Pistol & Revolver Reviews

Handguns come in different shapes and sizes. One definitely doesn't fit all. So we've got our hands on most of the most popular pistol and revolvers on the market and tested them with that criteria in mind. Here's our unbiased review.

Concealed Carry Handguns

6 Best Sub-Compact Single-Stack 9mm for CCW

Want the best concealed carry gun? You'll want to start with a single stack sub-compact 9mm. We take a look at the pros/cons and why they are so popular.

Best .380 Pistols [Hands-On]: Pocket Rockets

Can a .380 pistol save your life? We'll cover what the round can do, things to consider in choosing a gun, ammo, and our top 5 picks of the best .380 pistols.

6 Best Concealed Carry (CCW) Guns Under $400

Want a reliable and accurate concealed carry gun for an affordable price? Here's some of the most popular (and tested) CCW guns that don't cost over $400.

11 Best Concealed Carry Guns (By Popular Caliber) [2020]

Not sure what concealed carry handgun to get? Or even what caliber is best for you? We'll cover all our favorite guns for the most popular calibers.

5 Best 9mm & .45 ACP Revolvers

Who needs .357 Mag anyways? We cover the pros and cons and then dive into a few of our favorite 9mm and .45 ACP revolver options.

Best .22LR Pistols for Pocket Carry

Sometimes, bigger isn't always better. These pocket-sized .22s offer convenient defense options in a petite, pocket-portable package.

8 Best Concealed Carry Revolvers

Revolvers make for excellent CCW weapons...reliable, consistent, and easy to conceal. We've rounded up some of the best CCW revolvers on the market.

[Review+Video] FN 503: Top Tier CCW?

Looking for a super slim sub-compact.? FN enters the ring with its tiny 503 based off the 509. But how does it compare against the P365 and G43?

5 Best New Compact Carry Guns for 2018

SHOT Show 2018 is over...here's our favorite new carry guns for 2018. Stay tuned for in-depth reviews on all the ones we can get our hands on.

5 Best Backup Guns: When All Else Fails

What happens when your main sidearm goes down? Do you have a belly gun for a last ditch effort? We review a few of our favorite backup guns for EDC.

1911 Reviews

Best Affordable 1911s (For Your Budget)

As American as apple pie, the 1911 is a classic and outstanding firearm. Find out the best affordable 1911 that fits your budget.

Best 1911 Pistols For the Money [2020]

There's so many 1911's out there...how do you choose? We cover the 10 best 1911 pistols and features PLUS our personal picks for each price range.

Best 1911's Chambered in 9mm

When you think 1911, you think 230+ grains of .45 caliber Americana. But what if you want that classic 1911 styling and shootability, but in a softer-shooting (and cheaper) flavor? These 9mm 1911's are for you.

[Review] Springfield 1911 EMP 9mm: When Nothing Else Will Do

Looking for a concealed carry 1911? We hands-on review the Springfield 1911 EMP in 9mm. Complete with videos, possible upgrades, reliability, and more.

[Review] Taurus PT-1911: Most Worth It?

See what we think of the Taurus PT 1911...entry-level 1911 with tons of great features. We'll cover reliability, shootability, pricing, upgrades, and more.

Ruger SR1911 [Hands-On Review]: New Go-To 1911?

Is Ruger's SR1911 worthy of the 1911 name? We hands-on review it for reliability, shootability, ergonomics, and worth-it-ness. See what we find out!

[Review] Kimber Warrior: A New 1911 Era

Looking at getting a Kimber Warrior 1911? We have a review years in the making where we cover accuracy, reliability, ergonomics, pricing, and more.

Best 1911s in 10mm: When .45 Is Not Enough

The 1911 was designed in .45 ACP, but when you need more power than what .45 can deliver - you need 10mm. Learn about why and what 1911s in 10mm we like most!

