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.

I Carry: Ruger LCP II Pistol in a Blue Force Gear Holster

In today's episode of "I Carry," we feature the Ruger LCP II Lite Rack .22 LR pistol in a Blue Force Gear pocket holster along with a CRKT Sketch pocketknife.

First Look: DeSantis Thumb Break & Speed Scabbard Holsters

Two handgun holsters from DeSantis, the Thumb Break & Speed Scabbard, showcase the company's build quality. 

First Look: FN 502 Tactical Optics-Ready .22 LR

FN America recently introduced the FN 502 Tactical, which is the company's first-ever .22 LR pistol. Conveniently, the FN 502 Tactical in .22 LR is optics-ready, making it the industry's first rimfire pistol to offer the capability of a slide-mounted red dot. 

First Look: Blackhawk Adds New Handgun Models to Stache IWB Holster

Blackhawk has 20 years of experience making law enforcement and military equipment, and now the company is coming out with models of the Stache IWB holster to fit even more handguns.

The Hottest Carry Gun Trends Today

What are the hottest trends among handgun shooters today? 

How Important is a Fast Draw for Personal Defense with a Handgun?

What is a suitable quick-draw time, and how important is that for the armed defense with a handgun? 

I Carry: Glock G19 Gen4 Pistol in a Blackhawk T-Series L3D Holster

In today's episode of "I Carry," we have a Glock G19 Gen4 9 mm pistol carried in a Blackhawk T-series L3D light-bearing holster with a Blackhawk/Streamlight TLR1-HL weaponlight attached.

First Look: 1791 Gunleather Adds New Gun Belt Colors

Now 1791 helps Americans exercise their Second Amendment rights with their all-new Vintage color gun belt which is also available in Classic Brown or Stealth Black as well the new Vintage color option.

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.

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