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DoubleTap Defense Tactical Pocket Pistol

August 29, 2014

The most recent reincarnation and reimagining of the derringer concept is the DoubleTap Tactical Pistol produced by DoubleTap Defense of St. Louis, Missouri. While similar in concept to earlier over/under derringer-type pistols in design, the DoubleTap's materials, construction, functioning, and options are as modern as tomorrow.

SIG Sauer P320 Duty Pistol

July 31, 2014

SIG Sauer's answer to complaints about its manual safety and DA/SA trigger is the new P320, which blends the best of the classic SIG design with the attributes of a striker-fired, polymer-framed pistol.

Steyr Mannlicher L9-A1 Duty Pistol Photo Gallery

June 30, 2014

Available chambered for either the 9mm Luger or .40 S&W, Steyr Mannlicher's L9-A1 has many of the features of Steyr's earlier pistols along with several new ones. In addition to a noticeably longer slide, the L9-A1 has extremely distinctive sights. For more details, read Paul Scarlata's review of the Steyr Mannlicher L9-A1 Duty Pistol.

Photos: Becky Leavitt

Steyr Mannlicher L9-A1 Duty Pistol

June 25, 2014

The current version of the full-size Steyr duty pistol, the L9-A1, debuted last year. Available chambered for either the 9mm Luger or .40 S&W, the L9-A1 has many of the features of Steyr's earlier pistols along with several new ones, including a redesigned trigger.

Beretta BU9 Nano Pistol

May 12, 2014

Many officers and concealed carry civilians are not very fond of small-caliber pocket pistols such as .380s and .32s, which is why Beretta chambered the Nano for the 9mm and .40 S&W cartridges.Is the Nano truly "tiny?" Well with an overall length of only 5.6 inches, a height of 4.2 inches, and a width of less than an inch, the answer is "Yes."

Glock G42 .380 Pistol

April 30, 2014

As more and more manufacturers began offering polymer frame .380 pistols Glock realized it was passing up a share of this growing market. The result was the launch of the Glock G42 .380 ACP pistol earlier this year.

O.F. Mossberg & Sons MVP Patrol Rifle

March 4, 2014

The MVP is a no-frills bolt-action rifle chambered for a 5.56mm/.223 round. It has a 16-inch cold-hammer forged, heavy profile, 1/2x28 threaded barrel with an A2 flash hider.

Sturm, Ruger & Co. SR-762 Rifle

February 14, 2014

The SR-762 I received from Ruger was an impressive looking and feeling rifle. While at 8.6 pounds it's no lightweight, it was nicely balanced for fast, natural handling.

Daniel Defense DDM4 Rifle with Lite Rail

January 6, 2014

When my test and evaluation DDM4 arrived, I tore into the box like a kid on Christmas morning. Inside was a beautiful DDM4 rifle with a 16-inch barrel, Magpul MOE stock, DD's fixed front and rear sights, a Superior Suppression muzzle device, and a 12-inch Lite Rail II (LRII).

SIG Sauer P227 Pistol

December 23, 2013

If SIG was to capture a larger share of this market it needed to offer a high-capacity .45 pistol. And that's just what it did earlier this year when it released the P227.

Glock G21 Gen 4 Pistol

November 11, 2013

The G21 has always been one of my favorite Glock pistols. My evaluation of the G21 Gen 4 involved five veteran shooters who shot the pistol during four different range sessions.

Heckler & Koch HK45 Compact Tactical

October 10, 2013

You can tell very quickly when you open the box that the HK45CT is more than just an update of the combat proven HK USP Compact. Ergonomically, this is a 21st-century pistol all the way, but it offers the reliability and toughness of a classic HK.

Glock 30S Subcompact Pistol

September 11, 2013

The Glock 30S frame is borrowed from the 30SF; a subcompact .45 ACP with a capacity of 10 rounds. The benefit here is a larger frame allowing for 10-round capacity.

Springfield Armory XD-S Sub-Compact Pistol

August 10, 2013

The 9mm Springfield Armory XD-S sub-compact pistol is designed to function with a single column magazine, and is a departure from the traditional pocket pistols that were available in the 20th century because the new XD-S is chambered in 9mm and .45 ACP calibers.

Israel Weapon Industries SAR-21 Rifle

July 9, 2013

In addition to its service with the Israel Defense Forces, the Tavor has been adopted by military units and law enforcement agencies in many different countries. Select fire and semi-auto versions of the Tavor are available for a variety of applications.

Sturm, Ruger & Co. LC380 Subcompact Pistol

June 19, 2013

As you might have ascertained by its model designation, the LC380 is essentially the LC9 modified to fire the .380 cartridge. In fact, the LC380 is identical to the LC9 in every respect, except for the caliber and a minuscule variation in weight.

FNH USA FNX-45 Duty Pistol

May 22, 2013

A few years ago, FN introduced the successor to the FNP line, the FNX. Like the FNP, the FNX is a hammer-fired, polymer-framed duty pistol with a double-action/single-action trigger system. The latest model in the series is the worthy successor to the FNP-45, the FNX-45.

SIG Sauer P224 SAS DAK Pistol

April 17, 2013

The P224 is basically a P229 that has been cut down to fit the traditional dimensions of a subcompact. It's available in 9mm, .40 S&W, and .357 SIG. The SAS (anti-snag) model also features a recessed hammer and a dehorned slide and frame.

Beretta 3032 Tomcat Subcompact Pistol

March 21, 2013

Today Beretta's Model 92 gets all the attention, but the company has not forgotten its roots and still offers a number of blowback-operated, sub-compact pistols. The .32 ACP Beretta Tomcat is an extremely small concealed carry pistol that some officers use for backup and off-duty carry.

Smith & Wesson Performance Center SW1911 Pistols

February 25, 2013

S&W's Performance Center pistols are carefully assembled from the finest components, using all of the traditional skills of the custom gunsmith. The results are handguns that are not only distinctive and attractive, but are eminently shootable and capable of extreme accuracy.

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