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SHOT 2023: Ruger’s New Security-380 Lite Rack Pistol

In this SHOT Show 2023 video, Gun Tests Contributing Editor Joe Woolley learns the details of Ruger's New Security-380 Lite Rack Pistol from Paul...

Taurus G3X 9mm Luger

We liked the Taurus G3X 9mm the best of the three pistols. It isn’t expensive, but it does a good job at what it is designed to do, serve as a reliable personal-defense pistol. The Taurus G3X compares favorably against similar Glock models.

SCCY DVG-1 9mm Luger

The size, handfit, finish, and sights are all good features. We did not like the trigger because it limited accuracy. The pistol is difficult to shoot well, in our estimation. Also, the magazine pinches the hand.

FMK 9C1 G2 Dark Grey 9mm Luger

This pistol performed adequately. The FMK fed, chambered, fired, and functioned with the ammunition tested. We did not like the trigger, and accuracy was not impressive. We wouldn’t go more than $350 for one.

Springfield Armory XDM-E OSP XDME94510GBHCOSP Green Cerakote Finish 10mm Auto

We gave these two XDM-E pistols every chance to show that one was lacking versus the other — or even just different. Springfield Armory, and their production methods, passed with flying colors. Choose this one if you like the slide color. We actually did.

Springfield Armory XDM-E OSP XDME94510BHCOSP Black Finish 10mm Auto

The frame of the XDM Elite has come a long way. The grip provides a good gripping surface. Provides an ambidextrous magazine release and a manual grip safety and three different grip inserts to accommodate different sized hands. Accurate and reliable.

Glock Model 20 SF Short Frame Gen 3 PF2050702 10mm Auto

The Short Frame makes this Glock easier to shoot for those with smaller hands. Accuracy was good. Reliability 100%. Being trigger snobs, we would like to a better trigger. We liked the Glock Night Sights.

What Are Popular Revolver Calibers?

Many new shooters aren’t as familiar with revolvers as shooters of, ahem, more experience. But revolvers remain as simple, easy-to-maintain firearms for hunting, carry,...

Best Guns & Gear for 2023

Toward the end of each year, I survey the work R.K. Campbell, Roger Eckstine, Robert Sadowski, Tracey Taylor, and Joe Woolley have done in...

Drop-In Glock Triggers: Apex, OverWatch, Timney Compared

Tested: Apex Enhancement Trigger & Trigger Bar, $100; OverWatch Precision TAC Trigger, $135; and the Timney Alpha Competition Series Alpha Glock 3-4, $150. We thought one was too light for EDC.

Dan Wesson Specialist 01802 45 ACP

The Specialist was designed for tactical use. There are no forward cocking serrations. It does have an ambidextrous safety. There is no full-length guide rod (FLGR), which may be a plus.

Les Baer 572 Hemi 45 ACP

A Les Baer pistol often requires a break-in period, according to conventional wisdom and the maker. This is the second new Les Baer we have tested that came out of the box running, after having its long bearing surfaces lubricated. A pistol tested several years ago demanded a brief break in.

Hello, Fellow Felons

If you haven’t heard yet, be advised that millions of gun owners may soon be classified as felons if a new Bureau of Alcohol,...