Winchester Awarded U.S. Army Pistol Ammo Contract

Winchester Awarded U.S. Army Pistol Ammo Contract

Agreement includes producing 9mm, .38 Special and .45 ACP cartridges.

New Concealed Carry Handguns for 2022

The red-hot demand for tactical guns is cooling slightly now. That’s actually good news for consumers, as it creates a buyer’s market fostering innovation and keeping prices in check.

Souvenir Self Defense

Can you use a classic, original-style 1911 in .45 ACP for self defense?

SHOT Show 2022: Six New Full-Size Pistols

Contributor Frank Melloni found six interesting new full-size pistols at SHOT Show 2022.

How Does a Short-Barrel Affect .45 ACP Ballistics?

How much does barrel length matter? For the .45 ACP, it turns out that there’s not much difference across barrel lengths when using loads designed for use in commonly sized handguns.

First Look: Springfield Armory XD-M Elite 3.8-Inch Compact OSP Pistol in .45 ACP

Springfield Armory recently introduced the new XD-M Elite 3.8-inch Compact OSP in .45 ACP. The new handgun combines big-bore power with cutting-edge performance to provide concealed carry users with an extraordinary defensive pistol option.

Fightin' Iron: The Beretta Cx4 Storm

Several years ago, the legendary Italian armsmaker Beretta introduced a new gun. Off and on for nearly 500 years, the company has done so many times. Beretta is easily the oldest continuously operated firearm maker in history.

First Look: Springfield Armory Garrison 1911 Pistol

Springfield Armory recently introduced the Garrison 1911, a new addition to its impressive lineup of 1911 pistols. Chambered in .45 ACP, the Garrison 1911 features forged materials and heirloom-quality construction, as well as a 5-inch barrel. 

Review: Tisas 1911 Bantam Carry 45 Pistol

About the time of the 1911’s 100th birthday, we were solidly in the age of the polymer pistol. A decade later, subcompact polymer-pistols chambered in 9 mm have become the most popular handguns for self-defense.

Is the .357 Magnum the Best Option for Personal Defense?

Time and data have also unquestionably revealed that when compared to these semi-auto-pistol cartridges, the .357 Magnum does a better job at stopping bad guys.

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