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S&W's M&P Shield Pistol

April 12, 2012

Smith & Wesson produced this promo for its M&P Shield pistol, a slim and lightweight compact pistol. Read more about the pistol here.

Sturm, Ruger & Co. LC9 Sub-Compact Pistol

March 15, 2012

While Ruger's LCP proved popular with both civilians and law enforcement officers, there were those who felt that its .380 cartridge was a lower end choice for defensive purposes. To answer this criticism, Ruger developed the Light Compact 9 (LC9).

SHOT Show 2012: Beretta's Px4 Storm Compact In .40 S&W

January 20, 2012
Beretta brought its Px4 Storm Compact pistol in .40 S&W to SHOT Show 2012, a year after introducing a compact 9mm version. The Px4 Storm Compact, which will be available in February, arrives with a 3.2-inch barrel.

SHOT Show 2012: SIG Sauer's P224 and P938 Pistols

January 19, 2012
Two new handguns and a carbine conversion package made SIG Sauer an active handgun newsmaker in the pistol category at SHOT Show 2012.

SHOT Show 2012: Kahr Arms' CM40 Pistol

January 17, 2012
Kahr Arms introduced its CM40 polymer subcompact pistol at SHOT Show to deliver more punch to concealed carriers seeking a smaller weapon chambered in .40 S&W, a company rep told POLICE Magazine.

Colt Introduces .380 Mustang Pocketlite Pistol

November 8, 2011
Colt's upgrades to the Mustang include precision machining, use of high-quality materials, and improvements in design. The aluminum alloy receiver, stainless-steel slide and barrel are CNC machined from solid bar stock for precise tolerances.

DoubleTap Pocket Pistol

October 25, 2011

Heizer Defense has introduced the DoubleTap, a slim and light pocket pistol available in .45 ACP or 9mm with a four-round capacity. The pistol offers an unusual break-action feature and ambidextrous thumb latch controls. Heizer is touting the pistol's engineering and manufacture at an aerospace facility.

Heizer Defense Introduces DoubleTap Pocket Pistol

October 25, 2011
The DoubleTap pocket pistol arrives in .45 ACP or 9mm, as a concealed carry gun. The DoubleTap arrives for officers looking for a slim (.665 inches wide) and light (14 ounces) back-up gun.

Kahr Arms CM9 Pistol

October 10, 2011

Kahr Arms' CM9 is a no-frills compact pistol. It's not as pretty as some of Kahr's other handguns, but it's a practical, inexpensive, quality gun.

Beretta Introduces 9mm Nano Pocket Pistol

September 14, 2011
The BU-9 Nano arrives in late October with a serial number attached to an inner steel chassis rather than the polymer frame. As a result, owners of the Nano will be able to purchase aftermarket frames in the future without needing an FFL transfer.

Beretta's Nano 9mm Overview

September 14, 2011

Beretta has introduced the Nano 9mm pocket pistol shipping in October. A company representative gives an overview of the gun, which includes a "striker deactivator" that allows a user to disassemble it without pressing the trigger.

SIG Sauer P290 Subcompact Pistol

July 14, 2011

While at first the P290 appears to be a downsized version of the company's P250 Modular pistol, it is in fact a completely new and simpler design intended for one purpose alone: concealed carry. Accordingly SIG has reduced its dimensions to what might be considered the barest minimum for the 9mm Parabellum cartridge.

Colt Detective Special

May 8, 2011

The Colt Detective Special is an iconic police revolver initially used from 1927-46. The snubby is a shortened version of the earlier Colt Police Postive revolver. GunznGear reviews a third-generation version of this classic police sidearm.

Ruger Introduces 1911-Style Pistol

April 18, 2011
The single-action, .45-auto Ruger SR1911 arrives with a stainless steel slide, barstock frame, 5-inch barrel and bushing. The slide features rear cocking serrations and a dovetailed three-dot sight system with a Novak rear sight and standard front sight.

MasterPiece Arms Introduces Premium Protector

March 11, 2011
The MPA380P is built on a fully machined 4140 stainless steel lower receiver and upper slide. The new MPA380 "Premium" subcompact, semi-auto pistol arrives with fully machined aluminum grips with a bead-blasted finish protected by a clear anodized coating.

Diamondback Firearms Introduces DB9 Micro 9mm

March 8, 2011
The DB9, which was first unveiled at the SHOT Show, features a proprietary striker firing system with a mechanical firing pin block, a steel magazine catch to secure a sheet metal magazine, and windage-adjustable sights.

How to Get Your 1911 Ready for Backup Duty

February 17, 2011
Any backup pistol you carry must be counted on for accuracy, reliability, a crisp trigger, and visible sights. To achieve better accuracy with a 1911, a good barrel, barrel bushing fit and link, and tight slide to frame fit are necessary.

Glock Ships New G26 and G27 Gen4 Pistols

February 15, 2011
The availability of the new pistols in .40-caliber and 9mm brings the total new Gen4 pistols now available two eight with the remaining three (G21, G34, and G35) rolling out later this year.

S&W Introduces Six 1911 E-Series Pistols

January 26, 2011
Smith & Wesson will introduce six 1911 E-Series pistols that are machined to exacting tolerances and built with a variety of custom features. The 1911 E-Series pistols are designed with a new precision hand-fit trigger and are available in both traditional grips and round-butt models.

Caliber Selection for Backup and Off-Duty Guns

January 20, 2011
My personal basic requirement is that any handgun I select as a backup gun must also be a weapon I would be confident carrying off duty and may be possibly compelled to take enforcement action with.
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