The Kimber Duty Gun That Never Was: The KPD .40

I remember back in the 2005 to 2007 time frame that Kimber was looking to jump into the striker fired polymer pistol market with the KPD series. KPD stood for Kimber Pro Defense. The market was hot for new competition at the time. This was the second pistol revolution in American law enforcement. Agencies across the […]

Model 19 vs Model 66: Can You Save Cash On A K-Frame?

Some folks might have noticed that Smith & Wesson has revived the Model 19, the storied revolver that gunwriter, peace officer and Marine Corps veteran Bill Jordan personally talked S&W into making. The idea, of course, was that it would be a better gun for police officers as the Model 27 (which began life as […]

CMP Publishes Pricing on Milsurp M1911 and M1911A1 Pistols

You know those 1911 pistols that gun owners have been eagerly waiting for since they were finally authorized under the National Defense Authorization Act? Well the Civilian Marksmanship Program has them and they’ve just announced pricing. But to get one, you’ll have to be lucky. First, the Secretary of the Army only released 8000 pistols […]

New-ish From Rock Island Armory: XT 22 Magnum 1911

The world of semi-automatic .22 Magnum pistols has been pretty darn small. In fact, the release of this XT 22 Magnum from RIA effectively doubles one’s realistic options. In the Rock Island’s case, it’s a real steel, 1911-style pistol with a delayed blowback action and a 14+1 capacity . . . Chris and I were […]

Smith & Wesson Reintroduces the Model 19

What’s your favorite classic S&W wheel gun? Mine is the four-inch Model 19 my uncle willed to me. Now Smith’s announced that they’re bringing the K-frame revolver back as a catalog product. The Model 19 Classic, with its walnut grips, is the spitting image of my gun (aside from that unsightly safety). And just about […]

Gun Review: GLOCK 19X 9mm Pistol

The thing about reviewing a GLOCK is that, well, it’s like trying to review air. We all breathe it pretty regularly and it’s always around. It’s a common thing that we all tend to take for granted until it isn’t there for us. Now, I’m not saying that GLOCKs are necessary to sustain all life, […]

REX Alpha Pistols Now Shipping

TTAG has much love for the REX Zero 1, which has continued to prove its quality and reliability over the past couple of years. Chris will be writing the review on the threaded barrel-equipped, optics-ready Zero 1T very soon, and then we’ll get ours hands on the newest version of the REX, the Alpha. This […]

Gun Review: Walther PK380

The firearms industry once again realized that there are a lot of potential shooters out there who don’t fit into the molds of GI Joe or the Marlboro Man. There are quite a few people who need a smaller gun, a slide they can manipulate with ease under pressure, and maybe even guns for the folks […]

You Know, A 1911 Goes Great in a Kydex Holster

Certain things are a tradition for good reason. Turkey dinners at Thanksgiving, because it’s right around hunting season. Thanksgiving day football games, so you have something to yell at besides your relatives. Some things maybe were good traditions at one point, but maybe could stand to be retired. For instance, can we drop the act […]