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5 Best Handguns for Women’s Self-Defense

Gun Tests Magazine has recently reviewed dozens of self-defense handguns that are suitable for women, but women want to know what other women are...

Walther TPH 22 LR

Our used Walther TPH (Taschen Pistole, Hahn, which translates to “pocket pistol, hammer”) was built out of stainless steel in the U.S. for Interarms.

SHOT 2023: Savage Arms Introduces 1911 Government Model Pistols

Joe Woolley, Contributing Editor for Gun Tests Magazine, interviews John Thomas, Designer for Savage Arms, and learns about the company's new-for-2023 1911 pistols. Savage Arms’...

5 Best 9mm Pistols for Concealed Carry in 2024

Over the past two years, Gun Tests Magazine has reviewed more than 25 concealable pistols chambered in 9mm Luger. Of these compact and subcompact...

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...
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New Shooter’s Guide: You Have Your Concealed Carry Permit – Should You Carry?

Well, you did it. You got your License to Carry, CCW, CHL or whatever they call it in your state. Perhaps you did that...

SAAMI Accepts 30 Super Carry As New Standardized Cartridge

NEWTOWN, Conn. – The Sporting Arms and Ammunition Manufacturers’ Institute,® Inc., (SAAMI®) has announced the acceptance of a new pistol cartridge for SAAMI standardization. 30 Super...

SHOT 2022: Is the SCCY the Limit for New Gen3 CPX Pistols?

SCCY offers both hammer-fired and striker-fired pistols chambered in multiple calibers with an array of colors to suit your style. With subcompact sizing, each firearm...

SHOT 2022: Federal Premium Announces 30 Super Carry Cartridge

In January 2022, Federal Premium announced its 30 Super Carry (30 SC) cartridge, which Federal said provides the power of the 9mm Luger in...

SHOT 2022: Girsan MC P35 Takes Its Cues from Browning Hi-Power

Florida-based European American Armory Corporation, the country’s leading importer of European firearms, is bringing into the country the Girsan MC P35, a 9mm clone...

SHOT 2022: Savage Arms Introduces Stance, a Micro-Compact 9mm

At SHOT Show 2022, Savage Arms announced a new EDC handgun: Stance. This micro-compact 9mm marks Savage’s return to concealed carry and self-defense and...

Gun Tests Best Guns & Gear for 2022

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 Gun Tests, with an eye toward selecting guns, accessories, and ammunition the magazine’s testers have endorsed. From these evaluations I pick the best from a full year’s worth of tests and distill recommendations for readers, who often use them as shopping guides.

‘Background Check’ Rule Is Coming For You

On April 11, 2024, the Biden Administration’s Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives issued a new rule to expand background-check requirements for private...