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Power Pair: Ruger SR1911CMD and Ruger SR45 Review

by Patrick Sweeney 8

It was a typical Tuesday here at Gun Abuse Central. An email in my inbox announced, “Patrick, overnight package arriving… more »

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Nice-Price Nine: SCCY CPX-2 Review

by Patrick Sweeney 44

OK, it’s easy to get jaded in this business. Everyone has something “new,” everything has something that “hasn’t been done… more »

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Remington R1 Carry Review

by Patrick Sweeney 13

Some days, it is as if I’ve awakened in a sci-fi movie, one where I’m in an alternate reality. I… more »

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Taurus 24/7 G2 Review

by Steve Gash 14

There’s no shortage of reasons for the ascendancy of polymer-frame pistols. They’re relatively light in weight, darn-near indestructible, reliable and… more »

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Ruger Single-Nine Review

by Payton Miller 13

What put Ruger firearms on my personal radar was not the company’s original Standard .22 pistol (I’m too young for… more »

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Steyr C9-A1 Review

by Payton Miller 8

Someone of a cynical nature might well conclude that the last thing the world needs is another polymer-frame, striker-fired DAO… more »

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Grab and Go: SIG Sauer Adaptive Carbine Platform Review

by Patrick Sweeney 22

The utility of handguns is obvious. Compact, durable, reasonably powerful and holding a useful amount of ammunition, handguns have been… more »

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CZ P-09 Duty Review

by Eric R. Poole 26

The CZ Duty series is the most underrated line of 9mm and .40-caliber pistols to be found. In the summer… more »

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Palm-Size Two-Shooter: The Heizer DoubleTap Review

by G&A Staff 39

The newly announced Heizer Defense DoubleTap combines elements of several previous types of small, palm-size personal defense handguns into a… more »

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Ruger 22/45 Lite Review

by Payton Miller 38

Longer ago than I care to admit, I thought the 4-inch Ruger Mark II bull-barreled Target model pretty much embodied… more »

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Pocket Parabellum: SIG P938 Review

by Patrick Sweeney 38

Back before Archduke Franz Ferdinand took that fateful ride in 1914, Browning had designed—and Colt had made—a beautiful little carry… more »

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Service Auto Supreme: The Sig Sauer MK25 Review

by Eric R. Poole 13

In November 2011, Sig Sauer announced that it had received permission to officially make the P226 MK25 available to the… more »

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Taurus Raging Judge Magnum Review

by Eric R. Poole 32

I’ve been after whitetails with hand-cannons since I shot my first “handgun buck” in Maine with a .454 Raging Bull…. more »

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Palm-Size Power: Smith & Wesson M&P Shield Review

by G&A Staff 96

Smith & Wesson’s new M&P9 Shield now joins the growing crop of palm-size, slim-and-trim single-stack 9mms that have been appearing… more »

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Nighthawk Lady Hawk and Long Slide Reviews

by G&A Staff 3

During the past several years Nighthawk Custom of Berryville, Arkansas, has developed into the nation’s leading small producer of highly-refined… more »

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Smallbore Snubbie: Ruger LCR-22 Review

by G&A Staff 51

Ruger’s snubnose polymer-frame Lightweight Compact Revolver has been a success since its introduction in 2009. It’s already available in four… more »

We tore into the box like kids on Christmas morning and laid the two new Rugers on the table, one a stainless 1911 and the other a compact, polymer-frame 9mm. My colleague Dick Metcalf immediately went for the 1911, a pistol he has loved for fully three decades. I, being younger, picked up the plastic. Our boss,  Editor Jim Bequette, relished the irony and said, “No, gentlemen,” then swapped the pistols in our hands. Evidently, Jim wanted a different take—mine—on an old design.

Tackling the 1911: The Ruger SR1911 Review

by J. Guthrie 41

My formative pistol years were spent shooting striker-fired DAO autos with polymer frames. I was certainly familiar with 1911s, like… more »

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The 1911 All Dressed Up: The Ed Brown Signature Edition Review

by G&A Online Editors 4

The Ed Brown Signature Edition is based on the company’s Classic Custom 1911, with hand relief engraving by Ed Brown’s… more »

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Carrying It Off: Springfield XDs Review

by Patrick Sweeney 117

At the last SHOT Show, I walked up to the Springfield Armory range (the day before the show opens, there’s… more »

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All Rimfired Up: Ruger SR22 Review

by G&A Staff 74

Ruger’s very first firearm was the now-classic Ruger Standard Model .22 Long Rifle semiauto pistol, introduced in 1949. Its two… more »

We take a double-action .22 LR/.22 WMR convertible out for a spin.

The Taurus Model 992 Review

by Steve Gash 4

  The .22 revolver has been the mainstay of the outdoorsman for decades, but while immensely popular, the .22 Long… more »

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Nines Are the Hot Hand: Beretta Nano Review

by G&A Staff 19

Beretta characterizes its 9mm Nano as the “ultimate evolution of the micro-compact carry pistol.” The company’s first-ever striker-fired pistol is… more »

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Taurus 22PLY Review

by Greg Rodriguez 5

Pocket pistols are all the rage these days, and Taurus has no shortage of such offerings in its expansive line…. more »

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New Wave Walther: Walther PPQ Review

by Patrick Sweeney 13

One of the things Umarex did was make Walther a top-notch competitive air rifle maker again, but that’s a story… more »

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Smith & Wesson Governor Review

by Payton Miller 6

I first became aware of the .410/.45 handgun’s appeal with a Thompson/Center Contender during a high-desert quail/rabbit hunt sometime in… more »

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The 9/11 Revolver

by Ben OBrien 29

With the 10th anniversary of 9/11 approaching, there’s no better time to turn our attention to the American heroes who… more »

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Ruger SP101 22 Review

by Martin Hobe 2

Bill Ruger began his remarkable career as a firearms designer with a .22 handgun. The sleek autoloader, with its tubular… more »

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Springfield Range Officer Review

by Eric R. Poole 3

Springfield’s Range Officer appealed to me before I even picked one up simply because of its name. When I worked… more »

The Smith & Wesson Bodyguard 38 is a little five-shot double-action-only cuts weight by having an aluminum alloy upper frame and synthetic lower grip frame. Both the cylinder and barrel liner are stainless steel, which is why the Bodyguard 38 is rated for .38 Special +P ammunition.

Guns of PDTV: Smith & Wesson Bodyguard 38

by Scott E. Mayer 12

This season on Personal Defense TV, the smallest and lightest revolver George is using is the Smith & Wesson Bodyguard… more »

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Springfield 3.8 XDm Compact Review

by Patrick Sweeney 22

If you have been following things firearms-related in the slightest, you know all about the Springfield XDm series. And if… more »

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