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Smith and Wesson M&P Shield .45 with slide locked

Firearms

Smith and Wesson’s Big Bore .45 ACP Shield

The Smith and Wesson Military and Police Shield is among the most popular carry guns in America. Light but reliable and accurate this slim line single column magazine pistol has much to recommend. In fact, many believe Smith and Wesson’s .45 ACP Shield is the answer to their personal defense needs. The author certainly agrees. Will you?

SIG Sauer and Glock pistols

Concealed Carry

Cheap Life Insurance — The Rumorings of Ol’ Bob

There have always been more cheap guns than good guns in my opinion, and the same is true today. Likewise, there have always been very few inexpensive but good guns. Sometimes when looking over the choices in handguns the heavy hitter may say, ‘What is your life worth?’ This is true enough, but many of us cannot afford an expensive firearm despite our best intentions. Read the full story for the pros and cons of picking your self-defense handgun.

Choose the Right Gun

General

Throwback Thursday: What Pistol Should I Buy? — Tips for First Timers

If you’ve been shooting for any length of time, you’ve probably heard the question, “I’ve been thinking about buying a gun. What pistol should I buy?” Your answer, may make the difference between bringing another citizen into the Second Amendment ranks and turning them off from the shooting sports for life.

Supreme Court with GunVote logo

News

Smith & Wesson Donates Record $500,000 to #GUNVOTE

The National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF), the trade association for the firearms industry, is pleased to announce that Smith & Wesson has joined the NSSF’s #GUNVOTE Chairman’s Club with a $500,000 contribution to the association’s critical voter registration and education campaign. This is the largest contribution the #GUNVOTE campaign has received to date!

Jamison Brass Captech loads and the Smith & Wesson Model 1917

Ammunition

Jamison Brass and Ammunition — Captech .45 AR Loads

Despite a long history and periods when no .45 AR revolvers were manufactured, the .45 AR is alive and popular with diehard enthusiasts. According to the author, “Revolvers in .45 AR are simply the finest combat revolvers ever manufactured.” Read the full story to find out why and learn more about the .45 Auto Rim.

Smith & Wesson M&P10 right

Firearms

Range Report: Smith & Wesson M&P10 .308 Rifle

The .223/5.56mm platform is a wonderful close-quarters combat system and may be accurate at extended range. However, the punch needed for some chores just isn’t there. When you feel the need for more power, you reach for Smith and Wesson’s M&P .308.

S&W SD 40 with laser

Range Reports

Range Report: Smith and Wesson SD 40

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.

Smith & Wesson M&P 22C pistol

Reviews

S&W M&P 22c

Are you a fan of the Smith & Wesson M&P series of handguns? Guest blogger and pistol instructor, Lori Winstead finds the M&P 22c (Compact) an excellent training gun. Find out why it is one of her new favorites in this gun review.