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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,… Read More

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. Read More

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… Read More

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.) Kimber… Read More

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. Read More

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. Read More

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. Read More

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. Read More