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Smith & Wesson Performance Center Shield 2.0 11786 9mm Luger

GUN TESTS GRADE: A $735 The Smith & Wesson Shield has been one of the biggest success stories in American firearms history. Introduced in 2012, S&W now reports sales of more than 3 million units. It is small, easy to carry, and shoots well. It is also relatively inexpensive. What’s not to like? Except, perhaps, […]

Springfield Armory Hellcat Micro-Compact OSP HC9319BOSP 9mm Luger

GUN TESTS GRADE: A (OUR PICK) $550 The Springfield Armory Hellcat OSP (Optical Sight Pistol) is the newest entrant in this playing field, having just been introduced in October 2019. While the other pistols tested in this group were slightly larger than other versions of the same firearm, it would appear that Springfield decided to […]

Walther PPS M2 2805961 9mm Luger

GUN TESTS GRADE: A (BEST BUY) $649 The PPS M2 is one of the newer creations from Carl Walther in Germany and is imported by Walther Arms, Inc. in Ft. Smith, Arkansas. As the designer and manufacturer of the famous PPK, Walther knows a thing or two about concealment pistols. This latest iteration is also […]

SIG Sauer P365XL 365XL9BXR3 9mm Luger

GUN TESTS GRADE: A $579 SIG Sauer’s slightly larger version of the very popular P365 is called the P365XL, which adds another 0.6 inch to the barrel and lengthens the grip frame just enough to add two rounds to the capacity of a flush-fit magazine, bringing the total available to 12 in the mag. SIG […]

VALUE GUIDE: COMPETITION HANDGUN RANKINGS

Our Pick: The National Match Colt is the most accurate handgun tested by a considerable margin.

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VALUE GUIDE: 10MM & 40 S&W HANDGUN RANKINGS

10MM & 40 S&W Handgun Rankings

40 S&W Compacts: Taurus, Kahr, S&W, Springfield, & SIG

Despite a noticeable drop in popularity and sales, the 40 S&W handgun is far from being a dead issue. Quite a few shooters realize...

Shooting a Pistol Is Simple…Tips for Better Marksmanship

Understanding and rigorously implementing the basics of proper handgun shooting will improve your downrange performance.

Inexpensive Commanders: DE, Iver Johnson, Taurus, Kimber

Among the most popular handguns of the previous 70 years is the Commander-type 1911 45 ACP. The Commander is a shortened version of the...

VALUE GUIDE: 1911 Pistols

VALUE GUIDE: SHORTER 1911 PISTOLS GUN NAME ISSUE GRADE COMMENTS Metro Arms Co. MAC 1911 Bobcut M19BC45C 45 ACP, $746 Oct. 2018 A The Bobcut offers a crisp trigger pull and bobbed grip for...

Gun Tests Ammunition Comparisons

Here's a compilation of head-to-head ammunition testing conducted by Gun Tests magazine.

Joe Biden’s Gun Plan

Hey, at Gun Tests, we like our politicians to like guns. We don’t dig pols who want to restrict 2nd Amendment rights, aka infringe...