[Review] Springfield 1911 EMP 9mm: When Nothing Else Will Do

Looking for a concealed carry 1911? We hands-on review the Springfield 1911 EMP in 9mm. Complete with videos, possible upgrades, reliability, and more.

1911 Series 70 vs Series 80: What's the Best?

What's the difference? We go over everything from the safety, bushing, and hammer in the Series 70 and Series 90 1911s to see which is the best for you.

Best 1911 Upgrades & Mods

Find out the best 1911 upgrades to make your gun perfect. We're breaking it down into easy DIY mods, gunsmith required upgrades, and recommended products.

[Review] Rock Island 1911: GI Midsize

Are Rock Island Armory's 1911s cheap but still good? Find out now as we go over fit, feel, accuracy, reliability, and more in this review.

Colt 1911-22 Beginner Gun Review

One of the most fun guns we've ever shot! See how we review the Colt 1911 .22LR in terms of reliability, cost, shootability, upgrades, and more.

Glock Reviews

Best 9mm Glocks [Ultimate Models Guide]

Glock is one of the standards that all other pistols are held to. But what Glock is right for you? We cover the most popular 9mm Glocks on the market!

4 Best Glocks [Across Calibers & Sizes]

"Just get a Glock!" But which one? We cover our pick of the best Glock models across calibers and sizes. All hands-on with standalone reviews too.

[Review] Glock 19 Gen 5: 3500 Round Report

The Glock G19 is one of the most popular handguns. But is the newest Gen 5 version worth it for you? We hands-on review it after shooting 3500+ rounds.

[Review] Glock G45, Gen 5 G17 MOS, & G19 MOS

We received some of the first few Glock G45 & Gen 5 MOS pistols and test their reliability, accuracy, & ergonomics. Is it all hype or should you upgrade?

[Review+Video] Glock 43: Concealed Carry Perfection?

Is the Glock 43 perfect for you? We hands-on review it and give you 10 reasons why we love it...and 3 we don't. Plus lots of video and size comparisons.

[Review] Glock G45, Gen 5 G17 MOS, & G19 MOS

We received some of the first few Glock G45 & Gen 5 MOS pistols and test their reliability, accuracy, & ergonomics. Is it all hype or should you upgrade?

The Dumbest Glock Build Ever

We've done a bunch of great Glock builds. Here's what we came up for the absolute dumbest build possible. Check out our monstrosity.

Glock G43X and G48 [Hands-On Review]

The G43X and G48 are Glock's newest models. We hands-on review these two concealed carry contenders for reliability, price, ergonomics, capacity, and more.

[Review+Video] Glock 44: First Legendary .22LR?

Is Glock's first .22LR handgun worth it? We hands-on test the Glock 44 for reliability, accuracy, ergonomics, affordability, and more. With tons of video!

Best Glock Upgrades [Hands-on]: Defense, Competition, & Custom

Want the perfect Glock for your purpose...at your budget? We cover upgrades like triggers, lights, slides, grips, sights, and more.

Best Glock 19 Sights (And Other Models)

The Glock 19 is one of the most popular CCW guns but has terrible factory sights. Here's our picks for the best upgrade sights for the 19 and other models.

Four Glock .45 ACP Models to Make You Forget the 1911

If you want .45 ACP power and Glock Perfect, we'll help you choose the perfect model in terms of size, feel, capacity, price, and more.

Gen 5 Glocks: What's New With Our Favorite Gun?

After much waiting, Glock's Gen5 lineup has finally arrived. Check out the brand new Glock 17 and Glock 19 here and see what's new.

Best Glock Triggers [Hands-On Tested]

Want the most accuracy out of your Glock? We bought and tested the most popular Glock triggers out there and choose our best for every budget.

7 Best Aftermarket Glock Barrels [Hands-On]

Building or upgrading your Glock? The barrel is one of the most important parts that will dictate your accuracy. We cover our favorites so you can make the best decision.

