Check out our reviews of some of the most iconic and popular firearms on the market today!
Handguns and pistols remain the most popular firearms in the US today, and come in all shapes and sizes. We’ve reviewed hundreds of pistols and other handguns for you, from iconic vintage designs right through to the newest models.
Beretta M9 – Our official review of one of the most iconic pistols ever made that has also served as the U.S. military sidearm since 1985: the Beretta M9 pistol.
Bersa Thunder 380 – One of the best budget concealed carry pistols, the Bersa Thunder 380 is much more than a mere clone of the Walther PPK.
Best Glock Trigger – Glocks may be reliable, but they don’t always come with the best triggers from the factory. Fortunately, you can easily upgrade your Glock with a good third party trigger option.
Best 357 Magnum Revolver – If you want a .357 Magnum revolver, there are a great multitude of different options for you to choose from.
Best Handguns Under $400 – If you want a high quality handgun but are on a budget, you’ll be glad to hear there are a number of options available for you.
6 Best 22 Pistols – The small, light round doesn’t cause that much damage, and in some pistols can be unreliable. However, there are a few reasons why .22 pistols are a useful part of your armory.
The Best 1911 for the Money – The iconic 1911 pistol has been around for more than a century now, and remains a great gun for beginners and pros alike. With variants of this gun produced by most major firearm manufacturers, choosing between them can be difficult. Take a look at our review to see the differences between them, and which offers the best value.
9mm vs .357 SIG – Both were designed for semi-automatic handguns, both use a projectile that has a diameter of 355/1000 of an inch, and with modern bullet designs.
10 Best 9mm 1911 Pistols Available Today – For those of you after a premium 1911-style pistol, this review is the place to start. The classic 1911 pistol design has been updated in several ways in recent years, and in this review we’ll take a look at which new features are actually useful.
10 Best 10mm Pistols & Handguns – With so many 9mm pistols available, it can be very difficult to choose between them. In this review we look at every major type of this pistol available, and decide on the best gun for your needs. If you are looking for reliability, ammunition capacity, or simply a cool-looking 9mm pistol, this is the place to start.
10 Best Pocket Pistols For Simple, Everyday Carry – Designed for concealed carry in either the front or back pocket of your pants, the pocket pistol is a suitable option for those who want to protect themselves and/or their family at any given time.
10 Best Handguns For Home Defense – While rifles are more accurate and shotguns more powerful, handguns are more than accurate enough for close to mid-range encounters and are able to be drawn quickly when your life depends on it.
Glock 22 vs. Glock 23 – The Glock 22 and Glock 23 are two of the most popular “plastic” handguns on the market. Both are very reliable handguns as both are manufactured by Glock, a company known for their products’ legendary reliability.
Glock 43 VS. S&W M&P Shield – Both are great guns, and both are great for concealed carry. There are, however, some differences between the pistols that will make one or the other more suitable for you.
Glock 19 VS. Sig Sauer P320 – No review like this can ever recommend a pistol for everyone, because shooting is all about the feel of a gun in your hand, and not the boring old specifications of your weapon
Glock 19 VS. 23 – Since the Glock 19 and the Glock 23 are practically the same pistols, this comparison will revolve around the two different calibers they use, how effective each can be for self defense situations and how each can affect their respective gun’s handling and accuracy.
Glock 19 VS. 26 – Both are great guns, there are some differences in terms of performance and size between these two guns that can have a big impact for individual shooters.
Glock 19 Gen 3 vs. Glock 19 Gen 4 – To say these handguns are reliable is an understatement — they’ve been submerged in water and mud and tortured to hell and back, and they would still spit lead like nobody’s business. That’s how reliable Glocks can be.
GLOCK 26 VS. 43 – On paper, the differences between these guns appear to be very slight, but in the real world even these slight differences can have a big impact.
Hi-Point .45 Review – Here at GND our focus has always been on how well things work. With that in mind, let’s look at some of the more technical aspects of the Hi-Point .45.
SIG P226 VS. SIG P229 – Both modular pistols that can be chambered for the same three handgun calibers 9mm, .357 SIG and .40 S&W and popular among law enforcement officers, the military and civilians.
SIG P250 – The predecessor to the SIG Sauer P320, the P250 pistol deserves more attention than it receives.
Beretta 92FS Review – It’s a Korean-made handgun that looks similar, is chambered for the same cartridge (9mm), and also uses a double stack magazine.
Best Compact 9mms – If you are an avid gun enthusiast or just have a favorite make and model of pistol, you should have no problem finding a compact version that you enjoy just as much.
.38 special vs 9mm – We break down the 38 special and compared it to the 9mm to better understand the difference.
Sig Sauer MCX – One of our favorite handguns reviewed!
Glock Gen 4 problems – A complete discusion of al the Glock Generation 4 problems.
Canik TP9SF – A review of one of the best budget 9mm pistols!
