Category Archives: Grips

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

SMITH & WESSON MODEL 617, .22 CALIBER, SKU: 160584

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

RUGER REDHAWK SQUARE CLASSIC PANEL SILVERBLACK 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

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