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 […]

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″ […]

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 […]

American Tactical Imports Polymer 1911

ATI polymer 1911

At the 2015 SHOT Show, American Tactical Imports (ATI) is now showing a prototype polymer 1911 pistol. This is the same gun that I first brought news of from the 2014 NASGW expo. The new guns are still in a prototype form, but I have been able to get some of the information about what […]

Taurus TCP with Wings

Taurus TCP with Wings

In an effort to assist shooters with limited upper body strength and/or poor technique, Taurus now offers “wings” on the TCP pistol. The TCP with Wings as it is being called is an intriguing idea, but one that may be flawed in its current form. I had a chance to handle one on the SHOT […]

YHM-15 Pistols

YHM-15 9mm

Yankee Hill Machine is introducing the new YHM-15 pistols at the 2015 SHOT Show. These are new AR-style handguns and will be available in both 9mm and 5.56 NATO. These guns use a new YHM lightweight handguard, threaded barrels and more. Here’s what we’ve learned…

New Ruger Pistols

Ruger 22-45 Lite Blue

Ruger is now selling two new pistols: a blue anodized version of the 22/45 Lite and a semi-custom LCP with much improved sights. Both of these guns were added to the Ruger catalog without any fanfare. In truth, they are relatively small changes to the guns. However, they are in line with the company’s response […]

Ruger LC9s Pro

Ruger LC9s Comparison

Ruger is now shipping a new gun called the LC9s Pro. The Pro does away with the one thing that many observers said Ruger would never delete: the thumb safety. To many people it seems Ruger has been married to the idea of a manual safety on all of their modern pistols. If the high […]

Coonan Compact .357 Magnum 1911 Pistol

Coonan Compact 357 Pistol

  Coonan Inc. will officially introduce the new Compact version of the company’s 1911 chambered for the .357 Magnum at the 2015 SHOT Show. The Coonan Compact pistol was originally shown at the 2014 NRA show, but the gun has yet to make an appearance on the company’s website. Currently, Coonan only shows the original .357 […]

S&W Shield with Green Laser

Smith & Wesson Shield Crimson Trace Green 10141

Smith & Wesson will be selling a new Shield package with a green laser in 2015. The new SKUs will cover both the 9mm and .40 S&W versions of the pistol. It appears that the company will begin offering a package that includes the Crimson Trace LG-489G Laserguard as a standard feature. Smith & Wesson […]

Heizer Defense to Sell Pocket Sniper, Pocket AK Pistols

Heizer Defense Pocket Sniper

After launching the single-shot .410/.45 Colt pistol and so-called Pocket AR, Heizer Defense is expanding their line of tiny break-action handguns to include two new rifle calibers. According to several dealers, Heizer will introduce guns called “Pocket Sniper” and “Pocket AK” in 2015. The names suggest the calibers they will be chambered in. Let’s take a […]

Smith & Wesson Carbon Fiber M&P Pistols

Smith and Wesson M&P Carbon Fiber

Smith & Wesson appears to now be making M&P pistols with a carbon fiber finish. Although the company has not made an official statement yet, it appears that four M&P pistols will feature the carbon fiber treatment: the full size 9mm and .40 S&W plus the compact 9mm and .40 S&W. Here’s what we know […]

Dan Wesson Silverback – 10mm, .45 ACP

Dan Wesson Silverback 10mm

New for 2015, Dan Wesson is introducing a new 1911-style pistol that will be chambered in both 10mm and .45 ACP. According to the company, these new pistols will be of a quality comparable to the top-of-the-line Dan Wesson Valor pistols. Let’s take a look at the basics of these guns…