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Review: Maxim PDX Pistol

The Maxim PDX line is, in many ways, the ultimate expression of the PDW concept. It’s a small, easy to handle AR-pattern firearm that uses either Maxim’s superb PDW brace in the pistol model or a collapsible stock when sold as a short barrelled rifle.

6 Best 9 mm Pistols Under $500

If you’re one of the millions of Americans in the market for a 9 mm pistol for personal protection here’s a look at six great 9 mm pistols available under $500. 

First Look: Springfield Armory Emissary 1911

Springfield Armory recently released its newest handgun, the Emissary 1911, which combines elements from defensive and custom-grade pistols to deliver a bold, capable new offering to the company's stable of 1911s.

What Are the Effects of a Contact Shot for Personal Defense?

In your extreme-close-quarters-encounter class, you were cautioned that contact shots could cause a handgun to malfunction, and possibly not fire at all, leading to an even graver situation.

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.

A Complete Guide: Double-Action Revolvers for Defense

The double-action revolver is always worthy of consideration when someone sets out to select a personal defense gun.

First Look: Rock Island Armory STK100

Rock Island Armory (RIA) today unveiled its new STK100 9 mm pistol. The semi-automatic handgun puts a new spin on the ubiquitous striker-fired, polymer-frame pistol by leaving out the polymer.

First Look: FN Five-SeveN & 503 in FDE Models

Catering to the requests of shooting enthusiasts and FN brand fans alike, FN America is releasing new flat dark earth (FDE) offerings in both their FN Five-seveN and FN 503 line-ups.

First Shots: Taurus GX4 Handgun

Taurus recently introduced the GX4 in 9 mm, a new micro handgun with impressive features that make it a great option for concealed carry.

First Look: New Aker Leather Holsters for Pistols with Red Dots

Aker Leather recently introduced several new holster models to accommodate a wide variety of new handguns and red-dot combinations.

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