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Smith & Wesson Pro Series 686 Plus 178038 357 Magnum

In several particulars, this handgun is an anomaly among the revolvers tested. First, it is a seven-shooter.

Glock Model 19 Gen4 9mm Luger

We started this project with the help of a gun owner who wanted to build his own Roland Special. The base gun cost $700, so the upgrades are obviously multiples of the retail price of a Glock 19.

Springfield Armory Hellcat RDP HC9389BTOSPWASP 9mm Luger

You only thought Roland Specials were only full or compact guns? Think again. The Hellcat RDP is subcompact version direct from the factory.

Stoeger STR-9S Combat 31736 9mm Luger

The MSRP of a base-model STR-9 pistol (31720) has recently been $329. The STR-9S Combat’s MSRP is $599.

Ruger Bearcat Shopkeeper Model 0915 22 LR

The Bearcat was introduced in 1958 and quickly soared in popularity. The revolver’s small size is great for campers, hikers, and fisherman who might need to deal with a cottonmouth.

Ruger Bearcat Shopkeeper Model 0918 22 LR

The 3.5-inch-barrel Shopkeeper is similar to the 3-inch-barrel model except for the barrel length and a few other characteristics.

Heritage Mfg Barkeep Model BK22B3GPRL 22 LR

This model Barkeep is similar to other model Barkeep with two differences. This model has a 3.6-inch barrel and faux gray pearl grips.

Hi-Power Clone Vs. the Real Thing: Is the SA-35 Worth It?

Springfield Armory has recently released its SA-35 9mm, a new iteration of the famous Browning Hi-Power, and shooters are understandably interested in the new...

Heritage Mfg Barkeep Model BK22CH2WBRN10 22 LR

This Barkeep featured the 2.6-inch barrel, a faux case-hardened finish, and textured wood grips.

Kahr CT40 40 S&W Review

Kahr launched the full-size value-priced CT series in 2014, and the company still makes the 380 Auto, 9mm, and 45 Auto models. The 40 S&W was dropped in 2019 as popularity for the 40 S&W waned.

Smith & Wesson SV40 VE Review

The SD40 VE was introduced by S&W back in 2012 and has direct design linage to the S&W Sigma and, in fact, could be called a second generation SD. This is S&W’s value line of striker-fire pistols.

Colt Single Action Army P1840 45 Colt

This is a classic 4.75-inch-barrel revolver in 45 Colt. The cylinder, frame, and barrel are nicely finished in blue, and the receiver is casehardened in appearance.

Fruits of Bruen

A couple of issues ago (August 2022), I wrote in this space about the earth-shaking effect that the Supreme Court’s Bruen decision would have...