A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.


LOK Grips for the 1911 – User Review

After a recent training course, I decided to switch out my EDC (a Ruger SR1911CMD-A) and return to my old way of carrying a full-size 1911-based pistol for self-defense. No, there is nothing wrong with the Ruger and it performs … Continue reading

Springfield 1911 Loaded (PX1909LP) Review

There is the Springfield 1911 and there is the Springfield 1911 Loaded. Other categories are, of course, available to include the following: 1911 EMP® Model (9MM and 40SW) 1911 Champion™ Operator Lightweight Model (.45ACP) 1911 Mil-Spec Model (.45ACP) 1911 Range … Continue reading

CZ 75BΩ (Omega) Review

The popularity of 9mm pistols have brought about much advancement in the pistols that send 9mm bullets down range. The 9x19mm Parabellum, invented by George Luger in 1901, is considered as “the world’s most popular and widely used military handgun … Continue reading

When A Firearm is “You”

When was the last time that you felt a gun was, well you? You are carrying it, right. Or maybe, it is your house shotgun, your favorite MSR, or hunting rifle. What makes that gun, you? Perhaps, it is the … Continue reading

Lasers and Home Defense Shotguns

Shotguns are more than just “point-n-click’ interfaces. You know, “You don’t need to aim a shotgun. You just point it towards the bad guy and pull the trigger.” Sorry, some aiming has to be performed for the intended ammunition to … Continue reading

Carrying Spare Ammunition – Revolver

The challenge of carrying spare ammunition for the revolver is not any different today than when revolvers began evolving. Unlike most semi-automatic pistols, revolvers are limited to six or seven rounds of ammunition (.22/.22 WMR revolvers are, of course, an … Continue reading

A Ten-Round Speed Strip for Your Snub Nose Revolver

So you carry, or want to carry, a snub nose revolver for defensive use. The snub nose revolver may be used as a primary carry or as a back-up to your primary carry. One of the challenges, if you do … Continue reading

Bersa Thunder9 UC Pro (Matte Black) – A Look See

Bersa was founded in the mid-1950s by Italian immigrants Benso Bonadimani, Ercole Montini and Savino Caselli, all of them mechanical engineers. Montini worked for Beretta in Italy. Bersa’s early efforts at building firearms met with little success. Bersa; however, is … Continue reading

The Bersa Thunder9 Ultra Compact PRO – Project Cerakote

Cerakote is a ceramic based finish that can be applied to metals, plastics, polymers and wood. The unique formulation used for Cerakote ceramic coating enhances a number of physical performance properties including abrasion/wear resistance, corrosion resistance, chemical resistance, impact strength, … Continue reading

xyLED MD50, 500 Lumens Flashlight – Product Review

So, let’s talk about flashlights. I have a number of them, and probably like you, a number of them is never enough. There are cheap ones, fair priced ones, and more than I want to pay for ones. While searching … Continue reading