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Black-handled, silver barreled Walkter PPK, barrel pointed to the right on a white background.

Firearms

The Walther PPK: Still a Good Carry Gun

The Walther PPK, a small, self-loading pistol made famous by James Bond, is powerful and simple to use for self defense. As you read this post, you’ll discover it is lightweight, powerful and perfect whether you have small hands or large.

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.

4 GI type 1911 pistols

Camping & Survival

Preppers: Choose Your Weapons

The question is, when the man says to choose your weapons, what is the choice? The real question must be what is the threat. I think most of us realize we need a handgun to always be with us and a long gun to even the odds and provide real protection. For a long term prepper to cover the needs and situation from a fixed base, the list is longer.

brightness controls on the EOTech HWS

Gun Gear

Review: EOTech Red Dot HWS

If there is anything I have learned in 40 years of shooting, it is if you buy cheap, you buy twice. When it comes to optics many that are OK for informal target practice and others are suited to some forms of competition. However, if you need a quality holographic sight for critical use, few if any, have stood the test of time as the EOTech sight has.

Dan Wesson Guardian pistol on a used target

Firearms

Range Report: Dan Wesson Guardian

The Guardian is what is referred to as a Commander-type pistol. The Guardian features a 4.25-inch barrel and a full-length grip frame. This isn’t a compromise. Instead, it is ideal for concealed carry. The full-size grip allows fast handling. The sight radius is shorter than the 5-inch barrel Government Model, but excellent shooting may be done with the handgun by those that practice. Read the full story to find out why this should be your next pistol.

Beretta Storm PX4 Take Down Controls

Firearms

Throwback Thursday—Beretta’s PX4 Storm Pistol

The Beretta PX4 Storm is solid investment from a vendor well-known for quality and reliability. From the rotating barrel to fantastic ergonomics, the Storm is a worthwhile investment for both police and civilian personal defense use.

European American Armory Witness Elite Match pistol profile left

Firearms

Range Report: European American Armory Witness Elite Match

The EAA Witness Match .45 is an accurate handgun well worth its price. As for personal defense, a 10-shot .45 with the TruGlo combat light mounted is a terrific home defender. The pistol is similar to CZ 75-type handguns, but features a factory trigger that is as good or better than any the author has ever tested.

Enfield revolver opened with ammunition

Ammunition

Breathing New Life Into Old Cartridges

Firing an old handgun that once belonged to someone 100 or more years ago is like shaking hands with the past. We just like to get the feel of the implements of the day. However, our overwhelming concern must be safety. There have always been more cheap guns than good guns, and some were none too safe even when they were new.

Springfield XDE profile right

Firearms

Range Report: Springfield XDE 9mm

With most new introductions in the concealed carry handgun market focused on polymer-frame striker-fired handguns, it is good to see that Springfield Armory has catered to the rest of us with a modern, polymer-frame double-action first-shot handgun with a decocker.