Changing Tastes In Firearms- How Have Your Tastes For Pistols Changed?

As a child, there were several foods and dishes that loathed, and getting me to eat said food usually took the threat of a spanking if I didn’t. Since then, however, I’ve grown to love some of those foods which, now I can’t imagine not being part of my diet. I’ve found the same phenomenon is true when it comes to firearms. This will be a short series on how our changing tastes in firearms have influenced our gun collections. We’ll focus this article on our changing tastes in pistols, so make sure you join in on the comment section and tell us how your pistol collection started, and where it’s going.

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NEW Walther PD380 Hammer-Fired DA/SA Pistol

Walther Arms have added another semi-auto pistol to their catalog of defensive products. The new Walther PD380 is a polymer-framed hammer-fired pistol chambered in .380 Auto with a DA/SA (double-action/singe-action) trigger and slide-mounted manual safety/decocker. The pistol is marketed as a concealed carry handgun that embodies the perfect fusion of power and ease of use. Let’s take a closer look at the features of the new Walther PD380 pistol.

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TFB Review: Tara TM-9 DA/SA Striker-Fired Pistol

Over the years, TFB has occasionally posted some tidbits about a pistol called the TARA TM-9, starting way back in 2013. Since then, we’ve gotten occasional updates on this interesting 9mm hailing from the nation of Montenegro in southeastern Europe. Montenegro is a small country, just east across the Adriatic sea from Italy. Montenegro’s bordering neighbors include Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Kosova, and Albania. One of the Montenegrin industry’s leaders is TARA Aerospace AD. This modern manufacturing company serves as the parent company for the small arms division that produces the TM-9 pistol, among some other firearms including a polymer-receiver and piston-operated AR-type rifle. Now after several years of its earlier iterations seeing use abroad, the TM-9 is available in the US for the first time, as TFB recently reported.

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TFB DEBATE CLUB: Striker-Fired Pistols Vs Hammer-Fired Pistols

Welcome to the TFB Debate Club, where two writers climb into their spider holes and trade volleys on two sides of a hot topic. Last time we met  Nick and I sparred off on shooting suppressed versus shooting unsuppressed – I argued against silencer use, a painful dissenting opinion for me. This week Adam and Matt E debate striker-fired pistols and hammer-fired pistols. Is there one correct answer? Let’s find out.

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NEW for 2019: Kimber K6s DASA, TLE, DC (LG) & CDP (LG) Wheelguns

Kimber is rolling out a flurry of new wheelguns for 2019 to the delight of revolver lovers. This will include their 1st model of a .357 Magnum that offers a single-action trigger in the K6s DASA (Double-Action, Single-Action). The aesthetic curb appeal of the TLE (Tactical Law Enforcement) will be applied to a 2” and 3” barrel version of the K6s as well. Finally, the K6s DC (Deep Cover) and CDP (Custom Defense Package) will receive the option of a Crimson Trace lasergrip. There is a lot of 6-shooter sweetness to cover so let’s dive in!

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Chuck's CZ 75 Cutaway (GunLab)

Cutaway firearms are a weakness of mine, so I can’t help but share Chuck’s cutaway of a CZ 75 handgun. The CZ 75 is my favorite of the older metal-framed Wondernines, and I have fond memories of shooting an example that I used to own previously.

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