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The .44 Magnum on the bottom used to be the most powerful handgun in the world. That hasn’t been the case for a long time, and the .460 above it is a serious contender.

Belt Artillery: Smith & Wesson 460 XVR

A veritable hand-held howitzer, the Smith & Wesson Model 460 XVR X-framed revolver is summed up in two words: More. Power.
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Taurus Model 942: An Absolute Bull Of A Snubbie Rimfire

Available in both .22 LR and .22 WMR, the Taurus Model 942 revolver exceeds expectations and should have shooters looking differently at the Brazilian gunmaker.
Those interested in a compact, high-capacity, everyday-carry gun of the finest quality should take the time to “test drive” the Wilson Combat EDC X9S.

Magnificent Mite: Wilson Combat EDC X9S

Ideally adapted to every day carry, the revamped Wilson Combat EDC X9S is smaller but just as magnificent.
To retain pistol status with the ATF, the folding stock has been spot-welded in place, and the foregrip is permanently fixed and cannot be opened to a vertical grip.

The Peculiar Pioneer Arms PM-63C Pistol

The Cold War saw many interesting firearms designs, but few are as unique as the Polish PM-63, now available in the semi-auto Pioneer Arms PM-63C pistol.
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Full-Sized Hot Rod: The Kimber 4-inch K6s Target

With excellent lines and accuracy to boot, Kimber’s new 4-inch K6s Target has speed and performance worth bragging about.
A 45-grain Hornady Hornet SP over 18.5 grains of classic Alliant 2400 powder produced this .59-inch group when shot from the author’s Remington XP-100 Long Range Pistol.

Remington XP-100: The Successful Experiment

The unique 57-year-old bolt-action Remington XP-100 Long Range Pistol forever changed the pistol-shooting world for the better.
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The Stunning CZ 75 Guncrafter Industries Executive Series

Improving on the CZ 75? Sounds farfetched, but Guncrafter Industries perfects the classic pistol as only they can.
With the hammer cocked, the transfer bar is raised into position to allow it to impact the floating firing pin. When the hammer is down, the transfer bar is lowered out of the way, and the hammer’s nose prevents it from touching the firing pin.

Back To Basics: The Ruger Wrangler Single-Action Rimfire

Cutting out the usual price factor of a single-action rimfire, the Ruger Wrangler revolver is an everyday tool for outdoorsmen.
5 Shot Leather’s LFA-1 holster the author had made for his Novak HRT Hi Power.

Going Old School: Carrying The Browning Hi Power

The world is not yet all polymer. Classics, such as the Browning Hi Power, have tried and true place in concealed carry. There was a...
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5 Lost Secrets Of The Combat Handgun

Massad Ayoob gives you five key secrets essential for proper handgun control when faced with a violent attacker. Power stance, high hand, crush grip and front sight, smooth roll. Recover these lost secrets and watch your combat handgun skill increase.
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Always Enough Ammo: Rock Island TAC Series 1911 Pistols

Grazing off hi-cap Para magazines, the 9mm Rock Island TAC series keeps plenty on tap for anyting that goes bump in the night.
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Mossberg MC2c: Ergonomics, Reliability And Accuracy

The whole package, the Mossberg MC2c delivers the reliability, accuracy and comfort you want in a concealed carry pistol ... and the capacity.
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9 Best Single-Stack 9mm Pistol Options For Concealed Carry (2020)

Single stack 9mm semi-autos are ideal for personal defense, and here’s a look at some of the best offerings in the class.
Accuracy? You want accuracy? Hornady and American Gunner deliver here .

Colt Python: Is The Reboot Revolver A Plum Or Lemon?

The re-introduction of the Colt Python has been a rollercoaster of excitement and disappointment. So what's the story: is this the second coming or a troubled handgun?
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Smith & Wesson R8: Above And Beyond The Iconic Model 19

As far as competition revolvers are concerned, the Smith & Wesson R8 is everything the legendary Model 19 was ... and more.
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Best Concealed Carry Handguns For Women (2020)

Thirty-two women rank seven subcompact for the best choices in concealed carry handguns for women. Find out what are the top seven choices!
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Handguns for self-defense, concealed carry, hunting and competition, as reviewed by the experts at Gun Digest and the top gun writers in the field. Includes reviews of semi-autos and revolvers, plus single shots and small pocket pistols. Also see: Gun ReviewsConcealed Carry


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