A few decades ago, the FBI did a study and found that a handgun that weighs over 35 ounces becomes a drag on the pants after a few hours. Perhaps concealed carry handgun permit holders should consider 26 ounces as a reasonable top end. Read the full article article for additional .
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I have always loved the .410. At a young age, I was introduced to it as an alternative to the .22 long rifle for rabbits and squirrels. Due to the shot pattern, it was easier to harvest the fast moving little critters. Later, I was introduced to bird hunting and quickly realized those old men were not shooting the .410 to gain an advantage. Instead, it was a show of skill on fast-moving Bobwhite’s. However, it was when I was first introduced to the .410 for self-defense that I gained a respect for the cartridge.
There may be others nominated for this club of gunfighter’s guns, but these six have an impeccable reputation and more story behind them than any other group of handguns in history. They have been used in innumerable gunfights around the world. Even if you only punch paper, these handguns are worth the price of ownership. However, if you carry to defend your life, this is a must-see list. Did you favorite make the list?
Smith & Wesson Corp. announced today that it is now offering its popular M&P Shield pistol in .45 AUTO. Smith & Wesson’s M&P45 Shield is a slim, concealable, lightweight, striker-fired polymer pistol.
Smith & Wesson has announced that the company’s popular Performance Center Ported M&P Shield pistol, in both 9mm and .40 S&W with factory ported barrel and slide, is now available with front and rear tritium night sights.
Most shooters are introduced to shooting on .22 LR pistols for good reason. They have a low recoil and offer an easy initial introduction. But what about a “first gun” for new shooters? There will be plenty of dissension and additions to the list, but here are 7 pistols perfect for any new or experienced shooter.
If you are unable to attend the 2015 NRA Annual Meeting & Exhibits, you can still catch some of the action by tuning into Smith & Wesson’s “Inside the Chamber” live TV feed. Find out where to watch in this post.
Smith & Wesson’s Military & Police handguns have been popular with law enforcement, military and civilians alike since 1899. S&W continues the legend with its concealed carry pistols the .380 Bodyguard and the M&P Shield. The M&P15 series of AR-15s are also best sellers. Reliability, accuracy and affordability make the M&P guns some of the best target, competition and self-defense guns you can buy. Here is Cheaper Than Dirt’s list of the top 10 best selling S&W M&P handguns and rifles.
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.