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Sig P250

Sig Sauer P250

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The Sig P250 is one of Sig Sauer’s first polymer frame pistols. The P250 is a hammer-fired, double action only (DAO) weapon chambered in either 9mm, 40 S&W, 45 acp and of course 357 SIG. The Sig P250 comes in three sizes: Full Size, Compact and Sub-compact. Well, what actually makes the P250 different is […]

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HK P30

HK P30

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The Heckler & Koch P30-series of pistols was developed by HK as an evolution of the company’s Universal Self-loading Pistol (USP) and its later P2000. The USP was a scaled-down version of the Mk23 pistol designed for US SOCCOM. The USP had a few drawbacks as HK went with a proprietary mounting rail which severely […]

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Springfield Armory XD (Xtreme Defense)

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Springfield Armory’s XD series of pistols is based on the polymer framed, striker fired Croatian HS2000 (Hrvatski Samokres). Unlike most modern polymer pistols, the XD incorporates a grip safety similar to that found on the M1911. Another unique component is the full length guide rod. According to the Croatian designers, this mechanism was intended as […]

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Beretta M92

Beretta M92

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In the late 1970s, the US Military evaluated various pistols chambered in 9mm Parabellum to replace the venerable M1911A1 which was chambered in 45 ACP in order to comply with the NATO standard for handgun caliber to increase capacity from the M1911A1’s 7-rounds. By 1986 the US Military decided on the Beretta M92 and designated […]

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RIA 1911

Rock Island Armory (RIA) 1911

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1911-style pistols run the gambit of incredibly expensive and reliable to incredibly cheap with spotty reliability at best. Rock Island Armory (RIA) has produced a very well made 1911 for a great price. These weapons are accurate, reliable, and a hell of a deal. A lot of 1911s feature a ton of custom details like […]

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Smith & Wesson M&P (Military & Police)

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The Smith & Wesson M&P (Military & Police) series is the latest evolution of the company’s Sigma series of polymer-framed pistols. The name of the series is to give homage to the company’s earlier offerings of the M&P revolver from the early 20th century. The M&P series is rapidly being adopted by numerous police agencies in […]

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Sig Sauer P238

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Possibly the best overall concealed carry weapon? This is one sweet little semi-auto pistol. And the operative word here is “little”. (Or is it “sweet”??) At just under 5.5” in length, 3.9” in height, and weighing less than a pound, this gun can be easily and comfortably concealed. The P238 eats .380 ACP cartridges, and […]

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Ruger LCP

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The Ruger LCP (Lightweight Compact Pistol) is a “pocket pistol” chambered in 380 ACP. This was Sturm, Ruger & Company’s first major foray into the Concealed Carry/Personal Defense markets, as the firm’s other handguns have long been known for their large size and weight. With its fiberglass frame and sub-3 inch barrel, the LCP weighs […]

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