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Review: EAA Girsan MC1911 Match Elite

An affordable 1911 that runs right and shoots well isn't just a pipe dream. Check...

Review: Taurus 1911 Commander

The Taurus 1911 Commander in 9 mm might be one of the best deals to...

The Armed Citizen® February 24, 2020

Read today's "The Armed Citizen" entry for tales of law-abiding citizens, past and present, who...

Review: Colt King Cobra

Don’t fret if you can’t afford a vintage Snake Gun—a new generation has arrived. The...

5 Must-See Handguns from SHOT Show 2020

American Rifleman staff scoured the SHOT Show floor in 2020 to find great new releases...

Tested: Two Self-Defense Handgun Rounds from Federal Premium Ammunition

Federal's Hydra-Shok Deep and Personal Defense HST rounds are put to the test.

Tested: HSM Pro Pistol Hunter Ammuntion

The idea is to take a factory cartridge, insert said cartridge into single-shot handgun and...

Packing the Smith & Wesson Model 69 Combat Magnum

Outfitted with a snubby 2.75" barrel, this five-shot, .44 Mag. K-Frame can be comfortably carried...

Tested: Springfield Armory’s XD-M OSP in 10 mm Auto

The XD-M OSP holds a hefty 15+1 rounds of 10 mm Auto, is very accurate...

Tested: Taurus G3 and TX22 Pistols

New for 2019, this pair of semi-automatics is well made, reliable and loaded with features.

Loading Mossberg .410 Shotguns for Home Defense

Can .410 bore shotguns serve as effective close-range defensive options? Take a look at these...

The PSA PG-9 Shockwave: The Ideal AR Pistol for Home Defense?

With its 4" barrel and adjustable wrist brace, this 9 mm is one fast-handling AR!

Tested: Springfield Armory 9 mm XD-S Mod.2 Pistol

Far more than a facelift, Springfield Armory’s slim, single-stack XD-S has undergone an extensive upgrade...

Tested: Ruger's Compact GP100 Revolvers

Trimming a bit off the barrel and grip makes the reliable GP100 a potent, portable...

Tested: PepperBall LifeLite

This innovative non-lethal defensive system hides in plain sight as a bright handheld flashlight.

To The Rescue: Springfield’s 911 Pistol

Small in stature but boasting full-size ergonomics, Springfield Armory’s new 911 semi-automatic .380 ACP pistol...

Tested: Ruger’s PC Carbine and Security-9 Pistol

Ruger has developed two new guns in 9 mm Luger—a takedown carbine and a compact...

The Armed Citizen® December 1, 2017

Police said a Washington state homeowner with a concealed-carry permit followed best practices to the...

Tested: Iver Johnson Eagle XL Long Slide 10 mm 1911 Pistol

This 6" barrel hunting handgun provides plenty of bang without having to spend too many...
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