Best Glock Magazine Extensions and Basepads: From +1 to +20

Want to up your Glock or PCC capacity? We go over our favorite Glock magazine extensions and basepads from +1 to +20.

Best Aftermarket Glock Magazines: Max Reliability

You can never have too many Glock mags, but reliability is key. Here's a list of the best and worst aftermarket Glock magazines to keep your pistol running smoothly.

Best G43 Holsters [All Carry Positions]

Looking for the best Glock 43 holster for you? We cover what makes a great holster, and our favs for IWB, OWB, shoulder, and women specific ones too.

5 Best Aftermarket Glock Slides [Hands-On]: Looks & Functionality

Looking to dress up your Glock, improve performance, reduce recoil, or even add a red dot? These are the best aftermarket slides to get the job done.

[Review] Lone Wolf Timberwolf Frame

When is a Glock not a Glock? We take a hands-on look at Lone Wolf's Timberwolf Frame that gives you tons of choices in grip/slide size and compatibility.

Faxon Glock Barrel Review: Perfect For Your Next Build

Want your new Glock project to both shoot AND look better? We cover Faxon's new Glock barrels in terms of accuracy, looks, fit/feel, and bang-for-the-buck.

Best Pistol Caliber AR-15 Carbines (That Take Glock Mags)

Got a Glock? Got a AR-15? Wish you could combine the two? You can! Find out what we think and some of our recommendations for these handy (and fun) carbines!

Sig Sauer Handgun Reviews

Sig Sauer P320 [Review+Video]: Worth It?

Is the Sig Sauer P320 right for you? Our review covers everything from price and ergonomics, to reliability, upgrades, accuracy, and all the different models.

SIG Sauer P238 [Review]

Looking at getting the Sig Sauer P238 picket pistol? See how it stacks up in our review in terms of reliability, cost, shootability, upgrades, safety, and more.

Sig Sauer P365 [Review+Video]: Why So Popular?

Is the Sig Sauer P365 the perfect concealed carry handgun for you? We cut through the hype and focus on shootability, accuracy, reliability, and more.

[Review] Sig Sauer P250: Modern Modular Sidearm

The Sig P250 is one of the original modular sidearms. We review its reliability, accuracy, modularity, shootability, and more to see if it's worth it.

[Review] Sig Sauer P938: Tiny 9mm 1911 Goodness?

There are lots of good CCW guns on the market and this 9mm Sig Sauer is one of our favorites! Learn all about the P938, why we love it, and if it's for you.

[Review] Sig Sauer P226: Super Solid

The Sig P226 is almost always on a "best pistols" list. We see if it's worth the legendary hype for reliability, accuracy, ergonomics, and more.

[Review] Sig Sauer P320-M17 (Civilian Version)

The Army chose Sig's M17 for their new modular sidearm. Now you can get your own civilian P320-M17. See if it's worth the changes with our hands-on review.

SIG Sauer P238 [Review]

Looking at getting the Sig Sauer P238 picket pistol? See how it stacks up in our review in terms of reliability, cost, shootability, upgrades, safety, and more.

Sig Sauer Legion P226 [Review]: Finest Sig Yet?

Looking for the best Sig Sauer can do? They took their P226 and added on all the bells and whistles with their Legion model. See our full hands-on review.

[Review] Sig Sauer P365 SAS: Snag No More

The newest P365 is the SAS model which stands for "Sig Anti-Snag." Is it the perfect pocket carry pistol for you? We hands-on review it with tons of video.

[Tribute Review] Sig P239: Goodnight Sweet Prince

One of the best 9mm CCW pistols and now it's gone. Check out our tribute review for the Sig Sauer P239 and why we still choose to carry it.

Smith & Wesson Handgun Reviews

[Review]: Smith & Wesson M&P .45: M2.0 & Shield

Having trouble choosing the best M&P .45 handgun. We cover all the variants so you save time and find the perfect gun for you.

