Gun Review: GLOCK G48 Single-Stack 9mm

GLOCK introduced the new Slimline model G48 earlier this year and showed it off at the SHOT Show. It’s actually a longer-slide version of their new G43X pistol. Since it’s the same size, some describe the G48 as a hybrid between the GLOCK G43X and the GLOCK 19. I would describe it as a two-tone, […]

Gun Review: GLOCK G19 Gen5 9mm Pistol

Reader Heather Myers writes: One of my first gun purchases was the Gen5 GLOCK 19. As a fairly new shooter I had just spent the past two years trying out every single gun I could rent at the range. I was looking for something that fit my hand, was easy to use and fairly simple […]

Gun Review: Kel-Tec CP33 .22LR Pistol

Thirty-three rounds. That’s 33. The Kel-Tec CP33 holds 33 rounds of .22 LR. Unless, of course, you slap on a little magazine extension and load up 50. Fifty rounds in a pistol magazine. A factory magazine. You have my attention. Boy oh boy is it easy and fun to go through all of that .22 […]

Gun Review: Remington Model 1911 R1 .45 ACP

The gist of this Remington Model 1911 R1 review is that it’s well-made, accurate, made in the USA and you can basically get one for a song these days. If you want a basic Government frame 1911, it’s a great choice. My pictures turned out lousy (I know, I know; I’m buying a camera soon) […]

Gun Review: Beretta M9A3 9mm Pistol

Opinions seem sharply divided on the Beretta 92. People either love them or they don’t. My Beretta 92FS, for many years now, has been my go-to pistol. While not necessarily the most accurate pistol I own, it has always been 100% reliable.  The Beretta M9A3 is a modernized version of the battle-proven Beretta M9, which […]

Gun Review: GLOCK 36 Single Stack .45

Hot on the heels of the announcement of the new single-stack slimline G43X and G48, both of which are skinny little 9mm’s, I am going to take the time to do a rewind and look at GLOCK’s first attempt at the single-stack slimline game: the .45 ACP GLOCK 36. The early generations of GLOCK pistols […]

Gun Review: Colt 1911 Government Series 80 .45 ACP

On March 29, 1911, Lt. Col. John T. Thompson of the U.S. Ordnance Department sent a letter to Colt’s in Hartford, Connecticut. The purpose was to inform them that the military testing held at Springfield Armory just two weeks prior had concluded and John Moses Browning’s 1911 design produced by Colt had come out on […]

Gun Review: Taurus G2C 9mm Pistol

There’s nothing wrong with cheap and cheerful, which is exactly what this Taurus G2C review is about. The G2C is an inexpensive handgun, to be sure, but don’t write it off too hastily. It actually has a lot more to offer than you’d think. Taurus renamed the PT111 Millennium G2 as the G2C (for “compact”), […]

Gun Review: Springfield Armory 911 .380 ACP Stainless

In the crowded field of .380 ACP handguns, why would you pick the Springfield Armory 911 sub-compact over the GLOCK 42, a Smith & Wesson Bodyguard, a CW380 from Kahr, one of Ruger’s LC versions? Why a 911 over a S&W Shield EZ, a Colt Mustang, a SIG SAUER P238, a Bersa Thunder, or traveling back in concept, a Walther PPK/S? I’m not here to sell you […]