Category Archives: Grips


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


In all my years of shooting, I have never owned a .22 caliber double-action revolver. I have shot them, but never owned one. I do have an older Ruger Single-six Descapotable that will shoot .22 (short, long, and long rifle) … Continue reading

XD-E™ 4.5″ SINGLE STACK – 9MM (XDE9459B)

“Springfield Armory has enjoyed a strategic, collaborative partnership with the state-of-the-art factory in Croatia working hand-in-hand to develop and engineer the multiple award-winning line of XD® polymer pistols that have become staples in the US marketplace.” – Source: Springfield Armory … Continue reading

Altamont 1911 Govt. Fingergroove Silverblack Checkered Engraved

I like, for a 1911-based pistol, wraparound fingergroove grips. I have used the Hogue exotic wood grips in the past for several 1911 pistols. More recently, I was visiting the Altamont Company website for a good grip for my Ruger … Continue reading


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

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

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

Windham Weaponry WW R16FTT-9mm PCC

I recently read several article regarding the top PCCs (Pistol Caliber Carbines). The usual beasts were there; H&K, Sig Sauer, CZ, Kel-Tec, Beretta CX4 Storm, CMMG, Ruger, and even the Hi-Point were among those listed. Of those listed above, I … 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