Handgun Reviews

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From 9MMs, revolvers, semi-autos to concealed carry and target shooting recommendations, our team of experts has spent untold hours reviewing, reading, and recommending the best handguns, pistols, and plinkers. If it has a trigger, barrel, grip and fits in your hand it’s probably here.

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Ruger Wrangler Review: New Gun, Old-Timey Fun

The Ruger Wrangler has quickly become one of Ruger’s most popular offerings and is a fan favorite among rimfire shooters on a budget. But is it all that it’s cracked up to be?

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The Best CZ Pistols in 2022

When it comes to protecting your home, your family, and yourself, only the very best will do. Enter: CZ USA. This Czech-based company has a

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CZ Scorpion Reviewed

Uncover the CZ Scorpion with our in-depth review of CZ's submachine gun. We run the Czech subgun through its paces to see if its still got the sting.

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FN 5.7 Review: The Future Is Now

The FN Five-seveN pistol helped usher in the 5.7x28mm round, but how has it held up? I look at this icon from the last days of the Cold War and weigh the new MK3 MRD variant against today's market.

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Walther PDP Review

The Walther PDP is among my favorite polymer pistols. Learn why I always recommend it as an option when someone is looking for a carry or competition gun.

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Glock 19X Review

Glock’s first “crossover” design that borrowed from the lineage of two proven 9mm Glock pistols, the G19X has been around for just over a half-decade and is something of an overlooked gem.

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HK VP9 Review

HK’s VP9 pistol is one of the most popular full-sized firearms on the market today, but is everything peachy keen after 6,000 rounds? We break down our long-term VP9 experience.

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Sig Sauer XMacro Review

With a magazine capacity that dwarfs everything in its class, a flat-faced trigger, an integrated compensator, and unmatched modularity, Sig's P365 XMacro may not be a total "game changer" but is sure to reset how the game is played.

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Glock 19 Review

The Glock 19 is the most popular carry handgun in America, but is it really all that it's cracked up to be, or has it just become the "default” choice?

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Glock 17 Review

The Glock 17 was Glock's first pistol, and the brainchild that set Glock's striker pistol dominance in motion, but is a G17 right for you?

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Guide to the Beretta 92

Undoubtedly one of the most popular handguns ever made, the Beretta 92 has been around for a solid half-century and has no signs of going away any time soon. How do you pick a good one that does everything you want?

Buckle up, we’ll walk you through it.

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Glock 22 Review

The Glock 22 (along with its siblings, the compact G23 and subcompact G27) are Glock’s .40 Auto pistols and have been LE staples across the US for decades, but is a G22 right for you?

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The Best Bersa S. A. Handguns

The history of Bersa S.A. Founded in the mid-1950s by a trio of mechanical engineers – one of them formerly from Beretta – Bersa initially

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The Best Handguns for Home Defense

Perhaps the most common and effective means of home protection, given purpose-driven selection and the proper training in use, is a good defensive handgun. With

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The Best Ruger 9mm Models

In a world filled with imported 9mm pistol designs, Ruger has risen to the top of the American handgun market over the past four decades to produce some of the most rugged, reliable firearms available.

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The Best .357 Magnum Guns

The .357 Magnum is an American classic and has been a popular round since its introduction nearly 90 years ago. It’s a powerful round that

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The Best Pocket Pistols

According to research by the Crime Prevention Research Center, over 19 million Americans in 2020 had concealed handgun permits – allowing them to carry a


The Best 10mm Pistols

The 10mm pistol is rapidly becoming more popular, even though the 9mm counterpart is the traditional choice for a self-defense sidearm.  10mm pistols can be

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The Best Canik Pistols

The story of Canik pistols is the age-old story of the underdog. When the TP9 was first introduced to the market, the price tag coupled

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The Best AR Pistols

The PSA PA-15 AR Pistol is the best AR pistol for most people. Palmetto State Armory tops our list this year thanks to an incredible


