SEMI-AUTO HANDGUNS

The Fusion of Aesthetics...

Just about 55 years ago, Ed Brown started his American dream in the way so many successful entrepreneurs do. He began moonlighting in his garage after work...
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Cream of the Crop: Wilson...

The SFX9 pistol added a few design twists. The most visible differences are a solid frame design with Wilson’s distinctive “X” patterning cut into the...
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The Vudoo Gun Works Möbius 1911
The Vudoo Gun Works...

The Möbius 1911 from Vudoo Gun Works is a triumph of Information Age manufacturing technology. Using John Moses Browning’s century-old classic combat...
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The Rock Island Armory 5.0...

The Rock Island Armory 5.0 is like the yeti, your daughter’s imaginary uni-corn, or the elusive fiscally-responsible congressman. It is the sort of...
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Magnum Research Baby...

Back when I was an Army Aviator I once had the privilege of working alongside an Israeli gunship helicopter pilot. One evening we were just chewing the fat...
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Pedigreed Defensive Precision

Those of us who care about such obscure things like founders of modern gun companies likely have the name Carl Walther burned into our collection of neurons...
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roy Huntington with springfield armory hellcat in robins egg blue
Springfield...

In this week's First Look, Roy Huntington details how he went from a prideful Hellcat-packer to a Hellcat-less husband. Take a look at the Springfield...
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Switzerland’s...

Despite my cynicism, I am genuinely delighted when a gun I’m testing actually performs up to the manufacturer's claims. As a historian, I’m even more...
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Packing Heat...

Only flesh will pass through the time displacement equipment, so you come through time naked and bereft of weapons. As the Terminator is encased in flesh,...
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A Taste Of Carry...

Carry optics. Passing fancy in concealed carry, or true state of the art? The answer depends on the needs of the user and the gear chosen.
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The Insider: A...

It wasn’t until a happy coincidence I had in the middle 1980s I realized there was another category of personal .22 auto I call “Little Big Guns.”...
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IWI Masada Tactical

Building on the success of the IWI Masada 9mm service pistol, the Masada Tactical amps everything up a notch.
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Springfield...

The Springfield Armory Prodigy OSP (Optical Sight Pistol) is arguably the most capable 9mm 1911 in the world. The Prodigy OSP sports a top-tier feature set...
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Hot, Southern...

Based on the full-size Masada, the Masada Slim aims for the balance between comfortable shooting and a concealable size.
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IWI Masada Slim

The IWI Masada Slim packs all that is righteous and wholesome about the full-sized Masada combat pistol into a chassis you can comfortably carry underneath...
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A Real American...

It has been my great privilege recently to meet a true gunfighter. Robert “RJ” Thomas is one of the original Navy SEALs. He found himself in a gunfight...
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Seecamp Compact 1911
A Master...

When Wayne Novak tells you something is the best work he’s ever seen, you better listen. In this case, the gun he showed me was a compact M1911 with two...
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Springfield Armory XD-M
A Holster Full...

Reports of the demise of the 10mm cartridge have been greatly exaggerated. If new gun launches are any indicator of consumer demand (they are) then the 10mm...
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Cream of the...

The SFX9 pistol added a few design twists. The most visible differences are a solid frame design with Wilson’s distinctive “X” patterning cut into the...
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Big Ones Short...

Whether you’re a seasoned shooter or a beginner picking your first pistol for self defense, it doesn’t take long to realize the 1911 is still the king...
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Better Shooting:...

Pocket automatics chambered for .22LR are guns to keep handy while camping, hiking, fishing, big game hunting, or doing routine outdoor work on a farm or...
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One and Done: In...

What of the survival handgun? What features should it have? This was the central question in an event I recently attended at Gunsite: if you were limited...
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Springfield Armory XD-M in OD Green
Springfield...

Just in time for fall hunting season, Springfield Armory has released an exclusive variant of their XD-M® Elite 4.5" OSP™ 10mm developed specifically for...
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War Trophies:...

When American troops began to deploy to France in late 1917, they would soon realize the horrors of modern warfare. But they would also find one of the few...
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Vantage Point:...

It was 2004, and my wife was looking for a concealed carry pistol. Doing something right for a change, likely by accident, I decided to accompany her on the...
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Springfield Armory Garrison 9mm
REVIEW: The...

As I was learning to shoot and developing my love for the sport, the main issue that steered me away from the 1911 platform was the price.
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CZ TS 2 (Tactical Sport 2)
CZ TS 2:...

It’s no secret that CZ-USA is the leading firearms manufacturer in the practical shooting disciplines. Their handguns are fast, precise and dynamic, and...
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Old School Meets...

New from Smith & Wesson, the CSX combines metal construction with cocked and locked carry for one handy micro compact pistol.
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A Special...

Following this long-standing, but rarely seen tradition, Bobby Tyler of Tyler Gun Works decided it was time to resurrect the time-honored custom of the Old...
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The Sixgunner:...

The original 1911, just as my 1914 Commercial version, had very small sights, at least for my eyes, a hammer that would quite often bite the area of the...
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