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The State of the XD

Springfield Armory X-Treme Duty

Concealed Carry: 21st Century Style

Review of nine compact .380 semi-automatic handguns.

Last Minute Christmas Gift: Glock The Book

Even if you don’t need a last minute gift, buy this book because it’s a must-read for anyone with an interest in the inside story of the most fascinating firearm since Eugene Stoner invented the AR180, which became the AR15/M16 family. What gun could as dramatic in its impact as the M16? What else? The Glock.

The .45 for Self-Defense

More than 100 years after its development, the .45 ACP is still going strong.

Walther. Carl Walther.

The more than 125-year-old company Walther has set up its own facility in Arkansas-Walther USA-and the guns it offers are a reflection of not only the venerable German gunmaker, but also its sister company-Umarex. Never heard of Umarex? Well, read on.

Throwback Thursday: Jeff Cooper

This man for all seasons, warrior, scholar, hunter, husband and controversialist, is above all “the father of the modern technique of the pistol.”

Resurgent: The 10 mm Auto

Now, more than three decades after it made its debut, the 10 mm is offered in more loads and guns than ever before, including four different M1911-based pistols.

Keefe Report: New Gun Company on the Block—Honor Defense

Over the past 24 years on American Rifleman, I have seen a lot of gun companies come and go. Some have become established brands. Some were crackpot ideas destined for the oddities case downstairs at NRA’ National Firearms Museum.

Tested: Ruger American Pistol

The Ruger American Pistol is an all-new, striker-fired semi-automatic designed to meet the military’s current handgun requirement. Regardless of whether it ever achieves that elusive goal, the American-made pistols offers a lot of features—and innovation—for the money.

NEW! New Order Firearms Left-Handed NO9 9 mm Pistol

A new American pistol manufacturer called New Order Firearms (a division of Evans Machine Company) now offers its NO9 polymer framed semi-automatic pistol in a true left-handed version as well as a right-hand model.

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