Category Archives: SemiAutomatic

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

CZ75B – A Slightly Opinionated Opinion

Back on November 2, 2015 I published an article on the CZ75B Omega (see, and expounded on the virtues of the pistol. In short, the CZ 75B Omega model impressed me. As such, it remains in the stable and … Continue reading

1911 FLGR – Yes or No? An observation from Experimentation

There has been a long-standing debate regarding the advantages and disadvantage of full-length guide rods (herein, referred to simply as FLGR or FLGRs) in 1911 pistols. Usually, I am of the standing that if a 1911 is equipped with a … Continue reading

Henry AR7 Upgrade Roll Out the Barrel!

Since my initial review of the Henry AR& “Survival” rifle (, a couple of upgrades have been made to the firearm that I would like to share. The first of these upgrades was a Red Dot sight, which is a … Continue reading

Springfield Armory 1911 Loaded (PX9151L) – Product Review

There is something about a stainless-steel firearm that says rugged reliability is inherent.  Those of us who live in the Southern United States also realize the advantages of owning and carrying stainless-steel firearms, as they are less prone to the … Continue reading

Ruger 10/22 Takedown (Model 11100) Project A Journey That Comes Apart!

When the Ruger 10/22 was introduced in 1964, perhaps in response to Marlin’s ever-popular Model 60, it took the world of .22 caliber firearms by storm.  The Ruger 10/22 is now touted as being the most customized firearm ever.  In … Continue reading

Hogue Ghillie Green Rubber OverMolded Stock for 10-22 Takedown Standard Barrel

Hogue, Inc. has been the “go to” provider of grips and stocks since 1968. I have used Hogue grips and stocks on a few firearms to include Ruger, most 1911-based pistols, and my beloved Mossberg 500 12-guage shotgun that has … Continue reading

Optics and the Henry AR-7 U.S. Survival Rifle Is the Challenge Worth It?

I recently wrote an article about mounting a scope to the CZ 527M Carbine and the challenges that I faced when doing so. Surprisingly, placing an optic on the Henry AR-7 U.S. Survival rifle is no less a challenge due … Continue reading

Henry AR-7 U.S. Survival Rifle, Model H002B – Product Review Can You Survive Without One?

Much has already been written and videoed about the Henry Repeating Arms AR-7 so I will not be able to add too much to the mix with one exception.  Most, if not all, reviews and videos regarding the Henry AR-7 … Continue reading