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The model JCP has a polymer frame – a 4.5-inch barrel, & a slide composed of ZAMAK-3 with steel reinforcements like all Hi-Point pistols, It features an indispensable accessory track for mounting Hi-Point JCP 40 lasers & flashlights on Hi-Point rings. The security is a combination lever for locking the slide & blocking the sear […]

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The Ruger Mark II Model P-512 .22 autoloader is an accurate, high-quality rimfire pistol that is a takeoff on Bill Ruger’s classic design first introduced in 1949. This one has the Government .45 style frame.

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Looking for a holster for your Glock 42 pistol? We’re putting together an in-depth resource for finding the perfect match for your needs. Below are a variety of Glock 42 holsters that are available or that have been announced. As more scabbards become available, we will add them here. Since the pistol is still relatively […]

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We pitted a $2,000 Freedom Arms .44 Magnum against the $800 Smith & Wesson Model 629 Classic DX and came up with a money-saving finding.   In our experience, we’ve seen that short-range handgun hunters generally prefer three revolver brands—Freedoms Arms, Smith & Wesson, and Wesson Arms—over wheelguns from other companies. But because Wesson Arms […]

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We thought the polymer-framed Model 21 ran more reliably than Springfield’s Standard Wide Body PB9707.   The game of Practical Shooting demands a gun that can be drawn fast, shot with abandon, and reloaded quickly. Referred to as IPSC competition for the organization that governs it (International Practical Shooting Conference), the courses of fire vary […]

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Last month, the Colt’s gun knocked off Ruger in a comparison of Hunter Pistols; this time, it takes on the venerable Model 29.   We recently tested three .44 Magnum revolvers suitable for use in various silhouette disciplines, and we reported on two of them last month: Ruger’s Super Redhawk GKSRH-7, a stainless-steel gun with […]

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The Colt’s gun squeezes out a win over a Ruger Super Redhawk in this matchup of Hunter Pistol–ready wheelguns.   Handgun silhouette shooters who are in the market for a new competition revolver have a number of items from which to choose, but they must be careful to select a wheelgun that has the basic […]

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In our view, the Versatility and Custom Classic outshot and sported better features than Colt’s Combat Target.   The word production is taking on new meaning as it relates to the manufacturing of .45 ACP semiauto handguns. An increasing number of shops are making, taking, matching, and fitting frames, slides, guide rods, triggers, grips, magazines, […]

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This $1,250 Magnum Research Action Express gun costs too much for its limited usefulness, we think. Also, it hits shooters in the head with extracted cases.   Shooters interested in performance have probably read about the .50 Action Express and wondered if the cartridge fills any useful niche between the powerful .44 Magnum and the […]

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This powerful handgun cartridge can be too much of a good thing unless you learn how to reload ‘lite’ rounds.   The .44 magnum sits near the top end of the power/recoil spectrum, even though several more potent handgun rounds have replaced it as the world’s most powerful handgun cartridges. Still, people who shoot the […]