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Taurus 9mm semi-automatic handgun

Firearms

Do you need adjustable handgun sights?

Let’s look at reality. When you purchase an expensive hunting handgun or a target pistol you expect to be able to convince the pistol to hit where it is aimed. The point of impact and point of aim will be in perfect sync. If you purchase a fixed sight handgun for personal defense then you find it is zeroed for one load or the other but it will not be easily done.

Glock G45 pistol with several boxes of ammunition

Firearms

Range Report: Glock 45 9mm Pistol

A new offering from Glock is a pretty exciting pistol. The pistol isn’t just a black 19X, rather, it is a new take on the Glock line. It is configured in a similar manner to the Glock 19X but differs in important particulars.

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.

Smith and Wesson 686 plus revolver with Speed Beez speedloader

Firearms

Review: Smith and Wesson’s L Frame Magnum

Smith and Wesson’s 1935 .357 Magnum was introduced to a handgunning world far different than the one we live in today. Smith and Wesson .38 K frame revolvers, the Colt Army Special, and even the Colt Single Action Army were popular sidearms. The Smith and Wesson Triple Lock was the choice was many professional shooters.

Dan Wesson Guardian pistol on a used target

Firearms

Range Report: Dan Wesson Guardian

The Guardian is what is referred to as a Commander-type pistol. The Guardian features a 4.25-inch barrel and a full-length grip frame. This isn’t a compromise. Instead, it is ideal for concealed carry. The full-size grip allows fast handling. The sight radius is shorter than the 5-inch barrel Government Model, but excellent shooting may be done with the handgun by those that practice. Read the full story to find out why this should be your next pistol.

Springfield XD pistol with three boxes of SIG Sauer ammunition

Firearms

Range Report: Springfield .357 SIG with XS Sights

Our author began exploring a packing handgun for a specific scenario. The bottom line criterion was that the pistol must be completely reliable, accurate enough for personal defense and taking accurate shots at an adversary behind cover, and powerful enough for defense against both biped and quadruped threats. Vehicle penetration was important, and so was penetration against heavy bones. Springfield’s XD in .357 SIG quickly rose to the top of the list.

Chrome revolver top and SIG Sauer Emperor Scorpion bottom

Firearms

Review: SIG Sauer Emperor Scorpion 10mm

As the late Jeff Cooper remarked, the 10mm will do things at 50 yards the .45 ACP cannot. I am a believer in using enough gun for game and defense use. The SIG 10mm pistol will make a particularly effective home defender. The weight doesn’t matter in home defense, and the balance and recoil control make for an easy handling 10mm handgun. Read the full review to see how it performed at the range.

Expanded Hornady Flex Lock bullet

Ammunition

Ammo Testing is Complicated

Over the previous century, tests have been conducted using dry cadavers, pine boards, European glue, wax, water, wet newspaper, and most famously and recently ballistic gelatin. There are many factors to consider when choosing ammunition. The following traces the history of ammunition testing and factors you should be considering when choosing a new ammunition. Be informed. Make a smart choice.

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.