CZ P09 – The review of the CZ P09 review, an updated model of the CZ-75 platform.
Kahr CW9 – Check out our review Kahr CW9 pistol for concealed carry.
CZ 75 – Our review of the classic CZ-75 9mm, one of the most successsful pistol designs in human history.
Glock Gen 5 – Find out all the differenes between the new updated Glock Gen 5 and the past models.
Best Concealed Carry Revolvers – If you want a compact revolver for concealed carry, you have a number of different options to choose from.
SW Bodyguard 380 – Our review of one of the best .380 pocket rockets on the market: the Smith & Wesson Bodyguard 380.
Walther PPQ M2 – One of the most ergonomic and reliable single stack 9mm pistols for concealed carry today: the Walther PPS M2.
Browning Buckmark – The Browning Buckmark .22 may not be as popular as the Ruger Mark series, but it’s still a dependable and noteworthy target pistol in its own right.
Beretta PX4 Storm – It’s not as famous as the 92FS, but the Px4 pistol from Beretta is nonetheless a very unique and admirable pistol on the market today.
Rock Island Armory 1911 – If you want a 1911 but don’t want to spend a lot of money, you’ll be hard pressed to avoid the Rock Island Armory model.
Colt 45 1911 – Perhaps the most enduring semi-automatic pistol ever made, the Colt 1911 .45 ACP is a gun that will never die.
SW MP 9MM – Our review of the Smith & Wesson M&P 9mm pistol, and what makes it a good alternative to a Glock.
Glock 26 vs Shield M2 – The Smith & Wesson Shield M2 and the Glock 26: what are the pros and cons of each for concealed carry?
Glock 43 9mm – Our in-depth review of one of the most popular concealed carry pistols on the market today, the Glock 43 9mm.
Ruger LCP 2 – The Ruger LCP 2: is it the best .380 pocket rocket on the market today, or do better options exist?
Sig P320 vs Glock 21 – If you’re looking for a .45 semi-automatic pistol, the Glock 21 and SIG Sauer P320 represent two of your best options. But which is truly better?
Top Ten Essential Upgrades For Handguns – What are some of the best uprades that you need to be making to your handgun?
Beretta 92SF – Our review of the famous Beretta 92FS 9mm pistol, one of the most classic and iconic guns ever made.
Here you’ll find all of rifle reviews, from classic lever-action .22 rifles right through to the most powerful and modern assault-style weapons.
AR 10 – What makes the AR-10 a good choice for hunting and tactical use alike? Read on to find out!
Best Truck Gun – What are some of the best compact rifles to keep in your car or truck at all time? We go over the best options here.
5 Best Rimfire Rifles for Beginners – Choosing a weapon for someone else, or a first weapon for yourself, is never easy. Myriad factors need to be considered, from the size of the person who is going to be using the rifle to the situations in which they are going to use it.
The Best AR-15 for the Money – Almost every firearm manufacturer in the US now produces their own variant of the AR-15 rifle. Each comes with its own advantages and disadvantages, especially in terms of ammunition capacity and accuracy. In this review, we pick out the best value AR-15s available today.
10 Best Lever Action Rifles Ever Made – The humble lever-action rifle remains a very popular gun, offering great reliability and an action so simple you can maintain it yourself. Over the years, several lever-action rifles have become iconic weapons, and in this review we look at some of the best.
Best 22 Rifles for the Money – With such a broad range of uses, it is extremely difficult to come up with a list of the best .22 rifles. People use these weapons in such a wide variety of ways that what you are looking for in a .22 rifle depends hugely on what you want to do with it.
Best Survival Rifle (For Hunting or Defense) – Every firearm has a combination of features and capabilities, and no single weapon is perfect for all scenarios. However, you can choose the best survival rifle for you based on your anticipated needs.
Henry Level Action 22 – It has perhaps the smoothest action of any lever action rifle in existence, and it’s a lot of fun to shoot too: the Henry .22 lever action.
KeyMod vs M-LOK – There are many KeyMod-compatible accessories being mass-produced today. But the same can be said of M-LOK.
New AR & AR-15 Rifle – Now used for everything from competition shooting to hunting, there are now almost as many different variants of the AR as there are people who use them.
Stag Arms – This Connecticut-based company has risen to the top of the heap in terms of manufacturers offering quality AR-15s.
Top Gamo Air Rifles – Gamo produces high quality air powered rifles in addition to air pistol, pellets/ammunition, and optics for air rifles and sell their products in over ninety different countries across the globe.
Top 3 Best .308 Semi-Automatic Rifles – Each of these choices certainly have their pros and cons, but they also each offer unique advantages that we will dive into in-depth with this article.
44 Magnum Rifles – The .44 Magnum is a powerful revolver cartridge. It was initially developed to be a more potent load of the .44 S&W Special, its parent cartridge, by Elmer Keith in 1955.
