Category Archives: Grips

Rock Island Armory M1911A1 FS Tactical – Used Pistol Review

In June of 2013, I purchased the Rock Island Armory (herein referred to as RIA) M1911A1 FS Tactical, and I have been carrying it as my EDC in a modified Black Arch holster ever since. Granted that there have been … Continue reading

CZ 97B, .45 ACP – LARGE AND IN CHARGE

We all have our favorite calibers, and for me the .45 ACP cartridge has been my favorite since I first fired one many, many years ago. Over the years I discovered other pistol platforms that also fired the .45 ACP … Continue reading

CZ 75 COMPACT – PRODUCT REVIEW

“My favorite gun is always the next one.” – Yankee Marshall CZ 75 Compact “At 5 inches tall with a barrel length of just under 4 inches, the Compact model shaves a little more than ¾ of an inch″ off … Continue reading

CZ 75D PCR COMPACT – Product Review

“The PCR name stands for ‘Police Czech Republic,’ the group for whom the model was originally designed. Identical in size to the CZ 75 Compact, it weighs in at a full 1/4 pound lighter owing to its forged aluminum frame, … Continue reading

NEW KIMBER LIGHTWEIGHT 1911 9MM PISTOL – THE KIMBER “ARTIC”

I think that there is a propensity among us who enjoy firearms to always want to shoot something different, even when it is the same platform of firearm. From 1911 pistols to Glock pistols to Beretta pistols to…whatever, there just … Continue reading

1911 MAGWELL HOUSING PROJECT – PART 1

I have several Rock Island Armory (ARMSCOR) 1911 ‘Ultra’ pistols that are manufactured with magwell housing. A Smith and Wesson PERFORMANCE CENTER® SW1911 PRO SERIES® in 9mm, and a Springfield Armory 1911 TRP are also manufactured with magwell housing, but … Continue reading

ARMSCOR (ROCK ISLAND ARMORY) ROCK ULTRA FS – 10MM

Light a fire, grab a cup of cocoa, and settle in for a review of a most excellent pistol. Reading my reviews is the perfect time to embrace hygge and fill your life with warm knowledge. How is that for … Continue reading

Kimber Camp Guard 10 – Product Review

In a previous article on the Ruger SR1911 in 10 mm, I stated that if I was to carry the 10mm Auto  cartridge, the Ruger SR1911 in 10mm Auto would be the pistol to carry it in.  I must retract … Continue reading

ALTAMONT GRIPS FOR 1911 – PART II

This article is a follow-up to a previous article in which I detailed some excellent 1911 grip panels that were installed on a Ruger SR1911 “Lightweight Commander” pistol chambered in .45 ACP. Since that article, I have acquired a few … Continue reading

Ruger SR1911 Model Number: 6739, 10mm Auto – Product Review

While the 10 mm cartridge’s  place in life still escapes me, I still wish to pursue it. I had reviewed the Springfield XDM-10 5.25 in this caliber. While the XDM is a fine pistol, a contention of mine is to … Continue reading