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Bob Campbell shooting the Ruger SR1911 Commander

Firearms

Low Capacity, High Efficiency

The trend in handguns has been toward increased capacity. Many revolvers have even gained a cartridge or two in modern designs. However, high capacity doesn’t always mean greater efficiency. Here are nine top performers

Mauser C96

Firearms

Throwback Thursday: The Top 5 Military Side Arms of All Time

In putting together the top combat sidearms, a number of factors influenced the decisions including design, battle performance, cartridge, performance, comparable technology of the day and reliability versus practicality, but can a Glock be considered a “Combat Handgun?” Read on to see if the author agrees.

SIG Sauer P320 pistol right

Firearms

Throwback Thursday: The SIG P320 Striker Fired 9mm Handgun

SIG modified the basic design of the hammer-fired SIG P250 to create the SIG P320. Advantages of the P320 include a faster lock time, smoother trigger action and greater practical accuracy. For those preferring ease of maintenance, a simple operating mechanism, and SIG reliability in worst-case scenarios the P320 is an excellent choice, but is it right for you? Read the story to find out.

SIG Sauer P226 Ultra pistol with elongated grip frame

Firearms

SIG P226 — 9mm Small Grip, Short Trigger Mod

The SIG P226 is a great gun—with the small grip and short trigger option, it’s gets even better. In this Range Report, Bob Campbell puts the P226 with the Short Trigger Mod through its paces by firing 2,500 rounds! Read the full story for the results.

Sig Sauer M11-A1 handgun

Reviews

SIG Sauer M11-A1 – The Venerable P228 Design has been Improved!

The SIG P228—designated as the M11 in 9mm—is still seeing plenty of action with U.S. military forces today. Perhaps this has evaded your radar or you were simply too caught up in the polymer debate, but SIG introduced a new version of the M11 for the civilian market awhile back known as the M11-A1. Here’s what happens when the best gets even better!

Firearms

Is the .380 ACP the new .38 Special?

Ladies, does it annoy you to walk into a gun shop and immediately be directed to the small, .38 Special revolvers? Have you noticed a switch? Next time you go into a gun shop, ask at the counter for a semi-auto. I bet they will hand you a .380 ACP. Revolvers and .380s are great, but they aren’t everything. Is the .380 the new .38? Read on for my conclusion.

Two boxes of CORBON ammunition

Ammunition

COR®BON 9mm High-Velocity Loads

COR®BON was the first company to offer 9mm 115-grain 1300 fps loads to the public. Arguably, COR®BON was first with the most and remains at the top of the heap. COR®BON is powerful, high-velocity ammunition with excellent quality control. Read this post to learn more.

The SIG P226 Navy Model

Firearms

Range Report: The Navy Model P226, MK 25

This handgun has been in every hot spot on earth with our sailors and Navy Seals. To many of us this is the bottom line: the operator. While the mechanics of firearms are interesting and well worth anyone’s study, it is the people who use the firearms that are most interesting. As such, the SIG Navy Model P226 MK 25 is a handgun that is approached with reverence. It has been used in many actions, including an operation that was among the most important and successful anti-terrorist operation of all time. Read more about this legendary handgun at The Shooter’s Log at CheaperThanDirt.com.