Handguns > Semi-Auto

8 Checks to Run Before Firing Your New Gun

Many potential issues can be resolved or avoided if they are identified before the trigger is pressed. Here are a few important steps to take before loading a new gun or a used gun you have never fired.

December 12, 2014

Getting the Most from a Defensive Shooting School

Having been both student and teacher for many years, Sheriff Jim Wilson knows a thing or two about defensive-shooting schools. Before you invest your time and resources to attend one of these academies, read Sheriff Jim's six tips to help you get the most out of your experience.

November 25, 2014

Beretta USA Launches M9 Website

The site is being inaugurated just prior to the 30th anniversary of the adoption of the Beretta M9 as the official sidearm of the U.S. military.

November 20, 2014

CMMG Mk4 PDW Pistol

This new AR-15 semi-auto pistol packs a .30-caliber punch.

November 18, 2014

SIG Sauer Launches P320 Take-A-SHOT Contest

Win a $10,000 prize package including a P320, trip to the 2015 SHOT Show, SIG MCX and SIG MPX.

November 14, 2014

Understanding the Tactical Reload

The tac load is an essential skill for defensive shooters, but it is equally important to know when to use as it is how to use it.

November 14, 2014

Springfield Introduces 3" Subcompact XD Mod.2

Just when you thought it wasn’t possible for the gunmaker to add anymore models to its popular XD line of pistols, its 3” Sub-compact XD semi-automatic pistol is now presented with some dramatic changes to it ergonomics and concealability.

November 14, 2014

Rock Island Adds Two New Tactical Compact Pistols

Both pistols—a .45 ACP and a 9 mm—are designed for concealed carry and have an MSRP of less than $760.

November 12, 2014

HIVIZ Shooting Systems Fiber Optic Handgun Sights

This unique design is the only interchangeable rear sight system on the market.

November 12, 2014

MKS Supply Announces 1911A1 Government Model Clone

Produced by Inland Manufacturing, the Government Model .45 is faithful to the original from the eras of World War II, Korea and Vietnam.

November 12, 2014

Davidson's Offers Exclusive Muddy Girl Ruger Pistols

Know a fan of carry-size Ruger pistols and Muddy Girl camo? Check out the LCP and LC9 pistols in this colorful pattern.

November 12, 2014

Beretta Announces Limited Run of Select 90 Series Pistols

The manufacturer has incorporated features requested by its customer base.

November 04, 2014

IWI U.S. Galil ACE Pistol—Coming to a Dealer Near You

The first descendant of the Galil rifle to come to the U.S. since 1993 will hit dealers' shelves sometime in February 2015.

November 03, 2014

Home Defense: Stashing Handguns

Your primary self-defense guns are of little use if they are buried deep in a gun safe in your garage.

November 03, 2014

TriStar P-120 9 mm Pistol

Fitted with a full-size steel frame, this affordably priced semi-auto provides plenty of ammunition capacity and a low level of felt recoil.

October 30, 2014