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Smith and Wesson Shield .380 with magazine

Firearms

Range Report: Smith and Wesson’s Easy Shooting M&P Shield .380 ACP

Over the years, I have seen many people struggle with the handgun. Some older folks, and others with limited hand strength, have a difficult time with the revolver. While revolvers are simple enough to handle, the long double-action trigger press challenges some shooters. The Smith and Wesson M&P .380 pistol is the answer they have been looking for.

Bob Campbell handling the Kahr .380 pistol

Firearms

Review: Kahr Tungsten .380 Pistol

Some years ago, when the Kahr 9mm pistol was introduced, I obtained and tested an example as soon as possible. In doing so, I found a reliable handgun with excellent features. A smooth Double Action Only trigger, excellent machine work, and a truly compact frame made for a trend-setting pistol. The design was both fresh and intelligent.

Allegiance PowerStrike in ballistic gellatin

Ammunition

Throwback Thursday: Allegiance PowerStrike Frangible Ammo

The secret to PowerStrike is its High Energy Transfer (H.E.T.) technology. PowerStrike is a Lead-Free powder metal High Energy Transfer (H.E.T.) round designed to create controlled penetrating fragmentation in soft targets. It is excellent for hunting small, large and dangerous game as it can penetrate thick bone and hide. For tactical applications, it can penetrate light barriers to reach the target while still fragmenting inside the target. Read the full review.

Baby Rock pistol pointing down at 45 degree angle in black

Firearms

Range Report: Rock Island Armory’s Baby Rock Rocks!

Recently, Rock Island Armory (Armscor) introduced the 1911A1 .380 ACP known simply as the Baby Rock. Rock fans and shooters everywhere are going to love this handgun. Most small 1911s are more 1911-like than true 1911. The Baby Rock features a plunger tube, slide lock safety, beavertail grip safety, low bore axis and straight to the rear trigger compression. This is a true small 1911.

Colt 1903 on Sun Telegraph V-E Day news headline

Firearms

Colt’s 1903 Safety Hammerless is Back!

A handgun that saw much action from its introduction to the end of the Vietnam War was the Colt 1903 Safety Hammerless. Just the right size for comfortable carry, reliable, and more accurate than most any handgun in its class, the Colt was a remarkable handgun on all accounts. The reintroduction lives up to the reputation, but the historical story is what makes it so special. Read the full story to find out why.

Box of Ruger ARX ammunition with 5 bullets lined in front

Ammunition

Ruger ARX Ammunition — It’s Wicked Look Is Only Surpassed by Its Performance

Ruger’s ARX load uses a uniquely fluted bullet of copper and polymer composite. The bullet is a lightweight for the caliber in every offering, which means high velocity. This translates to high energy for the caliber. But handgun ammunition is not about speed, it is about performance. Read the full story to see how Ruger’s new ARX ammunition performed at the range.

Taurus curved pistol with integral pocket clip, laser and light sighting system

Concealed Carry

The Top 15 Most Concealable Semi-Automatic Handguns

The NICS reports nearly 900,000 people filled out a background check form to purchase a handgun in June 2015. As more people than ever are choosing to protect themselves, the more questions we receive on what gun is best for concealed carry. Many factors go in to choosing the right gun. This article compares the smallest of the smallest semiautomatic handguns.

SIG P238 .380 subcompact gun with Rosewood grip and engraved slide

Firearms

SIG Sauer P238 Review

In our final installment of winners of the Blogger for a Day contest, Rachel McMurry reviews her new SIG Sauer P238 .380—a high quality and much-loved replacement to her Ruger LC380.