Beretta Launches 92GTS Centurion

Beretta has a new handgun, the 92GTS Centurion. It takes the features of the standard 92GTS but brings them to a more compact configuration. Let’s take a look at the rest of its features.

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TFB Review: G48 MOS – Could This Be Concealed Carry Perfection?

For quite a few years, I considered the Glock 19 to be the gold standard by which all concealed carry handguns should be measured. I carried the G19 almost exclusively – first a Gen 2 model, then I later updated to a Gen 4. Anytime I tried a different handgun, the question I always came back to was, “Taking all factors into consideration, from shootability and reliability to concealability and capacity, along with every other facet of everyday carry, would I rather use this gun than my G19?” While I tried out some excellent pistols, many of which were highly capable of sufficiently fulfilling that concealed carry weapon role, time after time I returned to my trusty Glock 19. After swapping out the sights for a set of Hackathorn-style aftermarket upgrades and housing the gun in a quality Kydex IWB holster, I called it good and never left home without it. Before the advent of the slim-frame revolution with models like the G43X and G48, along with other manufacturers’ takes on skinnier carry guns, this double-stack 15+1 9mm setup served me exceedingly well in a gamut of training classes and my everyday life.

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$400 Gun, $600 Features – The New USA-Made Rost Martin RM1C

Luke C ( @BallisticAviation ) is visiting Rost Martin, a relatively new firearms company that started up less than 5 years ago. The company has decided to release its first firearm, the RM1C. Rost Martin is a veteran-owned company based out of Dallas, Texas, and just like anything else Texans do, Rost Martin intends to do things big with the RM1C pistol. Rost Martin claims that their handgun has gone through an extensive amount of durability and reliability tests surviving 50,000 rounds in addition to debris and drop tests. On top of that, Rost Martin is offering the RM1C with all of its standard features for just $450 MSRP.

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FIRST LOOK: The New Rost Martin RM1C – Affordable and American

Compact pistols are still a favored choice for many regarding CCW pistols. Even if you haven’t drunk the micro-compact KoolAid yet, you probably know there are now many options out there that fit this specific niche for concealed carriers. Rost Martin, a relatively new firearms company that started up less than 5 years ago, has decided to release their first firearm, the RM1C, as a full-featured and affordable alternative to the healthy lineup of compact carry pistols. Rost Martin is a veteran-owned company based out of Dallas, Texas, and just like anything else Texans do, Rost Martin intends to do things big with the RM1C pistol. Rost Martin claims that their handgun has gone through an extensive amount of durability and reliability tests surviving 50,000 rounds in addition to debris and drop tests. I just received my first copy of the handgun and although I haven’t fired it yet, I wanted to give everyone here at the blog a closer look at the handgun to help showcase what I think stands out about this new compact pistol.

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Springfield Adds 15-Round Variant to Echelon Series

Springfield Armory released a new handgun model in mid-2023, the modern striker-fired Echelon. Last year’s launch of the series included standard models with a 17-round and a 20-round magazine, available with either three-dot iron sights or a U-dot rear sight, as well as a threaded barrel model and a low-capacity 10-round version for restricted state compliance. Now in 2024, Springfield is expanding the lineup with two more variants: 15-round models in each of the two iron sight options. Get more details on this newest pair of additions to Springfield’s striker-fired handgun family in their recent press release, copied below.

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Ruger Announces Diamond Anniversary Limited Edition SR1911 Pistol

Sturm, Ruger, & Company was founded by William B. Ruger and Alexander McCormick Sturm in 1949, using a small rented machine shop in Southport, Connecticut. Since launching their first pistol 75 years ago, the .22-caliber “Ruger Standard” which led to a series of some of the most successful rimfire handguns in history, the company has grown to be one of the largest and most popular firearms manufacturers in the world. Throughout 2024, they will be commemorating their 75th anniversary with some special editions of several of their products. One of these will be a Diamond Anniversary Limited Edition SR1911 pistol. Get the details on this new .45ACP handgun in their recent press release, copied below.

