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New for 2020: CZ-USA Shadow 2 OR

CZ-USA has announced it is now importing an optic-ready addition to its Shadow 2 line of competition-grade pistols.

New for 2020: EAA Corp. Girsan Regard Gen 4

EAA Corp. upgrades its Regard series pistol with enhanced features, positively elevating the 9 mm pistol series to its 4th generation.

A Look Back at the Walther PP

In 1929, Walther succeeded in producing a workable single-/double-action (DA/SA) fire-control mechanism, bringing out the Model PP (Polizeipistole or police pistol).

Colt's Cobra: The Wheel, Rediscovered

The first new double-action sixgun in decades from Colt’s Mfg.—the Cobra—is a .38 Spl. snubbie that will have a new generation appreciating revolvers from Hartford. This worthy successor handles well and comes from the company that invented the wheelgun.

DA/SA Transition

Back in the 70s, there was a great deal of experience behind police trainers and the procedures used to make competent handgunners out of rookie cops.

Decockers and Safeties

For as long as automatic pistols have been in existence, designers have come up with many different ways to make them work. And by “work,” I mean handle or operate.

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