Category Archives: SemiAutomatic

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

What the World Needs is a 45…

The 9mm has its short and long, as does the 10mm, so why not the 11mm? What are we, the red-headed stepchild? The 11 mm does, indeed, have a short and long. The short is the ever-popular .45 ACP. The … Continue reading

Glock G41 vs. the 1911

I am a 1911 type of guy, and I really like the .45 ACP cartridge for defensive use. As I consider other pistol platforms to review, the thought that a most excellent pistol other than a 1911 could replace my … Continue reading

The Altamont Company

When I discover a good product made by a good company in the U.S.A., and like it, I tend to stay with it, and I will promote it when I can. Such is the case with the Altamont Company, which … Continue reading

SMITH AND WESSON PERFORMANCE CENTER® SW1911 PRO SERIES® 9MM

In the past, I have looked to Smith and Wesson for revolvers; and several have passed, and several have remained in my hands since then. There are way too many polymer pistol models to wade through (and I am not … Continue reading