Handgun Reviews

This category covers all handgun reviews.

  • The Hi-Point C9 Pistol

    Ding ding! The bell has rung and let's come out of the corners swinging. A few weeks ago, I wrote an article on Pistol Caliber Carbines. In that article I mentioned favorably the Hi-Point 995 carbine --while sidestepping over a comment that it was better than the same company's pistols. This brought a firestorm from readers who supported the C9 pistol as a valid and effective handgun, especially for the money. - Elegantly clad in its plain white box, the Hi-Point C9 is not pretentious, but...
  • Walther PPK

    Manufacturer - Walther The elegant lines of the legendary WALTHER PPK have caught the imagination of the entire world for over 75 years. Developed in 1931, the WALTHER PPK continues to thrill the shooting public, and the legend lives on. CALIBER .380 ACP BARREL LENGTH 3.3" DIMENSIONS inches, L/H/W 6.1/4.3/.98 WEIGHT w/o mag 20.8 oz. SIGHTS Fixed MAGAZINE CAPACITY 6 + 1 TRIGGER DA/SA TRIGGER WEIGHT lbs 13/4 PPK/S TECHNICAL DATA MODEL PPK/S VAH32001 PPK/S VAH38001 CALIBER .32 ACP .380 ACP...
  • How Many Weapons Do YOU Carry

    When you leave the house and go about your daily travels, are you armed? If so, with what? Do you vary multiple weapons, and if so, do you carry more than one firearm? Let us look at that. The philosophy of a backup weapon Putting your eggs all in one basket-- or for the subject of this article, trusting your life and those around you to one imperfect gadget, is borderline foolhardy. Yes, you may have a super tactical top-of-the-line CCW handgun that you have practiced with for a decade...
  • The Smith and Wesson Shield

    Smith and Wesson has long been a supplier of their handy J-frame Chief's Special type revolvers. Going back to the 1940s, these revolvers have been a classic personal defense gun. Now Smith has upped the ante with the same concept, a small, concealable, handgun that will deliver a half dozen or so full-sized rounds when needed. The only thing is, it’s now a semi-automatic pistol and not a revolver. Intro the Smith and Wesson Shield. The Smith Shield. The full size S&W M&P is a great combat...
  • Snubbies but Goodies

    Snubbies have long been the go-to firearm choice for those pistoleros who desired a small and concealable handgun that could still deliver 5-6 hard-hitting full sized rounds at close range. History In the late 19th century, shortened revolvers like the Bulldog and others were popular with gentlemen, investigators, and travelers for personal protection. By 1927 the Colt Detective, a small framed six-shot double action revolver that fired the then very modern and powerful .38 special round...
  1. Smith & Wesson's M&P .40: A Modern Contender

    As we all know, Smith & Wesson has been a staple in the American firearm industry since the late 1850s, producing weapons for civilians, LEO, and Military alike. Their reputation for making innovated and excellent wheel-guns proceeds them in a prestigious manner. There's a reason they've been around for so long, they make good stuff! Smith & Wessons earlier attempts at the civilian and Mil/LEO semi-automatic pistol markets have been "hit-and-miss", if you will. Some models, such as the...
  2. Walther P22 Review

    We recently acquired a Walther p22, I was a bit concerned about it from what I had read on the internet but knew to take that with a grain of salt. After firing around 250 rounds through it, it hasn't had a single failure to feed or malfunction in any shape, form, or fashion. When you open the box it comes with various items: Walther P22 1 magazine (10 round capacity) Manuals Additional backstrap of different size 3 aditional front sights, 2 of different heights than what comes on the...
  3. SIG Arms ACP Kit to turn any Railed Pistol into a Carbine

    Introduced this month at the SHOT Show industry event, SIG ARMS/SIG Sauer of Exeter New Hampshire has debuted their revolutionary new Adaptive Carbine Platform or ACP. Now pistol-to-carbine conversion kits are not new on the market. Companies like Hera Arms, Stellar Rigs and Mech Tech have sold carbine conversion units for years that take popular handgun platforms such as the 1911 and Glock 17 and create a more stable PDW type of weapon. Most of these designs however take a basic pistol and...
  4. The New Beretta BU9 Nano

    Whenever I decide it's time to purchase a new firearm, the first step in the process of deciding what to buy is usually its planned use - at least that's what I tell myself. From there the process is helped greatly by the Internet. Whether it's video reviews, websites or forums, there are so many opinions out there...and you know what they say about opinions. But it's easy to sift through the "BS" and get to the honest, thorough, and useful information to help along the way. Heck that's...
  5. How Many Weapons Do YOU Carry

    When you leave the house and go about your daily travels, are you armed? If so, with what? Do you vary multiple weapons, and if so, do you carry more than one firearm? Let us look at that. The philosophy of a backup weapon Putting your eggs all in one basket-- or for the subject of this article, trusting your life and those around you to one imperfect gadget, is borderline foolhardy. Yes, you may have a super tactical top-of-the-line CCW handgun that you have practiced with for a decade...
  6. Walther PPK

