New For 2023: Stoeger STR-9SC Optics-Ready
Stoeger's affordable line of STR-9SC handguns are now optics-ready, thanks to a milled slide and four included adapter plates that accommodate most popular micro red-dot sights on the market.
Review: Taurus G3 Tactical
Blending the attributes of Taurus' successful striker-fired G3 line with the T.O.R.O. mounting system and a threaded barrel, the Taurus G3 Tactical is an affordable optics- and suppressor-ready pistol.
Preview: Safariland Schema IWB Holster
New for 2022, the Safariland Schema holster is an affordable inside-the-waistband holster with built-in passive retention that's designed to fit many popular concealed-carry guns.
New For 2022: Smith & Wesson M&P M2.0 Compact Optics-Ready Spec Series Pistol Kit
Smith & Wesson announced the third iteration of its M&P Spec Series, the M&P M2.0 Compact Optics-Ready in gray, along with a 4" folding knife and challenge coin included with the kit.
New For 2022: IWI Masada Slim
IWI built on its polymer-frame pistol lineup in 2022 with a slim, compact variant designed for deep concealment. The Masada Slim is one of the latest entrants into the marketplace of micro-compacts.
New For 2022: Taurus GX4 T.O.R.O.
Taurus expanded its GX4 micro-compact pistol lineup with an all-new optic-ready option in its GX4 T.O.R.O. model.
New for 2021: Kimber R7 Mako
Taking advantage of growing demand for a micro-compact, concealed-carry pistol, Kimber released its first-ever polymer-frame, striker-fired 9 mm handgun: the R7 Mako.
Navigating The Optics-Ready Market
A micro red-dot mounted atop a handgun can be a very useful little tool, but not all optics and optics-ready pistols play well together, creating a potentially confusing situation for prospective buyers. With this resource, we attempt to clear the air.
The Keefe Report: Optics Ready & Micro Compact Pistols
Even just a few years ago, optics-ready and micro-compact pistols were the exception. Now, they're starting to look like the rule.
Review: Springfield Armory XD-S Mod.2 OSP
Springfield Armory made a good gun even better with the launch of its XD-S Mod.2 OSP model.