Top 5 Bullpup Rifles – A Bullpup is not an actual pup, but a specific type of layout of a rifle. Bullpups can be rifles, shotguns, and submachine guns, but today it’s all about rifles.
Kel-Tec Sub-2000 – Breakdown of the Kel Tec 2000. Complete look at the history and mechanics.
Browning Automatic Rifle – A look at the classic browning automatic rifle and their history.
Rimfire vs Centerfire – We broke down the difference between rimfire and centerfire to help new gun owners better understand.
Desert Tech MDR – Our breakdown and review of the Desert Tech MDR, the best bullpup battle rifle?
Ruger Mini 14 – Our review of the Ruger Mini-14 rifle, one of the best alterantives to the AR-15.
Single Action vs Double Action – An overview and discussion of single action vs. double action handgun platforms and the pros and cons of each.
Remington 700 – The best selling hunting rifle in existence, the Remington 700, is reviewed in-depth here.
MP Shield 45 – Smith & Wesson recently updated the M&P Shield pistol to chamber and fire .45 ACP. Check out our review of this pistol here.
Ruger 10/22 – Our detailed review of the most popular .22 rifle in existence: the classic Ruger 10/22.
Ruger AR 556 – Our review of the Ruger AR-556, one of the best budget AR-15s that money can buy today.
Mosin Nagant M91-30 – Rugged, durable, and dependable, the Mosin Nagant has stood the test of time and is today one of the best military surplus rifles available.
Best Muzzleloader – Muzzleloaders are still fun to load and shoot even in the 21st Century. We go over what some of your best options are today.
Best Scout Rifle – Jeff Cooper envisioned the Scout rifle as being the ‘one rifle to have if you could only have one.’ We go over the best makes and models of Scout rifles on the market today.
Best Coyote Gun – What’s the best rifle and caliber to use for coyote hunting? We cover what your various options are.
Best Airsoft Sniper Rifle – Airsoft is a lot of fun, and it also provides you wit ha valuable training opportunity. We go over the best sniper rifles to use in your next airsoft war.
4 Reasons Why Air Rifles Are Awesome – Air rifles are surprisingly effective for both hunting and even self-defense. Here are four reasons why.
Best Elk Hunting Rifles – If you’re preparing for your first elk hunt, you need a rifle. But what rifle should you buy?
Legion USA AKM Rifle – Our review and take on the USA AKM rifle.
Best Bullpup Rifle – What are some of the best semi-automatic bullpup rifles that you can get? Check out this article to find out!
Choosing a shotgun for your needs can be a tricky business, not least because shotguns are used for so many purposes that what works for one person might not work for you. Our reviews will give you a good idea of which shotgun to use, and which accessories to pair it with.
Best Shotgun For Beginners – How To Choose – If you are getting into to hunting, or want to introduce your kids or friends to the sport, you’re going to need a shotgun that even a beginner can shoot. In this review, we take a look at shotguns that are easy to use and maintain, even for the most inexperience shooter.
Best Home Defense Shotguns (for Any Budget) – Shotguns are very popular as home- and self-defense weapons, packing a lot of power into a relatively compact gun. The requirements of a home-defense shotgun are a little different from those of a hunting weapon, and in this review we’ll explain what you should look for in such a weapon and show you some of our favorites.
Best Semi-Automatic Shotguns on the Market Today – For those looking for the maximum firepower when out hunting, a semi-automatic shotgun is a great choice. Though previously regarded as unreliable, nowadays semi-auto shotguns are becoming a popular choice. In this review, we’ll show you our favorites.
The Best Scope for Your Shotgun – If you’ve already got a killer shotgun, it is probably worth investing in some quality optics to improve your accuracy at range. Doing so can really improve your hunting performance, and in this review we’ll show you what to look out for when buying a scope for your shotgun.
Shotgun Shell Sizes: Glossary and Comparison Chart – Even many experienced shooters do not fully understand the differences between shotgun shells. In this guide, we’ll take you through everything you need to know. Who knows, after reading this guide you might realize that you’ve been using the wrong sized shell all these years!
Best Shotgun Ammo (for Target Practice and/or Self Defense) – Having the correct ammunition for your shotgun not only makes you a more effective marksman, it can also significantly extend the life of your weapon. In this review, we look at the most accurate and powerful shells, and show you what to look for next time you are out shopping for shells.
Mossberg 500 Series: A Complete Analysis – Introduced in 1960, the legendary Mossberg 500 is a mid-tier pump-action shotgun marketed towards civilians, hunters and law enforcement. Originally designed for hunting and combat in all but the harshest of conditions, these shotguns are reliable, easy to clean and maintain.
Mossberg 500 upgrades – If you want to upgrade your Mossberg 500 to make it an even better shotgun than it already is, you’ve come to the right place.
Best Shotgun Scabbard Holster – A scabbard is one of the most convenient ways to carry your shotgun. We go over the best choices here.