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The 9mm Luger Cartridge: History and Performance

Since its development by Austrian inventor Georg Luger at the dawn of the semi-automatic handgun age, the 9mm Luger cartridge has become the most prevalent and used pistol caliber found today.

Review: Rock Island Armory BBR 3.10 Pistol

The Rock Island Armory BBR 3.10 blends the styling, handling and chambering of the classic 1911 with the compact features and enhanced elements today's defensive shooters desire.

A Look Back At The M1911 Double-Stack

The story of the “high-capacity” M1911 pistol began more than a quarter-century ago. Once the province of small makers for action-pistol sports, the wide-body M1911, though not as popular the original single-stack, is still going strong.

Editors’ Picks 2017: FN America M249S Para Rifle

FN America’s Military Collector Series just got a little shorter.

SHOT Show 2017: FN M249S Para Rifle

The Military Collector Series from FN America just got a little shorter.

Rifleman Q&A: 9 mm Luger?

A reader is puzzled by the fairly recent trend to call all 9 mm pistols and ammunition “9 mm Luger”—even jacketed hollow-point loads.

Fear & Loading: Industry Evolution

The announcement that the Para USA label is going away reflects inevitable changes in today’s business climate, but it forgot to mention a couple of great people.

Para USA Elite Stainless

The creators of the “double-stack” .45 are back and ready to turn up the heat in the M1911 consumer market. Meet the Para USA Elite Stainless, our latest Gun of the Week.

Gun of the Week: Para USA Elite Stainless

Associate Editor Joe Kurtenbach discusses the Para USA Elite Stainless, the latest addition to our Gun of the Week series.

Re-Ignited: Para USA is Back

Since the mid-1980s, Para-Ordnance, now Para USA, has been enhancing a classic American firearm, the M1911 semi-automatic pistol. Recent changes have kept Para out of the spotlight for several years, but now, with a fresh catalog of feature-filled guns, the creators of the “double-stack” .45 are back and ready to turn up the heat in the M1911 consumer market.

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