Category: Pistols

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Taurus 738 TCP pistol

Taurus has unveiled their new Taurus TCP pistol. This is another additional the increasingly wide range of .380 ACP sub-compact pistols. The TCP stands for “Taurus Compact Pistol”. The pistol is DOA (Double Action only) and has a 6+1 capacity with a standard [Read More…]

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CZ 75 SP-01 Phantom 9mm

The CZ 75 SP-01 Phantom came out early last year in the Czech Republic and I think was available mid-year in the US. I missed the launch and have been meaning to cover it for a while. Anyway, here it is: The SP-01 Phantom is a polymer version of the CZ 75 SP-01 [Read More…]

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Sig 556 Pistol: P556

Sig are offering the Sig 556 rifle in a pistol configuration called the P556. It has proved very popular at SHOT Show and looks like a really fun gun! Sig P556 Apart from the 10″ barrel and lack of a stock, it has all the same features of the SIG 556 rifle: Flash [Read More…]

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M22 Pistol

Austrian gun designer Wolfram Kriegleder ,who designed the Walther P22, has designed a new pistol in response to what American shooters said they wanted in a target and shooting pistol. The M-22 features: * 3.5″ or 5″ match barrels. * adjustable rear sight. [Read More…]

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New 224-32 FA cartridge

Freedom Arms are producing reloading equipment for what is probably the first new cartridge of 2009. The 224-32 FA is a .327 Federal Magnum necked down to .224. The result is a high velocity rimmed revolver cartridge suitable for varminting. It is was not rimmed it [Read More…]

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HK P30L

The new H&K P30L is a long slide version of the P30 pistol. It is identical to the P30 with the exception of having a 4.44″ barrel instead of the P30 3.86″ barrel. The sigh radius is 0.57″ longer.

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Sig Sauer P238 .380 1911

Rumors of the Sig P238 have been floating around the ‘net for a while now. They have turned out to be true. Sig Sauer P238 is a remake of the single action Colt Mustang which was discontinued just over a decade ago. Sig Sauer P238 .380 ACP. Two tone. Click to [Read More…]

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Para GI Expert 1911

The GI Expert is a new entry level .45 1911 pistol from Para USA. A 1911 for the 21st Century – it feels like an old friend, the one that the company armorer worked over for you to earn your Expert Marksman’s badge. Using new millennium technology Para has built you [Read More…]

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New CZ P07 Duty

The CZ P07 “Duty” is a new 9mm pistol by CZ that will be launched this year. Click to expand image CZ have not yet released the specs of the “Duty” (as it is known). It is polymer-framed DA/SA and features an interchangable decocker/manual [Read More…]

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Model SW1911 9mm Pro Series

Another 9mm from S&W this year is the Model SW1911 9mm Pro Series. The stainless 9mm 1911 features: * Crisp 4# – 5-1/2# Trigger Pull * 30 LPI Checkered Front Strap * Hand Polished Integral Feed Ramp * Precision Crowned Muzzle * Oversized External Extractor * [Read More…]

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Blast from the recent past

Jay emailed me an old CDNN catalog from 2001. It is hard to believe the prices listed were the norm only 8 years ago. Click to expand images. Good luck finding a used Mateba for under $1200 Saiga 12: $600+ today if you can find it in stock. Thank to Jay for the history [Read More…]

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When is a pistol not a pistol?

James has written an interesting post discussing the modern trend of not calling a revolver a pistol. Technically any handgun is a pistol from the early matchlocks to single shot handguns to autoloaders. I personally use the following terminology: A revolver: revolver A [Read More…]

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Walther PPK .380 ACP

Zack @ The Next Chapter has reviewed his 1967 .380 ACP Walther PPK : Suppose that I did not own this PPK; some might ask if I would I run out to purchase a Walther PPK over all other handguns available for home defense or concealed carry. No, I probably would not, but I [Read More…]

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Sig + Oven = Bad Idea

There photos are of a Sig Sauer Pro that was left in an electric oven at 210°c / 400°f for 20 minutes by a French police officer. After cleaning it he put it in to dry but was distracted by a phone call. I propose this as a candidate Xavier’s Ugly Gun Sunday. [Read More…]

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.380 ACP ammo comparison

Gunner’s Journal has compared various .380 ACP rounds: Sounds like the “magic bullet” thing doesn’t it? Nope! I don’t think the .380 can be made into a “stomper” caliber that can compete toe-to-toe with considerably more potent rounds, but I absolutely do [Read More…]

RC Helicopter with mounted .45 1911

Reader Beau emailed me this video. It shows a RC Helicopter firing a Springfield 1911 .45 ACP pistol. I am impressed by the accuracy. The recoil does not seem to be much and at first I wondered if the video was a hoax. But it looks like it is a big RC helicopter, which [Read More…]

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Bill Wilson Carry Pistol

What does legendary gun smith Bill WIlson carry? The “Bill Wilson Carry Pistol”. From Wilson Combat: After the Television appearances by the boss (Bill Wilson), we received so many calls to find out which pistol Bill carries on a daily basis. Well here it [Read More…]

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Homemade Colombian pistols

A worker holds a variety of destroyed guns on December 12, 2008, in Sogamoso, Boyaca department, Colombia. An assortment of 25.000 weapons, seized to different groups that participated in the Colombian internal conflict, were incinerated. Interesting two barrel pistols. [Read More…]