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Nighthawk Custom is a well-known entity in the 1911 world, having produced truly exquisite 1911s. The company’s TRS (Tactical Ready Series) Commander will raise some eyebrows, since it combines a 2011 frame with a 9 mm chambering. The 2011 frame design arrived in 1994 via STI (now called Staccato). The 2011 offers …

Some efforts to update classic firearm features to better suit the tastes of modern-day shooting sports enthusiasts have proven to be less than aesthetically successful. Take the venerable lever-action rifle, for example. In an effort to make this platform more tactical or handy for self defense, it has at times …

Stepping into a new segment of the shooting industry is often challenging, even for well-established gun manufacturers. Starting with a blank slate to develop an all-new product no one has ever seen before requires a good deal of costly research and development, along with the risk that it may be …

Hornady inaugurated its Subsonic line back in 2018 with a single 190-gr. .300 Blackout offering, and while that product was not its first subsonic load, or even its first subsonic Blackout load, it did mark the introduction of the company’s Sub-X (Subsonic eXpanding) projectile—a bullet tailor-made for performance at velocities well …

For years, Taurus’ semi-automatic, striker-fired handguns have been the ones I’ve wanted to love; after all, models such as the G2 and G3 seem to have every feature a concealed carrier could want, including desirable size, capacity, sights, grips and, most notably, price tag. But, each time, they left me …

Every holster has its good and bad sides, features that work well, and features that leave you scratching your head. The N8 Tactical Professional G2 IWB Holster is no exception. There are several things I really like and think you will, too, and one that I wondered what they were thinking. Let’s …

Beretta USA is launching the new 92X RDO, the newest pistol in their venerable 90 series family that is ideally suited for competitive dynamic shooting and defensive purposes. Some of the performance-based features of this new pistol include a slide that is optics-ready with dovetailed combat sights for optimal sight options, …

For a long while, Taurus had a pretty decent gig churning out copies of Smith & Wesson revolvers. In the 1970s, the same conglomerate that owned Smith & Wesson purchased a controlling interest in Taurus, so the two companies shared technology and designs. In 1980, Taurus purchased Beretta’s São Paulo, Brazil, operational …

Springfield Armory recently introduced the new XD-M® Elite 3.8-inch Compact OSP 10 mm, which combines the powerful ballistics of the 10 mm with an optics-ready carry gun platform. The pistol features 11+1 rounds of the popular 10 mm round and fully ambidextrous controls. It also showcases the META trigger, removable short …

The minuteman, our nation’s citizen-soldier who was ready to fight at a moment’s notice to loosen the chokehold of tyranny—risking everything for the promise of freedom and liberty—became our country’s first responders. Patriot Ordnance Factory has recently introduced the Minuteman, an appropriate name for an AR system designed for home and vehicular defense, …