Springfield Announces the New 911 .380 Pistol

No, that’s not a SIG P238. But you’d be forgiven for confusing the new Springfield Armory 911 .380 ACP pistol for a familiar product of New Hampshire rather than a new one from Illinois. The new pocket pistol packs 6+1 rounds with a flush-fit magazine or an extra one with the extended mag. Springfield’s offering […]

Question of the Day: How Many Mags Do You Have? Who Made Them?

“Wilson Combat is pleased to announce the acquisition of Chip McCormick Custom/Shooting Star Industries,” WC’s email blasts proclaims, “a leading manufacturer of quality 1911 magazines and related products.” And no wonder! According to CMC’s website, Big Mac is mag-obsessed . . . It was February 2014 and Chip McCormick was unable to sleep. The wheels of […]

New from Viridian: E-Series Red Laser for Ruger Security-9

Security-9? Nein! Well that’s what laser lovers would have said if Ruger hadn’t tapped Viridian to offer a red laser for the debut of their new Security-9 semi-automatic pistol. [Viridian press release below.] The partner choice makes sense. The Security-9 is a budget-priced GLOCK 19 Gen4 alternative ($379 vs. $599 msrp). A Viridian E-Series red […]

Gun Review: Czech Small Arms Sa vz. 61 Pistol

The Skorpion vz. 61 was originally designed back in 1959. Czechoslovakia put it into service in 1961. Thanks to its iconic top wire folding stock, which resembles a scorpion’s tail, the gun’s often called the Skorpion. It was originally issued to Czech special forces troops, reconnaissance units and security forces. Due to its compact design, it […]

Archon Firearms Type B: “World’s Lowest Bore Axis Pistol”?

Regular readers know I’m a big fan of pistols with a limbo low bore axis. As our man Foghorn explained, “bore axis refers to the relationship between the barrel of the handgun and the shooter’s hand — ‘high’ bore axis means that the barrel is positioned well above the top of the hand and ‘low’ bore axis means that it’s closer.” The benefit: […]

In Praise of the Service Revolver

Recently, the NYPD announced that it would finally be phasing out the last of their remaining .38 Special revolvers, with a sunset date of August 31, 2018. At that point, wheel guns will be verboten and all sworn officers of the NYPD can choose between a (modified) GLOCK 17, GLOCK 19 or the SIG SAUER […]

Ruger Introduces the New Security-9 Semi-Auto Pistol

Ruger’s just announced a new double stack 9mm semi-auto that’s aimed directly at the GLOCK 19 and M&P M2.0 Compact. Like the others, the Security-9 will pack 15+1 rounds in a four-inch barreled polymer frame. The big difference: Ruger’s new gun will have an MSRP of $379. That’s almost $200 less than the GLOCK or […]

Custom Pre-Distressed Magnum Research BFR Revolver. Huh?

In the video below, a chilled Magnum Research minion fires a pre-distressed Magnum Research BFR (Big Framed Revolver) chambered in .45-70. The company’s giving one away to a lucky Instagram follower. Wait. What? Who wants a new revolver that’s made to look like it was abused and neglected? Someone who wants to scare an observer […]

Update: TTAG’s SIG P320 is Back From Voluntary Upgrade

In what can only be described as quite the coincidence, the SIG P320 purchased by TTAG to drop test arrived back, all voluntarily upgraded, right as news of the Honor Guard’s safety failings was hitting the TTAG Drop Safety Desk. As you’d expect, we hit the range to make sure SIG’s changes did, in fact, […]