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Photo Gallery: 8 New Handguns for 2014

In the market for a new handgun? Whether you're shopping for a concealed carry gun, target shooter or home defense handgun, manufacturers have you covered with these 8 good options.

The Beretta M9, in service since 1985, might soon be replaced as the U.S. Army's service pistol.

Army Shooting to Replace Beretta M9

The Beretta M9 has been in military service for nearly 30 years. But recently, the Army has signaled it aims to replace the 9mm with a more reliable and powerful pistol.

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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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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.

Smith & Wesson’s foray into really big-bore revolvers came with the introduction of the double-action X-frame. This one is chambered in the high-velocity .460 Smith & Wesson Magnum.

Revolver Selection, Understanding Your Needs

Whether it's hunting or self-defense, there is a revolver that will fit your needs. But before you make a choice between the slew of revolvers out there, you need to figure out exactly how you plan on using your wheelgun.

The VP9, Heckler & Koch's first new striker fire pistol in around 35 years.

Heckler & Koch Unveils the Striker-Fired VP9

It's been a spell since Heckler & Koch has introduced a striker-fired pistol, but the company's new VP9 appears to have made the wait worth it. The gun is decked out with features nearly any shooter will find appealing.