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Are Revolvers Good For Self Defense?

Though most concealed-carry shooters prefer pistols these days, a cadre of knowledgeable, experienced self-defense aficionados prefer revolvers, sometimes referred to as wheelguns for the...

SDS Imports/TISAS USA Announces 1911 Night Stalker Pistols

TISAS/SDS Imports has announced the 1911 Night Stalker series chambered in 9mm, 10mm, and 45 ACP. MSRP: $760. The pistols come with a Lifetime Service...

5 Best Handguns for Women’s Self-Defense

Gun Tests Magazine has recently reviewed dozens of self-defense handguns that are suitable for women, but women want to know what other women are...

5 Best Shotguns for Self-Defense

Over the decades, Gun Tests Magazine has reviewed dozens of self-defense shotguns chambered in 12 gauge, 20 gauge, or other bores. Some have been...

Smith & Wesson Performance Center Pro Series Model 640 178044 38 Special/357 Magnum

The Smith & Wesson 640 Pro doesn’t use the company’s controversial action lock, which isn’t desirable on a hard-use Magnum revolver. While problems are few on most wheelguns, one is too many in personal defense.

Taurus Defender 605 2-60539NS Special/357 Magnum

The revolver’s satin stainless finish is attractive. Unlike the highly polished Smith & Wesson 640 Pro, the Defender and the Boxer revolvers each use a matte finish. The Defender features rubber grips.

Charter Arms Boxer 53620 38 Special

The revolver tested is the new Charter Arms Boxer 38 Special. This is an outgrowth of the Charter Arms Bulldog revolver. Charter Arms has offered six-shot 32-caliber revolvers on the five-shot 38 frame and five-shot 32 Magnum revolvers, as well as various rimfire models.

SIG Sauer Expands Legion Series with P320-AXG Legion

SIG Sauer's newest Legion pistol is the P320-AXG Legion, which features a new two-port slide and aluminum X-Series Grip (AXG) module. The P320-AXG Legion is...

9mm Luger Personal Defense Ammunition Testing

After more than 115 years on the scene, the 9mm Luger is America’s favored handgun caliber, being chambered in subcompact, compact, service-size, and long-slide...

SHOT 2023: Savage Arms Introduces 1911 Government Model Pistols

Joe Woolley, Contributing Editor for Gun Tests Magazine, interviews John Thomas, Designer for Savage Arms, and learns about the company's new-for-2023 1911 pistols. Savage Arms’...

SHOT 2023: Tricking Out Your Henry Lever Rifle

Dan Clayton-Luce, VP Communications for Henry Repeating Arms, tells Gun Tests Contributing Editor Joe Woolley how to trick out a Henry lever-action rifle. Details...

SHOT 2023: Springfield Rolls Out Saint Victor 9mm Carbine

At SHOT Show 2023, Joe Woolley, Contributing Editor for Gun Tests Magazine, interviewed Michael Humphries, Media Relations Manager for Springfield Armory, to learn about...

‘Background Check’ Rule Is Coming For You

On April 11, 2024, the Biden Administration’s Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives issued a new rule to expand background-check requirements for private...