Makarov   Makarov*     Type Semi-automatic Pistol Weight 730g Length 161mm Barrel Length 95.25mm Rifling 4 grooves, RH Magazine Capacity 8 cartridges Caliber 9 x 18mm Makarov Muzzle Velocity 325 meters/second Effective Range 40m In Production 1952- Country of Origin Russia   Adopted by the Soviet armed forces inRead More →

Beretta M9/92F Beretta 92FS Stainless Inox   Type Semi-automatic pistol Weight 963.9g Length 217mm Barrel Length 125mm Magazine Capacity 15 rounds Caliber 9mm Parabellum Rifling 6 grooves, RH Muzzle Velocity 390 meters/second In Service 1976- Country of Origin Italy The Beretta M9/92F, one of the world’s most famous double-action pistolsRead More →

Liberator Liberator Pistol Type Pistol Weight 445g Length 141mm Barrel Length 101mm Rifling None; Smoothbore Magazine Capacity None; Single Shot Caliber .45ACP Muzzle Velocity 250 meters/second In Service Dates 1942-1945 Country of Origin United States One of the cheapest military handguns ever produced, the Liberator pistol was made for behindRead More →

Astra Model 400 (1921) Astra Model 400 (Click to Enlarge) Type Semi-Automatic Pistol Weight 1077.3g Length 235mm Barrel Length 150mm Rifling 6 grooves, RH Magazine Capacity 8 rounds Caliber 9mm Largo In Service Dates 1921-1915 Country of Origin Spain The Spanish Astra 400 (also known as the Model 1921), isRead More →

Colt Woodsman Pre-war Match Target 1915 Vintage Colt Target Model (Thanks to the Bob Rayburn’s Colt Woodsman Homepage) Type Semi-automatic Pistol Barrel Length 165.1cm Magazine Capacity 10 Cartridges Caliber .22 Long Rifle Country of Origin Unites States Distinguished by its unusually configured heavy barrel with ‘bullseye’ marking, the Colt 1st SeriesRead More →

Mauser C96 Mauser C96 with combination holster/shoulder stock   Type Semi-automatic Pistol Weight 1.25kg Length 39.5cm Barrel Length 13.97cm Magazine Capacity 10 rounds Muzzle Velocity 455 meters/second Effective Range 60 meters Caliber 7.63mm Mauser Country of Origin Germany The Mauser Model 1896 or C96 was the first successful military semi-automaticRead More →

Glock 17 Glock 17 Type Semi-automatic Pistol Weight 620.86 grams Length 188mm Barrel Length 127mm Magazine Capacity 17 cartridges Caliber 9mm Parabellum Rifling 6 grooves, Polygonal, RH Effective Range 40 meters Muzzle Velocity 360 m/s In Service 1983- Country of Origin Austria The Glock 17 9mm semi-automatic (below) pistol featuresRead More →

Walther P-38 Walther P-38 Type Semi-automatic Pistol Caliber 9mm Parabellum Length 213mm Barrel Length 127mm Effective Range 30m Magazine Capacity 8 rounds Muzzle Velocity 351 m/s Rifling 6 grooves, RH Country of Origin Germany By 1937, Germany had unilaterally abandoned the Treaty of Versailles. Carl Walther Waffenfabrik began limited productionRead More →

Luger P08 Artillery Model   Type Semi-Automatic Pistol Weight 1050g Length 313mm Barrel Length 190.5mm Rifling 6 grooves, Right Hand Twist Magazine Capacity 8 rounds (box magazine), or 32 rounds (drum magazine) Caliber 9mm Parabellum In Service Dates 1914-1945 (but see second paragraph below) Country of Origin Germany   DevelopedRead More →

Colt M1911 Colt M1911 Type Semi-automatic Pistol Weight 1120g Length 216mm Barrel Length 127mm Rifling 6 grooves, LH Magazine Capacity 7 cartridges Caliber .45 ACP Muzzle Velocity 262 meters/second Country of Origin United Sates Invented by John Browning in 1905 and adopted in 1911 by the United States armed forces,Read More →

