.380 ACP Smith & Wesson Bodyguard

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.

How to Choose the Right Grips for Your Handgun

I’ve gotten pretty good about being able to swap the grips on a revolver (us pedants call them by their proper name, “stocks,” when normal people aren’t around, by the way) in a hurry.

Review: Kimber R7 Mako Pistol

While word of a new pistol from Kimber started circulating some time back, the company managed to play its cards pretty close to its vest about what that pistol was going to be. Before I knew what it was myself, it was interesting to hear the speculations of friends who had a finger on the pulse of the handgun market.

Why High-End Handguns Are Made to Use

Way back in the Dark Ages—well, OK, it wasn’t actually the Dark Ages, it was more like 2008—I attended a Tactical Handgun I class from the late, great firearm trainer Louis Awerbuck.

Is the Smith & Wesson J-Frame Still Relevant for Personal Defense?

Despite the passage of time, Smith & Wesson’s trusty J-frame revolver remains an excellent option as a backup gun and more.

Are Percussion Revolvers and Single-Shot Muzzleloaders Obsolete?

It’s known that firearms can serve for a long time after they’re no longer cutting edge. Flintlocks held on long into the percussion era. During the American Civil War, plenty of cavalry units, especially local militias, turned up with single-shot pistols despite Colt’s revolvers having been on the market for a while by then.

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.

The Hottest Carry Gun Trends Today

What are the hottest trends among handgun shooters today? 

The History Behind Glock Clone Pistols

Glock’s remarkable popularity has led to an aftermarket where non-Glock, Glock-based pistols are now a thing.

Why You Should Always Be Adapting for Everyday Carry

Study, experience and technological advancements may convince you to make changes to your EDC gear.

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