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Trailblazer LifeCard .22LR Pistol

Credit Card-Sized Fun .22LR Plinker Pistol

How about a fun plinking pistol that weighs less than 7 ounces, is only .5 inch wide, and has an overall length of 3.375 inches? Well, this discreet, sleek, no-snag designed pistol is about the size of a credit card when folded. This .22LR American-made pistol is designed, developed, manufactured, and marketed by a North…

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Sig Sauer P938 Compact 9mm [FIREARM REVIEW]

Sig Sauer P938 Subcompact 9mm [FIREARM REVIEW]

Would you consider for your concealed carry a very well-built 9mm gun, that weighs one pound, is about an inch wide, has fiber optic and tritium night sights, has a comfortable grip in a subcompact design, is single-action only, and is reliable and accurate? Although it has been around for a few years, some overlook…

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Browning Hi Power Standard, 75th Anniversary [FIREARM REVIEW]

Browning Hi Power Standard, 75th Anniversary [FIREARM REVIEW]

We have all heard the fine superlatives honoring the Browning Hi Power pistol as a legend and one of the world's best-designed and most revered pistols. Many claim it was the first truly modern semi-automatic pistol. Some say its basic operating principles and design are used in almost every successful pistol developed, including its high-capacity…

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Beretta APX- Changed to Grey Frame-Black Backstrap

Beretta APX Full-Size 9mm [FIREARM REVIEW]

  Beretta has a reputation for making fine hammer-fired DA/SA pistols, like the PX4 Storm, the battlefield-tested M9, and the full-size 92 series. The new for 2017 Beretta APX design is a major departure from these other pistols. The APX is their first striker-fired full-sized gun that uses a system where the breech is locked…

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CZ P-10 Compact 9mm [FIREARM REVIEW]

CZ P-10 Compact 9mm [FIREARM REVIEW]

Recently I reviewed the fine classic CZ 75B and now I want to follow-up with the new for 2017 CZ P-10 Compact. CZ-USA has taken quite a while to bring to the market and manufacture this new P-10, but they want to continue their fine reputation for offering high-quality products. Some have not heard of…

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FN 509 Compact 9mm [FIREARM REVIEW]

FN 509 Compact 9mm [FIREARM REVIEW]

Well, with the many polymer, striker-fired semi-auto pistols on the market today, do we really need another one? Certainly the answer is "yes" if it has something worthwhile to add to the selection. FN America was nice enough to send me their new for 2017 striker-fired pistol in 9mm. Given the huge supply of similar…

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Winning a Gunfight by Tim Rupp [BOOK REVIEW]

Winning a Gunfight by Tim Rupp [BOOK REVIEW]

I read a lot—as a working writer, it’s more or less a requirement for the gig.  Working for USA Carry, I get to read a lot about guns, gunfighting, and the related questions and challenges that come with them. Toward that end, I’ll admit that I wasn’t particularly enthusiastic when I received my copy of…

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12 New Handguns for 2017

12 New Handguns for 2017

What if you could design and produce your handgun anyway you desired, with any features and characteristics, without a price parameter? With any specifications? With any capacity? With any caliber? With any weight? With any barrel length and any overall length? What would you include on your special handgun? Would you want it to have:…

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[DVD REVIEW] PDN “Violent Criminal Actors” DVD

[DVD REVIEW] PDN “Violent Criminal Actors” DVD

Once again, Personal Defense Network brings William Aprill to the screen, interviewed by Rob Pincus.  Aprill is one of the foremost experts on violent criminal actors, having worked in law enforcement before pursuing a career in mental health care and research.  Violent criminal actors (henceforth VCAs) are complex actors, with a wide variety of motivations,…

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