Handguns

The Bersa Thunder 380 CC is a variation of the popular Bersa Thunder 380 that has been smoothed and designed especially for concealed carry. Differences include much lower profile 3 dot sights. Shorter overall length and shorter barrel length. It has a combat style trigger guard which means you can wrap a finger around the [...]

The Bersa Thunder 380, sometimes referred to as the poor man’s PPK, is manufactured in Argentina and since its debut in 1995, has gained a loyal following. A very popular pistol, the Bersa Thunder is a copy of another very popular pistol, the Walther PPK. The PPK was first produced in 1931 and over the [...]

Here  is a list of Sig P238 reviews that I found while researching. What got me interested in the 380 caliber was the Beretta Pico. I already own the Beretta Nano and love it. After Beretta announced the Pico I started reading everything I could find about it which wasn’t much. I started reading reviews [...]

Once you get past the obvious, the lower ballistic performance of the 380 compared to any other self defensive caliber, and then make the decision to carry cocked and locked, the Sig Sauer P238 becomes a top choice pistol for self defense. Based on the Colt designed Mustang which was itself based on the Star [...]

The SCCY CPX2 seems to be gaining in popularity. Reviews and range reports have improved somewhat since the first SCCY firearms were introduced. The CPX2 is a small double stack 9mm which favors and has its origins in the KelTec P11. Not surprising when the founder of SCCY Industries is a former KelTec employee. An [...]

The Sig Sauer P290RS has been eclipsed in popularity by the new 1911 style Sig P938. The P290 with external hammer was first introduced with a hard trigger that performed like a semi-automatic striker style pistol. Sig took user comments to heart and improved the trigger by making it glass smooth, lessened trigger the pull [...]

This is the absolutely best price I have seen on a Smith and Wesson 617. I was just on the Buds Gun Shop website and saw this special price. Here is a S&W 617 with 4 inch barrel, ten shot 22 caliber revolver, and yes it is the dash 6 with a lock. What is [...]

Pros and Cons of the initial offering Sig Sauer P938. It seems that many new guns go through an initial period of Beta testing when first released on the market. The problems that show up when guns are first released are either quality control issues or design problems. Sig Sauer has a reputation for being a [...]

I just recently started reloading. This is my Smith & Wesson 686P Accuracy shooting my first 357 Magnum rounds. The brass was new Star Line purchased from MidWayUSA. The bullets were Hornady 158 Gr XTP jacketed hollow points. The powder was 10 grains of Accurate No. 9. This produced a mild load with velocity just over 1000 [...]

The Smith and Wesson 3913 is well known for accuracy and reliability. It is all metal with aluminum alloy frame, stainless slide, and stainless barrel. It has an ambidextrous safety/de-cocker lever, a slide release lever, a magazine release, and a magazine disconnect which disables the trigger when the magazine is removed. It is thin, at [...]

The Smith & Wesson CS45 is a compact semi-automatic pistol chambered in .45 ACP and is one of the Smith and Wesson Gen 3 models. These were the last all metal pistols produced before Smith started building the present day polymer frame pistols. The 3rd Gen Smith & Wesson pistols are often overlooked and not [...]

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