Guest blogger Annette Doerr, an NRA Certified Pistol Instructor and Range Safety Officer describes how she was debating between the Glock 19, Smith & Wesson M&P and the Springfield Armory XD-9 before making her first 9mm pistol purchase. After comparing all the safety features the XD offers, Annette is glad she chose the Springfield over any of the others. Here is why…
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The Colt 1911 Government Model served law enforcement well for a long time. However, there was one complaint—it was too large and heavy for carrying comfortably. Even before World War II, Colt experimented with smaller handguns. With the maturity of aluminum technology, the smaller Commander-sized 1911 was possible. Today, the Colt Commander is built from steel and proves itself an excellent carry gun. Read our range report in this post.
The Glock 17 Gen 4 leverages all the great features of a 30 year old pistol with fantastic new upgrades. Check this post for thorough details.
Do you have that one gun that got away? One that you will regret selling forever? Shooter’s Log writer and editor, Suzanne Wiley does. After selling expensive, quality self-defense concealed carry guns, classic military rifles and various other firearms, you will be surprised at which one she regrets selling the most.
Do you consider what others say about a product before buying it? Cheaper Than Dirt!’s rating system helps you understand how a particular firearm performs in the real world before committing to purchase. This list is based on our highest-rated self-defense handguns. After reading the list, do you agree with what our reviewers said?
Is the Glock 23 somehow inferior to the Glock 19, a popular 9mm Glock? A veteran gun writer and a career in law enforcement would say…
There continues to be new introductions into the 1911 market. Without good quality, at an affordable price point, a new 1911 will fail to sell. One priced mid-range without cutting corners on quality is the Magnum Research Desert Eagle 1911 Commander. The 1911C is built to strict standards and nothing we can see contradicts that statement. Shooting a variety of cheap .45 ACP ammo to the best in self-defense jacketed hollow points, the Desert Eagle 1911 Commander is worthy of going into anyone’s arsenal.
The Kahr CW40, a purpose-designed compact carry handgun, is an appealing package at a fair price. The author ran a good range of loads through the Kahr, without a single failure to feed, chamber, fire or eject. Read this article for specs and detailed firing results.
The Bersa is a well-kept secret, a world-class 9mm at a fair price. Read this review to learn more about this pistol that serves law enforcement as well as civilians well in defensive situations.