When re-introduced in 2005, after a short production pause, the new Vaquero marked a return to the smaller and lighter single-actions Bill Ruger built in the ’50s and ’60s. Many shooters prefer them for their speedier handling, and the latest gun has an improved action and finish.
Lone Wolf stepped into the factory-completed handgun market in 2021 by bringing its in-house components together to launch the Lightweight Tactical Defense (LTD) 19 pistol. Sold and distributed through the company’s Lone Wolf Arms division, these compact-size pistols have a Glock G19 footprint that is compatible with many of the same holsters.
Springfield’s 13-plus-one .45 ACP XD may prove to be the most popular offering in the company’s evolutionary polymer pistol line.
The USP Tactical is a big, raw-boned brute of a sidearm. It sits big in your hand and takes a fat magazine of those chunky cartridges that Americans have been using for almost a century. An accurate pistol with subtly effective lockwork, this H&K is a pistol that I can recommend to you.
Featured on this Gun Of The Week video preview, the Big Frame Revolver or BFR, from Magnum Research, was born out of a love for wheelguns of the Old West style while stretching the capabilities of a revolver platform to accept modern centerfire rifle cartridges such as the newly popular 350 Legend.
On this week’s “Gun of the Week,” American Rifleman staff examine a Savage Arms semi-automatic shotgun adorned with Mossy Oak camouflage.