Naval Special Warfare Pistol: SIG Sauer MK25

Naval special operators have been using a version of the SIG Sauer P226—the U.S. Navy MK24—for 20 years. The P226 has served and still serves as a “companion” pistol designed to be carried as a backup to whatever long arm is being used or for use during combat boarding operations, raids in tight quarters, engagement

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Gunning for the Job: Extended Weapons Qualification Course

or the class I mainly used a Springfield chambered in .45 ACP with a SureFire X300 light on the rail (supplemented by a SureFire LX2 Lumamax on my belt) and equipped with LaserLyte’s RL-XD rear sight Laser. Holster was Blade-Tech’s Tactical Modular Mounting System worn on a Blackhawk belt with Safariland magazine and cuff pouches.

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Weight Watcher: Wilson Combat Spec Ops 9 Pistol

Most jaded American military, police and Spec Ops warriors look upon the 9x19mm caliber round with some disdain. However, in other parts of the globe, 9x19mm is classified as a powerful handgun caliber and truthfully, is about all most members of foreign military and police can handle skillfully. HRT’s FN The first semiautomatic pistol acquired

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Stylish But Serious: Kimber Super Carry Pro

The Model 1911 pistol will officially turn 100 years old on May 5, 2011. (For those who would nitpick, yes, I realize that John Moses Browning’s design actually predates 1911 by several years, including the Model 1910, which was the final prototype for the Model 1911.) Besides the power of the .45 ACP cartridge, it

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The Verdict: Taurus Judge Revolver

The Taurus Judge is a revolver intended to be capable of firing both .410 shotgun shells and .45 Colt pistol cartridges. They seem to be wildly popular, and gun shops have a hard time keeping them in stock. They also appear frequently in glowing reviews in the general gun magazines and on the various shooting shows on outdoor-oriented TV channels.

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Small Solutions: Making The Most Of Pocket Guns

An ever-increasing number of lawful citizens are arming themselves with small revolvers and pocket pistols. With this in mind, Gunsite recently ran a two-day course called “Pocket Guns and Penlights” designed around a product seminar sponsored by XS Sight Systems. My Dad, Denny Hansen, and I were invited to attend.

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Mighty Mouse: Smith & Wesson Model 632

Everyone I know who carries a gun for a living would like to carry one that will stop an attacker immediately, 100% of the time. But, until someone invents a disintegrator ray-gun or freeze-right-there-statue-maker-gun that’s small enough to carry comfortably on a belt or in a purse, it isn’t going to happen.

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A Classic Returns: Smith & Wesson Model 58

Smith & Wesson has been reintroducing older model revolvers as part of their Classic series. And it’s been interesting for me to follow which ones have been included. In a lot of cases, I still had my original revolver from back in the day, so didn’t see any need to purchase a brand new one.

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