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North American Arms Mini Revolver

The North American Arms (NAA) Mini Revolver is a small revolver constructed entirely from stainless steel. These small revolvers are reminiscent of the spur trigger single action revolvers of the mid-19th century. As a single action revolver, the hammer must…

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Beretta M92

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…

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Smith & Wesson J-Frame Revolver

Smith & Wesson is one of the oldest manufacturers of firearms in the United States. They were the first firearms company in the US to secure a patent on the cartridge revolver. One century and a half later, the cartridge…

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Ruger LCP

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…

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Smith & Wesson M&P (Military & Police)

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…

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Ruger Mk3 Target Pistol

One of the most effective ways to train with a pistol is to shoot it often. Shooting is a deteriorating skill and studies have shown that proficiency can decrease by as much as 40% in as little as one week…

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Springfield Armory XD (Xtreme Defense)

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…

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Sig Sauer P232

The most beautiful handgun ever? Ok, I know this pistol is modeled after the Walther PP… but I’d venture to say Sig Sauer did it one better. This gun is gorgeous, especially in all stainless. And yes, it’s only a…

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Sig Sauer P238

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,…

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