Category: Pistols

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How Sig Sauer Pistols are Made

For a “gun guy,” few things are cooler than being able to visit the factory where some of your very own firearms were made. While in Europe, I had the opportunity to visit a number of different factories, including Sig Sauer’s plant in Eckernförde, [Read More…]

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New KRISS Sphinx Pistols at IWA

Perhaps the most impressive booths at IWA came from Switzerland – KRISS Group and RWS went all-out with details such as live music, waitresses serving free alcohol, and Swiss chocolate being handed out like, well, candy. While I didn’t spend much time at [Read More…]

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[Guest Post] The Glock 21SF

[ This guest post was written by savethegun ] I believe, for me, the Glock 21 to be the ultimate defensive pistol, here’s why … First things first – full disclosure. I was introduced to firearms and shooting sports at a very young age. I have never [Read More…]

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[Guest Post] Mk. IV Webley

[ This post was written by Wayne Watson ] Some years ago, I was passing by my favorite gunshop and the inevitable happen= there was something in the safe that I MIGHT be interested in. A Mk. IV Webley, complete with Lee dies and the original holster. Being broke, I [Read More…]

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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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Gun Review: Kahr CW9

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…]