Smith & Wesson SW22 Victory Pistol Review

What makes the perfect learning pistol? One that builds confidence with a low amount of felt recoil. Enter the Smith & Wesson SW22 Victory.

Smith and Wesson Bodyguard 380 [Review]

Wondering about the S&W Bodyguard .380 for concealed carry? Check out our full review to see if its really all its cracked up to be.

Smith & Wesson Performance Center M&P Shield Review

The S&W Shield is a wildly popular little gun, so we decided to see how the S&W Performance Center Ported Shield in 9mm stacked up to its competition.

[Review] Smith & Wesson 642 Airweight: Go-To Snubbie?

Looking for a snub-nosed revolver in .38 Special as a backup gun? We hands-on review the popular S&W 642 Airweight for reliability, shootabily, and more.

[Review] Smith & Wesson Model 686+

I never liked revolvers until the Smith & Wesson 686. Check out my review on the S&W's reliability, shootability, upgrades, safety, and more.

[Review] Smith & Wesson .500 Magnum Vs All The Things

Need the most powerful production handgun in the world? We hands-on shoot the Smith & Wesson Model 500 in .500 S&W Magnum vs all the dollar store things.

[Review]: Smith & Wesson M&P .45: M2.0 & Shield

Having trouble choosing the best M&P .45 handgun. We cover all the variants so you save time and find the perfect gun for you.

Smith & Wesson SW22 Victory Pistol Review

What makes the perfect learning pistol? One that builds confidence with a low amount of felt recoil. Enter the Smith & Wesson SW22 Victory.

Smith and Wesson Bodyguard 380 [Review]

Wondering about the S&W Bodyguard .380 for concealed carry? Check out our full review to see if its really all its cracked up to be.

[Review] Sig Sauer P226: Super Solid

The Sig P226 is almost always on a "best pistols" list. We see if it's worth the legendary hype for reliability, accuracy, ergonomics, and more.

Ruger Handgun Reviews

[Review] Ruger LCP II: The Best Pocket Pistol?

The Ruger LCP II is one of the most popular pocket pistol CCW gun. We hands-on review its shootability, reliability, ergonomics, price, and more.

[Review] Ruger SP101: The Tank-Like Snubby

Looking for a NICE revolver in .357 Magnum? Check out our review of the Ruger SP-101 covering reliability, shootability, accuracy, worth-it-ness, and more.

[Hands-On Review] Ruger Mark IV 22/45: Sheer Fun

Sometimes shooting can be pure fun and the Ruger Mark IV is just that. We hands-on review it for reliability, value, upgrade potential, and more.

[Review] Ruger LC9s: Discontinued Too Soon

The Ruger LC9s is one of our favorite and most concealable sub-compact 9mms. We'll go over its current status, how it shoots, and the best holster options.

[Review] Ruger Wrangler: Single Action .22LR Fun

The Ruger Wrangler is too much fun for $200. We hands-on test the single action revolver for accuracy, reliability, ergonomics, and bang-for-the-buck.

[Review] Ruger LCP II: The Best Pocket Pistol?

The Ruger LCP II is one of the most popular pocket pistol CCW gun. We hands-on review its shootability, reliability, ergonomics, price, and more.

[Hands-On Review] Ruger Mark IV 22/45: Sheer Fun

Sometimes shooting can be pure fun and the Ruger Mark IV is just that. We hands-on review it for reliability, value, upgrade potential, and more.

[Review] Ruger SP101: The Tank-Like Snubby

Looking for a NICE revolver in .357 Magnum? Check out our review of the Ruger SP-101 covering reliability, shootability, accuracy, worth-it-ness, and more.

Ruger SR1911 [Hands-On Review]: New Go-To 1911?

Is Ruger's SR1911 worthy of the 1911 name? We hands-on review it for reliability, shootability, ergonomics, and worth-it-ness. See what we find out!

[Review] Ruger Super Redhawk: Big Bore + Big Game

Got an elk, moose, or bear tag you want to fill? Handgun hunting might be for you! One of our favorites is the Ruger Super Redhawk in big bore calibers.

