Semi-Auto Pistols

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Volquartsen Custom Rugers

NRA News Commentator and “Top Shot” champion Chris Cheng discusses Volquartsen Custom’s line of .22 LR match-grade pistols, rifles and components. He believes the upgrades are worth it, and as with most things in life, you get what you pay for.

September 15, 2014
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Heckler & Koch VP9

If “striker-fired” and “affordable” don’t evoke Heckler & Koch to you, try the more familiar “excellent,” because it, too, describes the new VP9 semi-auto pistol.

September 15, 2014
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Smith & Wesson E-Series 1911s

A fighting handgun can be pretty, too. Smith & Wesson’s E-Series 1911s are superlative both in looks and capability.

August 14, 2014
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The Guns of Brad Thor

Best-selling author Brad Thor is known for his attention to detail when it comes to guns and gear, and his new novel, “Act of War,” is chock-full of the stuff we love.

July 18, 2014
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Ruger Commander-Style SR1911

Ruger proves less is more with its new Commander-style SR1911, packing all the qualities of its full-size model into a shorter pistol better suited for concealment.

June 18, 2014
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Kimber Super Carry Pro HD

Polymer, aluminum, scandium and other metals have all been found worthy for making handgun frames, but good old steel is still the standard.

June 3, 2014
Browning Hi Power

What’s Wrong With the Hi Power?

A practical diagnosis and prescription for bringing one of the greatest fighting pistols into the 21st century.

March 20, 2013
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Beretta Nano

Lightweight, reliable, concealable, accurate and capable of being drawn without hang-ups are key ingredients in a carry gun—and the new Beretta Nano has it all.

March 19, 2013
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Gen4 Glock

Glock updated its legendary handguns with 21st-century features sure to please fanboys and even convert some haters.

March 18, 2013
Bersa BP9 Concealed Carry

Bersa BP9 Concealed Carry

Bersa's first striker-fired, polymer-frame handgun is a great choice for concealed carry.

February 26, 2013