10. THE 5.7 THROWDOWN: RUGER-57 VS FN FIVE-SEVEN

 

FN five-seven vs Ruger 57
We compared the old with the new in this battle of two 5.7 NATO pistols. (Photo: Seth Rodgers/Guns.com)

In May, we reviewed the FN Five-seveN in comparison to the newer Ruger 57 to see which would come out on top. Both have their advantages and disadvantages, and we put them through the paces to see which handgun is right for you. 

9. THE CZ SCORPION IS AN EXCELLENT HOME DEFENSE PISTOL

 

CZ Scorpion
The CZ Scorpion begs to be shot and enjoyed at the range, but it also deserves respect as a viable home defense gun. (Photo: Seth Rodgers/Guns.com)


Back in February we had a chance to get our hands on a Certified Used CZ Scorpion and examined it through the lens of self-defense. This one happened to have a couple of extra goodies on it, including an SB Tactical stock and binary trigger. 

8. WHY YOUR FIRST HANDGUN SHOULD BE A GLOCK 19

 

Glock 19 in FDE
The always capable Glock 19 makes for an excellent first handgun. We'll tell you why. (Photo: Ben Philippi/Guns.com)


In October, we looked at why the Glock 19 makes an excellent first handgun choice. It's a great all-around gun that will never let you down, but there are so many more reasons to consider this as a great first handgun. Apparently, you all agreed, because it's also one of our top-selling firearms. 

7. WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A $2K AND $200 SHOTGUN?

 

girl holding shotguns
Wanna know the difference between a Benelli and a GForce shotgun, besides about $1,800? Just click the image. (Photo: Ben Philippi/Guns.com)


In early December, we paired a very expensive Benelli M4 against a very affordable GForce Arms GF3T Tactical to see why one shotgun costs so much more than the other. Both have certain perks to them depending on your budget and experience.

6. COMPARING THE TOP 5 MICRO-COMPACTS AVAILABLE TODAY

 

5 micro compact pistols
It's funny how six months can make an article feel old already. (Photo: Seth Rodgers/Guns.com)


Back in June, we took a look at five of the best micro-compact pistols available on the market. Since this article has published, there has been a slew of other competitors that almost make this obsolete. Perhaps we need to revisit the topic in 2022.
 

5. SIG P320 VS SIG P365 FOR CONCEALED CARRY

 

Sig P320 vs Sig P365
The debate between which is better for concealed carry, the Sig P320 or the Sig P365, is a heated one. We shed some light on the pros and cons of each. (Photo: Paul Peterson/Guns.com)


In January we took a look at two of the top sellers for Sig Sauer in the P365 and the P320 and broke down the pros and cons of each for concealed carry. These are two of Sigs' top-selling pistols for a reason. You'll want to read the article to find out why.
 

4. A CLOSER LOOK AT THE SPRINGFIELD ARMORY SA-35

 

Springfield SA-35
Despite having some huge shoes to fill, the Springfield SA-35 has stepped up to the plate nicely. (Photo: Chris Eger/Guns.com)


One of the hottest pistols to come out in 2021, and one that everyone seems to want to get their hands on, was the Springfield SA-35. We got our hands on it and ran it through an in-depth comparison of its older and more established big brother, the Browning Hi-Power. Read the story to see how the Springfield stacks up.
 

3. THE SIG SAUER P320 X5 LEGION IS AN AMAZING PISTOL

 

Sig Sauer P320 X5 Legion
Guns or pictures don't get much cooler than this. (Photo: Taylor Abney/Guns.com)


Besides comparing budget to expensive shotguns, Taylor Abney also covers our competition guns as well. She gave an awesome overview of her personal competition pistol and all the ways she has tricked it out over the years. You don't want to miss this review
 

2. AR PISTOL VS. AR RIFLE: WHAT SHOULD YOU PICK?

 

AR-15 vs AR pistol
We guided a heated debate in this review, and our audience appreciated it, making it the No. 2 review of the year. (Photo: Rutsen Eagle/Guns.com)


Back in January, shortly after the ATF's plans to announce changes to the pistol braces came to light, we delved into the world of the  AR-15 vs AR pistol. We examined this mostly through the lens of home defense, but it still goes over all the pros and cons of each no matter where you would choose to deploy it. 

 

1. SPOTTED: THE RARELY SEEN GLOCK 19 MARINER

 

G19 Mariner
The G19 Mariner is a rare Glock if ever there was one. (Photo: Chris Eger/Guns.com)


Is there such a thing as a rare Glock? Well, in June, we answered and showed the world that there is such a thing. A rare deal saw some Glock 19 Mariners come into the Guns.com Vault, and we got our hands on one to break down just what makes this certain Glock so special.

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