Pistols

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.

Taurus G2c 1-G2C4031-10 40 S&W Review

The other new pistol was a Taurus G2c. This is another inexpensive EDC option that offers decent accuracy and compact size.

FN FNS-40 40 S&W Review

The FNS series is, in essence, a striker-fire version of FN’s FNX hammer-fired pistols. FN introduced the FNS series to law enforcement in 2011, and by 2012 released it to the commercial market in 9mm and 40 S&W models.

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: 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...

SIG Sauer P320 AXG Pro 9mm Luger

We have evaluated the SIG P320 in the past in the M17 commercial equivalent of the US Military M17, P320 Carry, and the original P320 variant.

Rock Island Armory STK100 9mm Luger

Out of the box, the STK100 has a lot going for it. It has a great trigger, comes optics ready, features a low bore axis, produces decent accuracy, and is compatible with some Glock Gen3 mags. It is also reasonably priced, reliable, and it did not rattle apart.

Kahr K9 9mm Luger

The iconic K9 has been around since 1995, but it seems to have gotten lost among the polymer-frame pistols made by Kahr.

Interarms Swiss-Style Mauser Eagle 9mm Luger

We started the test at the beginning of the design. This Luger is a post-WWII model manufactured by Mauser and imported by Interarms in the 1970s.

Ruger Super Blackhawks: Buy Old But Good, Or New Pistols?

Our September 2021 issue featured two double-action 44 Magnum revolvers that we thought were extremely well suited for personal defense. We tested an older...

CZ 83 380 ACP

Along with the Beretta 84 Cheetah, the CZ 83 was among the first high-capacity 380 Auto pistols. We find the workmanship on the used CZ pistol to be good, despite wear and cosmetic problems. The pistol is all steel.

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...