Monthly Archives: July 2019

RUGER REDHAWK SQUARE CLASSIC PANEL SUPER ROSEWOOD CHECKERED BY THE ALTAMONT COMPANY

In my review of the Ruger Redhawk, a range rental revolver that I had purchased, the original grips (Hogue Bantam) were changed out to the Hogue Monogrip. The Hogue Monogrip is a much larger grip that would help me hold … Continue reading

DAO, DA/SA, AND SA TRIGGERS – WHAT NOT TO DO WITH THEM!

This article is not about triggers, per se. That information can be found at Trigger (firearms). What this article is about is some of my drafty opinions on using DAO, DA/SA, and SA triggers without unintentionally destroying something you did … Continue reading

Ruger SP101, 2.25″, Model Number: 5718, Caliber: 357 Magnum

Two of my all-time favorite revolvers is the Ruger GP141 with a 3” barrel and the Ruger SP101 in the 3” barrel. Unfortunately, I own neither. My third favorite revolver would be the DAO Ruger SP101 in the 3” barrel. … Continue reading

WILL THE 10MM AUTO SURVIVE?

As a follow-up to my CAN THE .40 SMITH AND WESSON SURVIVE? article, I thought that I would touch on some thoughts about the 10mm cartridge. Imagine, if you will, a 185-grain bullet in .45 caliber traveling at 995 fps. … Continue reading

CAN THE .40 SMITH AND WESSON SURVIVE?

The primary argument over the years was between the 9mm and the .45 ACP, and which was the best round for self-defense. Now, we see continuing arguments between the 9mm, .40 Smith and Wesson, and the .45 ACP with all … Continue reading

Ruger Redhawk .44 Magnum, 4.20-inch Barrel, SS

I had owned a Ruger Redhawk in the past, but it was sold during hard times. It was one of those revolvers that I regretted selling, but I could not live in it, drive it, or eat it so it … Continue reading

Defenseless Moments

In every life there are moments where we are totally defenseless. We may be defenseless against verbal or physical assaults, abuse, accusations. We may feel unarmed, helpless, unprotected, caught, endangered, exposed, indefensible, naked, open, poor, unguarded, and/or weak. Where we … Continue reading

What the World Needs is a 45…

The 9mm has its short and long, as does the 10mm, so why not the 11mm? What are we, the red-headed stepchild? The 11 mm does, indeed, have a short and long. The short is the ever-popular .45 ACP. The … Continue reading

Glock G41 vs. the 1911

I am a 1911 type of guy, and I really like the .45 ACP cartridge for defensive use. As I consider other pistol platforms to review, the thought that a most excellent pistol other than a 1911 could replace my … Continue reading

The Altamont Company

When I discover a good product made by a good company in the U.S.A., and like it, I tend to stay with it, and I will promote it when I can. Such is the case with the Altamont Company, which … Continue reading