Radom Vis-35 Radom Vis-35 Type Semi-automatic Pistol Weight 1043g Length 211mm Barrel Length 120.6mm Rifling 6 grooves, Right Hand Twist Magazine Capacity 8 rounds Caliber 9mm Parabellum In Service Dates 1936-1945 Country of Origin Poland Adopted by the Polish cavalry in 1935, the Radom Vis-35 was a Fabrique Nationale designedRead More →

Browning P35 High Power Browning P35 High Power (Click to Enlarge) Type Semi-Automatic Pistol Weight 990g Length 197mm Barrel Length 118mm Rifling 4 grooves, RH Magazine Capacity 13 rounds Caliber 9mm Parabellum Muzzle Velocity 335 meters/second Effective Range 30 meters In Service Dates 1935- Country of Origin Belgium The BrowningRead More →

Ruger P90 Ruger P90* Type Semi-Automatic Pistol Barrel Length 114.3mm Rifling 6 grooves, RH Magazine Capacity 7 cartridges Caliber .45 ACP Country of Origin United States Introduced in 1991, the P90 is the .45 ACP member of Ruger’s successful P-series of double-action, semi-automatic pistols, which began with the 9mm ParabellumRead More →

Luger P-08 Luger P-08 Type Semi-Automatic Pistol Weight 907.2g Length 223mm Barrel Length 101.6mm Rifling 8 grooves, RH Magazine Capacity 8 rounds Caliber 9mm Parabellum Muzzle Velocity 395 meters/second Effective Range 30 meters In Service Dates 1908-1945 Country of Origin Germany Whether as a short barreled handgun issued to officersRead More →

CZ27 CZ27 Type Semi-automatic Pistol Weight 710g Length 165mm Barrel Length 99.1mm Rifling 6 grooves, RH Magazine Capacity 8 rounds Caliber 7.65mm (.32 ACP) Muzzle Velocity 280 meters/second In Service Dates 1927-1955 Country of Origin Czech Republic Similar in design to the Mauser Model 1914 pocket pistol, the CZ27—also knownRead More →

Heckler & Koch P7 M8   Heckler & Koch P7M8*     Type Semi-Automatic Pistol Weight 950g Length 171mm Barrel Length 105mm Rifling 4 grooves, RH Polygonal Magazine Capacity 8 rounds Caliber 9mm Parabellum Muzzle Velocity 395 meters/second Effective Range 40 meters In Service Dates 1980- Country of Origin GermanyRead More →

Heckler & Koch P7 M8   Heckler & Koch P7M8*     Type Semi-Automatic Pistol Weight 950g Length 171mm Barrel Length 105mm Rifling 4 grooves, RH Polygonal Magazine Capacity 8 rounds Caliber 9mm Parabellum Muzzle Velocity 395 meters/second Effective Range 40 meters In Service Dates 1980- Country of Origin GermanyRead More →

Automag .44AMP Pistol Type Semi-automatic pistol Weight 1.68kg Barrel Length 15.24cm Magazine Capacity 7 cartridges Caliber .44 Automag Pistol (AMP) Country of Origin United States A veritable hand cannon, this 1970s semi-automatic pistol appealed mainly to handloaders who could tailor components to meet with its wildcat ammunition. The Automag wasRead More →

Danish Schouboe Model 1907 Type Semi-automatic Pistol Barrel Length 11.43cm Magazine Capacity 6 cartridges Caliber 11.35mm (.45) Schouboe Country of Origin Denmark Made in Copenhagen, Denmark from 1902-1917 by Dansk Reykillriffel Syndikat, the Schouboe was an experimental 11.35mm-caliber pistol designed to fire a special high-speed wooden bullet weighing only 63Read More →