Smith & Wesson Introduce New Micro Pistol - Bodyguard 2.0

Smith & Wesson have expanded their compact carry pistol range with the new Bodyguard 2.0, a micro compact pistol chambered on .380 Auto.

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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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T.Rex Arms Reintroduces Raptor Concealed Holster

T.Rex Arms has reintroduced the Raptor holster, but now with some upgrades. The original model was discontinued in 2021. This new version is a simple, small-footprint holster that works for appendix or strong-side carry.

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TFB Review: Jacob Grey TWC 9 – A High-flying 2011

In retrospect, 2023 may have been the year of the 2011. Manufacturers big and small brought out models both cheap and expensive. Relative newcomer Jacob Grey Firearms was part of that trend with the TWC 9. When they offered to send one to TFB for review, I jumped at the opportunity to take it for a spin.

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Alchemy Custom Weaponry Reveals MEUSOC 1911

Alchemy Custom Weaponry announced the first gun of their “Restomod” series, a throwback to the 1911 used by MEUSOC in the 1990s. This limited edition pistol marries the features of those classic pistols with state-of-the-art manufacturing and materials. Let’s a look at the features.

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My First Pistol Match: CMP Excellence In Competition .22LR and Service Pistol

I have been getting into competition shooting over the last couple of years, but only rifle matches. That changed recently with a local pistol match. I shot a Civilian Marksmanship Program Excellence in Competition (EIC) match with both a service pistol and .22 rimfire. It was an illuminating experience and will not be my last pistol match.

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TFB Review: 1,000 Rounds On The Beretta 80x – Part I

The Beretta 80x was a major surprise when it was announced at SHOT Show 2023. The Cheetah line was pretty popular a few decades ago, but it seemed that the days of bigger-than-mouse-gun .380 ACP pistols were gone. So how does the 80x stack up? Is there a place for a pistol like this in 2024?

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Low Bore Axis Italian Pistol: Revo Arms IS-9 Update

James Reeves is at IWA 2024 where he explores the Italian craftsmanship of the Revo Arms IS-9 pistol. Known for its ultra-low bore axis and innovative proprietary polymer frame with metallic-like properties, the IS-9 stands out for its blend of tradition and cutting-edge technology. This pistol has been displayed for three consecutive IWA shows but has not come to market yet – will it ever? James discusses updates to the pistol and where it is in the development process.

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A 10,000 Euro Superpistol: The Elysien

Join James Reeves at IWA 2024 as he speaks with Créapeiron about their super-premium Elysien pistol. This marvel boasts a 9×19 caliber with a 19-round capacity, encapsulated in a design where nature meets innovation. With a 125mm barrel and weighing in at 1150g without the magazine, the Elysien redefines precision with its hammer-forged polygonal heavy barrel and unique features like the magnetic trigger regulator and grips. Experience the fusion of high tensile strength alloys and the meticulous craftsmanship that sets the Elysien apart in the realms of balance, aesthetics, and performance. Don’t miss this deep dive into what makes the Elysien a symbol of elegance and efficiency in the firearm world.

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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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TYPE-A EG-19 Pistol – First Impressions

Right before Christmas, I received an exciting call from my local FFL. They had just received a TYPE-A EG-19 with my name on it. Naturally, I dropped whatever “probably important” task I was doing at the time and rushed over there to see this beauty in person. Once I got to my destination and talked to the woman behind the counter, she then retrieved a Pelican case from the back of the store and placed it on the counter in front of me. At first, I thought she must have grabbed the wrong item but then when she unlatched the case and spun the opening to my view, I was delighted to see the EG-19 was within my grasp.

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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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[SHOT 2024] GYES Defense Industries Brand New GX-9 Pistols

At SHOT Show 2024, GYES Defense Industries, a prominent Turkish defense company, has taken the covers off their latest development: the brand new GX-9 pistols. Manufactured nearly wholly within their own facilities, these robust weapons were subjected to rigorous testing and flawlessly discharged 40,000 rounds.

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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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