New From Dead Air and KNS Precision: Flip-Up Suppressor Sights

A typical centerfire pistol silencer, like Dead Air’s Ghost-M, is about 1.375″ in diameter. When installed on a threaded pistol barrel, it’s often taller than the sights and can obscure view of the target. Tall sights are a simple solution. But they aren’t without drawbacks, such as holster incompatibility and snagging. Dead Air, in conjunction […]

X-DEF: New, Affordable Personal Defense Ammo From Freedom Munitions

At at hair under $0.45 per round, Freedom Munition’s new X-DEF is less than (or way less than) half the cost of most premium self-defense ammo. Designed and manufactured entirely in-house, the X-DEF projectiles are engineered to expand reliably, penetrate the FBI-specified 12 to 18 inches in ballistics gel, and retain their full weight. We’d test […]

Gear Review: Simtek Duo Portable Security Sensor

It may look like a miniature alien spaceship, but the Simtek Duo does something much simpler: it sends you an alert when it sees the light. As in literal, visible light and/or motion. What’s the point? Put it inside of a safe, a drawer, a suitcase, a closet, a storage unit, etc., and receive an […]

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 […]

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