Category Archives: pistols

Trailblazer Firearms: Setting a New Paradigm in Firearms

Nestled in the hills of North Carolina, a new firearms start-up launches LifeCard®, a truly innovative .22 LR in a super-compact, no-snag design that folds to the size of a credit card. Asheville, N.C. (August 2017) – As far as business … Continue reading

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U.S. Army On Track To Roll Out The XM17 Modular Handgun System November 2017

Last Friday, the U.S. Army announced its proposed roll out plan for the XM17Modular Handgun System (MHS). The first 2,000 guns will go to the 101st Airborne Division at Fort Campbell, Kentucky. The remaining units will see their Beretta M9s … Continue reading

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Beretta APX Now Available in .40 S&W

Beretta USA is now shipping the APX chambered in .40 Cal. Beretta’s first polymer striker fired pistol was designed from the ground up for the U.S. Army’s Modular Handgun Competition. The initial offering was a high capacity 9mm pistol with … Continue reading

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Steyr M9-A1 Pistol Now Available in OD Green

Steyr M9-A1 Pistol Now Available in OD Green BESSEMER, Ala. (July 5, 2017) — Steyr Arms announced the introduction of its M9-A1 pistol with an OD Green grip frame today. OD Green has been a staple color for Steyr’s polymer … Continue reading

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GAO’s Decision In Contested U.S. Army MHS Decision

Readers following Glock Inc.’s protest of the U.S. Army’s MHS decision can read the formal GAO Decision below…

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GLOCK Releases Images of Its MHS Submission

  After loosing its protest, Glock Inc. has released photos of two pistols the company submitted for consideration in the U.S. Army’s XM17 Modular Handgun System Competition. The company submitted to models the Glock 19 MHS in 9mm & Glock … Continue reading

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LARRY VICKERS ON THE FNX SERIES

Larry Vickers of Vickers Tactical is a retired US Army 1st SFOD- Delta combat veteran with years of experience in the firearms industry as a combat marksmanship instructor and industry consultant. In recent years he has hosted tactical firearms related … Continue reading

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RUGER MK IV RECALL

Ruger recently discovered that all Mark IV™ pistols (including 22/45™ models) manufactured prior to June 1, 2017 have the potential to discharge unintentionally if the safety is not utilized correctly. In particular, if the trigger is pulled while the safety … Continue reading

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LARRY VICKERS ON THE FN509

Larry Vickers of Vickers Tactical is a retired US Army 1st SFOD- Delta combat veteran with years of experience in the firearms industry as a combat marksmanship instructor and industry consultant. In recent years he has hosted tactical firearms related … Continue reading

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MAGPUL GL ENHANCED MAGAZINE WELL FOR GEN3 FULL-SIZE GLOCK NOW SHIPPING

Magpul Industries is now shipping the MAG908 model of the GL enhanced magazine well. The MAG908 will only fit the G3 Glocks The Magpul GL Enhanced Magazine Well is a high performance purpose built Glock frame magazine well. Designed to … Continue reading

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GAO Denies Glock Protest of Army’s New Sidearm Pick

STORY BY: MATTHEW COX JUNE 5, 2017 The Government Accountability Office today denied a protest filed by Glock, Inc., against the U.S. Army’s decision to select Sig Sauer, Inc., to make the service’s new Modular Handgun System. In early January, … Continue reading

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Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office Selects SIG SAUER® P320

Newington, N.H. (May 27, 2017) – SIG SAUER, Inc., the industry’s Complete Systems Provider™, is proud to announce the selection of the striker-fired P320 pistol as the sidearm of choice for the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office. The agency, located … Continue reading

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Eagle Imports Announces Grand Power Q100 Now Shipping in U.S.

