Category Archives: SemiAutomatic

ProMag Springfield XD/XDM Magazine .45 ACP 13 Round Steel Blued Finish SPR-A8 Is it crap or CRAP?

With the cost of pistol magazines, especially proprietary magazines, we often look for a break from the high cost. But, does that break in price really cost us in quality, construction, and reliability. My word for the week is “vet” … Continue reading

Springfield Armory XDM 4.5 .45ACP Pistol Review The Plot Thickens!

By now, most hand-gunners are familiar with the existence of the Springfield Armory line of XD pistols, which includes the XD, XDM, and XDS in chambering of 9mm, .40 Smith and Wesson, and .45 ACP. The XD line (known as … Continue reading

PARA-USA EXPERT 14.45 Review (In the Thick (Grip) of Things!)

The PARA-USA 14.45 1911-based pistol has always been controversial. Para-USA was the first to manufacture a high-capacity 1911 that was “large and in charge” and it does take some large hands to fulfill its mission. I purchased my PARA-USA “Expert” … Continue reading

Ruger 9mm SR1911 (Model 6722) – User Review Taking Command with a "Commander" 1911

In 2011, in the year of the 100th anniversary of the M1811, Ruger presented a series of pistols that aligned with the John Moses Browning 1911 platform. Since 2011, Ruger has brought us three versions of their 1911 that typify … Continue reading

Hi-Point 995TS WC – Product Review

When I purchased the Hi-Point 4595TS carbine (read my reviews: Hi-Point 4595TS Carbine – Product Review and Hi-Point 4595TS Carbine – Product Review, Part 2 I have to admit that at first I was skeptical. That skepticism soon vanished after … Continue reading

UTG 3.9″ CQB Red/Green Single Dot Sight w/Integral QD Mount

I have used several UTG red dot sights in the past and they have always worked well and are of good quality. The best part is that they are inexpensive. ]The UTG 3.9″ CQB Red/Green Single Dot Sight w/Integral QD … Continue reading

Ruger SR1911CMD vs. SR1911CMD-A for CC

I have written separate reviews for the Ruger SR1911CMD (Ruger SR1911CMD (Model No. 6702) – Owner’s Review: and the Ruger SR1911CMD-A (Ruger’s SR1911CMD-A is an A+ Winner!: This begs the question; “which of the two is the best … Continue reading

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