Magill's GlockStore announced the introduction of a new 80% Glock compatible pistol frame: the SS80. This is a subcompact frame that allows you to build a Glock 43 style pistol at home. The SS80 is the first G43 compatible 80% frame on the market. It is also one of just a few Glock compatible 80% … Read more about SS80: 80% Glock 43 Compatible Frame
Winchester Ammunition announced a new defensive ammo called the Hybrid-X. The Winchester Hybrid-X ammo merges multiple bullet technologies to provide rapid incapacitation of a violent attacker. But, is the new design an improved manstopper or just a gimmick? Although the ammo has a long way to go … Read more about Winchester Hybrid-X: New Defensive Ammo
Beretta USA is expected to announce three new APX pistols at the 2018 SHOT Show in January. The new pistols are the APX RDO, APX Combat and APX Flat Dark Earth. These guns are an expansion of the line that was only recently introduced to the US commercial market. (Update: Shooters that like the APX … Read more about New Beretta APX Pistols for 2018
Taurus USA announced on its Facebook page that the company is now shipping the Spectrum pistol. (Update: You can read my Taurus Spectrum review here. At the 2019 SHOT Show, I will try to track down someone at Taurus who will be willing to comment on the problems I've experienced with the … Read more about Good News – Taurus Now Shipping the Spectrum
If rumors are to be believed, Taurus has a number of new revolvers coming out in 2018. These have not yet been announced by the company, but I have had a number of sources provide details that make them appear credible. So, with a sizable grain of salt, here is what I am hearing: Raging … Read more about Rumors of New Taurus Revolvers for 2018
FN America will introduce a new line of AR-style pistols at the SHOT Show next month. The new FN 15 Pistol will be offered in two models. One is chambered in 5.56 NATO while the other will be in 300 BLK. These guns are based on the company's FN 15 rifles. FN 15 Pistol 5.56 The new 5.56 pistol will … Read more about FN 15 Pistols – New AR-Style Handguns from FN America
Days ahead of the 2018 SHOT Show, Ruger announced a new handgun aimed at being an affordable self-defense pistol: the EC9s. The Ruger EC9s is a new model, but one that is very similar to the company's existing LC9s. The two guns share many features and are the same size. However, the EC9s is more … Read more about Ruger EC9s – A New Inexpensive 9mm for Concealed Carry
Lone Wolf Distributors will show a new pistol caliber carbine at the SHOT Show in January 2018. The new AlphaWolf Pistol Caliber Carbine (PCC) appears to be different from the existing G9 carbine platform the company currently offers. According to the company, the new gun was specifically designed … Read more about AlphaWolf Pistol Caliber Carbine – New Rifle from Lone Wolf Distributors
It appears Polymer80 is set to release a new 80% Glock compatible pistol frame at the 2018 SHOT Show. Called the PF940SC, the new unfinished frame is designed to be compatible with the sub-compact sized Glock pistols like the G26 and G27. Polymer80 offers a number of 80% receivers that allow you to … Read more about Polymer80 PF940SC: The New 80% SubCompact Glock Frame
PCP Ammunition will show its new 6.5 SOCOM cartridge at the 2018 SHOT Show according to information released by the company. Although details about the new cartridge are scant, it would appear that the cartridge was designed for the new sniper rifle system that the United States Special Operations … Read more about New Cartridge: 6.5 SOCOM
There is a popular joke that comes up every year around the holidays: There are only two kinds of people in this world: those that believe Die Hard is a Christmas movie and those that are wrong.* Die Hard is a great action movie based on a Christmas party that gets crashed by Professor Snape and … Read more about Red Magazines for the Holiday Season?
You're late to work and rushing down the highway when you notice a state trooper pull in behind you. Maybe you witnessed a traffic crash and are getting ready to give the investigating officer a statement. Perhaps you've been attacked, had to defend yourself and hear the sirens of responding … Read more about Interacting with Law Enforcement While Armed
Building your own AR-15 from an 80% lower has become a popular hobby. Of course, there are many other firearms you can build from scratch as well: everything from a 1911 to a 10/22. Firearm manufacturing is a highly regulated industry, and everyone wants to stay within the bounds of the law. So, … Read more about Am I Required to Apply a Serial Number to a Homemade Firearm?
Ahead of the 2017 SHOT Show, FightLite Industries announced a new weapon system called the MXR. The MXR is a pistol caliber system that started life as a submachine gun (SMG) for international law enforcement needs. However, the project has morphed and semi-automatic pistol and rifle versions will … Read more about FightLite MXR: New Rifle, Pistol, SMG System