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Handgun Operation: Unloading Semi-Automatic Pistols

How to unload a semi-automatic pistol safely.

Handgun Operation: Firing Semi-Automatic Pistols

Procedures for firing single- and double-action semi-automatic pistols are essentially the same.

Handgun Operation: Loading Semi-Automatic Pistols

Loading means filling an empty gun with cartridges. Proper pistol handling includes knowing the process to safely and efficiently load one.

Handgun Operation: Semi-Automatic Safety Mechanisms

Semi-automatic pistol safety systems can assume a dizzying variety of forms.

Handgun Operation: Types Of Semi-Automatic Pistol Mechanisms

All about the three most popular semi-automatic actions for pistols—blowback-operated, recoil-operated and gas-operated.

Review: Beretta 1301 Comp Pro

The success of the 1301 Comp led Beretta to release the new Pro version, which is ready for 3-Gun matches straight out of the box.

New: Performance Center Lightweight T/CR22 Rimfire Rifles

Combining carbon-fiber barrels with lightweight stocks, these rimfire rifles are ideal for both competitive shooting and small-game hunting.

Review: Colt Gold Cup Trophy 9mm

This 9mm 1911 is match-ready straight from the box and there are plenty of games it can play.

History Of The First Semi-Automatic Pistols

Did you know the first semi-automatic pistol was unveiled in the late 19th century?

Rimless .38 Super Brass: Everything You Need To Know

Rimless .38 Super loads occupy a unique niche in the shooting sports, particularly popular with racegun competitions in action pistol

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