FIRST LOOK

NEW GUNS AND GEAR
streamlight protac 2.0 and TLR-8 Sub
Streamlight...

This year at SHOT Show 2023, Streamlight announced a variety of new lights for just as many purposes. Tom McHale takes a look at the three new ProTac 2.0...
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streamlight color-rite technology
Streamlight...

Streamlight's Color-Rite technology is now available for tactical, electrical and many other applications. Learn more about how it works.
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Black Hills 10mm HoneyBadger
Black Hills 10mm...

From the SHOT Show floor, a quick look at what makes the new 10mm HoneyBadger from Black Hills Ammunition.
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fast and friendly brass collator
Fast And...

The Brass Collator from Fast and Friendly has a 16″ diameter bowl and can collate between 12,000 to 13,400 pieces per hour with 5.56/.223 or pistol calibers.
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rock island armory ria 5.0
The RIA 5.0...

Rock Island Armory has just announced its brand new RIA 5.0 pistol. Watch Roy Huntington gush over this truly revolutionary handgun. A square barrel? Now,...
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Guns and the gear to carry and outfit them. Check out 2023's latest.
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woox thunderbird throwing axe
Woox Thunderbird...

While you can use the Woox Thunderbird Throwing Axe for general “axe activity” like chopping and carving, as the name implies, it’s optimized for flight.
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Vudoo Gun Works Möbius 1911
Vudoo Gun...

Vudoo Gun Works’ reimagined Möbius 1911 is available in three full-size models chambered in 9mm or .45 ACP with Novak adjustable sights and ships with...
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Smith & Wesson Equalizer
Smith & Wesson...

Utilizing the same EZ-Rack system found in the M&P Shield EZ models, the Smith & Wesson Equalizer takes a more tactical approach. Watch Nic Lenze give you...
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Ruger Security-380 Lite Rack Pistol
Ruger...

Ruger's all-new Security-380 Lite Rack Pistol was designed for new shooters, those who have a difficult time racking traditional slides, and anyone looking...
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Heritage Barkeep Boot
Boot Scootin'...

In a hands-on scuffle, a short barrel could do you some favors, especially in a bar in the Old West. In this First Look, Nic Lenze shows you the...
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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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safariland schema iwb holster
Safariland...

With a smaller footprint than traditional IWB offerings, the Safariland Schema is an optics-ready minimalist holster designed for subcompact firearms.
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Taylors Firearms TC9 Series 1873 Cattleman replica
Taylor’s &...

Taylor’s & Company launched the TC9 Series of 9mm pistols which includes four reproduction models of the 1873 Cattleman revolver.
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IWI UZI Pro SB First Look
The IWI UZI Pro

A classic with an update. The IWI UZI Pro SB is the star of this week's First Look.
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streamlight tlr-8 sub
Streamlight...

Available with a red or green laser, the new ultra-compact and low profile Streamlight TLR-8 sub is a 500-lumen weapon-mounted tactical light.
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S&W equalizer
The S&W Equalizer

Next-gen EZ technology, low recoil impulse, and versatile magazine capacity, all in a compact footprint, make the S&W Equalizer an ideal concealed carry...
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Streamlight's...

The Streamlight ProTac 2.0 is a high-performance rechargeable handheld tactical light, offering extreme brightness and long run times.
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Guns and the gear to carry and outfit them. Check out 2022's latest.
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Springfield Hellcat New Colors
New Specialized...

Springfield Armory's Hellcat and Hellcat Pro 9mm pistols are now available in two new colors — Burnt Bronze and Robin's Egg Blue.
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FN American Five-seveN MRD optics-ready pistol chambered in 5.7x28mm
FN America...

FN America introduced the Five-seveN MRD optics-ready pistol chambered in 5.7x28mm with a complete design update with a factory-milled slide to accept most...
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Tuck & Carry Runners From Alexo Athletica
Tuck & Carry...

The Tuck & Carry Runners from Alexo Athletica feature a patent-pending double-pocket carry system that allows you to conceal and carry safely whether...
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ruger revolver sights from d&l sports
Heavy-Duty Ruger...

Machined from steel bar for ultra durability, D&L Sports' heavy-duty Ruger revolver sights are a direct replacement for sharp and frail adjustable sights.
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Vara Safety Reach 2S
Vara Safety...

Ashley McGee goes over the specs and features of the biometric Vara Safety Reach 2S gun safe, as well as the installation.
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Barkeep Roses .22 LR Revolver
Exclusive...

In conjunction with Heritage Mfg., Davidson’s exclusive Barkeep Roses has a 2” barrel and features a bird’s-head grip engraved with roses and vines.
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Davidson's Exclusive Girsan XLV Family
Davidson’s...

The XLV Exclusive from Davidson’s, produced with Girsan and imported by European American Armory, is available in four models.
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Crossbreed Modular Belly Band 2.0
CrossBreed...

