Category: Pistols

Ruger SR40 in .40 S&W is here!

It has taken long enough, but finally the .40 S&W chambered version of the 9mm Ruger SR9 has arrived. Ruger has been shipping the SR40 to dealers during the past week. The one pictured below is being sold on GunBroker. Ruger has kept silent about the SR40 and I do [Read More…]

Beretta Px4 Storm Compact

Beretta USA has introduced a compact version of the Px4 Storm pistol. The Compact model (3.2″ barrel / 15 round 9mm magazine) fits in between the Full-size (4″ / 17 round mag) and sub-compact (2.99″ / 13 round mag) models. This new pistol is nothing [Read More…]

“Gun City”

Every so often I tell you, my reader, that an article or video must be read or watched. This is article about the “Gun City” of the Philippines is a must-read. In the city of Danao, craftsmen have been hand making firearms for over a century. In the past [Read More…]

J.B. Custom sues Taurus

James Buchanan, the owner of JB Custom, is suing Taurus for trademark infringement. Earlier this year Taurus unveiled their Rossi Ranch Hand pistol. The Ranch Hand is their take on the Mare’s Leg pistol which featured in the late 1950s show Wanted: Dead or Alive. [Read More…]

Smith & Wesson 686 SSR

Caleb reviews the S&W 686 SSR: For someone looking to get started in revolver shooting, this is a hard gun to beat. It’s got enough goodies thrown in from the factory that you can shoot it stock and have a blast …

Congrats to Aurélien

I want to congratulate long-time reader and contributor Aurélien on the publication of his first “major work”, a special edition of the French magazine RAIDS. The edition is entitled “le pistolet au combat” (the handgun in battle). It covers the [Read More…]

ATF Selected S&W M&P40

S&W has revealed that their winning entry into the recent BATFE competition was the M&P40 pistol. Not much surprise there, but it is nice to have it confirmed. From the press release … The award marks the completion of a full and open competition among [Read More…]

.500 S&W Double Taps

Accidental double tapping of .500 S&W revolvers is apparently quite common. This video demonstrates … A few years ago S&W investigated the phenomena. They discovered, as you have probably already guessed, that the double taps were the result of what was [Read More…]

HK 45-C Kaboom!

Ryan, of Tropical Firearms in South Florida, had a customer bring in this HK 45-C pistol (with HK 45-CT threaded barrel). Ryan said (emphasis added) … Reloads were used, and its suspected to have been an “extra powder” error in measurement, no fault of [Read More…]

Sig P226 Cerakote

Sigs latest addition to the P226 line is the Cerakote pistol. It gets its name from the Cerakote (a ceramic) coating on the frame. I really like the look of the Cerakote frame with the black slide. The pistol has a MSRP of $972 and will ship in October at the earlist. [Read More…]

More on the ATF’s new pistols

Glock and S&W jointly won the competition to supply pistols to the BATFE. Glock’s spokeswoman has said that the Glock pistols chosen are the Glock 22 Gen4 and the Glock 27 … This 10-year contract is valued at up to $40 million, and makes available for [Read More…]

Remington Parlor Pistol

Nancy’s blog has an interesting article about the Remington Rider Parlor pistol. The Remington-Rider Parlor is among the rarest and sought of all Remington handguns. This little single-shot percussion pistol has always been a bit of a conundrum. Little is known as [Read More…]

S&W Wins ATF contract

It appears that S&W’s pistol in the BATFE sidebar competition beat out the Glock and Sig entries. The contract is worth up to $40 million. I am not sure which S&W model, almost certainly an M&P, was the winner. UPDATE: Glock also won! Glock also gets [Read More…]

IPSC Competition Shoes

I did not realize that you could buy shoes designed especially for IPSC. They are sold by a European online store called DoubleAlpha for 129 Euros… The Fin made JALAS Cross Control FLX shoe is a superb, technologically advance professional footwear. It is designed [Read More…]

Sig P226 & P229 Enhanced Elite

Sig have introduced the new Enhanced Elite line of P226 and P229 pistols. The “Enhanced Elite” models take the same features common to all Elite series pistols and combine them with the ergonomic one piece reduced reach grips used in our E2 pistols. Available in [Read More…]