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.

Common Issues When Swapping AR-15 Upper Receivers

One of the biggest advantages of the AR-style rifle is the ability to change calibers quite quickly.

The Case for Custom Defense Guns

Sometimes a little customization is just what the armed citizen needs.

Review: Beretta 21A Bobcat Covert

Beretta’s familiar pocket rimfire has been updated with a slightly different look.

First Look: Apex Tactical Action Enhancement Trigger for S&W Shield Plus

Smith & Wesson recently updated the Shield to the higher-capacity Shield Plus, and Apex Tactical is ready with the Action Enhancement Trigger & Duty/Carry Kit.

Mastering the Trigger Press

In the old days we called it “pulling the trigger.” Then along came Jeff Cooper who started calling it the “trigger press.” What Cooper meant was that the trigger should be pressed smoothly and softly so that the gun muzzle was not pulled off target.

Review: Wilson Combat WCP320 Handgun

SIG Sauer’s flagship P320 is already a splendid pistol as evidenced by our military’s adoption of it Nonetheless, Wilson Combat managed to improve it as the WCP320.

First Look: Masterpiece Arms DS9 Hybrid Pistol

Masterpiece Arms newly introduced DS9 Hybrid Pistol is chambered in 9 mm and is a 1911-style, competition-ready handgun that delivers premium accuracy and reliability.

Review: Heckler & Koch SP5K-PDW

Heckler & Koch is now importing the SP5K-PDW, a roller-delayed blowback pistol chambered in 9 mm.

Safety Recall Notice on the M&P Shield EZ Pistol

Smith & Wesson announced this week that it has identified two M&P Shield EZ pistols on which the hammers manufactured by the supplier were cracked.

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