March 14th, 2023
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Three Modern Pistols Reviewed: .22 LR, .380 ACP, and 9x19mm
AmmoLand.com has a very active website, releasing new stories every day of the year. Along with its articles archive, AmmoLand has an active AmmolandTV YouTube Channel, with hundreds of videos. For today we are featuring three notable handguns, one each in three different calibers: .22 LR, .380 ACP, and 9x19mm (9mm Luger). These videos all premiered on the Ammoland TV channel.
SIG Sauer P322 Edge in .22 LR
In this video AmmoLand Editor Jim Grant checks out a modern .22 LR handgun from SIG Sauer, the SIG P322 in .22 LR. The relatively new SIG P322 is a single-action only, semi-automatic, magazine-fed handgun chambered for the .22 Long Rifle cartridge. It has an optics-ready slide and takes double-stack 20rd magazines. The P322 pistol worked extremely well for AmmoLand’s tester, demonstrating excellent reliability with 950+ rounds fired (700 standard, 250 with suppressor).
READ FULL SIG P322 AMMOLAND REVIEW HERE
0:37 What is the SIG P322?
1:03 Blowback Operation
1:42 Threaded Barrel
2:25 Ambidextrous Controls
2:40 Two Triggers
3:50 Remarkable Magazine
5:15 Optics Compatability
7:57 SIG P322 Worth a Buy?
We should say that one tester had some reliability issues with an early P322 production model. See LuckyGunner.com TEST. However, the P322 performed excellent for a Guns.com tester. The P322 showed superb reliability for 600+ rounds, including 300 fired during a high-speed Steel Challenge match:
Ruger Security .380 ACP
The .380 ACP cartridge is smaller and less powerful that the 9mm Luger (9x19mm) round, but the .380 ACP can still be a effective defense cartridge. The smaller cartridge allows .380 pistols to be a bit smaller, thinner, and more compact than typical 9mm handguns. The Ruger Security 380 is a locked breech, magazine-fed, sub-compact handgun chambered in .380 ACP. It feeds from staggered-column, box-type magazines that hold either 10 or 15 rounds of ammo.
AmmoLand’s reviewer states: “The Ruger Security 380 isn’t like other .380 ACP guns. Between its action and capacity, it is a different beast entirely. The fact that it’s made by a company like Ruger with a rock-solid reputation for building reliable, dependable guns only further sweetens the deal.”
READ FULL RUGER SECURITY .380 AMMOLAND REVIEW HERE
0:31 What is the Ruger Security 380?
1:12 What Makes it So Impressive?
1:33 Ruger Security 380 Features
2:44 Security 380 Features
4:10 Soft Felt-Recoil
4:28 Ruger Security 380 Reliability
4:54 Ruger Security 380 Verdict
FN 509 Long Slide (LS) Edge
READ FULL FN509 LS EDGE AMMOLAND REVIEW HERE
The FN 509 series of handguns, including the FN 509 LS Edge featured here, are polymer-framed, striker-fired pistols, boasting rugged construction and impressive reliability. The “LS” in the moniker stands for “Long Slide” making the gun more suitable for IDPA and other gun games.
American Rifleman states: “FN America expanded its handgun lineup in 2021 with a feature-rich addition based on its popular FN 509 pistol. The FN 509 LS Edge builds on the success of the original FN 509 pistol line by adding a number of factory-tuned features designed to enhance performance and put the platform on par with customized competition guns.
Built on the full-size frame paired with a lengthened slide, the FN 509 LS Edge features a 5? barrel complete with a target crown. The slide itself is topped with a green fiber-optic front sight, and the lengthened slide gives you a longer sight radius for improved accuracy. Lightening cuts along each side of the slide reduces slide weight and speeds up cycling.”
AmmoLand’s tester noted: “Around the rear sight, the FN 509 uses an interesting set of protective wings that feature horizontal serrations at the front. These are there to assist a shooter charging the slide from the top or performing a press-check. They’re also integral to the sight plate cover but aren’t attached to the rear sight itself. This is because FN wanted shooters to be able to retain the rear sight with a micro red dot installed – pretty clever. Beneath the rear sight, the FN 509 LS Edge’s slide features attractive, traditional vertical serrations at the rear, and lightening cuts at the front. The slide itself is coasted in a graphite PVD finish which is incredibly durable and resists corrosion very well.”
Tags: Ammoland TV, FN 509 LS, Guns.com, LuckyGunner, Ruger Security 380, Sig Sauer P322