May 2011

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FEATURES

SPRINGFIELD XDM 3.8 COMPACT 9mm by William Bel
Versatile and multi-tasking polymer powerhouse now in a smaller package!

TAURUS 1911ALR .45 ACP by Mark Kakkuri
Multipurpose combat handgun that continues the 1911 legacy!

BERETTA Px4 STORM COMPACT 9mm by Dave Spaulding
New breed rotary barrel, 15+1 pistol that excels in every role!

NIGHTHAWK T3 COMP .45 ACP by Jeremy D. Clough
Hybrid comp/ported 1911 in a concealable package that stays on target!

KEL-TEC PLR-16 5.56mm by D.K. Pridgen
Harnessing rifle firepower in a distinctive handgun design!

CARACAL USA 9mms by Richard Mann
Desert-born, NATO tested—full and compact pistols with international credentials!

S&W’s MILITARY & POLICE SERIES by Paul Scarlata
With 100+ years of proven service, the M&P series is as combat-ready as ever!

STI SHADOW .45 ACP by Matt Berger
LE-inspired 1911 developed from the ground up for hardcore concealed carry use!

COLUMNS

It Happened to Me — Deadly Perspective

Self-defense and the Law —Fine Line of Vigilant and Vigilante

Basic Training — Advanced Glock Training Techniques

Reloading — Down and Dirty Job of Recycling Range Brass

Gun Fighting — New Tactical Speedloading for the Fighting Snubbie

On the Range — Gunsite Academy’s Alumni Shoot

Suppressor — Sound of .45 Silence—AAC’s Ti-Rant

Gun Talk — Select-fire Handguns: The Machine Pistol

Wheelguns — The 7.62x38mm Nagant Gas Seal Revolver

New Products Guns and Gear that Caught Our Eye — New guns and gear that caught our eye.

Gunsite Gossip — A Jeff Cooper Retrospective