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Springfield Recalls XD-S Pistol

Springfield Armory has recalled its 3.3 XD-S subcompact pistol in 9mm and .45 ACP to prevent an unintended discharge occurring in rare circumstances, the company announced Wednesday.

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S&W Issues Safety Alert for M&P Shield

The M&P Shield may have a condition where the trigger bar pin could damage the lower trigger and affect the functionality of the drop safety feature. As a result, the pistol could potentially discharge if dropped, according to the alert.

Springfield Armory XD-S Sub-Compact Pistol

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.

Springfield's XD-S Pistol

Springfield Armory's XD-S sub-compact pistol in 9mm offers an excellent choice for a backup or off-duty gun. Read Nick Jacobellis' full "Arsenal" review of the firearm. Photos courtesy of Alex Landeen.

Ruger LC380 Subcompact Pistol

Ruger's LC380 offers a modified version of its LC9 9mm pistol chambered in .380 ACP. Read Paul Scarlata's full "Arsenal" review of the pistol. Photos by Paul Budde, Elaine Sandberg, and Becky Leavitt.

SIG Sauer P224 SAS DAK Pistol

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.

SIG Sauer's P224 SAS DAK Pistol

SIG Sauer's P224 SAS DAK pistol offers a compact package, reliable operation, and "revolver like" trigger system. Read Nick Jacobellis' full "Arsenal" review of the pistol. Photos courtesy of Alex Landeen.

Beretta 3032 Tomcat Subcompact Pistol

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.

Beretta's 3032 Tomcat Pistol

Beretta's 3032 Tomcat sub-compact pistol makes an excellent "get them off you" gun for off-duty carry or as a back-up weapon. Read Paul Scarlata's full "Arsenal" review of the pistols. Photos courtesy of Butch Simpson.

SHOT Show 2013: Ruger's LC380 Pistol

Sturm, Ruger, and Co. introduced a .380-caliber version of its LCP at SHOT Show that improves capacity and smoother racking of the slide. The subcompact LC380 offers a seven-round magazine, one additional round from the LCP 9mm autoloader.