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 […]
You can get a new carry gun in your holster and more cash in your wallet with this new rebate from Smith & Wesson. Right now, if you purchase a new M&P Shield, M&P Bodyguard 380, S&W SD, or SDVE handgun you can get up to $75 back in a rebate offer. To make things […]
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 […]
As the first day of the annual NSSF SHOT Show closes in Las Vegas, let’s take a look at some of the new handguns being announced at SHOT this year. Just like the previous year, handguns were the top selling firearms in 2016. With concealed and open carry becoming more and more popular among Americans, […]
For much of the handguns’s modern history, the action involved a hammer that is cocked and released on the pull of the trigger. A few attempts were made to make a striker-fired handgun, but few panned out until the much heralded Glock 17. Since then, many other gun manufacturers have followed suit with their own […]
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. […]
World Class shooter Patrick E. Kelley has returned with another installment of his Out of the Box To Match Review series. In these reviews, Patrick takes a brand new gun, gives it a quick clean and oil, and shoots a match with it. No modifications. No practice. No special testing versions. This time, Patrick is […]
Over the course of my shooting career I have amassed experience, and some notable success, in many different shooting sports. From IHMSA (international metallic handgun silhouette) competitions where absolute perfection is demanded in both sight alignment and trigger control, to Practical Shooting events within USPSA / IDPA (United State Practical Shooting Association / International Defensive […]
Magnum Research (MRI) has updated its line of BFR (Big Frame Revolver) wheelguns.
In 1887, the British Army was searching for a sidearm to replace their .476 Enfield Mk I & Mk II Revolvers. Webley & Scott, who were already well known gun makers tendered the .455 calibre Webley Self-Extracting Revolver for trials.