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The AR-15 rifle in .223/5.56 is an excellent rifle for woman shooters thanks to its compact size and light recoil. Patrick Hayes Photo

AR-15 Review: Colt LE6920MP USA

With a nod toward the AR’s patriotic parentage as the platform created for the U.S. military, the Colt LE6920MP USA looks as cool as it shoots.

The LC9s is a petite pistol, but one Ruger has made more controllable with the option of a finger grip extension floorplate that can be added to the magazine.

Ruger Expands Petite Pistol Line with LC9s

Ruger has continued to expand its Lightweight Compact Pistol line with the addition of the LC9s. The handgun boasts all the popular features of its predecessors, but with a striker-fired system.

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Video: Gun Review of the Heckler & Koch VP9

It's been a spell since Heckler & Koch has introduced a new striker-fired pistol to the market, but that recently changed with the VP9. Check out this video to see if the wait was worth it for this 9mm pistol.

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Video: Gun Review of the Beretta ARX 100

With the utmost flexibility and space-age lines, the Beretta ARX 100 has been among the most anticipated tactical rifles in recent years. But does the carbine live up to its hype? Check out this video review to find out if Beretta done right.

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Handgun Review: The Para Executive Carry

The lighter and easier-to-conceal compact 1911-style semi-auto has met with considerable success, and for good reason. The Para Executive Carry tested in this handgun review is a top contender in the category.

The Bond Arms Derringers: The Ranger fires .45 Colt and .410 shot shells. The new Mini Backup fires .45 ACP ammunition and can be converted to 9mm and .40 S&W.

Bond Arms’ Dynamic Derringers

Bond Arms was founded in 1995 with the idea that the Remington Model 95 over/under, single-action Derringer could be converted from an Old West anachronism into a modern defensive handgun. The company now gives shooters the power of the .410 shotshell or pocket the potent .45 ACP, in a double-barrel pistol.

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Massad Ayoob: A Look at the SIG P320

For years now, traditional double action police service pistols such as the SIG P-series have been pushed out of the spotlight by polymer-frame, striker fired pistols, a revolution begun by Glock. Now, SIG has met the striker-fired polymer pistols on their own turf with the new SIG P320.