Pistols

ATF Reverses Decision on Stabilizing Braces

AR shooters, Rejoice! The ATF have reversed their position on the legality of stabilizing arm braces. The popular arm braces became a near-instant hit following their introduction in 2013, but ran into some legal gray areas following an ATF guidance letter in 2015 that stated shouldering the brace would lead to the creation of a […]

FN America Introduces the FN 509

Fabrique Nationale‘s American division, FN America, has released their new firearm, the FN 509. FN’s goal was to make the 509 the most reliable handgun on the planet and according to their press release, shot over 1 million rounds during development and testing. The Firearm Blog’s Patrick Robert and one of the FN engineers visited […]

Springfield Armory Teases New Handgun

Last year, Springfield Armory had quite the lead-up to their new SAINT rifle. Springfield spent months unveiling their new “Defend Your Legacy” initiative before finally pulling the curtain back on their new SAINT AR-style rifle a couple months later. Now Springfield is back teasing a new handgun. Watch the video here:

Smith & Wesson Improves the M&P with the 2.0

When the S&W M&P polymer handgun hit the market in 2005, many felt it was okay—just okay. While shooters welcomed the ergonomics, not having to pull the trigger to takedown, multiple back straps, high grip and undercut trigger guard, they found that the trigger and reset disappointing. The frame did not have much texture and […]

Is Your GLOCK Outclassed?

In the late 70s and early 80s, Gaston Glock, an engineer with no firearms experience, designed a curious prototype handgun. The project would later carry the title of the venerable GLOCK 17. While not the first polymer framed handgun ever produced, it was by far the most revolutionary for the time. What happens over the […]

How a GLOCK Works

Most people who have been around firearms long enough get the basic process of how a gun works. Trigger drops the hammer (or striker), hammer hits the firing pin, firing pin hits the primer, and the cartridge goes ‘bang’. Then the recoil of this process resets the gun and puts the next round in battery. […]