911 .45 dimensions in order for the pistol to provide a good training understudy for the 1911-type handgun. It has done so, but also offers an excellent platform for anyone desiring a .22 caliber self-loading 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.

CCI .22 LR Velocitor ammunition box with bolt action rifle

Ammunition

Is the .22 LR Suitable for Defense?

Most victims meet the perpetrator, at least in part, through some action of their own. Some students want to qualify for NRA courses or concealed carry with .22 pistols. That’s ok for beginners as the .22 is the most excellent training cartridge we have. However, using the .22 Long Rifle cartridge for defense requires quite a stretch, but there is some merit and history to consider.

Springfield TRP 1911 10mm

Firearms

Top 5 New Firearm Introductions for 2018 (That we know about…)

Firearms have flown off the shelves for the past couple of years due to panic buying followed by rebates to clear overstocked shelves. That makes 2018 a prime target for new innovation, models, colors, and everything else that makes a shooter’s blood boil and wallet open wide. Here are five new introductions that caught our eyes.

Performance Center Ported M&P Shield pistol

Firearms

By the Numbers: America’s Top 5 Pistols

If there is one thing we all love, it is a good debate over which gun is best. The regulars all make the list, and that is fine, but the creativity and opinions of the readers is really what’s eye opening and makes it a good a read. That being said, this list is strictly based on national sales numbers, so it’s perfect fodder for a good shredding—do your worst. This first, of a three part series, focuses on the top five selling pistols.

Ruger SR1911 10mm handgun left profile

Firearms

Range Report: Ruger SR1911 10mm

Ruger’s latest SR1911 is a bold step. The 10mm auto cartridge is a powerful number that gives handgunners a viable cartridge for long-range use and hunting of medium-sized game. It is suitable for defense against animals and a viable service and personal defense cartridge. The SR1911 differs considerably from previous pistols and may arguably be one of the best 10mm 1911 handguns ever built.

Ruger MK IV recall notice

Firearms

Ruger Mark IV Recall

Ruger recently discovered that all Mark IV pistols (including 22/45 models) manufactured prior to June 1, 2017 have the potential to discharge unintentionally if the safety is not utilized correctly. In particular, if the trigger is pulled while the safety lever is midway between the “safe” and “fire” positions (that is, the safety is not fully engaged or fully disengaged), then the pistol may not fire when the trigger is pulled. However, if the trigger is released and the safety lever is then moved from the mid position to the “fire” position, the pistol may fire at that time.