Taurus Curve – Another Oddball Pistol

Taurus Curve side

  The Taurus Curve is the latest new pistol from our Brazilian friends. Taurus International is now making a pistol that is designed to be carried for self-defense, but could be one of the more difficult designs to shoot. What makes this pistol different from other designs is that the polymer frame is curved – […]

All New ArmaLite M-15 Line

M-15 rifles at NASGW

ArmaLite is introducing an all new M-15 line of rifles and pistols for 2015 according to the representatives I met at the recent NASGW Show. The new guns cover everything from tactical to competition with plenty of fun stuff in between. While the guns are in the AR-style, these are a significant departure from the […]

$19k Double Barrel Pistol Set

Arsenal af2011 kit

If you are looking for the quickest way to burn money in today’s handgun market, you may want to take a look at the special Arsenal Firearms AF-2011 kit being offered by the International Firearms Corporation. The base AF-2011 pistol is a double barrel 1911-style pistol chambered in either .45 ACP or .38 Super. These […]

New ArmaLite Guns, Hornady Ammo, More…

new Armalite M-15 rifle

Today was the first day of the NASGW show in Little Rock, Arkansas. I’ve had the chance to handle and see a lot of new gear including: ArmaLite’s redesigned AR-10 and M-15 rifles the new ArmaLite pistols a bunch of new ammo and other products from Hornady new loads from Liberty Ammunition (10mm and more!) […]

NASGW Expo – New Guns & Gear Next Week


The NASGW Expo starts on Wednesday, and I will be there covering the event. You can follow all of the new gun announcements on a special news page we’ve set up here. That page will be updated throughout the day Wednesday – Friday while we are on the show floor, so check back often.

Wednesday’s Gun News

Grand Power

With the approach of the NASGW Expo, a number of manufacturers in the firearms industry are spooling up the PR machines for new product announcements. Here are a few of the new items that have landed in my e-mail box the past few days… Grand Power Pistols Now Imported into US by Eagle Imports Eagle […]

Civil Defense Ammo Review Posted

Civil Defense ammo in Glock 19

Looking for high velocity ammo for your self-defense handgun? Liberty Ammunition might have what you are looking for with the Civil Defense line. Would you believe I clocked a 9mm JHP at more than 2,100 fps? How about .45 ACP rounds running at more than 1,900 fps? I don’t know if the ammo is right […]

The New Ruger AR-15

  Sturm, Ruger & Co. announced a new direct impingement AR-15 called the AR-556. The rifle is a traditional MSR with a few very nice features like a milled A2 front sight post with a built-in QD attachment point. The street price will be less than $700 on these rifles. Click here to get all […]

VP9 Review is Up

HK VP9 review

Click here to read my review of the VP9 pistol from HK.

MGI Vipera Pistol

Hydra Vipera

MG Industries (MGI) introduced the new Vipera pistol this morning. The MGI Vipera is an AR-style pistol that uses the company’s patented technology to allow a shooter to change calibers – and magazine types – quickly. The base Vipera is chambered in 7.62×39 and takes standard AK magazines. However, the gun retains the same basic operation […]

Streamlight ProTac HL 3 Review

Streamlight ProTac HL 3 Review

For those that have a flashlight fascination (like me,) I’ve posted a review of the ProTac HL 3 flashlight from Streamlight. This is a CR123A-powered flashlight putting out 1,100 lumens and 36,000 candela. I do a drop test, submersion test and more. The review is a lot longer than the reviews in the past – […]

New Smith & Wesson M&P 22 Compact

S&W M&P 22 Compact

Smith & Wesson officially introduced the M&P 22 Compact pistol this morning. The new rimfire handgun is similar to the original M&P 22, but about 15% smaller. It is chambered in .22 LR. The new gun makes fun “funner” according to S&W.

HPR Black Ops Ammunition

HPR Black-Ops Ammo 45 ACP

Using lighter-than-typical bullets, the new HPR Black Ops ammunition promises to deliver superior accuracy and “unparalleled takedown force.” Initially, the Black Ops ammo will be offered in 9mm, .40 S&W and .45 ACP. Another load in .223 Rem is said to be available soon. According to HPR, the bullets used in the new ammo are […]