The Modular Belly Band 2.0 from CrossBreed boasts a polyester jersey outer shell that delivers a soft, form-fitting feel against the skin while maintaining...
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Shadow Systems...

Built on the same frames as all Shadow Systems pistols, the Foundation Series touts sleek ergonomics, real-world shootability and bet-your-life reliability.
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IWI Masada
The IWI Masada:...

This week, Nic Lenze takes his First Look at the IWI Masada, a pistol that offers everything you need in a 9mm striker-fired pistol, and for less money than...
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Fix It Sticks Field Toolkit for GLOCK handguns
Fix It Sticks...

Fix It Sticks introduces its Field Toolkit designed specifically for GLOCK handguns.
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Wilson Combat EDC X9
Wilson Combat...

The Wilson Combat EDC X9 9mm defensive handgun sports a 3.25″ subcompact barrel and slide assembly.
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Cimarron Model No. 3 Schofield
Cimarron Model...

Nic Lenze sends some major .44-40 lead downrange on this week's First Look. Take a look at the classic 7" Model No. 3 Schofield from Cimarron Firearms.
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DL Sports 1911 Standoff Device
Custom Stand-Off...

A custom stand-off device from D&L Sports can be added to professional Model 1911 or GLOCK pistols for front-line duty personnel, entry teams, defensive...
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Spiritus Systems Fanny SACK
Spiritus Systems...

If you're having a hard time carrying in summer clothes, this First Look is for you. Nic Lenze takes a look at the Fanny SACK from Spiritus Systems.
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Springfield Armory XD OSP Slide Kit and Slide Assembly Conversion Systems
Springfield XD...

Springfield Armory's new XD OSP (Optical Sight Pistol) Slide Kit and Assembly options allow users to update their handgun for the use of modern red dot...
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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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IWI Jericho Enhanced
IWI Jericho...

In this First Look, Video Production Director Nic Lenze takes his first shots with the Jericho Enhanced, the updated version of the 9mm Jericho 941 pistol...
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First Look: Armscor AL22M
The Armscor...

In this First Look, Special Projects Editor Roy Huntington takes a look at the Armscor AL22M — an eight-shot .22 Magnum revolver.
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Springfield Armory xd-m elite 4.5
Springfield...

In this First Look, Special Projects Editor Roy Huntington sends a wall of lead downrange with the new Springfield Armory XD-M Elite 4.5" OSP in 10mm. Could...
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RAPIDE Dawn and RAPIDE Scorpius
Kimber RAPIDE...

Kimber has added the RAPIDE Dawn and RAPIDE Scorpius to its  1911 family. Chambered in 9mm, both 1911s have 5″ stainless steel, match-grade barrels with...
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Umarex GLOCK 17 Gen 5 T4E Paintball Marker
Umarex GLOCK 17...

Umarex's most recent addition is a dead nuts perfect replica of a GLOCK 17 that is CO2-powered and fires .43-caliber projectiles. Unlike many toys on the...
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Springfield Armory emissary
How Does the...

In this First Look, Special Projects Editor Roy Huntington spends some time going over the features of the new 9mm Springfield Armory Emissary 4.25".
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Umarex paintball pistol GLOCK G17 gen 5 t4e
New Umarex...

The all-new Umarex paintball pistol is an authentic counterpart of the GLOCK 17 Gen5.
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MasterPiece Arms DS9 Commander
MasterPiece Arms...

MasterPiece Arms adds the MPA DS9 Commander to its wide-body, double-stack 1911 pistol line.
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Guns and the gear to carry and outfit them. Check out 2022's latest.
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EAA Girsan MC P35
A Turkish...

EAA’s newly introduced MC P35, manufactured in Turkey by Girsan, is a faithful reproduction of the proven Hi-Power design and retails for a shockingly...
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Damascus 1911
Running the...

American Handgunner field editor Jeremy Clough put the Standard Manufacturing Damascus 1911 through the gauntlet at Gunsite Academy in Arizona and shared...
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real avid ar15 tools
The Most...

Real Avid's AR15 Armorer's Master Kit Pro has all the tools needed to build, repair or customize your AR15. American Handgunner Editor, Tom McHales gets a...
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Taurus 9mm G3XL...

Welcome to the family! Taurus’s newest release, the 9mm G3XL, falls right between the G3c and the G3X, but with a 4" barrel and no manual safety.
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Sport Ridge...

Sport Ridge reactive targets provide immediate feedback and are great for shooting by yourself!
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Hornady RAPiD...

Hornady's RFID-enabled RAPiD Night Guard Safe hides a firearm in plain sight while keeping it accessible around the house.
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Ruger's Wrangler...

Special Assignments Editor Roy Huntington looks at Ruger's new Wrangler revolver chambered in .22LR.
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Howard Leight
Howard Leight...

Howard Leight has recently expanded its popular Impact Sport headphone line to fit youth, women and those with smaller heads.
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Frankford Arsenal Tumbler
Frankford...

