American Hero’s 1911: The Chris Kyle Legend Series Springfield Armory .45

Chris Kyle Springfield

We like to think of American servicemen and women as heroes. But I think that is wrong. I think using that term on people like me who did nothing in the service diminishes the sacrifices of people who are actual heroes. People like Chris Kyle. If you don’t know who that is, take a break […]

IWI’s Compact Uzi Pro Pistol

IWI Uzi Pro Pistol

It was 1985 when Chuck Norris, fresh from rescuing American POWs still held by the Viet Cong, returned to America only to have Florida invaded by terrorists in the middle of his much-needed vacation. I may be getting news reports mixed up with the film Invasion USA, but in either case the solution was two […]

SR45: Ruger’s Tough-As-Nails .45 ACP Pistol

Ruger SR45

The never-ending debate between aficionados of one handgun caliber over the other has been known to get personal, but in practical applications, such as in law enforcement, terminal ballistic performance is far being from the only issue. Police agencies must select a pistol/caliber combination that delivers what they need on every level and for every […]

Magnum Research Baby Desert Eagle III

magnum research baby desert eagle III

The new Baby Desert Eagle pistol from Magnum Research does not actually share a lineage with the famed original Desert Eagle, although the former is made in Israel like the latter was for a time. The name is actually meant to capitalize on the notoriety of Magnum Research’s large Desert Eagle powerhouse while representing a […]

Micro Metal: The Remington RM380

remington rm380

Remington is not just the oldest gun maker in America, it also produces more rifles and shotguns than anyone else. While it is true that Remington has not traditionally focused on handguns, it did produce one of the most popular revolvers of the Civil War, the New Model Army, as well as a pocket pistol […]

Gun Review: Walther PPQ 45


Walther’s First Ever .45 ACP Pistol The .45 ACP round was developed out of a military need to have a more powerful pistol round. Curiously, European militaries seemed satisfied with their 9mm pistols. Now, the 9mm is a perfectly good round, but in America, bigger is better, and nothing is ever going to replace the […]

Gun Test: Walther P22


By Nick Amselle I recently tested the Walther P22, a polymer-framed, 10-shot pistol chambered in .22 LR. This is a hammer-fired pistol with traditional DA/SA operation. It has a slide-mounted safety on both sides that blocks the firing pin so the hammer can be manually lowered safely. It also has a magazine disconnect safety so […]

Remington’s Ultra-Covert RM380 Pocket Pistol

remington RM380

Built for everyday carry, the new Remington RM380 represents the company’s first pocket pistol and its first .380 ACP handgun since the 1920s. This is a hammer-fired, locked-breech, double-action-only pistol. It features all-metal construction for durability that is measured in thousands of rounds with an aluminum frame and a 6+1 capacity. The grips are made […]

Walther’s Long-Slide Striker: The PPQ M2 5-Inch

walther PPQ

To American shooters, the name Walther is synonymous with one iconic character: Bond, James Bond. While in the later films the British super agent downplayed making a point of naming the gun he carried, it has always been a Walther. As time progressed, the old standby single-stack, compact .380 ACP PPK gave way to more […]

3 Carry-Ready Wilson Combat Sentinels


Among custom pistol builders, few come anywhere close to the status of Wilson Combat. Bill Wilson and his staff bring an incredibly high level of precision to every gun they produce, build or enhance. While the company’s founder originally worked on 1911 pistols, in more recent years he has expanded the company’s offerings with signature […]