Manufactured in Slovakia and distributed exclusively by Eagle Imports Inc., the Grand Power Q100 pistol offers all the benefits of the K100, but striker fired. Wanamassa, N.J. (May 2017) – Eagle Imports, Inc., the exclusive distributor of Metro Arms, SPS, … Continue reading

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SILENCERCO MAXIM 9 IS NOW SHIPPING

While at Shot Show 2017 I had the opportunity to shoot Silencerco’s MAXIM ® 9. Two things are important when discussing the MAXIM. This is the industry’s first integrally suppressed pistol in a full length and short configurations.  The MAXIM … Continue reading

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Meet The New XD-E Pistol from Springfield Armory

CALIBER: 9mm RECOIL SYSTEM: Dual Spring w/ Full Length Guide Rod SIGHTS: Fiber Optic Front & Low Profile Combat Rear WEIGHT: 25 oz. HEIGHT: 5” SLIDE: Forged Steel, Melonite® Finish BARREL: 3.3” Hammer Forged, Steel, Melonite® / 1:10 LENGTH: 6.75” … Continue reading

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Heckler & Koch Introduces The Striker Fired VP9SK

Heckler & Koch’s eagerly anticipated striker fired subcompact debuts at the 2017 NRA Exhibition in Atlanta, Georgia. The VP9SK (9 mm) has all of the sought-after characteristics of the larger frame VP models but in a more compact design. With … Continue reading

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Honor Defense Announces New LE Versions of the Honor Guard

Responding to requests from law enforcement, Honor Defense is proud to announce two new Honor Guard versions specifically designed for backup and off duty use by police personnel. Both pistols will also be available for commercial use. The new HG9CLE … Continue reading

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CRIMSON TRACE LG-443G-HBT-43. A GREEN AIMING LASER KIT FOR YOUR GLOCK 43

By offering the Laserguard aiming sight in a package that includes an excellent Blade Tech Klipt holster, CTC has effectively eliminated any excuse you may have for depriving yourself of the finest laser aiming sight on the global market. Read … Continue reading

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Walther PPS M2 Slimmer Than Just About Anything You Can Think Of

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SNEAK PREVIEW: CRIMSON TRACE LG-443G KIT FOR YOUR GLOCK 43

Crimson Trace announced a new member to the company’s Laserguard family, the LG-443G, for the Glock 43 pistol, during SHOT SHOW 2017 in Las Vegas. In April, I will be reviewing the company’s kit version, a brilliant piece of marketing … Continue reading

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WALTHER ARMS CREED 9mm DAO PISTOL

Walther’s CREED is the company’s 9mm wonder. Walther keeps accuracy, reliability, trigger, ergonomics and eliminated the frills resulting in the best entry level offering on the market. M.S.R.P. $399 Read My Review…

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Larry Vickers On The Wilson Combat EDC X9

  Larry Vickers of Vickers Tactical is a retired US Army 1st SFOD- Delta combat veteran with years of experience in the firearms industry as a combat marksmanship instructor and industry consultant. In recent years he has hosted tactical firearms … Continue reading

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BERETTA’S NEW STRIKER FIRED APX PISTOL

If you like the Alfa Romeo Giulia, you’ll love Beretta’s new striker fired 9mm (or .40SW) offering, the Apex. The first thing that can be said about the Apex is riempire con anima italiana! I didn’t have the opportunity to … Continue reading

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BORESIGHT + SILENCERCO SUMMIT PACKAGE

SilencerCo has teamed up with Boresight Solutions to bring this package to market – without the usual wait time. This Summit package features a Glock® 19 with Special Edition Duty Series customization and an Osprey 9K (silencer only available through … Continue reading

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LARRY VICKERS REVIEWS FNS STRIKER FIRED PISTOLS

  Larry Vickers of Vickers Tactical is a retired US Army 1st SFOD- Delta combat veteran with years of experience in the firearms industry as a combat marksmanship instructor and industry consultant. In recent years he has hosted tactical firearms … Continue reading

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SILENCERCO ADDS THREADED BARRELS FOR BERETTA 92FS/M9

We’ve expanded our popular line of threaded pistol barrels to include a model for the Beretta® 92FS/M9™. Want to get this barrel for (almost) free? Buy a silencer today, take advantage of SilencerCo’s Rebate Promo, and you’ll get $200 to … Continue reading

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H&K SP5K A Commercial Semi-automatic Version of the Legendary MP5K

Heckler & Koch’s SP5K is the commercial semi-automatic version of the MP5K, which was developed in the 1970s as a 9mm selective fire concealed carry weapon for the purpose of personal security. Apart from changes made to comply with legal … Continue reading

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Advantage Tactical’s Dark Diamond Night Sight Now Available for CZ 75 and S&W M&P Pistols

