Angstadt Arms 9mm SBR and Pistol

Angstadt Arms 9mm

Angstadt Arms made an appearance at the 2015 SHOT Show with their new 9mm pistols and SBRs. I had a chance to handle them and was impressed by the feel, finish and balance of the guns. Here is a little about the guns and my observations…

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.

SAR Arms 9mm Carbines

SAR Arms 9mm Carbine

SAR Arms is showing two 9mm carbines at the 2014 SHOT Show: the 109T and the TE54.  Both are AR-style rifles with lowers that are specifically designed to take 9mm magazines.  The models shown were semi-automatic. The 109T has a removable carry handle with a rear sight set for 50 and 100 yards.  The TE54 […]

Smith & Wesson Announces New 986 Pro Series Revolver

Smith & Wesson 986

Just ahead of the 2014 SHOT Show, Smith & Wesson announced a pair of new 9mm revolvers.  The first is the 929 revolver I talked about here.  The second is the new 986 Pro Series revolver. The 986 is a seven-shot 9mm revolver that has a stainless steel frame and titanium cylinder.  It has a […]

New Smith & Wesson 929: 8-Shot 9mm Revolver

Smith and Wesson 929

Smith & Wesson posted an introductory video for the new model 929 revolver on YouTube.  The new S&W 929 is a full size revolver chambered for the 9mm cartridge. The new 929 revolver is a product of the Smith & Wesson Performance Center, and it appears to be built for competition.  The gun holds eight […]

Taurus CTG29 Carbine – Now Shipping

Taurus Carbine

A bit of an enigma for the past several SHOT Shows, the Taurus CTG29 carbine is now shipping according to the company’s website.  The carbine is based on the the SMT 9 and SMT 40 submachine guns the company produces in Brazil. As one might expect, the new Taurus carbines are pretty neutered when compared […]

Boberg XR9-L: Longslide Version of this Unique Pistol

Boberg XR9-L

The Boberg XR9-L is a new addition to the company’s ingenious concealed carry line of pistols.  There are a lot of unique features to this pistol that are explained farther down.  If you are already familiar with the pistols, I’ll quickly fill you in on the differences in this model. Essentially, the XR9-L is the […]

Caracal CC10 Carbine

Caracal CC10 picture

Introduced in the summer of 2012, the 2013 SHOT Show was our first opportunity to get our hands on the new Caracal CC10 9mm carbine.  The “CC” stands for “Caracal Carbine”.  The CC10 has a steel receiver and barrel, with a polymer frame, however no details were given on the type of steel. The CC10 […]

Saiga-9 Carbine


Russian arms manufacturer JSC Izhmash is gearing up to produce the Saiga-9 carbine, a civilian version of the Vityaz-SN submachine gun.  The new Saiga-9 will be chambered in 9mm (aka 9×19). The new carbine was introduced at the 2012 Russian Hunting and Sporting Goods show in September.  Currently, I don’t have much information on the […]

Charter Arms 9mm Pitbull Revolver

Charter Arms Pitbull

Just released, the Charter Arms 9mm Pitbull revolver is the newest edition to the company’s line of wheelguns developed for rimless cartridges.  This 9mm revolver uses the same dual coil spring system in the extractor as the system used in the .40 S&W Pitbull revolver.

Sphinx SDP Compact 9mm

Sphinx SDP

The Sphinx SDP Compact pistol was on display at the KRISS/Sphinx booth at the 2012 SHOT Show.  The SDP is a 9mm pistol that is made in Switzerland. The SDP Compact uses a traditional double-action/single-action system.  The DA trigger pull is rated at 8.16 pounds, while the SA pull is around 3.3 pounds. The frame […]

SIG P938

SIG P938

The SIG P938 pistol has generated a lot of interest from shooters ever since word of it leaked in late 2011.  The P938 is a single-action-only handgun chambered in 9mm. I can understand why this pistol would generate a lot of interest.  Essentially, the P938 is a 9mm version of the very popular SIG p238 […]

New SIG P290 Trigger System

Sig Sauer P290

The SIG SAUER P290 will have a new trigger system soon, according to Jeff Creamer, the company’s Director of Product Management.  Talking to Tom Gresham on the nationally syndicated radio show, GunTalk, Creamer said the new P290 trigger system will be a “true” double-action-0nly (DAO) system with a “second strike” capability. The current generation of […]