Smith & Wesson CSX

The CSX: Smith & Wesson’s New… Single Action?

I’m not going to lie; when I saw the press release from Smith & Wesson about its new CSX pistol, I was skeptical. At a time when the polymer-frame, striker-fired, micro-9 mm double-stack pistol was conquering the landscape, Smith & Wesson launched the CSX, a metal-frame, single-action-only handgun.

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.

Why Tactical Pens Can Be So Effective

In the hands of a competent practitioner, a tactical pen can be used to distract, deter, delay and even stop a violent physical assault. Unlike your firearm or a folding knife, it is a low-profile, personal-safety option for your toolkit that can be used to help mitigate an active threat.

The History of the Glock G17

A revolution in firearm design that begat a revolution in self-defense.

Review: Smith & Wesson M&P9 Shield EZ

The 9 mm Shield EZ ups the ante for new shooters or those with less hand strength.

Tech Wisdom: Trigger Pull Weight

I own and run a small gun shop and repair business in the Northeastern United States, catering mostly to handguns. The majority of my customers are law enforcement and armed citizens carrying a gun for personal protection.

Tech Wisdom: Why Does My 1911 Hammer Fall to the Half-Cock Notch?

What do you do when your 1911 hammer falls to the half-cock notch? George Harris answers in his Tech Wisdom column.

New for 2019: Ruger Security-9 Pro

Don't like the thumb safety on the Ruger Security-9? Wish it had night sights? Check out the new Pro models offered by the company.

Range Review: IFG Defiant Stock I

Built specifically for certain divisions of USPSA competition shooting, the Defiant Stock I from Italian Firearms Group is worth a look for range junkies.

Cocked & Locked: The Best Way to Carry a 1911

It's possible to carry a 1911 using several different methods, but when examining the pros and cons of each method, it's clear that carrying cocked-and-locked is the best possible option.

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