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How to Read Handgun Performance Tables

Learn more about how to use handgun test results to help you decide which defensive handgun is right for you.

Do .22 Mag. Snubnose Revolvers Make Sense for Self-Defense?

These little wheelguns pack more punch than .22 LR pistols. But is it enough to get the job done?

Mossberg’s "Just Right" MC2c 9 mm Pistol

This slim, sleek concealed carry semi-automatic provides a single-stack grip profile with a double-stack ammunition capacity.

Dressing Up the Ruger PC 9 with Tandemkross

Give this popular takedown pistol-caliber carbine a makeover with high-quality components that look great!

Clean Up Your Act with Federal Premium's Syntech Ammunition 

Spend less time scrubbing out your barrel with this clean shooting practice grade ammunition. 

Easy Choice: Smith & Wesson's M&P 9 Shield EZ Pistols

Here's a closer look at two versions of a defensive pistol specifically designed to be easier to operate.

Do .22 LR Pistols Make Sense for Self-Defense?

Here's a closer look at the advantages and disadvantages of these compact rimfire pistols. 

Lowering the Boom: 6 Useful Devices to Help Manage the Muzzle

Check out these commonly used accessories designed to mitigate muzzle blast or change how the rifle moves in your hands.

Getting Your New Handgun Range Ready

Whether they are purchased new or used, handguns are rarely range ready right out of the box. Here's a plan to follow each time a new or used gun is purchased.

Used Mid-Size Revolvers: An Ideal Introduction to Wheelguns?

Here's an affordable way to try out the "Goldilocks" mid-size double actions, which are much more enjoyable to shoot.

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