Proper Handgun Fit

handgun fit

When selecting a pistol for self-defense, there is a lot of talk about the caliber and how many rounds it holds. One of the most important things about a gun is rarely discussed: how it fits in your hand. Handgun fit plays a huge role in how well you will be able to shoot the gun. […]

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 […]

Bersa BP380CC

Bersa BP380CC review

Expanding on the popular concealed carry line of handguns, Bersa introduced the BP380CC pistol. This semi-automatic handgun is a single-stack pistol chambered for the .380 ACP cartridge. Standard magazines hold 8 rounds plus one in the chamber. I own a BP9CC, which is essentially the same gun in 9mm. (You can read my review here.) […]

Wednesday’s Gun News

Grand Power

With the approach of the NASGW Expo, a number of manufacturers in the firearms industry are spooling up the PR machines for new product announcements. Here are a few of the new items that have landed in my e-mail box the past few days… Grand Power Pistols Now Imported into US by Eagle Imports Eagle […]

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 […]

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 […]

Custom SIG Pistols

SIG Custom pistol

Every year SIG Sauer displays a variety of custom and commemorative guns at the SHOT Show.  Here are some of the guns on display this year.

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 […]

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 […]

The New Witness Pavona Pistols: Updated Information

polymer witness pavona handgun

EAA is now selling a line of pistols designed for women shooters. Unlike some companies that simply paint a gun pink and deem it a “woman’s model,” the new Tanfoglio Witness Pavona guns are seemingly more than just flash.  Tanfoglio enhanced aspects of the gun’s operation to make it easier to operate, especially for people […]