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A Look Back: The Smith & Wesson Model 48

Most of today’s shooters have little to do with revolvers, but the wheelgun is not dead. Smith & Wesson has returned to making the Model 48 in its limited edition Classic series.

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American Rifleman TV: Making the SIG P224

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Size Matters: Springfield's XD(S) 4.0

Springfield Armory has extended the XD line with the XD(S) 4.0 in .45 ACP and 9 mm Luger. Now with a longer 4" barrel and extended magazine, the still-thin XD(S) should be even more appealing to smaller-handed shooters seeking a soft-shooting, “full-size” gun.

BLACKHAWK! New Serpa Holster for Springfield XD-S

The new fit is in response to customer demand for a secure retention holster for small, slim-frame handguns.

Steyr S-A1 Compact .40 S&W Pistol

This sleek, compact Austrian-made polymer pistol packs a punch with a comfortable level of felt recoil.

5 Defensive-Shooting Tips to Avoid

Lifelong gun owners are usually well-meaning, but often they dole out some “sage” defensive shooting advice that is in desperate need of salt.

Magnum Research Desert Eagle 1911U

This well-constructed concealed-carry slab side is light weight and ready to go with a crisp, clean trigger pull.

Throwback Thursday: Point Shooting

Every Thursday we'll share an article from the American Rifleman archives. In this week's article taken from the January 1955 issue, Col. Charles Askins describes, in terms from a bygone era, the fundamentals and possibilities of point shooting.

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By NRA Staff
May 31, 2013

Choosing a carry gun can be one of the most difficult decisions a firearms owner can ever face. You have to consider stopping power, capacity, comfort, safety and sheer practicality. It’s a balancing act, and one worthy of careful consideration. Here are 10 choices made by some of the editors and contributors in NRA Publications. What did (or will) you choose? Let us know.

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Jim Carroll wrote:
May 21, 2014

Springfield Arms XD-S .45 cal, 3.3 inch barrel, with 7 rd. extended clip. 'One shot to stop'. I also occasionally add my full-size S&W M&P9, with 17 rd. clips; shoots well and feels so natural in my hand. Both guns have Crimson Trace lasers.

Andy wrote:
May 14, 2014

I carry a S&W 642 with a speedloader backed up by a Ruger LCP with a second magazine. The 642 is in a paddle holster easy on easy off, the LCP is in a pocket holster always present, always.

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