Industry Shake Ups

Gun Industry

Change is both constant and inevitable. Sometimes change comes slowly, while at other times, it can come crashing down like a wave. Recently, the firearms and associated industries have seen a wave of changes from Colt to SureFire. While some of these may be necessary and have long term benefits, in the short term, there […]

Savage Rifles in 338 Federal

Savage Rifle in 338 Federal

Savage Arms announced the company is now shipping the six new rifles chambered for the 338 Federal cartridge that were announced at the SHOT Show. These rifles are a welcome addition to the list of guns chambered for the cartridge. If you’ve already purchased one, please give us a range report in the comments section below. […]

Introducing the HK VP40

VP40

Ever since Heckler & Koch introduced the VP9 in 2014, many in the shooting world have been wondering when a .40 caliber version would hit the shelves. Well, it is now here. Say hello to the HK VP40. The VP40 is a striker-fired pistol with a polymer frame. Closely resembling the original VP9, the VP40 […]

New Reviews, Resource Pages

Gun News

I’ve added or updated a number of reviews and resource pages on the site. Here are some of the highlights: Dara Holsters Review Dara Holsters & Gear makes a number of Kydex concealment and duty rigs. I’ve been testing the company’s IWB and OWB holsters with my M&P Shield, and I found them to be […]

Smith & Wesson Model 22A Discontinued

Model 22A discontinued

Smith & Wesson discontinued the Model 22A line from its catalog, and has no public plans to reintroduce it at a later date. Last year rumors began to circulate that Smith & Wesson was dropping the rimfire pistol from the company’s line up, but the gun remained on its site and in its catalog. I […]

Heizer PKO45: Semi-Auto 45

Heizer Logo

From the creators of the Pocket AK comes a new pistol: a subcompact, semi-automatic .45 ACP called the Heizer PKO45. Still in development, the PKO45 is a very thin pistol designed around a single-stack, five-shot magazine. Although the company is still finalizing parts of the design, the basic gun is complete. It will be approximately 0.7″ […]

Palmetto State Armory AK

Palmetto Armory AK47

Palmetto State Armory (PSA) is launching what may be one of the best values in AK-style rifles today. The new rifles are 100% made in the USA, establish a new standard and are very well priced. PSA showed the new rifles at the 2015 SHOT Show in January, but have made a few tweaks since then. […]

Remington R51 Update

Remington R51

I spoke with a Remington representative at the 2015 NRA show about the status of the R51 pistol. There has been a wide range of speculation about the gun ever since it was recalled in 2014. At that time, fixed guns were expected to be returned to owners by October 2014. It is now April […]

The Why of the Glock 43

taking a first shot

Donna Hobbs. You probably don’t know Donna, but you should. She is the reason behind the new Glock 43. Donna, and millions like her. The latest micro-9 was not developed for Donna because she is a woman, though the gun works perfectly well for her as a woman.

NRA Show News

As you might expect, I am at the NRA show now. Keep up with all of the new guns and gear being announced on our NRA show page. I am regularly updating this page and will continue to do so all weekend. Check the page regularly. If you are going to be at the show, […]

Additional Gun Reviews and NRA Show News

shooting a 1911

We are just days away from the NRA show in Nashville, TN. I know I am looking forward to it, and I bet you are as well. Already, we’ve seen announcements from Glock, Smith & Wesson, Ruger, Remington and Kahr about new guns. I expect there are even more coming. In fact I know of […]

Gun News

self defense with Bersa pistol

As we edge closer to the NRA show, new gun and related gear information is starting to leak out. I’ve got a number of new reviews on the site, plus some new shooting gear information for you. If you are going to be at the NRA show, please come out to the after show event […]

Latest News & Reviews

Taurus 905 review

In the days and weeks after the SHOT Show, things in the gun industry can seemingly calm down. While there have not been any major gun announcements (save one…), that doesn’t mean I’ve been just sitting around waiting for spring to show up. Quite the contrary. I’ve managed to secure some information about new products […]