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Springfield Armory XD-45ACP Tactical and LE Service Model .45ACP Pistols

By David Crane defrev at gmail dot com November 13, 2008 DefenseReview has been publishing information about Springfield Armory XD (eXtreme Duty) series pistols for quite awhile now, since a number of our professional contacts in the tactical community swear by them, particularly the .45 ACP models. To date, the most interesting XD pistol is the Springfield XD(M) a.k.a. Springfield ... Read More »

Springfield Armory XDM Pistol: 16+1 Rounds of .40 S&W Firepower

By David Crane defrev at gmail dot com July 26, 2008 For the last few years, DefenseReview has received some pretty glowing feedback on the Springfield Armory XD45 (eXtreme Duty 45) .45 ACP pistol. One of the primary aspects of the XD45 pistol that the professionals we’ve interviewed appreciate is its fully-supported chamber which allows them to fire high-pressure +P ... Read More »

Smith & Wesson M&P Compact Series Pistols for Concealed Carry (CCW)

by David Crane david at defensereview.com DefenseReview readers may remember that we wrote about the Smith & Wesson M&P pistol (standard-size 9mm/.40 S&W version) back in 2005. Well, DefenseReview recently got to handle the brand new Smith & Wesson M&P45 (S&W M&P45) .45 ACP pistol at SHOT Show 2007, which looks like a winner, provided it proves to be reliable, ... Read More »

HK45 and HK45 Compact (HK45C) Pistols: Future USSOCOM Combat Pistol (CP) System?

by David Crane [email protected] Gunwriters David Fortier (David M. Fortier) and Ken Hackathorn have both recently written articles about the HK45 and HK45C .45 ACP combat pistols, and both articles can be viewed at the Vickers Tactical Inc. website (VickersTactical.com). The articles are in PDF format and are downloadable. Vickers Tactical, Inc. is owned by gunsmith/pistolsmith and retired U.S. Army ... Read More »

Springfield Armory XD Pistols: Serious Defensive Plastic for Serious Use

by David Crane [email protected] Springfield Armory XD pistols receiving some pretty high praise by professionals in the tactical and competitive shooting arenas, lately. Rob Leatham, world-class competitive shooter and Springfield Armory spokesman, is a obviously a big proponent of them, of course. He’s also an ideal demonstrator for the XD pistols’ performance capabilities, sincel he’s an IPSC Grandmaster shooter and ... Read More »

Taurus PT 24/7 Pistol: Polymer-Framed, Striker-Fired, Ergonomic Carry Pistol

by David Crane [email protected] The brand new, hot-off-the-presses Taurus PT 24/7 pistol is getting, well…a lot of press these days. The author can’t seem to pick up a firearms print publication lately without reading about the "24/7". For example, "Guns" Magazine (Nov. 2004) and "American Handgunner" Magazine (Nov./Dec. 2004), are both featuring articles on the 24/7 pistol, this month. Basically, ... Read More »

Springfield Armory X-Treme Duty (XD) Pistols: Tactical and Sub-Compact

by David Crane [email protected] Springfield Armory’s XD Pistols recently won the NRA’s 2003 Golden Bullseye Award for "Handgun of the Year". That’s pretty impressive. Just as impressive is the fact that Springfield Armory has introduced both a 3" Sub-Compact XD and 5" Tactical XD model of the X-Treme Duty (XD) pistol in such a relatively short time. DefenseReview has been ... Read More »