Guns & Ammo Annual Shootout
November 28, 2018
In 2015, Guns & Ammo embarked on a trial that pitted 10, single-stack 9mm pistols against each other following the introduction of the Glock 43. More than 8,000 rounds were fired with a minimum of 650 rounds through each. Once the benchmark was met, four pistols without a malfunction were fired without cleaning or maintenance beyond 1,000 rounds before a final accuracy test and trigger-pull average was measured. Only three pistols exceeded 1,000 rounds without a failure: the Glock 43, Taurus PT709 slim and Walther PPs.
For 2018, following the introduction of the popular SIG Sauer P365
, we regrouped to do it again. This time we ordered eight, striker-fired, double-stack, compact 9mm pistols and 8,000 rounds of defensive and training ammunition from Federal Premium
. You can read about the result of this test in our 2019 G&A Annual Magazine
available on a Newsstand near you. See the video below where Jim Angel and Eric Poole talk about the test.