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Sig Sauer P232

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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 .380, but man does it feel good in the hand (especially with the Hogue grips […]

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Smith and Wesson 629

Smith and Wesson 629

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The Smith & Wesson model 629 .44 Magnum is the large “N-frame” revolver from S&W and the  newer version of their older model 29. The 29 was made famous by the Clint Eastwood character, detective “Dirty” Harry Callahan in films back in the 70s and 80s. That gun in those movies spawned 2 very famous […]

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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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Chiappa Rhino

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This unique gun has created quite a stir among handgun enthusiasts. Some hate it, some love it. Put me in the latter category. The main attribute of the Italian-made Chiappa Rhino that has polarized everyone is that the barrel is aligned with the bottom cylinder chamber. (See the 2nd photo.)  This was done to reduce […]

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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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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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S&W 581

Smith & Wesson 581

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The S&W 581 revolver, first produced in the 1980s, is actually a variant of the 586. The 581 has fixed sights, as shown in the example pictured here. This gun also has the rarer nickel finish, and a 6-round cylinder. The 581 is chambered for .357 magnum, and can also shoot the lighter .38 special […]

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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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