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Tested: Heizer PKO-45 Pistol

This all-steel, sub-compact carry pistol is one of the slimmest .45s on the market.

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.

A First Look at 2016's New Guns

At the 2015 National Association of Sporting Goods Wholesalers show, some gun manufacturers were hush-hush, preferring to launch their products at the 2016 SHOT Show in January. But others gave us a sneak peak at what the new year holds in store for shooting enthusiasts.

10 Gun Terms We Need in the Dictionary

The crack team of linguists at Oxford University rolled out dozens of accepted new “words” in its official online dictionary last week, including gems like manspreading and wine o’clock. Despite the fact gun terminology is far more precise and widely accepted, there are no firearm-related terms in the list.

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.

Hornady RAPiD Safe

Yes, Hornady's more known for its ammunition-but for 2014, the company's Security division is releasing a product that's designed to keep your favorite home-defense handgun secure: the RAPiD Safe.

My New Gun

On a recent trip back to my where I was once a police officer, I dropped by the gun store where I used to spend a lot of time—The Stockade, in Westminster, Calif. Tucked back in one of the display cases was a type of Smith & Wesson revolver that I had never handled.

First Shot Flyer

When the 19th Century rolled over to the 20th, a new type of handgun began to appear. It was the automatic pistol, so named because the gun reloaded its own (single) chamber.

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