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Personalizing a Taurus GX4

Taurus is offering a collection of premium-quality LOK Grips with both brass and Cerakote backstraps that fit GX4 and GX4XL pistols. Available in small and...

Tisas USA Introduces the Optics Ready PX-5.7

Tisas USA, a division of SDS Imports, has introduced the PX-5.7 Optics Ready handgun. “The popularity and interest in the 5.7x28mm cartridge continues to grow,”...

Kimber Releases KDS9c Rail Model

Kimber has released a KDS9c pistol with a Picatinny rail and ambidextrous safety. MSRP: $1903. The KDS9c Rail began shipping at the end of...

Smith & Wesson M&P 5.7 Series 13348 5.7X28MM

The 5.7x28mm cartridge, also called the FN 5.7x28mm or the FN 5.7x28mm NATO, seems more popular than ever, largely due to the introduction of modern handguns such as the FN FiveSeveN and Ruger-5.7. We’ve been interested in the round for a while, reviewing the FiveSeveN in the November 2011 issue (versus the 22 Magnum KelTec PMR-30) and the December 2014 issue (versus the Rock Island Armory Micro Mag Standard 51687 22 TCM) and the Ruger-5.7 in the October 2020 issue (versus the Rock Island Armory TCM044816 22 TCM and the KelTec PMR-30 PMR30BBLK 22 WMR). We also covered the FN PS90 chambered in the round (January 2018) and the 57Center AR57 PDW 5.7x28mm Upper in the March 2011 issue. It seems 5.7x28mm firearms are more affordable and more useful than ever before.

Smith & Wesson M&P 22 Magnum Series 13433 22 WMR

The 5.7x28mm cartridge, also called the FN 5.7x28mm or the FN 5.7x28mm NATO, seems more popular than ever, largely due to the introduction of modern handguns such as the FN FiveSeveN and Ruger-5.7. We’ve been interested in the round for a while, reviewing the FiveSeveN in the November 2011 issue (versus the 22 Magnum KelTec PMR-30) and the December 2014 issue (versus the Rock Island Armory Micro Mag Standard 51687 22 TCM) and the Ruger-5.7 in the October 2020 issue (versus the Rock Island Armory TCM044816 22 TCM and the KelTec PMR-30 PMR30BBLK 22 WMR). We also covered the FN PS90 chambered in the round (January 2018) and the 57Center AR57 PDW 5.7x28mm Upper in the March 2011 issue. It seems 5.7x28mm firearms are more affordable and more useful than ever before.

Ruger SR1911 06700 45 ACP

Ranging in experience from the veteran of a few action-pistol matches to a few decades, all the members of the Houston test group are competitive shooters. Soon to recognize the 40th anniversary of his first USPSA match, the most ancient among the team has witnessed the pitfalls of the 1911 platform as a competition pistol, and he talks frequently about the advancements made in today’s offerings versus those of yesteryear. So our shooters thought you might like to see some solid examples of what makes today’s firearms better in many respects than what we had back in the day.

Savage 1911 Govt Style Black Nitride 67200 45 ACP

Ranging in experience from the veteran of a few action-pistol matches to a few decades, all the members of the Houston test group are competitive shooters. Soon to recognize the 40th anniversary of his first USPSA match, the most ancient among the team has witnessed the pitfalls of the 1911 platform as a competition pistol, and he talks frequently about the advancements made in today’s offerings versus those of yesteryear. So our shooters thought you might like to see some solid examples of what makes today’s firearms better in many respects than what we had back in the day.

Ruger Mark III 22/45 10150 22 LR

Interested in shooting 22 Long Rifle pistols with red dots either at paper targets or steel plates? Ringing steel with smallbore pistols is fun. Some might say addictive. But gearing up for smallbore-pistol target shooting can be confusing because there are many choices between pistols and red-dot optics. Also, putting a ton of money into a 22 LR target pistol might not be in the budget for most shooters, but if you want to play, you’ll still want to invest enough into the pistol and optic to be competitive on the common courses of fire.

Taurus TX 22 Competition 1-TX22C151 22 LR

Interested in shooting 22 Long Rifle pistols with red dots either at paper targets or steel plates? Ringing steel with smallbore pistols is fun. Some might say addictive. But gearing up for smallbore-pistol target shooting can be confusing because there are many choices between pistols and red-dot optics. Also, putting a ton of money into a 22 LR target pistol might not be in the budget for most shooters, but if you want to play, you’ll still want to invest enough into the pistol and optic to be competitive on the common courses of fire.

Keltec CP33 22 LR

Interested in shooting 22 Long Rifle pistols with red dots either at paper targets or steel plates? Ringing steel with smallbore pistols is fun. Some might say addictive. But gearing up for smallbore-pistol target shooting can be confusing because there are many choices between pistols and red-dot optics. Also, putting a ton of money into a 22 LR target pistol might not be in the budget for most shooters, but if you want to play, you’ll still want to invest enough into the pistol and optic to be competitive on the common courses of fire.

Shadow Systems CR920 Combat Subcompact 9mm Luger

Among the trends we have noted over the past decade is the replacement of the snubnose 38 Special revolver with the slim-line 9mm Luger...

Sig Sauer P365 XMacro Tacops 365XCA-9-Tacops 9mm Luger

Among the trends we have noted over the past decade is the replacement of the snubnose 38 Special revolver with the slim-line 9mm Luger...

More California Nonsense

I often write about outlandish judicial decisions in this space, but on March 15, 2024, Federal District Court Judge Josephine L. Staton raised the bar...