Join the Legion: SIG Sauer P229 Legion Pistol

In September 2015, a few other writers in the firearms industry and I participated in an online conference with SIG Sauer to introduce their new Legion line of firearms and gear. Before the conference, SIG sent the writers Legion products, chief among them a SIG P229 Legion.

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Let’s Hear it for the .40: The Ideal Caliber

Over many years of research, I have learned a few things concerning wound ballistics. Among these truths is that only actual damage counts for anything. The wound potential of a cartridge depends upon the level of penetration of a bullet and the expansion, if any, of the projectile. Larger bullets make bigger holes. Coupled with the constant of adequate penetration, a larger caliber always has more potential to do damage, cause blood loss, and shut down the adversary’s body.

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Slimmed-Down Carry Pistol: Glock 43 Compact

Nowhere else has the public’s desire for a highly concealable handgun in a serious caliber been more evident than with the long-awaited 9x19mm Glock 43 (G43) pistol. Even though the Glock 42 filled a gaping hole in the Glock concealed carry inventory, many serious gunners told me they would have preferred it in Parabellum, not in .380 ACP, and waited.

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The Weaver Stance: Combating the Misinformation

The Weaver stance is well-known, acknowledged as revolutionary, and quick to draw sidelong glances from more than a few people on the firing line lately. In fact, a surefire way to start a heated argument is to debate the merits of the Weaver versus the “Isosceles” or other shooting positions.

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A Classic Redefined: Wilson Combat Tactical Carry

My experience with John Moses Browning’s 1911 spans four decades, and it remains my primary carry pistol(s). I have tried many other designs over the years, but putting a 1911 in my hand is analogous to sleeping in my own bed after a long road trip—it just feels right.

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Custom Collaboration: BCM Gunfighter 1911

When two companies with the reputations of Bravo Company and Wilson Combat announce they are going to collaborate on a limited edition, it’s worth paying attention. The BCM Gunfighter 1911 is a steel hand-fitted full-size Government model with a light rail and a laundry list of special features that set it apart. It is flashy

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Custom Collaboration: BCM Gunfighter 1911

When two companies with the reputations of Bravo Company and Wilson Combat announce they are going to collaborate on a limited edition, it’s worth paying attention. The BCM Gunfighter 1911 is a steel hand-fitted full-size Government model with a light rail and a laundry list of special features that set it apart. It is flashy

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Full-Featured Compact: Beretta M92FS Compact

We all have our favorite firearms, but when training individuals I reserve comment on the gear students show up with. Unless an individual has selected an inappropriate or unsafe handgun—and I have seen a cracked frame with a screw driven into it—I do the best I can to point out the pistol’s good points. If

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Hundred-Yard 1911: STI Nitro 10

What comes to mind if someone mentions a handgun specialized for defense, law enforcement, or military applications? Many would first consider a 1911 chambered in .45 ACP. An ergonomic, instinctive-pointing, hard-hitting handgun is a premium when having to react decisively to a threat. These were John Browning’s guiding principles in creating the 1911. The 1911’s

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