Concealed Carry

Ruger Offers LCRx Revolver

Sturm, Ruger & Company’s LCRx is the newest variation in the Lightweight Compact Revolver (LCR) line. Chambered in .38 Special +P, the LCRx features an external hammer that allows it to be fired in single-action mode.

Remington Model 1911 R1 Enhanced No. 96328 45 ACP, $940

We compared two 1911 handguns from companies not known for those pistols in the May 2012 issue. After a very long wait the staff acquired one of the Remington Model 1911 R1 Enhanced 45 ACPs ($940 MSRP). The GT team wanted a similar-priced gun to compare it to, so they went to another company not commonly known for producing 1911s, Taurus. The test Taurus PT 1911 ($900 MSRP) was stainless. Here is what we found.

Ruger Black Friday Deals

Ruger is running some Black Friday deals that are worth a look:

Magnum Research Introduces Ultra-Compact Desert Eagle 1911U

The newest 1911 offering from Magnum Research — the $946 MSRP DE1911U Undercover model — addresses consumer demand for smaller ultra-light concealed carry firearms chambered in .45 ACP. The DE1911U is slated to ship beginning in January 2014.

Gun Tests Magazine Selects Kimber Pro Custom Defense Package (CDP) II 45 ACP as...

Gun Tests Magazine has named the Kimber Pro Custom Defense Package II 45 ACP as the publication’s “Best in Class Pistol” for 2013.

Kimber Solo Carry No. 3900001 9mm Luger

We mixed apples and oranges, that is, pistols and revolvers, in the July 2012 issue to see which design worked best for self-protection at close range. The three test guns were the $747 9mm Kimber Solo Carry, the $299 9mm SCCY Industries CPX-2, and the $523 Taurus 40 S&W M405 stainless-steel revolver. Heres an excerpt of that test.

Gun Tests Magazine Selects Charter Arms Pitbull 9mm Luger As 2013 “Best in Class...

Gun Tests Magazine has named the Charter Arms Pitbull 9mm Luger as the publication’s “Best in Class Revolver” for 2013.

Springfield Armory XDM 3.8 Compact Bi-Tone XDM93845CSHC 45 ACP, $797

We tested Glock and Springfield Armory compact polymer 45s in a January 2013 head-to-head test. Here's an excerpt of that test.

DoubleTap Defense Unveils Two New Calibers

DoubleTap Defense will add new chamberings — 410/.45 Colt and .40 S&W — to its DoubleTap Tactical Pocket Pistol lines.

Gun Tests November 2013 Look-Ahead: Galco Shoulder Holsters

Gun Tests’ Houston test team recently obtained four shoulder holsters from the company that offers more of those designs than any other maker: Galco International.

Gun Tests November 2013 Look-Ahead: Commander Size 1911 Self-Defense Pistols

Gun Tests’ South Carolina test team recently obtained a trio of self-defense handguns in the popular Commander-size 1911 frame size to test: the 4.25-inch-barrel SIG Sauer Carry Stainless 1911CA-45-SSS 45 ACP, $1142; and the new Ruger SR1911CMD No. 6702 45 ACP, $829. The third gun was a 4-inch-barrel aluminum-frame Kimber Pro CDP.

Video: FMJ vs JHP

BrassFetcher.com has done an eye-opening comparison of the terminal effectiveness of FMJ vs JHP bullet designs from handguns chambered in 22 LR, 25 ACP, 32 ACP, 380 ACP, 9mm Makarov, 9mm Police, 38 Special, 9mm Luger, and 45 ACP.

Russian Ammo Ban Is Here

Well, no surprise, it looks like the Biden Administration is trying its best to choke off a major supplier of inexpensive ammunition to the...