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H&K VP9 SK 9mm Subcompact In-Depth Review

H&K VP9 SK 9mm Subcompact In-Depth Review

There are many very good compact and subcompact pistols for concealed carry on the market now. I prefer the 9mm and there are many to choose from. This review is for the new-for-late-2017 Heckler & Koch VP9 SK subcompact striker-fired 9mm pistol. So, why choose this H&K VP9 SK subcompact for carry? There's already the…

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First Look: S&W M&P M2.0 9mm Compact In-Depth Review

First Look: S&W M&P M2.0 Compact 9mm In-Depth Review

Just this month, Smith & Wesson introduced their M&P M2.0 Compact 9mm handgun to supplement its M&P M2.0 full-size gun released earlier this year. It is my opinion that this new compact 9mm will directly compete with the very successful Glock 19 compact 9mm pistol, used by many for concealed carry. There are other compact 4-inch…

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Glock 17 Gen 5 Review

Glock 17 Gen 5 Review: Is It Worth the Upgrade?

It seems for most of us whatever gun we have we want a better trigger, sturdy steel sights, an enhanced barrel, a very durable finish, and improved internals to help with accuracy. Some also want ambidextrous controls, a beveled magazine well, no grip finger grooves, and safety features for their mags. Others do not want…

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G43 Firearm Review

Glock 43 with XS Big Dot Night Sights Review

There are many subcompact 9mm handguns now for concealed carry.  Most shooters want a slim, very lightweight, small, accurate, reliable, and highly concealable gun to carry. One that can be easily carried in the pocket or inside (IWB) or outside (OWB) the waistband. Small enough for carry, perhaps IWB at the Appendix position (AIWB), for…

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An Argument for the Double-Stack as a Carry Gun

An Argument for the Double-Stack as a Carry Gun

The newer breed of single-stack 9mm handguns, epitomized by such weapons as the Smith and Wesson M&P Shield, Glock 43, and the Walther PPS, are all the rage among concealed carriers these days. Such handguns provide adequate shootability, sufficient ammunition capacity for general civilian needs, and prove very easy to carry. Civilian defenders rarely encounter…

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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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