Santa Fe, NM (February 2017) – Advantage Tactical Sights, a maker of innovative, accurate sights that allow rapid target acquisition, announces its revolutionary Dark Diamond Night Sight (ATS-DD) now available for two more pistol models; the CZ 75 in 9mm … Continue reading

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Sneak Preview: Walther’s New Creed 9mm Pistol

For 2017 Walther Arms introduced an impressive new 9mm pistol. If you’re familiar with the company’s superb PPX, the Creed is an offspring from that great gene pool but with some of the bells and whistles omitted to deliver an … Continue reading

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Gander Mountain Now Stocking Grand Power Pistols

Manufactured in Slovakia and distributed exclusively by Eagle Imports Inc., Grand Power pistols offer top notch quality in a low-recoil pistol at an affordable price. Wanamassa, N.J. (February 2017) – Gander Mountain, one of the nation’s largest retail outdoor specialty … Continue reading

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REMINGTON’s R51 and RP9

At this year’s Shot Show, I had the opportunity to swing by Remington’s booth where there was a bit of a crowd looking over the company’s completely redesigned R51 and their new RP9. The R51 was first introduced in 2014 … Continue reading

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Smith & Wesson M&P 9 M2

A trip to Smith & Wesson’s exhibit would not be complete without taking a close look at their new rendition of the M&P 9, the M&P 9 M2. In version 2, S&W took care of complaints with grip texturing, replacing … Continue reading

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SILENCERCO MAXIM 9mm INTEGRALLY SUPPRESSED PISTOL

If you weren’t convinced that Silencerco is one the most innovative industry drivers, a look at the company’s MAXIM integrally suppressed 9mm pistol should resolve that conflict. The MAXIM is available in a long or short configuration.The pistol is a … Continue reading

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THE SNAKES ARE BACK!

The Colt Cobra® marks Colt’s triumphant return to the world of double-action revolvers. Its small frame and 2″ barrel make it ideal for concealed carry. Everything on the Cobra emulates the legendary Python pistols; trigger pull and grip angle are … Continue reading

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The Avidity Arms PD10, Brainchild of Personal Defense Guru Rob Pincus, Debuting at SHOT Show 2017

The PD10 is a single stack (less than 1 inch wide), 10+1 capacity, lightweight, 9mm, striker-fired gun that’s ideal for concealed carry and personal defense. Wanamassa, N.J. (January 2017) –Eagle Imports, Inc., the exclusive distributor of Metro Arms, SPS, Bersa, … Continue reading

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Remington Introduces Its RP9 Striker Fired 9mm

The folks at Remington have finally jumped into the full-sized polymer frame, striker fired pistol. I haven’t put it through its paces at the range but I there are several things that I really like right off the bat. Remington … Continue reading

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IWI US Shipping Several Models of Galil ACE Pistols

Harrisburg, Pa. (November 2016) – IWI US, Inc., a subsidiary of Israel Weapon Industries (IWI) Ltd., is pleased to announce that the new Galil ACE pistol (GAP39-II, 2nd GEN) and the Galil ACE pistol with SB Tactical custom side-folding Stabilizing … Continue reading

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FNS SERIES EXPANDS WITH NEW FLAT DARK EARTH (FDE) COMPACT MODEL

(McLean, Va. – Nov. 07, 2016) FN America, LLC announced the launch of the FNS™-9 Compact FDE, an extension of the FNS series of striker-fired pistols. The FNS™-9 Compact FDE will feature a flat dark earth (FDE) polymer frame and … Continue reading

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THREADED BARRELS FOR S&W M&P 45 FROM SILENCERCO

  Silencerco has expanded their line of threaded pistol barrels to include a model for the Smith & Wesson® M&P® 45. SPECSCaliber: .45 ACPTwist: 1:16 LHThread Pitch: .578×28 Barrel Length: 5.18”Finish: Black NitrideMaterial: 416R StainlessShips with custom SilencerCo thread protector.Now … Continue reading

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IWI US Introduces the Jericho JGear Pistol Kits

Harrisburg, Pa. (November 2016) – IWI US, Inc., a subsidiary of Israel Weapon Industries (IWI) Ltd., is pleased to introduce the Jericho 941 pistol with custom JGear, Meprolight Tru-Dot Tritium night sights and a MagLula UpLula pistol magazine loader, all packaged in a … Continue reading

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