Full Review of the Smith & Wesson M&P 40

If you are relatively new to the gun scene, specifically to pistols, you’d be forgiven for thinking there was always a wide selection of viable choices for reliable, accurate, feature-rich striker-fired handguns. This was not always the case. Through the late 1980’s all the way through the 1990’s, there was really only one de facto … Read more

Accuracy Potential of AK Rifles

AK 47

The AK family of rifles, among them the AKM and AK-74, are among the world’s most prolific and effective, popular with military, police and civilian shooters everywhere. In the U.S., the Kalashnikov has not always been popular, but since around 2010 has been enjoying a sharp increase in popularity thanks to the efforts of high … Read more

The Best 9mm Ammo for Self-Defense

9mm ammo featured

As of 2018, thanks to continuing research in wound ballistics and ongoing advancements in the fields of projectile science and manufacturing, the 9mm Parabellum is currently viewed by many professionals as the best all-purpose defense or service handgun cartridge for most applications. The 9mm’s combination of low recoil, good terminal performance and greater capacity in … Read more

Should You Choose the 1911 For a Defensive Pistol?

colt 1911

The 1911 is among the most legendary handguns in history, and certainly the most beloved in the U.S. It has served the military through two World Wars, the Korean War, Vietnam, and countless smaller conflicts. It is the quintessential .45, and most enduring of the creations of John Moses Browning; accurate, dependable, potent and supremely … Read more

Shooter’s Remorse: Definitely Don’t Buy These Guns

Sharps 4 barrel .22 Rimfire derringer

Not all guns are created equal. For every category-defining model there will be a handful of true competitors and a few abysmal also-rans. Guns that, if bought without knowing better, you’ll wind up regretting ever clapping hands on in the gun shop. These are the kind you don’t tell your friends about. The kind you’ll … Read more