Hands On with the Walther PPQ SC (Sub-Compact)

Thanks to its great trigger, reliable function, and notable accuracy, Walther’s PPQ series has been a huge hit. But it’s a big gun that’s less than ideal for concealed carry. Walther’s aiming to fix this with their new-for-2018 PPQ Sub-Compact . . . It’s everything shooters like from the PPQ, but less filling. Not that […]

New From Smith & Wesson: M&P380 Shield EZ

I like it! There’s a real need for semi-auto pistols that are easy to operate and low on recoil, and it sounds like Smith’s new M&P380 Shield EZ fills that niche. It’s apparently easy-to-rack, easy-to-load, easy-to-clean, and easy-to-shoot. EZ press release follows . . . M&P® Introduces M&P380 Shield™ EZ™ Pistol New M&P380 Shield EZ pistol features easy-to-rack slide, easy to load magazine […]

Arsenal RS-1 Revolver Knife at SHOT Show 2018

Holding six rounds of .22 Short in an internal cylinder, the Arsenal RS-1 lets you bring a knife-gun to any flavor of fight. While it’ll run you as much as $2,499 (plus a $5 Any Other Weapon NFA tax) to snag one of the last ones available, there are few more interesting ways to add […]

Three New Ammo Brands From Winchester

During SHOT Show, Chris covered the ins-and-outs of Winchester’s new WWII Victory Series Ammo. It appears to be historically-accurate enough to appease gun hipsters and shooters nostalgic for the smell of cordite. I, for one, long for the days when nostalgia wasn’t such a big deal. It was just better then; nostalgia ain’t what it […]

Hands-On With FightLite Raider and MCR (Range Video)

In the fall, we saw FightLite’s Raider (“SCR Pistol”) at NASGW, and it generated a ton of interest. Also, a ton of questions about whether the little pirate pistol would be shootable or controllable. Or possibly even wrist-snapping. SHOT Show’s Industry Day on the Range answered these concerns as I put a few rounds downrange […]

New From GlockStore: 80% GLOCK 43-Compatible Frame

GlockStore has just released the first sub-compact, 80% pistol frame to the market. Finish the SS80 not-yet-a-firearm at home to turn it into a functional tool. Well, after filling it with GLOCK 43 parts . . . Locking block and rails are inserts that you’ll pin into the frame after drilling the appropriate holes and […]

New From FN: FDE & Black Series

Our man Foghorn couldn’t make it to SHOT Show this year. I honored TTAG’s first T&E guy by getting the scoop on his favorite thing: slightly modified guns released as exciting new products. At SHOT 2018 FN brought the noise with their “FDE & Black Series” . . . Yup: lots of firearm models each […]

New From Armaspec: AR Sound Mitigation Buffer

I’m a huge fan of JP Rifles’ Silent Captured Spring. Its smooth and quiet operation makes the AR-15, well, smoother and quieter. Less toy-like. But it’s expensive at about $139. Armaspec appears to have developed a solution to quiet operation and high cost with their Sound Mitigation Buffer (SMB). It costs a cool . . […]

New From Amend2: GLOCK Magazines

“But does it take GLOCK mags?” asks every other gun meme of 2017. Well, Amend2 does you one better: it is GLOCK mags! The young AR-15 magazine manufacturer has just branched out into providing products o’ plenty for the planet’s preferred polymer pistol. Amend2 mags are available or coming soon for Gaston’s G42, G43, G19, […]

Forward Defense Munitions L5 Caseless Ammo 5-Bore Rifle

SHOT Show’s NEXT area is an exhibit hall for start-ups and small companies. It’s always full of interesting products and fresh ideas, and Forward Defense Munitions certainly had something unique to show off . . . The L5 uses charge block ammunition that’s fed left-to-right through an action very light on moving parts. Instead of […]