Category Archives: Pistol

Ruger SR1911 Officer-Style 1911, .45 ACP Model Number: 6762

Before I get into the meat of this review, I want to juggle some ballistic figures. According to Ballistics by the Inch (http://ballisticsbytheinch.com/45auto2.html), a Federal 230-grain HST will have a velocity of around 990 fps out of a 5” barrel … Continue reading

Shooting Black Powder – The Traditions “Trapper” Percussion Pistol in Caliber 50

My first excursion with the Traditions “Kentucky” (http://guntoters.com/blog/2018/10/07/pulling-me-in-part-2/) was so enjoyable that I already knew that another ‘Capper’ was going to be welcomed into the family, and there are many of them from which to choose. Pedersoli of Italy makes … Continue reading

Shooting Black Powder – Traditions Percussion “Kentucky” Pistol, 50-Caliber

It was a typical Sunday morning, just another Sunday morning that is reserved for BS, which stands for “Breakfast and Shooting” among me and my two shooting companions. After breakfast, we head off to the gun club and range to … 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

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

Springfield’s XDm 40 3.8 Compact (XDM9384CBHCE)

After handling the .40 S&W in the Springfield XDm 40 4.5, a full-size service pistol, it only seemed logical (to me) to try the cartridge in a compact pistol for better concealment during the hot summer days that are upon … Continue reading

Life Begins at Forty? My belated look at the 10mm “Kurz” (10x22 Smith and Wesson)

“The energy of the .40 S&W exceeds standard-pressure .45 ACP loadings, generating between 350 foot-pounds (470 J) and 500 foot-pounds (680 J) of energy, depending on bullet weight. Both the .40 S&W and the 9mm Parabellum operate at a 35,000 … Continue reading

Springfield XDm 40 4.5 vs. Glock G22

In my recent excursion into the .40 Smith & Wesson cartridge, I had to consider the platform from which it was to be fired. Luckily, my local gun club and range has a somewhat large collection of .40 Smith & … Continue reading

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