Category Archives: Pistol

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

Falco Holster Model 92 for 1911 Pistols

Because of my positive experience with the Falco Holster Model 92 for the CZ75B (see review: http://guntoters.com/blog/2018/01/19/craft-falco-holster-code-it92/), I decided to take another chance with the holster and ordered one for the 1911 pistol. My previous order was through Craft Holsters. … 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