Smith & Wesson I Shield Plus

Review: Smith & Wesson Shield Plus

In retrospect, Smith & Wesson had nobody to blame for the situation but themselves. The company didn’t invent the subcompact, lightweight, single-stack nine, of course. Walther and Beretta had preceded the original Shield to market by a few years with the PPS and the Nano, respectively, and Kahr had more or less created the niche back in the 1990s.

Fightin' Iron: The Smith & Wesson Model 39 Handgun

When he made the point, my buddy was speaking from a position of strength. Chuck Karwan—West Point graduate, champion heavyweight wrestler, combat platoon leader, Green Beret, outdoorsman, gunwriter—was a bear of a guy. He had an encyclopedic knowledge of firearms of all sorts. Karwan was particularly fond of digging into the development of handguns; sights, systems, breeching, etc.; from Paterson to present.

Red Dots vs. Iron Sights: Which is Better for Handguns?

Slide-mounted red-dot optics on pistols are hot and getting hotter.

New Pistols for 2021

From single-action revolvers to large-format pistols, guns continue to fly off shelves. Concern over societal unrest combined with production delays caused by the pandemic have amped up demand and new inventory is only now arriving in stores.

New Semi Auto Handguns for 2021

From single-action revolvers to large-format pistols, guns continue to fly off shelves. Here's a look at some of the top semi auto handguns for 2021.

Review: Raw Dog Tactical Covert Conceal IWB Holster

Raw Dog Tactical's Covert Conceal IWB holster is an ideal design for keeping a low profile with everyday carry guns.

Review: Blackhawk Omnivore Handgun Holster

Can one holster accommodate over 100 different handgun models? Blackhawk's Omnivore is designed for just that purpose.

First Look: New DeSantis Holsters for the Walther PDP

DeSantis has introduced a few new holsters for the Walther PDP, including the Thumb Break Scabbard and Speed Scabbard.

Review: Walther PDP Handgun in 9 mm

Walther’s new PDP is set to ride the crest of the personal-protection pistol market.

I Carry: Walther PDP Compact Pistol in a Dark Star Gear Holster

In today's episode of "I Carry," we have the brand-new Walther PDP Compact pistol in a Dark Star Gear Orion holster with a Giantmouse ACE Sonoma pocketknife.

Page 1 of 21

Interests



Get the best of Shooting Illustrated delivered to your inbox.