Handguns


The Long-Range Handgun Load

Shooting traditional handgun cartridges at long range takes practice and careful loading. You have to do a lot of things right to make it work, starting with the handgun load.

Gun Review: North American Arms Earl

My regular readers (both of them) know that I have a deep, abiding affection for the mini-revolvers of North American Arms (NAA). I really like the North American Arms Earl.

Fixing the Glock .40 S&W Bulge

The trouble with the .40 Smith & Wesson cartridge in the Glock pistols has been well documented and has been discussed ad nauseum on the Internet forums. Here's how to fix the Glock .40 S&W bulge.
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Complete History of the CZ-75 and Its Early Clones

Some have said the CZ-75 is the perfect tactical or concealed carry handgun. After you read this article from the 1997 Gun Digest annual book, you might just agree.
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The Luger: Was It The “World’s Best” Pistol?

Often called the greatest pistol ever made, the Luger has reached legendary status. But how did it achieve this revered position and does it deserve it?

Luger Collecting Advice

Here is a sample chapter from the Standard Catalog of Luger.

Gun Review: Doublestar 1911

The AR-15 specialists at Doublestar are moving into the 1911 market with a competition-quality 1911 without the custom price tag. Gun Digest reviews the Doublestar 1911.

Model 1911 Colt: Six Decades of Service

In the passing years since the adoption of the Browning/Colt Model of 1911, the development of military pistols has been influenced by three major factors: advances in firearms design, gradual changes in military requirements, and the introduction of new materials and manufacturing methods.

The Revolver Evolution is Here: The Ruger LCR

Could the new 13.5 ounce Ruger LCR be the ultimate concealed carry pistol?

Gun Review: Nighthawk Tactical Global Response Pistol

When you need a pistol, you need a good pistol. One you can bet your life on. The Global Response Pistol from Nighthawk Tactical is just such a pistol.

Dairy Staters Like Their Handguns

In the wake of the Obama victory, Wisconsinites led the country in new handgun purchases.

Gun Review: SIG P-250

The P-250 is pure SIG and when you get your hands on one, you can feel the quality. This is one pistol that can become anything you want and will serve many purposes for many users.

Gun Review: Smith & Wesson M&P Auto Pistol

Mostly praised for its features and functionality, the new Smith & Wesson M&P may be notable for something even more important: a manufacturer's willingness to listen to the end users of its product.

Gun Review: Taurus PT 24/7 OSS DS

When Taurus originally came out with the 24/7 line, everyone talked about the ergonomics, light weight and wonderful grip. Now the Taurus 24/7 OSS DS offers all these features plus a longer barrel and sight radius - and the new double strike feature lets you simply pull the trigger again on a misfire.

Gun Review: S&W 317 AirLite

When Dan Shideler first saw the Smith & Wesson Model 317 AirLite .22 Snubbie, his reaction was, "You gotta be kidding."

Handgun Maintenance for Reliability

A dirty gun will eventually start to affect reliability. Because you don't know when you'll need your weapon, it's imperative to keep it cleaned and lubricated after each shooting session.

MUST READ ARTICLES

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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