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 […]

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.

The New ATI AR-15 Pistol

ATI Omni-Hybrid AR-15 Pistol

American Tactical Imports (ATI) is now selling an AR-15 pistol based on the company’s Omni-Hybrid lower.  The gun is chambered in 5.56 NATO and weighs a mere 4.75 pounds. ATI introduced the Omni polymer lowers in mid-2012 (read my review of them here) and later updated the receivers with a metal insert for high stress […]

HK VP9 – The Newest Striker Fired Pistol

HK VP9 new pistol

Heckler & Koch officially announced the new VP9 pistol this morning.  The good news is I have one already en route to me as I write this, and I will have it out on the range shortly. What is the VP9?  The new Heckler & Koch pistol is a polymer-framed, striker-fired pistol chambered in 9mm.  It […]

“No Safety” Smith & Wesson Shield a Reality

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Smith & Wesson has announced the introduction of a new M&P Shield without a thumb safety.  The guns are in production now, and the first guns should start shipping next week.  The new Shield variants will be available in both 9mm and .40 S&W.  Other than the deleted safety, the guns will be identical to […]

Just Announced: Diamondback DB FS Nine Pistol

Diamondback DB FS Nine handgun

Diamondback just announced the company’s first full-size pistol, the DB FS Nine.  The new handgun is a striker-fired gun with a polymer frame.  This new gun will no doubt be compared to the striker-fired guns already on the market, but it does offer a few interesting features that caught my eye.

Rock Island Armory 10mm 1911

Rock Island Armory 10mm 1911

Rock Island Armory has a line of 1911 pistols bearing the 2011 Tactical Series title.  These pistols are meant to honor the 100-year anniversary of the famed Model 1911, while showing off the latest advancements in pistol accessories for the legendary pistol.  One of the newer additions to the 2011 Tactical Series, is a single […]

Remington R51 Photos and Information

Remington R51

I imagine that most of the gun community has heard of the Remington R51 by now.  If not here’s the basics:  it is a single-stack 9mm pistol based on a historic Remington pistol also called the R51.  It has been updated with modern manufacturing and metallurgy, but remains very similar to the original gun.

I.O. Venom

IO Venom

I.O. Inc. will be shipping a new 1911 pistol later this year called the Venom.  The Venom is still in production, but is close to production.  A prototype was on the floor of the SHOT Show, and I.O. staff allowed us to photograph it.  Please note that the production gun will have higher quality machining […]

SIG P320 – First Impressions

SIG P320 SHOT show 2014

The curtain has been pulled back on the new SIG Sauer P320, and the response has been mixed from the people I have spoken to.  Since SIG did not attend Media Day, I have not had a chance to shoot this new gun.  However, I have handled the guns in the company’s exhibit.  Any review […]

New M&P Bodyguard 380 – First Impressions

Bodyguard 380

At Media Day, I had a chance to shoot several of the Smith & Wesson handguns that have been introduced for 2014.  Among them was the new M&P Bodyguard.  I have shot the original Bodyguard, and wanted to know how different the two pistols are.  The answer:  not much. The new Bodyguard 380 does not […]

Glock 42 – First Look from Media Day

Glock 42 review

The Glock 42 is one of the new “big deals” coming out at the 2014 SHOT Show in Las Vegas.  It is a single-stack, very thin .380 ACP pistol.  A lot of people, myself included, wanted to see a 9mm single-stack from Glock, but we won’t get one for now. I shot the new G42 […]

SIG P320: More Information

More information is leaking out about the new SIG P320 striker-fired handgun set to be introduced next week.  Here is the latest. Highlights: striker fired with “short, crisp trigger” and “pronounced reset” two trigger types swappable polymer frames no external controls standard thumb safety optional four calibers taking on Glock and M&P head on The […]