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Tips for the Older Shooter

We have heard from many Gun Tests readers who have been shooting most of their life but find their chosen handguns, such as the Commander 45 ACP or midsized-frame 357 Magnum, are more difficult to control with the onset of aging and muscle loss. In the current firearms market, choosing a handgun can be a […]
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Red-Dot EDC Pistols from SIG, S&W, Walther, and Springfield

It may be too simplistic to suggest that competition drives most of the technical advances in the USA today, but sports are nothing if not competition. Just like NASCAR or Formula One racing, technology filters down to the family SUV, the technological advances developed for competitive shooting wind up, eventually, in your everyday carry pistol […]
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Four New 9mm Pistols from Stoeger, Arex, Ruger, and SIG

Finally, we get a SIG Sauer P365 to the range, and it's okay. Just okay? Yeah. The others were the Stoeger STR-9, Arex Rex Delta, and Ruger Security-9, one of which we consider to be a better buy.

VALUE GUIDE: COMPETITION HANDGUN RANKINGS

Our Pick: The National Match Colt is the most accurate handgun tested by a considerable margin.

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Competition-Ready 9mms from Springfield, Walther, and Arex

All three handguns offer great accuracy, good triggers, and manageable recoil. Choosing between them will be the customer's task because each one has positives suitable for different games.

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Slim-Line 9mm Contest: Ruger, Beretta, and Bond Arms

The brand-new Bond Arms Bullpup handgun design takes on two veterans of the carry wars, the APX Carry from Beretta and a spiffed-up LC9s from Ruger. We found two really good compact choices.

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Magnum Revolvers: 6-, 7-, and 8-Shooters from Taurus, S&W

We test three 357 Magnum revolvers with different capacities for personal defense. We liked the Taurus revolvers the best, with the Model 66 and Model 608 hitting like heavyweights. So which won?

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VALUE GUIDE: 357 MAGNUM REVOLVERS

VALUE GUIDE: 357 MAGNUM REVOLVERS
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VALUE GUIDE: 10MM & 40 S&W HANDGUN RANKINGS

10MM & 40 S&W Handgun Rankings

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40 S&W Compacts: Taurus, Kahr, S&W, Springfield, & SIG

Despite a noticeable drop in popularity and sales, the 40 S&W handgun is far from being a dead issue. Quite a few shooters realize that the 40 is just the bridge between the 45 and 9mm that it was meant to be. The 40 hits hard and enjoys an excellent reputation in police service. Wound […]
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Shooting a Pistol Is Simple…Tips for Better Marksmanship

Understanding and rigorously implementing the basics of proper handgun shooting will improve your downrange performance.

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Better Gun Shopping

If you’re in the market for guns right now, you probably already know how things have changed in the last two months. Supplies of...