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Pistol Dynamics Custom Retro .45 by Paul Liebenberg

by David Crane [email protected] A little while back, we reported on Paul Liebenberg opening up his own custom shop, Pistol Dynamics, now located in Indialantic, FL. Well, the July/August 2002 issue of "American Handgunner" contains a rather lengthy article by Cameron Hopkins about both Paul and his new "Limited Signature" Model 1911 he created in retro Armand Swenson/Richard Heinie style ... Read More »

Para-Ordnance LDA 1911 Pistols

LDA stands for “Light Double Action”. Before I tried one of Para-Ordnance’s LDA’s for myself, I have to say that I wasn’t very interested in the concept of a double-action-only .45. The truth is, I felt that it was a solution to a non-existent problem, since I happen to be a single-action proponent. However, now that I’ve sampled it, I ... Read More »

Smith & Wesson Introduces the World’s Lightest .357 Magnum Carry Gun

by David Crane [email protected] Smith & Wesson has just come out with a high-tech lightweight, five-shot .357/.38 Special +p revolver that’s actually light enough to be carried comfortably inside the pocket of a pair of cargo pants(you need pockets large enough, of course). Now, I realize that "high-tech" and "revolver", don’t usually go together well in a sentence, but bear ... Read More »

Meet FN’s New Pistols. Poppa’s Got a Brand New Bag.

FN has a bunch of new pistols on the table. Perhaps most importantly, they’ve just re-introduced the classic Hi-Power Pistol in Mk III configuration. This, of course, used to be known as the Browning Hi-Power Mk III, but Browning’s name will no longer be on the gun. Now, it’s called the FN HP-SA. FN is apparently working with members of ... Read More »

Beretta Billenium Pistol on the Way.

For all those Beretta fans out there, Beretta will be releasing their Billenium limited edition very soon. Limited to no more than 2,000 units worldwide, the pistol will be a single action 9mm(w/sweep-down frame-mounted safety) and of all steel construction, with a skeletonized hammer and checkered front and back strap. It will also feature a nickel alloy surface, carbon fiber ... Read More »

Custom Mini High Power Carry Gun by Art Leckie

The September 2001 issue of SAR (Small Arms Review) has an interesting article on a mini High Power produced by gunsmith Art Leckie. The article is written by Peter Kokalis. If you’re not crazy about the mini Glocks, or you already own one of them and now you just want something a little higher end (and single action), then you ... Read More »

FN Five-SeveN: Is this the handgun of the future?

FN Five-SeveN Pistol FN Five-SeveN Pistol: Future of Things to Come? by: T.J. Mullin At the turn of the century when military handguns first were being chambered for smokeless cartridges, there was a tendency to make them in the same bore size as their military rifle counterparts. This is why we have .30 and .32 caliber revolvers in Sweden, Norway ... Read More »