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S&W M&P 9mm Compact Title
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5 Best Compact Handguns

Guns help prevent an estimated 67,740 crimes a year, according to the Bureau of Justice Statistics. This little factoid might be the deciding factor in whether you choose to keep yourself safe by buying a compact handgun. Of course, there are other reasons as well to own a compact handgun perfect for concealed carry. We have ... Read more
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Taurus Judge review

The Taurus Judge is the Brazilian manufacturer’s best selling gun, according to the last sales stats I saw. That says a lot, but why? Welcome to my in-depth review of the Judge, focusing on its use cases and how it shoots. Introduction Why call it the Judge? Well, the gun started out with the model ... Read more
Taurus G2C with holster and ammo
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The full Taurus G2C review

Even though the newer G3 and G3c pistols are out, the Taurus G2C is still an excellent choice for concealed carry. With its affordable price tag, you get serious bang for your buck – an accurate, reliable handgun that is serviced by a range of aftermarket accessories. It is easy to use and easy to ... Read more
Civilian Marksmanship Program CMP M1911 review
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CMP M1911 review (Civilian Marksmanship Program)

Summary What is the Civilian Marksmanship Program? In 1903 the US Congress created the Office of the Director of Civilian Marksmanship to help improve marksmanship skills among America’s civilian populace. The program that evolved out of this is now known as the Civilian Marksmanship Program. It has been front and center in promoting safe and ... Read more
The Ed Brown Classic Custom’s understated elegance isn’t ostentatious or showy, but it more than makes up for this in quality and durability.
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Investment piece? The $3,695 Ed Brown 1911 [Review]

Ed Brown 1911 Classic Custom in summary Ed Brown 1911, the Classic Custom, is one maker’s interpretation of what a perfect 1911 should be. Blending John Moses Browning’s genius with modern technology and a healthy dose of hand craftsmanship, the Classic Custom leaves nothing to be desired. Fun and quality come at a price: the ... Read more
Ruger Charger with red dot sight
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Ruger Charger review (9mm)

First off, let me say that I really enjoyed the Ruger Charger. It was fun to shoot and easy to carry around, since there was no buttstock to get in the way. (Having said that, you could attach a brace – the mount is there). With dual-magazine capability (Ruger and Glock), you could have a ... Read more
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Taurus G3c upgrades

I own a Taurus G3c. I had owned two G2cs, the immediate predecessors of this smaller brother to the compact-size (15 and 17 round magazines included) G3. This compact version, the G3c, was introduced with much hoopla after a media embargo on June 15th of last year. I reviewed the gun (here) after the deadline ... Read more
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Best .44 Magnum Revolvers [2021]

How do you choose a good .44 Magnum revolver when there are so many great guns out there? I’ll attempt to narrow it down a bit and, hopefully, by the end of this article you might have more information about them than you did before. Are You Sure…? Before we get into specifics, let’s make ... Read more
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Best Budget 1911s Around $500

I am a retired public school music teacher. I also have an affinity for a good 1911 – I’ve owned several. But, when you combine these two facts, it well defines the type of 1911s I’ve been able to own – the budget variety. I got really good at selecting good-shooting 1911s that cost a ... Read more
Smith & Wesson Model 60 Barrel
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12 Best .357 Magnum Revolvers

The .357 Magnum cartridge is, arguably, the most popular all-around revolver cartridge out there. Whether you are carrying a snubby for protection or a larger gun for target shooting, competition, hiking, or other activity, the .357 seems to be the go-to round for wheelgunners. With the availability of many different loads and bullets, the cartridge ... Read more
Ruger SR1911 Commander
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[Review] Ruger SR1911 Commander

Ruger is the largest manufacturer of firearms in the United States. I say that, in case you were wondering. The company wears that crown that was a long time coming, since 1949, to be precise. That’s when the company was founded by Bill Ruger and Alexander Sturm. The company was top seller in handguns from ... Read more