Training drills involving simulated cover such as EVTC range vehicle allowed FN 509 Tactical to be evaluated in dynamic settings with rapid strings of fire.

EVOLUTION AT WORK: FN 509 Tactical

Photos by Ethan Burgreen Recent events illustrate what a dangerous world we inhabit, with terrorist attacks increasing in frequency. If a hostile situation is encountered, a citizen will most likely be defending themselves with a handgun, which is a compromise between portability and performance. Successful handgun designs constantly evolve. This is for a variety of

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BACK TO THEIR ROOTS: Mossberg MC1sc Pistol

O.F. Mossberg & Sons is the oldest family-owned firearms manufacturer in the United States, having opened their doors in March 1919 and celebrating their centennial anniversary this year. In those 100 years, many product features pioneered by Mossberg have become the standards by which all modern firearms are judged. Best known for their shotguns and

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Custom third locking point, a ball detent added in the crane of both guns.

THE SPINNY TWINS: Custom Fighting Wheelguns

Dave Laubert of Defensive Creations is a name that may not be familiar to many, but if you appreciate the highest order of pistolsmithing, it should be. Dave is a pistolsmith in the most distinguished sense of the word. A member of the American Pistolsmiths’ Guild, he runs a one-man magic foundry out of Ohio.

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Deluxe-grade Cabot, with their highest level of hand-polished finish and ancient mammoth-tooth grips. Cost is approximately $12,000.

CABOT GUNS DOWNSIZES: Now in 9mm Luger

Henry Ford was alleged to have said that you can have a Model T Ford in any color you want as long as it’s black. Cabot Guns CEO and weapons engineer Rob Bianchin could have informed a potential client in a similar manner: You can have any all-American-made Cabot 1911 in any caliber as long

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SIG Academy instructor puts P320-M17 through its paces.

U.S. ARMY DUTY HANDGUN FOR CIVILIANS: SIG Sauer P320-M17

Photos by SIG Sauer/Firelance Media The SIG Sauer P320 was officially introduced at the 2014 SHOT Show. The P320 was SIG’s response to the U.S. market that continues to expand and generate firearm sales among both private citizens and law enforcement consumers, with striker-fired handguns leading the way. The P320 has again been prominent in

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Star BM with famous Guardia Civil “tricornio” dress hat and Spanish police training targets. Guardia Civil used BM for many years.

BATTLE PROVEN BARGAIN: Star BM Pistol

Like many of you reading this, my inbox is generally filled with ads for an array of firearms-related products. I usually open only a fraction of these ads, but I almost always open ones from Century International Arms. Century gets interesting surplus firearms and imports the Red Army Standard ammunition that I use in my

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