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 [Updated 2018]

Walther PK380 Review 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 […]

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 […]

Galco Now Making Holsters for Ruger EC9s

If you’re one of the many fans of the Ruger EC9s you’ll be happy to hear Galco is coming out with a selection of holsters for the pistol. (For those who don’t know, I’ll save you the Google search: the EC9s is a compact, striker-fired pistol chambered in 9mm with integral sights and a 7 […]

Gun Review: Smith & Wesson M&P380 SHIELD EZ – Take 2

For twenty years now I’ve looked for an arthritis sufferer-friendly pistol for my mom. Without the strength to rack a slide, she can’t operate semi-autos. Add to that her inability to pull a double-action revolver’s trigger — or even cock a revolver without significant difficulty — and her options are pretty limited. What’s more, she’s not […]

Obscure Object of Desire: The Soviet Stechkin

Developed in 1949, the Stechkin is a select-fire, straight blowback pistol in 9x18mm capable of firing 750 rounds per minute accurately out to a distance of 200 meters…or so it was claimed. Igor Stechkin, the inventor and namesake of the pistol, wasn’t a one-trick pony. In addition to this design, he created a variety of […]

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