Category Archives: Firearms

Pulling Me In!! An Excursion into Black Powder and Percussion Caps

As much as I enjoy shooting modern firearm, I thoroughly enjoy shooting firearms of the past or at least replicas of past firearms – which I can afford. I had shot a flintlock muzzle loader many years ago, and also … Continue reading

The Old West Lives On! Uberti 1873 Colt SA Army (Cavalry) Reproduction

Matt Dillon (James Arness) of the T.V. series “Gunsmoke” had a long one. History has stated that Wyatt Earp supposedly had an even longer one.  Wild Bill Hickok had a normal-sized one, while Bat Masterson and Doc Holiday had shorter … Continue reading

OPSol® Mini-Clip™ Short Shell Shooting Solution!

Minishells are becoming quite popular for those who like the 12-gauge shotgun, but do not like the recoil of heavy loads nor the muzzle blast and noise that accompanies shooting them. Normally, I use the 20-gauge for home defense simply … Continue reading

Mossberg 500 Tactical – 7+1 12-Gauge Model: 50567

The Mossberg 500 series of shotguns (including: 500, 505, 510, 535, and 590) have been running strong since around 1960, and they seem not to be letting up in any form or fashion. “Boo-Boo,” my prized Mossberg 500, has been … Continue reading

“Windham Weaponry 7.62×39 SRC” Model: R16M4FTT-762

So, what’s a fella’ to do when he likes the AR platform but does not like the 5.56x45mm/.223 cartridge but does like the 7.62x39mm cartridge but does not care for the AK platform? Some would say to replace the upper … Continue reading

REMINGTON 870 HOME DEFENSE Model 81197 - The Long and Short of it!

What can be said about the venerable Remington 870, a pump-handle shotgun that has not already been said? It is a highly reliable shotgun regardless of the variant. There is a Remington 870 for virtually all manner of sport, hunting, … Continue reading

Rock Island Armory 1911 CS Ultra TAC II Part of the "Happy Family"

Sizzling Happy Family – Asian Style: Meats 1 boneless, skinless chicken breast, sliced thinly 1/2 lb. beef, sliced thinly 6 large prawns, shelled with tail on 1/2 cup scallops Vegetables 2 cups broccoli florets 1/4 cup carrots, sliced 1/2 cup … Continue reading

REMORA “2 in 1” CLIP/NO CLIP SINGLE MAGAZINE HOLDER It’s a Snap to Use!

Like many of you, I carry a pistol for the purpose of self-defense. By doing so, of course, there is a price to pay. That price is the weight of the firearm (with installed ammunition) and the carrying of at … Continue reading

CROSS BREED SUPER TUCK HOLSTER FOR KIMBER K6S

Compact revolvers have been carried by many people and for a long time. From single-action to double-action, the compact revolver has survived as a primary (or secondary) defensive tool despite the popularity of compact, high-capacity pistols of today’s time.  Compact … Continue reading

PEARCE GRIP EXTENSIONS REVIEW Avoiding the Dreaded "Hanging Pinky!"

I have several compact and sub-compact pistols that all exhibit the same malady – the grip is too short for my hand. Something was needed to allow my hand to fit on the handle of the pistol. I found that … Continue reading