Category Archives: Carry

A Tale of Frik and Frak RIA Rock Ultra 1911A1 (TAC II) FS and MS Model Number: 51486 and 51487

I have spent a lot of keyboard time over the years providing review of various Rock Island Armory (ARMSCOR) 1911–based pistols. One of those pistols, the RIA 1911 FS Tactical has been my constant companion for some time now. When … Continue reading

My ‘Emotional Support’ 1911! The .45 ACP and Those Other Calibers!

I was recently reading an article about a former Marine that was attacked in his front yard by four armed men, in the driveway of his home, with his family in the house. The entire article can be read in … Continue reading

Springfield Armory XDm® 9mm 4.5 (XDM920IHCE)

I realized that after going through my inventory of firearms, that I owned one Springfield Armory pistol in 9mm; the XDs® 4.0. The .45ACP cartridge has been my mainstay EDC cartridge for more years than I care to count. However, … Continue reading

Craft/Vega Shoulder Holster System with Mag Pouch Code: It.OK1

We probably have read all of the information that we need to read about shoulder holsters, both pros and cons. The fact remains that a quality shoulder holster may fill a need, at times, to carry a defensive firearm when … Continue reading

Craft/Falco Holster Code IT92

As I began a search for a quality IWB holster that would fit the CZ75B, I found that the selection was extremely limited, given the popularity of the pistol. In my internet research I came across Craft Holsters and was … Continue reading

CZ75B – A Slightly Opinionated Opinion

Back on November 2, 2015 I published an article on the CZ75B Omega (see, http://guntoters.com/blog/2015/11/02/cz-75b%cf%89-omega-review/) and expounded on the virtues of the pistol. In short, the CZ 75B Omega model impressed me. As such, it remains in the stable and … Continue reading

1911 FLGR – Yes or No? An observation from Experimentation

There has been a long-standing debate regarding the advantages and disadvantage of full-length guide rods (herein, referred to simply as FLGR or FLGRs) in 1911 pistols. Usually, I am of the standing that if a 1911 is equipped with a … Continue reading

IWB Hybrid Holster Care By Taurian and Steve (M1911A1)

The advent of IWB hybrid holsters brought a new, and now, very popular means of concealed carry. Not only have hybrid holster taken concealed carry by storm, OWB hybrid holster are also becoming popular. This article; however, focuses in on … Continue reading

I’m Getting Weak! A Story of Weak Side Carry Transition (So Far)

I am right-handed, but I am left-eye dominant. Although I shoot handguns right-handed, I shoot long guns left-handed. I figure that being cross-eye dominate is better than being dominantly cross-eyed. Being a right-handed handgun shooter, the right side is also … Continue reading

Springfield Armory XDM 5.25, Model XDM952545BHCE, .45ACP Review Thick and Long - What more can you ask for!

I have long been a fan of Springfield Armory products. I would say that Ruger and Springfield Armory (mentioned in alphabetical order simply not to place one above the other) comprise the majority of firearms in the collection. It could … Continue reading