Pistols

Transforming a Stock G48 Into a G43X with Help From POF and Brownells

My relationship with small pistols has been tenuous at best. Most don’t fit my large hands, making them literally a pain to shoot. The slide tears a groove in the web of my hand, and I am lucky to get a couple of fingers on the grip. Admittedly, as age creeps up, and after three …

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Is the Yeet Cannon the Modern Day Liberator?

Today we’re going to examine two iconic firearms from two wildly different worlds. The FP-45 Liberator, the American made single shot insurgency pistol, was a symbol resistance to an occupying force. The Hi-Point Yeet Cannon, a modern-day semi-automatic handgun that received its name in an unholy union of internet meme culture and inexpensive firearm design. …

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How the Walther PPK/s Pistol Was Born From a Failed Import Test

In the wake of three high profile assassinations (President John Kennedy, Robert Kennedy and Martin Luther King) the GCA of 1968 became law. Among other things, it sought to halt the importation of inexpensive pocket pistols which were perceived by Congress as the weapons of America’s criminal element. The finely made and fairly expensive PPK …

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Concealed Carry Corner: The Back Up Gun Debate

I didn’t quite understand how polarizing the BUG gun ( Back Up Gun) debate was until I was out to dinner with six or seven friends a few weeks ago. My friends all had extremely strong feelings and reactions to a very simple question. Regardless of what you think about back up guns, there’s no …

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WATCH: Testing Smith & Wesson’s New M&P M2.0 Subcompact Pistol

During the recent Athlon Outdoors Rendezvous, our editors got the chance to get some trigger time on the new Smith & Wesson M&P M2.0 Subcompact Pistol. And S&W’s newest carry gun didn’t disappoint. Smith & Wesson M&P M2.0 Subcompact Athlon staff members took on steel targets with the pistol, littered at nearly every conceivable distance …

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SIG SAUER Super Target Air Pistol and New Line of Pellets Now Available

So as the winter months are closing in and the lazier amongst us might not get to the range quite as often. If you’re looking for a new home plinker then SIG Sauer have just introduced the ASP Precision Super Target Air Pistol, a .177 single shot pneumatic air pistol which SIG say is ‘highly …

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