Category: Pistols

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Dan Wesson Guardian 9mm

Dan Wesson, a subsidiary of CZ-USA, has been manufacturing 1911s for quite some time, and models like the Bobtail have gotten a good amount of attention for their carry-friendly features. The new Guardian pistol is available in .45 ACP and 9mm. It has a Commander length [Read More…]

New SIG pistols

Sig Sauer Guns has a list of SIG new pistols slated for production this summer … 220R-45-BSS-E2 – P220 in .45 ACP with night sights and enhanced ergonomic grips (E2) 220R-45-XTM-BLKGRY – P220 Extreme – just like the P226 Extreme but in a 220 E26R-9-DP – [Read More…]

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The Palm Pistol Debate

No blogosphere, least of all the gun blogosphere, would be complete without the occasional controversy. The latest of these to hit our corner of the internet is a debate over the utility of the Palm Pistol concept. Last week Outdoor Life writer John Snow wrote a blog [Read More…]

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Ruger SR1911 .45 ACP Pistol

The much anticipated Ruger SR1911 has arrived. The pistol features an attractive bead-blasted stainless finish and checkered hardwood grips. The best feature: the price! With a MSRP of $799, it is cheaper than similarly specced imported 1911s. The slide is CNC machined [Read More…]

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Kimber Solo 9mm

Kimber’s Solo Carry is a new sub-compact 9mm pistol. It is a single action striker-fired design. The pistols biggest selling point is that its ergonomics and style are inspired by the 1911. It really does look like a mini-1911. At the moment there are two models [Read More…]

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Gun Forensics in the 1930s

In their online archives, Modern Mechanix has an article, originally published in 1930, about the ‘modern’ gun forensic techniques of the day. [ Many thanks to Sven (Defense and Freedom) for emailing me the the info. ]

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Can you identify this gun?

The Firearm Blog friend and collaborator Andrew has just gotten back from his adventures in Tunisia and Lybia. You can read all about his adventures at Vuurwapen Blog. When in Tunisia he photographed a policeman’s sidearm … Neither Andrew nor I can figure [Read More…]

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Taurus Tracker 992 .22 Revolver

The new Tracker 992 revolver from Taurus comes with both a 9-chamber .22 LR cylinder and a 9-chamber .22 Magnum cylinder. Like the Tracker 990, the 992 will be available in either a blue or stainless finish and with a 4 or 6.5″ barrel. The MSRP will range from [Read More…]

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Chiappa M9-22 Pistol

The Chiappa M9-22 is a .22 LR chambered pistol patterned after the Beretta M9 / Beretta 92 pistol. Two models will be offered, the Standard model and the Tactical model. The M9-22 Standard model comes with wood or plastic grips and drift adjustable rear sights. The [Read More…]

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Smith & Wesson Model 360PD

At Gun, Holsters & Gear, JayG reviews a flamethrower the lightweight Smith & Wesson Model 360PD The recoil of a .357 Magnum round through a 12 ounce handgun has been described as anywhere from “stout” to “punishing” to “oh my word what have I done to [Read More…]

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Kahr CW9 Review

The Kahr CW9 is a 9mm pistol from the company’s value line (read: less expensive) of pistols that include the CW40 (.40 S&W) and CW45 (.45 ACP).  I’ve been looking for a single stack 9mm for concealed carry, so I jumped at the chance to review this gun. [Read More…]

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Steyr C9-A1 Compact Pistol

Steyr Arms has rounded off their pistol line with the introduction of the updated compact-sized C9-A1. They now offer a full sized (MA-1), compact (C9-A1) and sub-compact (SA-1) in the new and improved “A1″ series. The A1 series improved the original by [Read More…]

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Happy Birthday 1911!

The M1911 pistol was officially adopted by the US Army on 29 March 1911. Two years later it was adopted by the Navy and Marine Corps. Today, a hundred years later, it has never been more popular with shooters worldwide. It is also still in service. Last year the USMC [Read More…]

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The S&W Number 2

Tam @ The Arms Room writes … The timing of the Number 2′s launch could not have been more propitious, coming as it did shortly on the heels of the shelling of Fort Sumter. Although it was never officially adopted by the U.S. Army, Yankee soldiers spent their [Read More…]

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Smith & Wesson factory circa 1908

Shorpy has a very high resolution photo showing the Smith & Wesson factory in Springfield, Massachusetts circa 1908. The below photos is just a thumbnail. Click through to see the full size photo. [ Many thanks to Hudson for emailing me the link. ]

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Caracal H Hammer Pistol

At IDEX ’11 Caracal unveiled a prototype for their first hammer operated pistol. Their current pistols are all striker operated. I know little about this gun, other than it has a Scandium frame and is probably chambered in 9x19mm like their other pistols.