• June 2014

    Combat Handguns

    Cover StoryPreview: .45 ACP Firepower with the Springfield .45 XD-S 4.0”

    Springfield Armory’s .45 XD-S 4.0” is a potent, concealable pistol offering 5+1 shots of .45 ACP!

    Long a fan of the XD and XD-S designs by Springfield Armory, Dennis Adler put the company’s new .45 XD-S 4.0” offering through a full field test for the September 2014 issue of COMBAT HANDGUNS. Intrigued by the gun’s compact size and its ability to deliver 5+1 rounds of hard-hitting .45 ACP, Adler sought to find out how the new design compare ...

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    Testing Out 3 Rimfire Replicas

    Battle-born .22s pull double duty as tactical trainers and rimfire replicas ...

  • 10 New Breed Retention Holsters

    10 retention holsters mixing speedy access with gun-grab-proof security!

  • Top 12 Compact Classics for CCW Self-Defense

    The 12 best models, both old and new, for CCW self-defense, including handg ...

  • Hit What You Aim At: 4 Fundamental Marksmanship Tips

    Four fundamental marksmanship tips to help you make your shot with every pu ...

  • The Gladiator: Maximus Arms’ Tank-Tough 1911

    Using tough 17-4PH steel, the ultra-rugged Gladiator .45 by Maximus Arms is ...

  • Preview: Top 12 Compact Classics

    A survey of the top 12 compact handgun designs, both new and old, from Colt ...

  • Preview: Mil-Spec Rimfire Replicas

    Walther and ATI/GSG deliver battle-born mil-spec rimfire replicas in .22 LR ...