3rd Generation Smith & Wesson Handguns

A Brief History of Nine The story of the S&W auto line begins when, shortly after WWII, the US army expressed interest in replacing the 1911 as its standard service pistol. Impressed by the German-issue Wa...

Wet Firearms: How to Keep Rust at Bay

Not every range day or hunting trip is dry and sunny; sometimes guns get wet. Some competitions and training events can even be wet on purpose, and hunting season on the British Columbian coast is not exactly a...

Do’s and Don’ts of Firearm Cleaning

Cleaning your firearm is an important task but it needn’t be a complicated one. The amount of cleaning your particular firearm requires depends on a couple of things; the action type, and how often you shoot...

Improve Your Trigger Control At Home!

Trigger control - or perhaps the lack of it - is one the main contributing factors to shooters missing their mark and, as with everything in life, the only way to get better is to practice. The good news is ...
CZ P-10 C

The CZ P-10 C now available in Canada!

“Improving on perfection” is a bold claim, but the CZ P-10 C gives it a fair crack. This new Czech made, polymer framed, striker fired pistol hasn’t been on the ground for much more than a year, but it is al...

Firearm Fundamentals Part 1: Safety

Although it is a tad cliché, I like to think of Firearm Fundamentals as a tree. Firstly, and most importantly, there are the roots: Firearm Safety. Next comes the trunk: Marksmanship. Then, Marksmanship branche...
221 Fireball

Calibre’s Calibre – .221 Fireball

In the early 60s, Remington was working on building a highly accurate experimental pistol based on their Model 600 rifle. Called the XP-100, the actual gun was relatively easy to develop, but Remington wasn’t h...
CZ P-09

CZ P-09: A POLYMER SHADOW?

We haven’t always loved CZ pistols.  We know, they’ve dominated IPSC for ages.  They’re common enough to run with confidence, but exotic enough to be cool.  They’ve got plenty of history and plenty of performan...
Dark Star Gear

DARK STAR GEAR RAMPAGE HOLSTER

You’ve heard of Tamara Keel, right?  Of Shooting Illustrated?  SWAT Magazine?  Concealed Carry Magazine?  Other places too, of course (she’s kind of a big deal) but obviously being associated with a print magaz...

CANIK TP9SF & TP9SA: REVIEWED

At Calibre Magazine, we’ve given a fair bit of coverage to firearms from Turkey over the last couple of years, as the combination of a declining Canadian dollar and the growth of the Turkish gun industry has dr...