Category Archives: Pistol

Hogue Wraparound Rubber Grips with Finger Grooves 1911 Colt .45 9mm #C45-000

I rarely opine on grips for the 1911 as I could probably spend the rest of my life doing so due to the immense quantity of 1911 grips on the market today for the 1911-based pistol – regardless of the … Continue reading

Rock Island Armory (Armscor) 1911 FS Standard 9mm – Product Review

I really wanted to dislike a 9mm version of the 1911. I was actually looking forward to disliking it, which would solidify a statement that I once made to the effect of, “If I need a 9mm pistol that acts … Continue reading

Of Calibers and Calipers – Glock G43 vs. Glock G26

With the Glock G26 being an established sub-compact pistol, and with the Glock G43 being a relative newcomer, I thought that I would insert my two-cents into the pot of penny opinions on these two pistols. The Glock G26 made … Continue reading

Buying a 1911? A Primer Awaits Your Reading

So, what draws a person to acquire a 1911-based pistol? To tell you the truth, I have no idea. After all, compared to the modern wonders of polymer pistols it would seem like the 1911-based pistol would simply fall away … Continue reading

Rock Island Armory (Armscor) 1911 Standard MS – Product Review

While I do own several Rock Island Armory (Armscor) pistols, don’t expect a biased report concerning the Rock Island Armory (Armscor) 1911 Standard MS. I am not beholden to any firearm’s manufacturer and I will provide the bad with the … Continue reading

Rock Island Armory (Armscor) 1911 FS Tactical (2nd Generation) – Owner’s Review

I have owned the Rock Island Armory (Armscor) 1911 FS Tactical for quite some time now and I had never carried it as my EDC until recently. The pistol had a few minor issues that I had to straighten out … Continue reading

LOK Grips – CZ75B Ω (Omega) – Product Review

I had previously installed a set of LOK grips on the Springfield Armory 1911 Loaded and really liked the results (read my review of them @ With that in mind, I ordered a second set for the CZ75B Ω … Continue reading

LOK Grips for the 1911 – User Review

After a recent training course, I decided to switch out my EDC (a Ruger SR1911CMD-A) and return to my old way of carrying a full-size 1911-based pistol for self-defense. No, there is nothing wrong with the Ruger and it performs … Continue reading

Springfield 1911 Loaded (PX1909LP) Review

There is the Springfield 1911 and there is the Springfield 1911 Loaded. Other categories are, of course, available to include the following: 1911 EMP® Model (9MM and 40SW) 1911 Champion™ Operator Lightweight Model (.45ACP) 1911 Mil-Spec Model (.45ACP) 1911 Range … Continue reading

CZ 75BΩ (Omega) Review

The popularity of 9mm pistols have brought about much advancement in the pistols that send 9mm bullets down range. The 9x19mm Parabellum, invented by George Luger in 1901, is considered as “the world’s most popular and widely used military handgun … Continue reading