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Standard Manufacturing’s DP-12 Pump Shotgun

Standard Manufacturing’s DP-12 Pump Shotgun Review

Back in January during the SHOT show, Steve and I ran across this behemoth during the range day event. They had a giant trailer with flags waving in the wind, pretty girls giving away t-shirts and hats and basically doing everything they could think of to grab your attention. It worked, and I was lured…

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Comparison of 14 Top Subcompact 9mm Carry Pistols

Comparison of 14 Top Subcompact 9mm Carry Pistols

Which of the current top 100 concealed carry (CC) subcompact 9mm guns available in the market now are you going to consider? Yes, there are many out there. What is the latest and greatest gun vying for your attention and bucks? Can you narrow the options down to 3 or 4 to chose from? Will…

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Review: The Book of Two Guns, by Tiger McKee

Review: The Book of Two Guns, by Tiger McKee

In the wake of a personal tragedy, Tiger McKee set off on a journey. The Book of Two Guns took grew from there. It’s called a musha-shugyo by Japanese marital artists: a training pilgrimage to master your discipline. McKee’s goal was mastery of the shooting arts as applied to combat and self-defense, which he presents…

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Talon Grips for the Springfield Armory XDs Review

Talon Grips for the Springfield Armory XDs Review

As much as I disliked the XDs platform grip from the factory, Talon Grips has a solution. They make a grip wrap that helps tone done the aggressiveness of the factory system while still providing excellent retention all at a reasonable price and an easy to install package. They come in two varieties, a rubber…

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Our Top Picks For 9mm Concealed Carry Pistols

Our Top Picks For 9mm Concealed Carry Pistols

From time to time, we'll go back and forth on what to recommend to readers who ask us, "what are your top picks for a 9mm concealed carry handgun?" Generally, if it works with your particular build and shooting style -- more power to you. We love the 9x19 mm cartridge because it's versatile, easy…

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Springfield Armory XDs .3.3" 40 Review

Springfield Armory XDs .3.3″ 40 Review

When you say Springfield to someone in the firearms industry, it typically invokes respect. Springfield Armory has the distinction of creating America’s first musket in 1795. That’s quite a history here in America and gives them a special advantage when developing guns of all sorts. On that note, they set out to develop a sub-compact…

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Smith & Wesson M&P 9mm PORTED Shield Review

Smith & Wesson M&P 9mm PORTED Shield Review

The Smith & Wesson (SW) M&P Shield has a great reputation as a quality concealed carry handgun, ever since it was introduced in 2012. Recently, a ported barrel version of the Shield was introduced by the SW Performance Center (PC) and I was glad they sent me a ported 9mm Shield to review. I wanted…

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Victory for Smith-Wesson SW22 Pistol: A Review

SW22 Victory Pistol Review

Smith-Wesson has introduced the SW22 Victory .22LR pistol in the last two months and sent me one to review and range test. I want to give you my opinions about it and help you decide if you should get one. I want to give you its specifications, special features, and my evaluation of it compared…

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