Category Archives: SemiAutomatic

Hi-Point 4595TS Carbine – Product Review, Part 2

I decided to do a Part 2 of the Hi-Point 4595TS to bring out some corrections to Part 1 (see, and to present some new information that I thought important to those who may be considering a Hi-Point carbine … Continue reading

Springfield Armory 3.8 Compact 45 vs. Ruger RS1911CMD-A

Let’s talk about apples and oranges. Sometimes when we decide to carry a certain firearm for EDC the choice is simple. We may be a “brandaholic” and choose a pistol by brand regardless of the plusses and minuses of the … Continue reading

Springfield Armory XDm 3.8 Compact 45

When I first became interested in what Springfield Armory had to offer it was in my quest to find a striker-fired polymer pistol (my first Springfield, by the way) as a comparison to the Glock G21 that I had recently … Continue reading

I Carry a Gun – and it’s Heavy

When I worked as a LEO, in a past lifetime, I carried a lot of equipment on my body. I don’t know what piece of equipment was heavier; the Motorola radio or the Colt Series 80 MK IV “Government” model … Continue reading

SHTF Gear ACE-1 Gen 2 Holster for Ruger SR45

The Ruger SR45 semi-automatic pistol is a unique pistol but not unlike its brethren the SR9 and SR40. All are full size pistols with almost identical traits less one – barrel length. The SR40 and SR9 both have 4.14-inch barrels … Continue reading

Hogue Monogrip Wraparound with Finger Grooves for 1911 Rock Island Armory Pistols – Solving the Compatibility Issue

I have several Rock Island Armory 1911 pistols; some have ambidextrous thumb safeties while a couple do not. On the Rock Island Armory 1911 pistols that do not have an ambidextrous thumb safety, installing the Hogue 1911 Wraparound Grip with … Continue reading

Warming Up to the Kalashnikov Platform, Part 2 – The CIA C39V2

Recently, I purchased the Century Arms RAS (Red Army State) 47 from my local gun range (my review of the RAS47 can be read at: Century International Arms has never really had a good reputation for some of their … Continue reading

Glock G43 – No Longer Wishful Thinking!

A Glock single-stack 9mm pistol was wishful thinking for many people. While the Glock folks were doing dirty little design deeds, those wishing to have a concealable single-stack 9mm were buying Smith & Wesson Shields, Kahrs, and Springfield compact single-stack … Continue reading