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.

Beretta Ships Last M9 to U.S. Military

The first week of September closed a chapter on small arms for the United States military, as Beretta USA shipped its last M9 to the U.S. Military. 

I Carry: Girsan MC9 T Pistol in a PHLster Floodlight Holster

Today on "I Carry" we have a Girsan MC9 T pistol in a PHLster Floodlight holster with a CRKT Bivy pocketknife.

First Look: SIG Sauer Custom Works P365 Fire Control Unit

Now SIG Sauer Custom Works is introducing a stand-alone version of the trigger group inside the P365 as the P365 Custom Works Fire Control Unit.

How to Convert a 9 mm Handgun to .40 S&W

I remember well when the .40 S&W was the rage and everybody in the industry was clamoring to get a gun chambered for that round on the market.

The Hottest Carry Gun Trends Today

What are the hottest trends among handgun shooters today? 

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.

Ammunition Selection and Shot Placement Matter

A gunfight more than a century and a half ago stresses the importance of ammunition and shot placement.

I Carry: Kimber R7 Mako Pistol in a Mission First Tactical Holster

In today's episode of "I Carry," we have the brand-new Kimber R7 Mako micro-9 mm double-stack pistol carried in a Mission First Tactical holster and equipped with a Crimson Trace CTS-1500 red-dot sight.

First Shots: Kimber R7 Mako

Kimber recently introduced its newest handgun, the R7 Mako. The new pistol is a micro-compact 9 mm with 13+1 or 11+1 capacity, depending on flush fit or extended magazine. 

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