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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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Win Springfield-Armory Guns and a Chance to Train with Shooting Champion Rob Leatham

Enter Springfield Armory's Duel II promotion, during which more than $100,000 worth of handguns and merchandise will be awarded.

New Fury Scout Lights from SureFire

Wider beams with increased surround light will be noticeable on these new models, thanks to a precision reflector.

7 Reasons Why Pocket Pistols May Not Be For You

Although they are handy and convenient to carry, pocket pistols can be a challenge to master.

The Taurus Judge First 24 Kit

This new customized kit provides both defensive tools and emergency essentials in a rugged, portable package.

Concealed Carrie Expands Concealed-Carry Line

The concealed-carry bags, which boast the look and feel of designer purses, are now available in a new compact and casual series of bags.

LaserLyte Trigger Tyme Compact Kit

Gain confidence in sight pictures, trigger control, accuracy and more with LaserLyte's new compact kit.

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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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