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  • Metal-Framed vs Polymer-Framed Pistols

    With all the firearms choices folks have today, we almost take for granted that it’s always been this way. Even a couple of years ago, options were much more limited than what we enjoy now. Specifically, the arrival of polymer-framed pistols on the market opened up more opportunities for shooters...
  • Product Spotlight: Brigade Manufacturing BM-9 Rifles and Pistols

    Today numerous companies make AR9 type rifles and pistols. These firearms feed 9mm Parabellum, typically through Glock style magazines, and are a ton of fun on the range. Brigade Manufacturing out of Miami, FL, is a company making AR9s that are a step above the competition with superior materials and...
  • Striker-Fired Pistols Explained

    Today’s consumers have an unprecedented variety of handguns from which to choose. Among semiautomatic pistols, striker-fired pistols are some of the most effective, simple designs on the market. They offer enhanced capabilities for shooters that appreciate pistols that are fast into action when seconds count in a defensive encounter. What...
  • The IMI Jericho 941

    Israel is a tiny country with a large impact on the world of small arms development. The Israeli government established Israeli Military Industries (IMI) specifically to provide its military, the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF), and police with the best equipment available. After using imported sidearms for decades, the military turned...
  • The Smith and Wesson Model 10-6 and 10-8

    Few things in American history are more iconic than Smith and Wesson and its legendary revolvers. One might even make the case that revolvers represent the rugged simplicity of the American spirit. For well over 100 years, Smith and Wesson has built some of the most noteworthy handguns in America. ...
  • .50 Beowulf: The AR Platform Shoulder Cannon

    Have you ever said, "I sure love my AR15 but it needs more oomph…"? Luckily, the AR15 is an extremely adaptable platform since it can take advantage of different calibers. If you need massive stopping power in a package that still fits in the confines of a standard AR15 lower...
  • Traits of the Ideal Concealed Carry Pistol

    Deciding to carry concealed isn’t an easy decision. But if, after much consideration, you decide it’s the right choice - you’re now faced with a difficult, yet fun, task: finding the ideal firearm to meet your concealed needs.  While all concealed carry (CC) handguns represent a balance between firepower and...
  • Product Spotlight: Beretta Model 81

    As the oldest continuously operated firearms manufacturer in the world, Beretta is synonymous with craftsmanship. While building this reputation, Beretta has equipped numerous military and police forces across the globe. The Beretta 81 is a classic surplus sidearm that exemplifies the world-class quality of Beretta.  Technical Overview The Beretta 81...
  • Review: LWRC SMG-45 Pistol, America’s Newest Tommy Gun

    Everyone loves submachine guns. Unfortunately, civilians cannot own modern submachine guns due to current US laws. Luckily, most manufacturers make pistol-caliber carbines in an attempt to scratch that itch. Pistol-caliber carbines are handy with little recoil, making them extremely fun to shoot.  A Star Is Born Land Warfare Resources Corporation...
  • Double-Action vs. Single-Action Handguns

    When it comes to hammer-fired pistols, there are two main firing mechanism categories: single-action and double action.  Single-Action Revolver The simplest single-action handguns are single-action revolvers. Cocking the hammer moves the next round into position to be fired. Because of this conscious action of retracting (cocking) the hammer, single-action revolvers...

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