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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 LC9

Ruger LC9

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The LC9 is a sub-compact, 9mm semi-automatic handgun made by Ruger. It has a 7-round single stack magazine and has a very low profile. Many people prefer to carry a sub-compact as opposed to full-sized weapons because of the smaller footprint. This gun comes with 1 magazine, a soft case and a takedown tool. In […]

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Jericho 941

Jericho 941

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The Jericho 941 is also known as the Baby Desert Eagle, and even occasionally marketed as the Uzi Eagle. If you can’t tell yet, this weapon comes from Israel. The Jericho was the original name, and in many opinions, the least foolish sounding. The Jericho is really the forgotten modern handgun when compared to the […]

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Llama Mini Max 9mm

Llama MiniMax 9mm

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The 1911 is one of the most distinguished gun designs in the world. It’s served our armed forces from the trenches, to the beaches, to the deserts and jungles. The 1911 has found service once again with the United States Marine Corps special ops troops. Many manufacturers produce 1911-style handguns. The design is simple, reliable […]

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