Ruger GP100 Beginner Gun Review

Quickly learn everything from reliability, affordability, shootability, upgrades, and more in our Ruger GP100 Review.

Revolver Reviews

8 Best Concealed Carry Revolvers

Revolvers make for excellent CCW weapons...reliable, consistent, and easy to conceal. We've rounded up some of the best CCW revolvers on the market.

7 Best .357 Magnum Revolvers [Proven Stopping Power]

So many choices! We quickly go over what to look for in a wheel gun and our Best .357 Magnum Revolvers across different frame sizes & budgets.

Best Beginner Revolvers: Six Guns For The Modern World

Think revolvers are too old school? We'll cover reasons why revolvers still rule in the modern world...plus our favorite picks of the best models and brands.

The 7 Best CCW .38 Revolvers

The .38 is one of the classic American revolvers...used and loved for its concealability and reliability. We pick our top 7 best .38 revolvers for CCW.

Ruger GP100 Beginner Gun Review

Quickly learn everything from reliability, affordability, shootability, upgrades, and more in our Ruger GP100 Review.

[Review] Colt King Cobra: Return of a Triumphant Serpent

Colt's snake guns are back. How does the King Cobra fare? We hands-on test it for reliability, accuracy, ergonomics, value, and more.

Taurus 627 Revolver Review

See how the Taurus 627 compares to other revolvers in terms of reliability, shootability, price, safety, upgrades, and more. Hint: not too shabby!

5 Best 9mm & .45 ACP Revolvers

Who needs .357 Mag anyways? We cover the pros and cons and then dive into a few of our favorite 9mm and .45 ACP revolver options.

[Review] Chiappa Rhino 40DS: Current Favorite Revolver

Want a different kind of revolver? How about a futuristic one that has the lowest bore axis possible? We hands-on review the Chiappa Rhino 40DS!

[Review] Colt Python: Truly The Best Revolver?

Is the Colt Python really the best revolver of all time? We hands-on review two of them to see...complete with shooting videos.

Best .44 Magnum Revolvers & Rifles

Need a hand cannon? We cover the ballistics and background of the .44 Magnum. Plus our picks of the best revolvers & rifles out there right now.

[Review] Smith & Wesson Model 686+

I never liked revolvers until the Smith & Wesson 686. Check out my review on the S&W's reliability, shootability, upgrades, safety, and more.

[Review] Kimber K6s: Worth It

Looking for a primary or backup revolver? The Kimber K6s outperforms its price point in our review of its reliability, accuracy, ergonomics, and more.

[Review] Smith & Wesson 642 Airweight: Go-To Snubbie?

Looking for a snub-nosed revolver in .38 Special as a backup gun? We hands-on review the popular S&W 642 Airweight for reliability, shootabily, and more.

[Review] Ruger Super Redhawk: Big Bore + Big Game

Got an elk, moose, or bear tag you want to fill? Handgun hunting might be for you! One of our favorites is the Ruger Super Redhawk in big bore calibers.

[Review] Ruger SP101: The Tank-Like Snubby

Looking for a NICE revolver in .357 Magnum? Check out our review of the Ruger SP-101 covering reliability, shootability, accuracy, worth-it-ness, and more.

[Review] Colt King Cobra: Return of a Triumphant Serpent

Colt's snake guns are back. How does the King Cobra fare? We hands-on test it for reliability, accuracy, ergonomics, value, and more.

[Review] Remington Model 1858: Uberti Reproduction

The old West may have been won with the Peace Maker, but there are DOZENS of other outstanding firearms that helped! The Remington 1858 is just one!

[Review+Video] Heritage Arms Rough Rider 16" .22LR: Dumb & Fun

Sometimes you just want a fun gun. We hands-on review the Heritage Arms Rough Rider 16" .22LR Revolver for everything important and it comes out a winner.

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