The Best Subcompact 9mm Pistols

The S&W M&P 2.0 Compact is the best subcompact 9mm pistol for most people. Beyond its easy-to-use, concealable design, the M&P line has an incredible

The Best 9mm Revolvers

When it comes to concealed carry, revolvers have been in use for over a century. That’s a long time in the firearm world, and since

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The Best Kimber 1911s

Kimber produces more American-made M1911-style handguns than anyone else, fielding over 70 assorted models and variants. While this may seem to confuse things, we are

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The Best 9mm Pistols

The 9mm pistol is the staple handgun for many Americans. These weapons are versatile, affordable, and easy to learn even if you don’t have any

The Best .22LR Pistols

After testing more new models, we’ve updated our top recommendation to the Glock G44 .22 LR Pistol. We’re keeping the other recommendations on our list,

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The Best Glocks

Chances are if you’re a gun owner looking for a new pistol – either for self-defense or something new for the range – a Glock

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The Best Handguns for Beginners

The S&W M&P 2.0 Compact is the best handgun for beginners. The M&P line has a ton of options, making it easy to find the right

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The Best Concealed Carry Revolvers

Deciding to take responsibility for one’s self-protection is a big step, but millions are taking the plunge every year to carry a concealed handgun and

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The Best Custom 1911 Builders

The most classic and timeless of American firearms, the 1911 has sleek lines that are instantly recognizable and a fan base that has spanned centuries.

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The Best 1911 Pistols

Patented on Valentine’s Day in 1911 by firearms genius John Browning, the M1911 has been in continual production and use for well over a century


The Best Revolvers

Revolvers are a staple American firearm and arguably some the best self-defense weapons you can buy. Wheel guns tend to be small, simple to use,

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The Colt 1911

While dozens of companies are busy making 1911-style pistols, only one name stands above all others as the inventor of the original– Colt. With over

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The Best .308 Pistols

What is the best .308 caliber pistol available on today’s crowded market? We a look at the best of what’s out there and give you

The Best Concealed Carry Guns

The Smith & Wesson M&P M2.0 Compact is the best concealed carry gun for most people. The M&P line is full of reliable pistols in

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The Best Ruger Handguns

What are the best Ruger firearms you can buy? Sturm Ruger & Company, generally known as Ruger Firearms or just Ruger, is one name in


The Best AK Pistols in 2022

The pistol variant of the AK has been shortened down and modernized, giving us the AK-47 pistol — a fun and formidable weapon for a number of applications.

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The Best Taurus Revolvers in 2022

Based in São Leopoldo, Rio Grande do Sul Brazil – Forjas Taurus is a manufacturing conglomerate founded in 1939. Originally focused on tool and die

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In-Depth Review: Taurus G3C [Hands-On]

Is the subcompact Taurus G3C the best budget polymer handgun on the market today? We take this striker-fired polymer frame pistol through its paces and

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Canik TP9SFX Review [Hands-On]

Canik calls the TP9SFX “The Choice of Champions.” And with all the features packed into its price point, it’s hard to argue with that sentiment.

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The Chiappa Rhino: A Review

A Review of the Oddball Italian Stallion Rarely encountered in the wild, Chiappa Rhino revolvers are very different and a little weird, but these Italian

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The KelTec CP33: A Review

The KelTec CP33: A Review The .22 target pistol market is an exciting segment of the firearms world. Often costing thousands of dollars, many of

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The Glock 29 Reviewed [Hands-On]

The no-nonsense Glock 29, a pint-sized 10mm subcompact, is a handgun that trends towards the unique and offers a lot for the person with the

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Firearm Faceoff: Glock 17 vs 19

The differences between the Glock 17 and Glock 19 are subtle but the two 9mm pistols certainly bring a different design philosophy to the user. 

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The Best Browning Guns

What are the best Browning firearms you can buy? John Browning is a pillar of American firearm design. He has made major contributions to the