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Handguns are the tools of choice for self-defense. Rifles are better for military combat. Shotguns are better for home defense. For self-defense, nothing compares to a good handgun. Every adult should own and be capable of operating a handgun for their own defense. The handgun should be at least 9mm (or .38 caliber, if a revolver). The handgun should be ...

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M9

The M9 is a light weight, semiautomatic pistol manufactured by Beretta and designed to replace the M1911A1 .45 caliber pistol and .38 caliber revolvers. The M9 has redundant automatic safety features to help prevent unintentional discharges. It can be fired in either double or single action mode and can be unloaded without activating the trigger while the safety is in ...

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Colt Handguns

Articles on Colt Handguns Articles on Colt Semi-Automatic Pistols Colt 1903 redux: some dead horses aren’t Some guns are timeless in design and function. The Colt 1911 is the foremost example, yet I’ve always thought the Colt 1903 Pocket was too. It hasn’t been made since WWII, but Colt did make 572,215 1903 .32s and 138,009 1908 .380s before shelving ...

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M11

In 1992, the U.S. Armed Forces adopted the SiGARMS P228 9mm pistol as the M11. The M11 is authorized for issue to armed forces personnel who require a pistol smaller than the standard M9. The M11 model add tritium sites to the commercial SiG P229. Each M11 is also stamped with government markings. M11 Specifications Caliber 9-mm NATO System of ...

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Ruger Handguns

Popular Ruger handguns include: Ruger GP100 Ruger SP101 Articles on Ruger Handguns Articles on Ruger Revolvers Ruger’s powerhouse .454 Alaskan: a Pert-near perfect packin’ pistol The .454 is as far above the .44 Magnum as the latter is beyond the .357 Magnum. We’re talking 260-grain bullets at 1,800+ fps and 300-grain bullets at 1,600+ with the .454 Casull. Because of ...

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S&W Handguns

Articles on S&W Semi-Automatic Handguns Smith & Wesson SW-99 Compact While I am not a big fan of making guns compact “just because,” the SW-99 pulls it off much better than many. I doubt seriously our belts can tell the 2.7 ounce difference in weight, but concealment may be a tad easier and the size is also likely to appeal ...

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The Sig 229 – a Utilitarian View

I bought the SigArms P229 .40 as my first cartridge fed pistol about 10 years ago to use for self defense and to start my gun collection. I started late because I was a poor carpenter doing minor woodwork and my new wife just didn’t like the idea of having a gun around. I don’t live in the most hospitible ...

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Kimber Pistols

Kimber is currently the worlds leading manufacturer of 1911 pistols. Articles on 1911-style Kimber Pistols Desert Warrior: Kimber honors the troops with the military-tough Warrior series! One might say the Marines are a bit old fashioned but then again he might say they knew better than to fix something that wasn’t broke. What they did want were good night sights, ...

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Ruger GP100

The Ruger GP100 double-action revolver is specifically designed for heavy Magnum cartridges and embodies many features found in the famous Ruger Redhawk and Security-Six revolvers. The GP100 is the first of an entirely new generation of Ruger double action revolvers. The Ruger GP100 is a medium-frame revolver, which positions it between the Redhawk large-frame revolver and the SP101 small-frame revolver. ...

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Ruger SP101

The Ruger SP101 is a double-action small-frame revolver designed for concealed carry or for us by smaller shooters. Ruger SP101 revolvers are available in .22 LR, .32 H&R Magnum, .38 Special, and .357 Magnum calibers. Articles on the Ruger SP101 Ruger SP101 – A Sturdy Rimfire “Secret” When Ruger introduced the SP101 double-action revolver a dozen years ago, it was ...

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