• Taurus Raging Hunter .460 S&W Magnum: A Brawny Beast — For Besting the Biggest Game!

    The Taurus Raging Hunter in .460 delivers what the old adage describes as: “The rich man’s demand for quality and economy — and the poor man’s need of economy and...

  • Damascus 1911

    Running the Standard Manufacturing Damascus 1911 Through the Gunsite Academy Gauntlet

    American Handgunner field editor Jeremy Clough put the Standard Manufacturing Damascus 1911 through the gauntlet at Gunsite Academy in Arizona and shared a detailed review of...

  • Les Baer Custom Carry Commanche

    Les Baer’s Custom Carry Commanche

    There’s something about a Les Baer Custom 1911 allowing them to stand-apart from most others. While taking advantage of modern machine technology to help produce the frames...

  • Pocket Power Perfected

    The Springfield XD-S Mod.2 Subcompact is a polymer-framed .45 ACP carry gun thinner than a 9mm GLOCK 43, weighing two oz. less than a .380 ACP Walther PPK/S.

  • Channel Your Inner Gun Designer

    There’s something inherently satisfying about creating a custom handgun. You know, one built with just the features and components you want.

1791 Gunleather US Military Holsters. GI Hip Holster pictured on left and M3 Tanker Holster on right.

1791 Gunleather U.S. Military Holsters

The G.I. Hip Holster and the M3 Tanker Holster from 1791...

Streamlight TLR-7® X sub

Streamlight TLR-7 X Sub Weapon Light

Streamlight's TLR-7 X sub weapon-mounted tactical light...

Walther PDP Pro-E

Walther PDP Pro-E

The Walther PDP Pro-E is a hybrid model 9mm that bridges...

TC Encore Hammer Spur
Extending An Encore Hammer Spur

After finally finding a newer TC Encore in .308, I snapped it up, looking forward to testing it in my backyard range. I scoped it with a Crimson Trace rifle...
Read Full Article Roy Huntington
The Circle Of Experience

It was one of those campfire circles without the actual fire, but this group of devoted handgunners had enjoyed such gatherings in the past in different...
Read Full Article Dave Workman
If You Go To Guns You Failed

If you go to guns as your one and only response, you have instantly raised the use of force, eliminated any other options, and placed everyone involved at...
Read Full Article Steve Tarani
The Life Cycle Of A Bullet

You resented buying it. 9mm blasting bullets run less than $300 per kiloround. In this case, you read a few online reviews and then forked over nearly 40...
Read Full Article Will Dabbs, MD
Code 3 Delivery

I’m at the beach on Maryland’s eastern shore as I write this week’s column with my wife, daughter, Samantha, and her boyfriend, Aaron. We’ll be...
Read Full Article Jeff "Tank" Hoover
You Can’t Do That! So I did …

Let’s just say it and get it out of the way. I think too many people underrate Charter Arms and Rock Island revolvers. They are what they are: relatively...
Read Full Article Roy Huntington
OTIS Pro+ Bench Block
OTIS Pro+ Bench Block

Handy, handy, handy. The new OTIS Technology Bench Block fits pretty much every firearm you might have in your collection. Whether working on rifles,...
Read Full Article Tom McHale
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New Edge Knives

Today, savvy knifemakers travel the social media circuit from the comfort of their home offices. Talented custom knifemaker Kevin Smock represents this...
Read Full Article Pat Covert
The Staccato 2011 series marries double-stack 9mm with a 1911-like platform along with judicious use of polymer and steel or aluminum depending on the model.
The "New" Wonder 9s?

You can always tell when something is a hit when the market embraces the idea. Now, we have a crop of “new” Wonder 9s.
Read Full Article Tom McHale
The Ballad of Roy Benavidez

Every so often, a giant evolves among mortal men. Being Independence Day, I thought it appropriate to celebrate someone exemplifying what freedom looks like...
Read Full Article Jeff "Tank" Hoover

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Staccato 2011...

Handgun competitions don’t teach one how to fight, but they do an excellent job of burning in basic gun handling skills like trigger control, malfunction...
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USFA Ultimate Sixgun

Handgunner shamelessly endorses the concept of handguns as a “high art” form. From the mundane to the staggering, you’ve seen it on our pages and will...
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Kahr TP9 GEN2...

When Justin Moon started Kahr, it was mostly due to his own frustration at not having a suitable 9mm-style auto in a small enough package to be convenient...
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The .44 Is Still...

The .44 Special is definitely inherently accurate as is every other sixgun cartridge.
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What Handgun...

Deer and hogs are hunting staples in the lower 48. When using a handgun to hunt, what are the best calibers and why?
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Go Fancy —...

My dreams — good or bad — are vivid. Late in 2015 I had to undergo open heart surgery. Still under the effects of anesthesia a night or two after the...
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Be Prepared! Water for the...

There's one thing more essential to survival than food, and that's water. After all, it makes up about 50% to 70% of your body weight. This week, the Gun...
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Be Prepared! Food For the...

The Cranks are back! This time, for a multi-part series on emergency preparedness. Let's kick things off by talking about food. How much land does one...
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Should You Customize Your CCW?

How custom should your carry gun be? This week, the Cranks tackle yet another controversial topic — this time, at the suggestion of Roy Huntington.
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