Handgun Reviews: Best of Range 365

All of our handgun reviews and tests by our shooting experts.

We look at every aspect of two compact high-capacity 9mms—an old warhorse and a young up-and-comer.

This is the FNS-9 Compact (left) and the Glock 26 Gen 4.

It’s a lightweight handgun that shoots a super-fast bullet with rifle-like penetration—and it’s a hoot to shoot. Here’s how it fared in our tests.

FN Five-SeveN
The FN Five-SeveN, in 5.7x28mm.

The new .22 semiauto takes part-swapping to a whole new level—all you need is an Allen wrench—but does it shoot? Here’s what we found.

The Smith & Wesson SW22 Victory base model.

We pit two 9mm pistols—both very popular with law enforcement and military, but of different design—against each other. Here’s how they fared.

The Glock 19 and the Sig Sauer P229.

A handgun instructor gives her picks of the pistols and revolvers now on the market that fit both the hands and the needs of women.

Taurus says their 13-round lightweight 9mm pistol is reliable and dependable. Will it re-establish the company’s name in the U.S.? We take a close look.

The author found that the Taurus PT-111 Millennium G2 is a quality compact 9mm carry gun with a smooth trigger and an easy-to-work slide. Recoil is comfortable thanks to its grip.

How the latest version of the popular Lightweight Compact pistol in 9mm operates, handles, and shoots.

The Ruger LC9s is offered in 9mm only. It is six inches long and weighs only 17.2 ounces. The magazine capacity is seven rounds, for a total of eight with one in the chamber. The author found it functioned flawlessly.

The designed-for-concealed-carry pistol has plenty of James Bond style. But does it perform to the same standards? The author found out.

Walther’s new CCP (Concealed Carry Pistol) is a striker-fired single-stack 9mm with an MSRP of $469.

Servicemen and law enforcement all over the world used the revolver that we know today as the Model 10. It also saved a company.

The Smith & Wesson Model 10, originally called the .38 M&P.

The little two-barrel handgun, so popular more than a hundred years ago, has made a comeback in modern calibers. Here’s how it performed.

Bond Arms Derringers are well-made, high-quality firearms that are modern versions of a classic gun design. This is the Texas Defender model in .45 Colt/.410. MSRP is $440.

The little two-barrel handgun, so popular more than a hundred years ago, has made a comeback in modern calibers. Here’s how it performed.

Traditionally chambered in .38 Special, a “snub-nosed” J-Frame revolver is only made in the heftier .357 Magnum, which chambers .38 Special cartridges.

Carried by thousands of cops for decades, the Model 66 gets an updated look in its reintroduction—but retains all the qualities that made it great.

Smith & Wesson Model 66 Combat Magnum
Smith & Wesson Model 66 Combat Magnum.

It’s a subcompact 9mm semiautomatic that costs around $300. Here’s how the discount carry pistol handled, functioned, and shot.

SCCY CPX-2 Pistol
The SCCY CPX-2 pistol has an MSRP of $314. The author found it to be a functional and reliable self-defense pistol.

Three size classes, three weights, three dimensions. Which one is best for personal defense?

The rounded butt of the SW1911 Sc helps with concealment and shooting comfort.

This 117-year-old pistol design, used by the enemy in both world wars, still captures the imagination of shooters everywhere.

Luger
The Luger was designed by and named after Georg Johann Luger (1849-1923). This is the standard infantry model used by the Germans.

Carried by thousands of cops for decades, the Model 66 gets an updated look in its reintroduction—but retains all the qualities that made it great.

Smith & Wesson Model 66 Combat Magnum
Smith & Wesson Model 66 Combat Magnum.

It’s a single-stack 9mm that’s sized between full size and micro. Here’s how it carried, felt, and functioned.

Glock G43
Glock recently entered the category between full size and micro with its new G43, a single-stack 9mm the company calls a "Sub-Compact Slimline."

How the full-size pistol with a unique sight system performed at the range.

Steyr Mannlicher L-A1
The new Steyr L-A1 is available in .40 S&W, .357 SIG, and 9mm with a metal magazine that holds 17 rounds in 9mm, 12 in the other two calibers.

The big, powerful, distinctive revolver from the mid-1800s has a significant place in American history--and Hollywood has helped further its fame.

Gun of the Week: Colt Walker Revolver
The U.S. Model 1847 USMR Colt Revolver.photo from the National Firearms Museum Collection

The easy-to-shoot, polymer-framed pistol fills an important niche in the self-defense handgun category.

Smith & Wesson M&P Shield
The S&W M&P Shield, a striker-fired, polymer-framed pistol that created a brand new category by splitting the difference in size between the little .380 handguns and the larger semiautomatics.

Developed shortly after the First World War and used by countries around the globe, the high-capacity pistol is still relevant today.

Gun of the Week: Browning High Power
A standard military style High Power with 50-meter, single-leaf sight.

How the “most powerful handgun in the world” got its start—and its fame.

Smith & Wesson Model 29
This is the gun that Clint Eastwood, playing the role of “Dirty Harry,” called the “most powerful handgun in the world.” It is Smith & Wesson’s Model 29 and you can see it at the NRA's National Firearms Museum in Fairfax, Virginia.

Range 365 puts Remington’s latest carry pistol through a prolonged test on the firing line.

The RM380 is a new pocket pistol from Remington. It’s the first gun to be completely manufactured at Remington’s new plant in Huntsville, Alabama.

More than a century after its introduction, the iconic semiauto is still in style.

Model 1911
The Venerable 1911: The Model 1911 is a single-action, semiautomatic, magazine-fed, recoil-operated pistol originally chambered for the .45 ACP cartridge. It is one of the guns that changed the course of history.

This new and innovative handgun design didn’t just rewrite the book on defensive handguns—it burned it and stomped on the ashes.

Glock G17
Despite initial resistance from the market to accept a “plastic” handgun, the Glock 17 quickly redefined pistol design and prompted police departments around the U.S. to give up their age-old revolvers for Glocks.Richard King

It is a lot of pistol, but sometimes you need a lot of pistol.

Smith & Wesson Performance Center 500
For $1,599 this big revolver can tackle just about anything you want to hunt.

Glock introduced the Glock 42, a slim pistol chambered in .380 ACP, in early 2014. Since that time I’ve had the opportunity to thoroughly test this pistol.

Glock 42
Glock 42
The Glock 42 is Glock's smallest carry gun.

It’s a whole new concept in handguns: make the frame, barrel, slide, and even caliber of one gun interchangeable. Here’s how the P320 works, and how it performed at the range.

The Sig Sauer P320.