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Diamondback DB-15 Review

by Tom Beckstrand 6

Readers who are big into airboats will probably recognize the name “Diamondback.” The company has been making airboats since 1989… more »

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CZ P-09 Duty Review

by James Tarr 4

Back in 2009, Patrick Sweeney and I were wandering around a shooting event when Angus Hobdell from CZ-USA pulled us… more »

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HK45 Tactical Review

by Tom Beckstrand 5

Contemporary HK polymer-frame pistols follow an evolutionary pattern. The introduction of a new design is followed by a compact version… more »

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CZ 97 B Review

by Patrick Sweeney 7

Sometimes I look at guns, shooting gear and extras, and I think, “What could have been ….” Back in the… more »

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Nighthawk T4 Review

by Tom Marshall 2

What defines a premium 1911? For some, it’s masterful engraving and 24-karat accents. Functional shooters may measure it in group… more »

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Glock 20 Gen 4 Review

by Payton Miller 10

Since its introduction in 1983 in the star-crossed, CZ-75-inspired Bren Ten, the 10mm Auto cartridge has followed an all-too-familar trajectory… more »

This innovative little .380 should take pole position in the small-and-sleek sweepstakes.

Beretta Pico Review

by Dick Metcalf 13

Introduced at the 2013 NRA Convention last May, Beretta’s new Pico is a very small concealed carry semi-auto initially chambered… more »

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Colt Mustang XSP Review

by James Tarr 14

I’ve always been a fan of the .380 Colt Mustang, but by the time I had both the inclination and… more »

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Scaled for Self-Defense: Springfield XD-S 9mm Review

by Patrick Sweeney 9

There are people—and companies—who have one good thing, one trick that they work for all they’re worth. Then there are… more »

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Kel-Tec PF-9 Review

by Payton Miller 13

To paraphrase an overused marketing catchphrase, “9 is the new .380.” And it’s not really a fanciful overstatement. Why? A… more »

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Power Pair: Ruger SR1911CMD and Ruger SR45 Review

by Patrick Sweeney 7

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 32

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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Taurus 24/7 G2 Review

by Steve Gash 12

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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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 20

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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Ruger 22/45 Lite Review

by Payton Miller 29

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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Service Auto Supreme: The Sig Sauer MK25 Review

by Eric R. Poole 11

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

by Dick Metcalf 71

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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Carrying It Off: Springfield XDs Review

by Patrick Sweeney 111

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 Dick Metcalf 61

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

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Nines Are the Hot Hand: Beretta Nano Review

by Dick Metcalf 14

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 10

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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Springfield 3.8 XDm Compact Review

by Patrick Sweeney 18

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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Bob-Tail 1911s: Passing Fad or Functional Innovation

by Dan Johnson 41

A few years ago, Ed Brown introduced an eye-catching Commander-size 1911 called the Kobra Carry. The most distinctive feature was… more »

Though we never needed it while using Hornady’s Critical Defense ammunition, the 24/7 G2 has second strike capability.

Guns of PDTV: Taurus PT 24/7 G2 9mm

by Scott E. Mayer 3

George’s full-size 9mm pistol this season is a Taurus PT 24/7 G2. This 17-round semi-auto combines a polymer frame with… more »

This season, PDTV used Nighthawk GRP Recon and Falcon 45 ACP 1911 pistols.

Guns of PDTV: Nighthawk Pistols

by Scott E. Mayer 2

This season, George is using a pair of 1911 pistols from Nighthawk—the Falcon (r.), and the GRP Recon (l.)—both chambered… more »

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Solo Act: Kimber Solo 9mm Review

by Patrick Sweeney 3

The doorbell rang at 7:30 in the morning. Luckily, I was already up or the dogs would have dismembered the… more »

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Kahr K40 Review

by Payton Miller 3

There’s a lot to like about Kahr’s K40: bank-vault all-steel construction, simplicity of operation, sensible ergonomics and compact dimensions. Factor… more »

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