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Polish Radom Vis 35 9mm Luger

GUN TESTS GRADE: B- $995 We gauged the price of the Radom by looking over several of the larger websites and assessing our pistol’s condition against the published prices. After World War I, Polish leaders realized that they could no longer rely upon foreign arms supply to defend themselves. An arms factory was established at […]

Colt Government Model MK IV Series 80 380 ACP

GUN TESTS GRADE: A- $400 We have tested this handgun only twice, in the November 1989 and November 1991 issues, the second time as a new gun suitable for women. At the time, our test gun cost $450. In that review, we said, “A little extra care with the sights would go a long way […]

CZ-USA Shadow 2 91255 9mm Luger

GUN TESTS GRADE: A $1119 This was a recent price at OakHillGuns.com. The CZ Shadow 2 is a competition-ready variant of the legendary and iconic DA/SA CZ-75 pistol, but heavier with a steel frame and full dust cover. It weighs 46.5 ounces, and that helps the user to stabilize the pistol during recoil. Unlike most […]

Lone Wolf Distributors TWF-F Lower/G34 Upper 9mm Luger

GUN TESTS GRADE: A $1098 There are numerous Glock aftermarket manufacturers making parts to modify Glock pistols, and Lone Wolf Distributors has been in the business for decades. LWD uses the Glock platform and transforms it into a different and better shooting experience, especially for shooters with average-to-small-size hands. Our sample is a custom gun […]

Colt Mfg. Co. Gold Cup Trophy O5072XE 9mm Luger

GUN TESTS GRADE: A- $1581 This was a recent price at BudsGunShop.com. The Gold Cup Trophy is a full-size 1911 with a 5-inch barrel that is the same outside diameter as the 45 Auto barrel. It uses the Series 70 operating action. The frame, barrel, and slide are made from stainless steel, and these parts […]

Glock 42 UI4250201 380 ACP

GUN TESTS GRADE: A- (BEST BUY) $360 This pistol is part of Glock’s current catalog. We tested the Glock 42 in the November 2014 issue. At the time, it cost $480. So we saved $120 purchasing the Glock used for this test. In that November 2014 test, we said, “For a retail price at or […]

Ruger LCP II No. 3792 380 ACP

GUN TESTS GRADE: B $300 This is our first test of the LCP II in 380 ACP. We have tested the pistol in its 22 LR chambering in the June 2020 issue. This particular pistol looks to be a Bangers Distributor Exclusive with a black slide and flat-dark-earth frame. This particular 3792 model is still […]

North American Arms Guardian NAA-380GUARDIAN 380 ACP

GUN TESTS GRADE: C- $350 North American Arms offers a good-quality small revolver that has been well received. Less well known is the NAA Guardian. Offered in several calibers, including the 32 NAA, our example is chambered for 380 ACP. Considering performance and ammunition availability, this caliber makes the most sense. The Guardian is based […]

What About Henry’s AR-7 Rifle?

Re “Go-Bag Rimfire Rifles from Savage, Ruger, and KelTec,” September 2020 Hi, I’m a longtime subscriber and want to thank you for doing such great work over the years. Regarding the article on 22 takedown rifles in the September 2020 issue, I wish you had included the Henry AR-7 Survival Rifle in your comparison. Might […]

Sturm, Ruger & Co. Ruger-57 16401 5.7x28mm

GUN TESTS GRADE: A $749 The Ruger-57 is a hammer-fired delayed-blowback semi-auto pistol. When the trigger is pressed, the pistol fires essentially single-action with the barely-visible internal hammer having been cocked by the reciprocating alloy-steel slide. Unlike most blowback designs, where the barrel is fixed, the barrel on the 57 moves to the rear for […]


GUN TESTS GRADE: A- (BEST BUY) $429 KelTec CNC Industries, Inc., aka KelTec, is the brainchild of George Kellgren. A Swedish engineer and designer, he started KelTec in 1991 and has been manufacturing firearms since 1995. Located in Cocoa, Florida, the company is well known for innovative designs. In 2008, Tobias Obermeit, KelTec’s chief engineer, […]

Rock Island Armory TCM044816 22 TCM

GUN TESTS GRADE: A (OUR PICK) $460 The Rock Island 1911 produced the best times on two of the three speed drills and displayed the best accuracy with the one type of ammo we could secure for testing. The workmanship was excellent. Movies take us back in time, and so does this pistol. Everything about […]

Gun-Rights Rino Rollover Candidates

Last issue, I asked for your thoughts about what gun legislation might be forthcoming from the Biden Administration, and some of your comments appear...