Semi-Auto Pistols

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Glock G42

Few handguns have been as highly anticipated as the single-stack Glock chambered in .380 ACP. This year, American consumers can finally benefit from an ultracompact deep-concealment pistol designed by the legendary Austrian company: the G42.

October 27, 2014
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EAA SAR B6P Compact

Imported CZ 75 clones are popular handguns for self-defense, but many are too large for everyday concealed carry. The new SAR B6P Compact from European American Armory (EAA) helps remedy the size problem in a package ideal for self-defense.

October 3, 2014
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Walther Arms PPQ M2 .22

Training pistols have become almost standard issue for the serious defensive shooter. Here’s one that closely mimics its centerfire siblings.

September 25, 2014
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Century International Arms C39 Micro Pistol

Kalashnikov Concern-made AKs are no longer available in the U.S. because of sanctions against Russia, but fear not! Your AK-pistol needs can be met with the American-made C39 Micro, regardless of Ivan’s next move.

September 23, 2014
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Smith & Wesson M&P Shield

Our Handgun Editor gets trigger time with the newest—and smallest—member of Smith & Wesson’s M&P semi-auto pistol family.

September 18, 2014
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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