Kimber's R7 Mako

Kimber's R7 Mako: Into The Shark Tank

Kimber has plunged into the deep end with its first ever polymer-frame, striker-fired micro-compact handgun—and the R7 Mako is built to take a bite out of the market.

Review: Staccato 2011 P

The M1911 is now well into its second century of production, though many features of the design have been contemporized, including 9 mm Luger variants with double-stack magazine such as the Staccato 2011 P tested here, which is one of five M1911-style models made by Texas-based Staccato, the successor to STI International.

Taurus GX4: Compact Carry That Doesn’t Break The Bank

Looking back through the history of concealed-carry pistol development, models stand out that exemplify a just-right balance of compact size, performance and price point, and the next gunmaker to throw its hat into that ring is Taurus Intl. Mfg. with the new-for-2021 model GX4.

Review: Rock Island Armory STK100

With popular, Glock Gen 3-style features and an aluminum grip frame more in line with the M1911’s profile, the Rock Island STK100 is not just another polymer pistol—and it comes at a fair price, too.

Good To Go: EAA's Girsan MC9 Pistols

European American Armory has introduced a pair of affordable and accurate 9 mm pistols from Girsan that come ready for work or the range with micro red-dot optics included from the factory.

Review: Kriss Sphinx SDP Compact

Imported by Kriss USA, the Sphinx SDP Compact is a carry-ready pistol made in Switzerland and features a unique hybrid design popular with competitors.

Review: Wilson Combat WCP320

Bill Wilson started Wilson Combat nearly 40 years ago, primarily doing custom work on M1911 handguns for competition shooters.

Review: Smith & Wesson M&P Shield Plus

With the micro-compact pistol market taking off like wildfire, it’s Smith & Wesson’s turn to fan the flames.

Review: Smith & Wesson Performance Center SW1911 Pro Series

The Smith & Wesson Performance Center SW1911 Pro Series, an Officer-size variant of John Browning’s venerated design, is the Performance Center’s first 9 mm Luger-chambered offering in the platform.

Review: Ruger MAX-9

Ruger’s optics-ready entrant into the micro-compact pistol category is built on proven design principles and sound ergonomics, and it is surprisingly shootable—all at an affordable price.

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