Frankford Arsenal's Platinum Series Rotary Tumbler holds an impressive amount of brass, capable of cleaning up to 1,000 pieces of .223 brass at a time.
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Streamlight...

Streamlight’s Bandit headlamp is designed to be lightweight and low-profile for a variety of uses. At 180 lumens on high and 35 lumens on low, it isn’t...
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1791...

I never imagined concealed carry could be so comfortable. 1791 Gunleather’s Smooth Concealment Holster is the very first IWB holster I’ve forgotten...
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The 30 Super...

Falling smack-dab in between the .380 and 9mm, the 30 Super Carry  from Federal/Vista Outdoors offers higher capacity than a 9mm (up to two or three...
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Smith's Rescue...

Released in 2021, Smith’s Rescue 2-Blade Knife is ready for adventure. I keep mine in my car, but it is handy to keep in a hunting pack or tool chest as well.
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SK Customs...

SK Customs just announced their second edition, “Zeus,” to the Gods of Olympus Engraver Series. This work of art has a limited production run of 200 and...
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Federal Premium...

Federal Premium's 135-grain Hydra-Shok Deep 9mm personal defense ammo boasts excellent groups and performance.
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Buck Knives 840...

Buck Knives' Sprint Select is an ergonomic, affordable and durable everyday pocket knife.
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Versacarry...

Versacarry’s Multitool (OWB) Holster keeps essential tools within reach and easily accessible.
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Springfield...

Springfield Armory has taken their 1911 Ronin series and added to the family – just in time for the holidays. New is the 1911 Ronin Enhanced Micro Pistol...
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CrossBreed...

Designed for strong side carry — the 3:30 to 5 o’clock area for right-hand draw, 7 to 8:30 for left-hand draw— the CrossBreed MiniTuck® IWB does not...
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SHOOTING...

Special Assignments Editor Roy Huntington gives a complete review of Springfield Armory's new all steel Garrison 5" 1911 in .45 ACP!
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Springfield...

Springfield Armory's latest entry in the race to provide top-notch firearms at affordable price points is the anchor of a new family of 1911 pistols — the...
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Springfield...

A quick look at the newly released Springfield Armory SA 35 9mm pistol.
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Gunnysack:...

Arms Preservation Inc. products feature VCI chemistry to prevent corrosion of firearms, parts, and ammunition during storage.
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Add Style to...

Find out how to take one of your favorite guns and stylize it with color case hardening by Turnbull Restoration. Roy Huntington demonstrates with the Ruger...
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Gunnysack:...

Hornady Security’s Keypad Safe is quite the upgrade from the barrel key lockbox I previously had, offering not only a quicker way to open but a much more...
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First Look:...

Special Assignments Editor Roy Huntington takes a First Look at an upland bird hunting vest by Chief Upland, that offers complete comfort and the ultimate...
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CZ P-10 M CCW Pistol

Newsflash: CZ’s P-10 M semiautomatic pistol is now available in the U.S. Previously released overseas, public demand and special request has brought the...
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Alien Gear
Alien Gear...

The Alien Gear ShapeShift Driver Defense Holster simplifies vehicle concealed carry, providing easy and safe access to your firearm.
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Turnbullized...

Special Assignments Editor Roy Huntington takes a First Look at the Turnbullized Browning Buck Mark .22 lr pistol.
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Infante S6...

The Infante S6 Ultrasonic Cleaner makes quick work of carbon and debris on handguns, revolvers, gun parts and more.
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Mitch Rosen...

The new single-action holster from Mitch Rosen Extraordinary Gunleather is the perfect holster for concealed carry.
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Quick Thoughts:...

Springfield Armory’s new 1911 Emissary dares to bridge the gap between defensive and custom pistols. The .45 semi-auto has a foundation of forged steel in...
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First Look at...

The .45 ACP 1911 Emissary blends form and function seamlessly in a defensive-minded handgun loaded with custom-grade features.
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Ruger LCP MAX:...

Special Assignments editor Roy Huntington reviews Ruger's new LCP MAX and compares it to the other pistols in the LCP family.
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Quick First Look...

Special Assignments Editor Roy Huntington looks very quickly at the just released Ruger LCP MAX. Full review and accuracy test coming up!
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Ruger LCP Max

Ruger’s recent addition to the LCP Family has greater capacity and more features than others in the line. The pocket-sized .380 is ideal for personal...
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The Gunsite...

Cold Steel introduces the Gunsite Counter Point 1 folding knife built around their heralded Tri-Ad locking mechanism. Featuring the Gunsite Raven logo...
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Accuracy Secrets...

In this First Look, Special Assignments Editor Roy Huntington shares his secrets on how to shoot a compact revolver smoothly, quickly and accurately.
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STK100
Rock Island...

Ramping up the game with an aluminum frame! Special Assignment Editor Roy Huntington reviews Rock Island Armory's new 9mm handgun that features a...
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