Arizona DPS Releases Safety Bulletin Regarding FNS 9 Pistol Discharges

The Arizona Department of Public Service issues the FN’s FNS striker-fired pistols to its officers. The Arizona Mirror got its hands on an internal safety bulletin video regarding situations which could result in accidental discharges. The video shows two conditions under which the FN’s FNS pistols may fire when not intended. With ominous music playing in the […]

In Praise of the Absence of a Manual Safety

Contributor John Sprague gave us his take on the manual safety in the piece entitled, In Praise of the Manual Safety.  In it, Mr. Sprague says that a manual safety strikes the perfect balance for him in terms of safety versus a reduction of readiness. Good for him. Real world experience has driven me to the […]

Gun Review: Beretta APX Carry 9mm

Beretta’s APX striker-fired 9mm is a top-tier duty gun; one that I can’t help but feel is oft-overlooked. But not by Jon Wayne Taylor, who liked the RDO, Centurion, and Compact to the tune of a strong 4 stars or by Dan Zimmerman, who gave the Full Size a full-on 5 stars and often carries it […]

Walther PPS M2 Recall Update

By Anner Walther issued a recall of their PPS M2 pistols in November 2018, as TTAG covered here. Walther’s website covers the recall and return process here: https://www.waltherarms.com/recall/#. My PPS M2 was in the affected series of serial numbers. A quick visit to the Walther website produced a prepaid shipping label. Less than a week […]

Here’s Why NOT To ‘Upgrade’ Your Carry Gun

If you want to “upgrade” your recreational plinking or competition shooting guns, have at it. Hot-selling handguns, shotguns and rifles all have a wide range of unique aftermarket parts and accessories available. However for your carry guns, the old saw about keeping it simple, stupid rings true. Yes, a whole industry exists to help you […]

Ruger’s New Security-9 Compact 9mm Pistol

Just in time for the NRA Annual Meeting, Ruger’s announced the new concealed carry-focused Security-9 Compact pistol (read Jeremy’s review of the full size model here). It packs 10+1 rounds (15+1 with an extended magazine) has drift-adjustable sights and MSRPs for an affordable $379. Here’s Ruger’s press release . . . Ruger Introduces New Security-9 […]

Gun Review: Kimber EVO SP (TLE) 9mm

Kimber is a company best known for its 1911-format pistols, both large and small. So when I heard they were dipping their toe [back] into the striker-fired sub-compact world, I admit to having some reservations. After all, the Kimber Solo didn’t exactly earn a good reputation, going from shiny new object of affection to discredited, unreliable […]