Category Archives: Shooting

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

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

DAO, DA/SA, AND SA TRIGGERS – WHAT NOT TO DO WITH THEM!

This article is not about triggers, per se. That information can be found at Trigger (firearms). What this article is about is some of my drafty opinions on using DAO, DA/SA, and SA triggers without unintentionally destroying something you did … Continue reading

Ruger SP101, 2.25″, Model Number: 5718, Caliber: 357 Magnum

Two of my all-time favorite revolvers is the Ruger GP141 with a 3” barrel and the Ruger SP101 in the 3” barrel. Unfortunately, I own neither. My third favorite revolver would be the DAO Ruger SP101 in the 3” barrel. … Continue reading

WILL THE 10MM AUTO SURVIVE?

As a follow-up to my CAN THE .40 SMITH AND WESSON SURVIVE? article, I thought that I would touch on some thoughts about the 10mm cartridge. Imagine, if you will, a 185-grain bullet in .45 caliber traveling at 995 fps. … 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

Ruger Redhawk .44 Magnum, 4.20-inch Barrel, SS

I had owned a Ruger Redhawk in the past, but it was sold during hard times. It was one of those revolvers that I regretted selling, but I could not live in it, drive it, or eat it so it … 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