SHOT Show: FN 509 Compact 9mm Pistol

The FN 509 may not have won the MHS trials, but it’s become a rather popular alternative to GLOCK Perfection. FN has been wise to throw a lot of support behind the gun and this has most certainly helped translate into more sales. FN has made a ton of handguns in the last decade or […]

SHOT Show: Dan Wesson DWX Compact 9mm Pistol

“Hello there,” I said to myself as I stumbled across the Dan Wesson DWX Compact. With just a passing glance you’d think it was another one of the many 1911s in the Dan Wesson lineup. However, the DWX Compact is a bit more than that. The DWX Compact is an experiment in blending some of […]

SHOT Show: NOBLEX Sight for GLOCK M.O.S. System

NOBLEX has been making high-end optics out of Germany for 150 years. A well-known brand, but they weren’t on my SHOT Show must-visit list. Thankfully a picture of this new “NOBLEX Sight for GLOCK M.O.S. System” optic caught my eye and I popped in to check it out. This is easily one of the coolest […]

SHOT Show: SIG SAUER P210 Carry 9mm Pistol

Though originally designed for the Swiss army, the P210 has long since become a pistol used almost exclusively for sport shooting. After all, it’s an extremely classy, large, accurate, all-steel handgun that’s great for target shooting. But it really hasn’t had appeal as a carry gun since military and police units moved away from large, […]

SHOT Show Range Day: Walther CCP M2 .380 Is Here

Walther initially announced the Walther CCP in .380 way back in January 2019, and then nothing ever happened. The gun disappeared for some reason. In 2020 they sent a press release out relaunching the gun. It was a standard press release as if they had forgotten the CCP in .380. They finally had one at […]

SHOT Show: Wraithworks WARSCORP9

Wraithworks debuted at SHOT Show this year, both the new company and their first product, the WARSCORP9. This AR-style 9mm pistol accepts CZ Scorpion EVO magazines and employs a side-charging upper receiver with flip-out charging handle. Using Scorpion EVO magazines is very appealing. They look better in a PCC-type gun than rearward-swept GLOCK mags do, […]

SHOT Show: Bergara Teases Bolt Action Pistols

As the bolt action pistol market heats up we’re starting to see established players dip their toes in the water. Bergara, a relatively traditional company making wonderfully accurate and high-quality rifles at good price points, is teasing a pistol build here at SHOT Show 2020. This little guy is a 7-inch .22 LR, built on […]

SHOT Show: Springfield’s New Ronin 1911 in .45 and 9mm

I have a checkered history with 1911s. I don’t get the hubbub, but I can appreciate their aesthetic, the awesome triggers and historical significance. There are lots and lots of different companies producing 1911s, probably close to the number of companies producing different types of AR-15s. The gun has been around the block a time […]

SHOT Show: Universal Field Sight Pusher by RST

I recently bought a sight pusher for a GLOCK 17 to drift out a standard rear sight and install a new Ameriglo replacement. The tool was an MGW309 GLOCK Sight Adjustment Tool, Brownells #584-045-017, for $117. All good, no complaints. But I also had an H&K HK45 in house whose night sights needed to come […]

SHOT Show: The New Streamlight TLR-9 Weapon Light

Streamlight has been oddly quiet about the TLR-9, and in general a bit quiet about their range of new products for SHOT Show. This includes a TL Racker for the Mossberg Shockwave and SBS Mossbergs, and of course the TLR-9. The TLR-9 is Streamlight’s newest full-sized weapon light. This model is specifically designed for the […]

SHOT Show Range Day: Ruger SR1911 Competition Officer

Ruger’s two SR1911 Competition pistols aren’t carry guns, but the Ruger SR1911 Competition Officer sure as heck is. This year, Doug Koenig’s signature guns in .45 ACP were unleashed at Range Day, and I got to shoot both of them. Just as with the government model, the SR1911 Competition Officer features a hand-fit bull barrel, […]