Springfield Armory Emissary

Review: Springfield Armory Emissary

The M1911 is a classic design that is continually being re-imagined, and the Springfield Emissary is proof that this can be done very well. This pistol is well-equipped for personal protection, but it also exudes such a sophisticated and modern look that we wouldn’t be surprised if users wanted to show it off.

Different, But Oh So Familiar: FN’s 21st Century High Power

FN has changed a lot in its recently re-released High Power—from the size to the lock-up to the higher-capacity magazine—but, as a result, this new take on an old classic is now even more of a joy to shoot.

Review: Global Ordnance Arex Delta Gen.2 M

Many American firearm consumers may not have heard of Arex Defense, but the Slovenian company started as a tool-and-die manufacturer in 1994 that gradually shifted to the defense sector.

Engineering A Solution: Inside Walther’s PDP F-Series

The Walther PDP F-Series is a 9 mm duty pistol intended for serious use—competition, personal protection, law enforcement—for women, and it has well-thought-out features and ergonomics intended to meet their needs.

Walther PDP F-Series: A Win For Women

As the ranks of new shooters grow, more women are taking up pistols for self-defense—and a veteran maker has responded by applying its vast experience to creating a design that truly fits the female hand.

Review: SAR USA K12 Sport

Among the most highly regarded pistols to come out of Europe, the 9 mm Luger CZ 75 has developed a loyal following both for use as a duty sidearm and as the starting point for highly customized competition guns. This semi-automatic pistol was launched in 1975 by eská zbrojovka Uherský Brod of the Czech Republic.

Review: Ruger LCP MAX

Although Sturm, Ruger & Co. was one of the last major manufacturers to “super-size” the capacity of its compact 9 mm Luger offering, it is one of the first to apply the popular staggered-stack magazine technology to a pistol chambered in .380 ACP.

High Power Redux: EAA’s Girsan MCP35

Interest in the High Power is booming right now, and EAA’s new version is among the least expensive ways to get into the platform—while still being quite the performer.

Review: Stoeger STR-9S Combat

Made by Benelli’s Stoeger Silah factory in Turkey, the STR-9S Combat builds on the Optic Ready model by adding a threaded barrel, high-profile sights, a flat trigger and a flared magazine well.

Review: Taurus 1911 Officer

For the first decade of production, Taurus stuck with full-size “Government Model” M1911s before expanding its lineup in 2018 to include more compact models as well. Here we examine the latter, the 1911 Officer

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