Walther PPK

James Bond’s Walther PP & PPK

How many articles about the Walther PPK have started out with, “Bond, James Bond,” and then delved into the film history of Ian Fleming’s greatest secret agent?

This Mustang Won’t Run

Many years ago, when I was a beat cop, I carried a Colt Mustang .380 ACP as my backup gun every day. A while back, when I was practicing at the range with this same gun, I noticed that once the pistol had a few rounds through it, the trigger got increasingly harder to pull and finally failed to fire at all after several magazines were run through it. Not Good!

Is there a Perfect Carry Setup?

The “best” everyday-carry gun may not really be the best for you if it can’t actually be carried every day.

Review: Ruger LCP Max

The Ruger LCP was a tiny terror when launched in 2008. It disrupted the market by creating demand for small, reliable pistols in .380 ACP and provoked everyone from holster makers to ammunition manufacturers into delivering new products.

What’s the Deal With Caliber?

Caliber is a critical aspect of ammunition, but it is something that is also often misunderstood or misrepresented. As it relates to firearms, caliber by definition—according to Merriam-Webster—is either A: the diameter of a bullet or other projectile, or B: the diameter of the bore of a gun usually expressed in hundredths or thousandths of an inch and typically written as a decimal, such as .35 caliber.

Review: Browning 1911-380 Black Label Pro American Flag

I’m a believer in the old expression “You never get a second chance to make a first impression.” Browning apparently believes in it, too, because its newest downsized Black Label 1911 makes a fantastic first impression.

First Look: Ruger LCP Max Ultra-Compact Pistol

Ruger is back again with the Ruger LCP Max, which is an ultra-compact pistol chambered in .380 ACP that has a capacity of 10+1 rounds.

First Look: Browning Black Label Pro American Flag 1911 in .380 ACP

Now Browning is adding another new Model 1911-380 to their ranks, the Black Label Pro American Flag model.

First Look: Federal Premium Adds Four New Handgun Loads

Federal premium has added four new handgun caliber lines for 2021. Several new product line extensions in Hydra-Shok Deep, Punch, Syntech Range and more will be manufactured and delivered to dealers throughout the year.

Beating Ammo Shortages with Uncommon Calibers

When popular handgun calibers become a little too popular due to a crisis, it may be an oddball that saves the day.

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