Category Archives: Pistol

XD-M® 5.25″ COMPETITION SERIES 9MM (XDM95259BHCE)

In the war of selecting a good double-stack, long-slide 9mm for carry use, my finalists came down to the Glock G34 and the Springfield XDm 5.25 in 9mm. I am not going to disparage either and both are winners in … Continue reading

ALIEN GEAR CLOAK TUCK 3.5 IWB HOLSTER (INSIDE THE WAISTBAND) FOR 5” 1911

The Alien Gear Cloak Tuck 3.5 IWB Holster (Inside the Waistband) is  available for nearly 600 handgun models, and one of those handguns just so happens to be a 5” 1911. The Alien Gear Cloak Tuck 3.5 IWB Holster is … Continue reading

FALCO A112 HAWK HOLSTER FOR GLOCK G19/G45

Falco holsters have become a favorite holster of mine, as they are reasonably priced, all leather, and of high quality. In the past, I have purchased Falco holsters for… CZ-75B (Ordered through Craft Holsters) 1911 Kimber K6S Smith & Wesson … Continue reading

GLOCK G34 GEN5 MOS FS COMPETITION | 9X19MM

As usual, I come late to the party. But, in my own defense, it is usually because I have not been invited; whereas, being invited means having a firearm to review and the funds available to purchase that firearm for … 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

Glock G48 – Nice, but Necessary?

Glock Innovation In the broad sense of the word, nobody can claim that Glock has not been innovative in the firearm’s world. From the G17 to the present, most pistols have gone through 4 revisions and we are heading not … Continue reading

HANDGUN SIGHTS – FIXED OR ADJUSTABLE?

So, you just got your brand-spankin’ new pistol in and you are at the range to try it out for the first time. The pistol has fixed sights, but you knew that when you bought it, and it really didn’t … 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

GLOCK G41 GEN4 COMPETITION, .45 AUTO VS. XD-M® 5.25″ COMPETITION SERIES .45 ACP

Although the GLOCK G41 GEN4 COMPETITION, .45 AUTO and XD-M® 5.25″ COMPETITION SERIES .45 ACP pistols are fine pistols fit for competition right out of the box, they pale against the august performance of a well-tuned competition 1911 pistol. That … Continue reading

CAN THE .40 SMITH AND WESSON SURVIVE?

The primary argument over the years was between the 9mm and the .45 ACP, and which was the best round for self-defense. Now, we see continuing arguments between the 9mm, .40 Smith and Wesson, and the .45 ACP with all … Continue reading