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SIG SAUER Announces P226 40th Anniversary Celebration

SIG SAUER has produced a number of notable handguns over the years, and among their most iconic is the P226. It was originally designed as SIG’s entrant into the US military’s XM9 Service Pistol Trials in 1984, as the Pentagon sought an updated 9mm replacement for the M1911. SIG’s offering emerged at the top of the testing gamut neck-and-neck with Beretta’s 92, which was eventually adopted as the DoD’s new M9 chiefly due to cost factors. Despite finishing as runner-up, the SIG’s quality and performance did not go unnoticed. Dozens of specialized military units (most notably the US Navy SEALs) and law enforcement agencies across the US and abroad have employed variants of the hammer-fired workhorse for the last four decades, with great success. Now SIG have announced a yearlong 40th birthday celebration in store across 2024 for their famous handgun.

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Lone Wolf Dusk 19 Pistol – First Impressions

Back in May of this year, Hop and I were invited down to Georgia to take a look at a few new products from Lone Wolf.  The star of the show for Lone Wolf was their Dusk 19 pistol. Lone Wolf Arms has been known for a long time for creating aftermarket parts for Glocks, and until I was invited to this event, that’s all I thought they did. The Dusk 19 is their new Glock pattern pistol, and their aim is to solve some of the out-of-the-box issues that most people have with the Glocks and deliver it at a reasonable price point with a broad feature set.

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TFB Review: The Mighty 10mm Glock 40 MOS

The 10mm Glock has a cult following among outdoorsmen. Glock 40 combines the reliability that Glock pistols are famous for with the revolver-like punch of the 10mm Auto cartridge. Glock already made full-size and compact models but added a long-slide model in 2015. So how does it shoot, and what is it capable of?

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New Safariland Schema Holster Options

Safariland has announced several new holster fitments of their Schema IWB rig. The Schema is a minimalist holster with a very low profile. It also boasts a minimalist price tag. Let’s see what new versions are being offered.

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2021 National Firearm Survey: What Do Americans Own, And Why?

How many Americans own guns? What kind of guns do they own? How many guns do they own? The 2021 National Firearm Survey by William English, Ph.D. at Georgetown University, sought to answer these questions and more. So let’s take a look at what the survey found.

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Shield Arms Now Shipping The S15 Magazine +2 Extension

Shield Arms shook up the concealed carry scene with their 15-round flush-fit Glock 43X/48 magazines. They have continued to improve that design and to add new accessories. The newest optional upgrade is a +2 extension for the S15 magazines.

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Springfield Armory Introduces Operator 9mm Model

Springfield Armory continues to expand its lineup of 1911 pistols with the Operator 9mm. Springfield’s Operator series needs little introduction and dates back several years. This latest version is a steel-framed, railed 9mm option.

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Canik Announces SFx Rival-S Steel-Framed Pistol

The existing catalog of Canik handguns currently spans nearly two dozen models between their Signature, Rival, Mete, and TP9 series. These guns differ in a variety of details from finishes to features, and range in price from MSRPs starting at $379.99 to $899.99. A new model now sits atop the high end of this range, with the recent announcement of the company’s two new SFx Rival-S variants. These newest 9mm additions feature steel frames and are offered in either a shiny silver-and-black colorway or a blacked-out “Dark Side” finish. Check out the official press release for these new handguns, as shown below.

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Oracle Arms Launching at SHOT Show 2023 with 2311 Pistol

There have been more than a few attempts made to modernize the venerable 1911 over the years. While the inimitable John Moses Browning’s 111-year-old original design has a veritable host of fanatical adherents who display no compunction in declaring that the 1911 needs no updating as it is the perfect creation of God himself, not all shooters concur. Some want different calibers or other features offered by the swath of 2011 variants that have cropped up in recent years. Some manufacturers have taken things a step further and fully hybridized the 1911, like Dan Wesson with CZ in their DWX. Now a new player is emerging in the 1911-of-the-future game. Meet Oracle Arms and their new 2311 handgun, launching soon at SHOT Show 2023.

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