Category Archives: SemiAutomatic

Rock Island Armory M1911A1 FS Tactical – Used Pistol Review

In June of 2013, I purchased the Rock Island Armory (herein referred to as RIA) M1911A1 FS Tactical, and I have been carrying it as my EDC in a modified Black Arch holster ever since. Granted that there have been … Continue reading

Kimber Stainless II – “Government Model .45 ACP”

Kimber, of course, has been manufacturing firearms since 1979. The company is based out of Yonkers, New York, with an additional location in Ridgefield, New Jersey. Kimber was originally founded in Oregon in 1979 by Jack Warne and his son, … Continue reading

Glock GEN5 G26 – Product Review

In March of 2011 I was in one of my favorite gun stores. Several new GEN 4 Glocks had been introduced and many gun stores were anxious to rid their inventory of GEN 3 Glock pistols. Because of that, I … Continue reading

CZ 97B, .45 ACP – LARGE AND IN CHARGE

We all have our favorite calibers, and for me the .45 ACP cartridge has been my favorite since I first fired one many, many years ago. Over the years I discovered other pistol platforms that also fired the .45 ACP … Continue reading

CZ 75 BD VS. BERETTA 92/M9

Let’s say that you have been carrying, like I have, a Beretta 92FS or an M9 in an IWB holster for personal defense. My reason for carrying both the Beretta M9 and the CZ 75 BD, actually, was for test … Continue reading

CZ 75 COMPACT – PRODUCT REVIEW

“My favorite gun is always the next one.” – Yankee Marshall CZ 75 Compact “At 5 inches tall with a barrel length of just under 4 inches, the Compact model shaves a little more than ¾ of an inch″ off … Continue reading

CZ 75D PCR COMPACT – Product Review

“The PCR name stands for ‘Police Czech Republic,’ the group for whom the model was originally designed. Identical in size to the CZ 75 Compact, it weighs in at a full 1/4 pound lighter owing to its forged aluminum frame, … Continue reading

Glock G44 – The Double Deuce That Could

In 2019, Glock announced a new pistol, the G44. It was not due out to the public until January 2020. I went to Midway USA to see if they were scheduled to receive the Glock G44 and, sure enough, it … Continue reading

NEW KIMBER LIGHTWEIGHT 1911 9MM PISTOL – THE KIMBER “ARTIC”

I think that there is a propensity among us who enjoy firearms to always want to shoot something different, even when it is the same platform of firearm. From 1911 pistols to Glock pistols to Beretta pistols to…whatever, there just … Continue reading

1911 MAGWELL HOUSING PROJECT – PART 1

I have several Rock Island Armory (ARMSCOR) 1911 ‘Ultra’ pistols that are manufactured with magwell housing. A Smith and Wesson PERFORMANCE CENTER® SW1911 PRO SERIES® in 9mm, and a Springfield Armory 1911 TRP are also manufactured with magwell housing, but … Continue reading