    Manufacturer - Walther The elegant lines of the legendary WALTHER PPK have caught the imagination of the entire world for over 75 years. Developed in 1931, the WALTHER PPK continues to thrill the shooting public, and the legend lives on. CALIBER .380 ACP BARREL LENGTH 3.3" DIMENSIONS inches, L/H/W 6.1/4.3/.98 WEIGHT w/o mag 20.8 oz. SIGHTS Fixed MAGAZINE CAPACITY 6 + 1 TRIGGER DA/SA TRIGGER WEIGHT lbs 13/4 PPK/S TECHNICAL DATA MODEL PPK/S VAH32001 PPK/S VAH38001 CALIBER .32 ACP .380 ACP...
  7. Glock G30

    Manufacturer - Glock The GLOCK 30 in the legendary .45 caliber offers excellent out-of-the- box precision paired with the ballistic quality of a genuine big-bore caliber. The smooth design and the simple operation of the GLOCK pistol allow quick drawing of the pistol. Because of these advantages and especially because of its compact dimensions, the GLOCK 30 is the first choice of plain clothes officers and protection personnel.
  8. Colt King Cobra .357 Magnum

    Manufacturer - Colt It's a spin-off from the Colt Trooper and a "budget" version of the Colt Python, the Colt King Cobra is a force to reckon with, even today. My King Cobra is 21 years old and it still shoots as good today as it did back in 1987! Litterally thousands of rounds and it has never mal-functioned. You just point it at your target and squeeze the trigger... KA-Boooom, six times if needed. The King Cobra hasn't been made for over 10 years, but they are still readily available....
  9. Kel Tec P3AT .380 ACP

    Manufacturer - Kel Tec This is my "carry" autoloader, a Kel Tec P3AT. It's a .380ACP caliber 6+1 capacity. It is about as small as you can get with a 380 and still hang on to it during your "time of Need". I had some feed issues at first but a polish job on the ramp fixed it. Kel Tec says it needs breaking in... maybe so, But you can't put you life at risk with a gun that "needs breaking in". That's why I opted to Fluff & Buff my Kel Tec right from the start. It will shoot any .380 ammo,...
  10. Ruger Ruger LCR

    Company Website - Ruger.com Manufacturer - Ruger A Lightwieght Compact Revolver ideal for conceal carry. Offered in both .38spl +P and .357 Magnum. This polymer framed revolver has quickly become a favorite among many. Is offered with a vatiety of grips from a Hogue to a Crimson Trace.
  11. Kimber America Kimber Stainless TLE II

    Company Website - [URL]http://www.kimberamerica.com/1911/custom-ii/stainless-tle-ii[/URL] Manufacturer - Kimber America Quote: The Stainless TLE II" .45 ACP is a stainless steel version of the duty pistol carried by LAPD SWAT. Important upgrades from the Kimber Custom Shop" like Meprolight night sights and 30 lines-per-inch checkering on the front strap are also included. Based on the Kimber Stainless II," it has standard features like match grade barrel, chamber, trigger and barrel bushing, along...
  12. ISSC M22 22LR Review

    I have always liked shooting .22LR for target practice; it's doesn't bust the wallet, it's easy to load, and easier to group for training purposes as well as just having fun at the range. I had just recently sold my Walther P22 in favor of the .380 but still missed having a .22LR for fun at the range. So when asked to review the ISSC M22 .22LR I was quite happy to get my hands on it. Out of the box and into my hand I knew right away I liked the feel of the M22 much better than previous...
  13. Springfield Armory 3.8 Compact 45ACP

    I have been shooting and enjoying 1911s since the late 80's. Recently my wife picked out a Springfield Armory XDm 4.5 inch in 9mm and after trying her gun out I had to get an XDm of my own. I chose the 4.5 inch 45acp version. After shooting it for the last couple of months i have been converted from a dyed in the wool 1911 snob. I shoot the XDm much better, faster, and more accurate than I can my 1911s. I love my 1911s but they take back seat at this point to the XDm series. I tried the XD...
  14. Review of Rock Island Armory Tactical Compact

    I purchased my RIA Tactical Compact mainly because I carry a full size 1911 daily and wanted something more compact and comfortable for concealed carry but yet I wanted all the controls to be the same as my day to day carry piece. So I began my search of local gun shops and ran across the RIA since I've read a decent amount of good reviews I figured I would save a hit to my wallet and purchase it instead of an EMP or something similar which can be twice the price. As soon as I bought the...
  15. Bersa Thunder 9 Ultra Compact Pro Review

    As I have a limited budget, I'm always on the lookout for an inexpensive firearm to fill the requirements of a CCW gun. While at a local gun show recently, I came across a Bersa Thunder 9, and decided to give it a closer look. The particular model I came across was the Thunder 9 Ultra Compact Pro priced at $400. In spite of its "Ultra Compact" name, this gun is not a pocket gun. At 6.5 inches in length and 4.75 inches tall, weighing in at 23 ounces empty, it is significantly bigger and...
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