25 Years of Glock
It has been an amazing quarter of a century for Glock, something even diehard 1911 fans will humbly admit. Photos by John Doukas
Smith & Wesson VTACs
When first introduced to the Smith & Wesson M&P pistol a few years back, I knew immediately the ergonomics for wide-body handguns had changed dramatically. Photo by John Doukas
Colt Mustang XSP
Colt revamps its .380 ACP pocket pistol to create the new polymer-frame Mustang XSP.
Walther PPQ M2
Walther’s latest iteration of the polymer-frame PPQ provides an excellent platform for a home-defense or duty pistol thanks to its ergonomic design and sights made for the fast pace of combat.
Beretta’s new Pico might be small, but thanks to a modular design based on a subchassis to which all other parts attach, it is big on ergonomics and customization for concealed carry.
Kimber Master Carry Pistols
Kimber’s latest series of 1911s offers an ideal selection for home defense and concealed carry. Depending on your needs, one of the .45 ACP Master Carry pistols will certainly fill them with aplomb.
Kimber Micro Carry .380 ACP
Kimber’s 1911s are among the best factory versions of John Browning’s crowning achievement, but a .45 ACP handgun can be difficult to conceal. The company’s latest .380 ACP pistol solves that problem.
Smith & Wesson M&P C.O.R.E.
Smith & Wesson’s M&P C.O.R.E. seamlessly integrates small red-dot optics into a handgun originally designed for self-defense, and it might cause you to rethink your assumptions about pistol sights.