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Stressed to the Nines

I have read quite a few articles regarding the “Top Nine 9mm Pistol”, the “Top Eight 9mm Pistols”, “The Top Five 9mm Pistols, etc., etc. With as many 9mm pistols are there currently are in the marketplace, I can see … Continue reading

Belts for IWB Carry

Keeping Everything Up Tight and Out of Sight WHAT KIND OF GUN BELT SHOULD YOU GET? One of the important factors of IWB carry is the belt being used to do so. While I have my favorite type of belt, … Continue reading

BERETTA MODEL 92, 9 MM SEMI-AUTOMATIC PISTOL

Has It Outlived its Usefulness? The Beretta Model 92 is one of the most iconic of semi-automatic pistols in the world. Production of the Model 92 began in May 1976 and ended in February 1983. Approximately 7,000 units were of … Continue reading

Smith and Wesson “E” Series 1911

There are any number of reasons that one might change out their Every Day Carry (EDC). A change to something smaller, lighter, and more compact might be one, or even the reverse may be true. Perhaps the firearm you are … Continue reading

Springfield Armory XDm-10 5.25 (XDM952510BHCE)

When I finally arrived at purchasing a pistol that would shoot the 10mm Short (.40 Smith and Wesson), a lot of research ensued. I needed a platform from which to shoot it, and of which I had none.  I had … Continue reading

Glock G45 vs. Springfield XDm 3.8

The Glock G45 now provides us with a G19 barrel with G17 capacity; a “Commander” length G17, if you will. The Springfield XDm 3.8 in 9mm has given us that combination for quite some time. It was only logical for … Continue reading

Ruger ‘New Model’ Single-Six Convertible

A New Look at an old Single Action Revolver There, nestled away in a Pawn Shop showcase, was a New Model Ruger ‘Single Six’ Convertible. That was in 2010 and I am still drawn to it today as I was … Continue reading

Ruger SR1911 Officer-Style 1911, .45 ACP Model Number: 6762

Before I get into the meat of this review, I want to juggle some ballistic figures. According to Ballistics by the Inch (http://ballisticsbytheinch.com/45auto2.html), a Federal 230-grain HST will have a velocity of around 990 fps out of a 5” barrel … Continue reading

Shooting Black Powder – Whada’ U Mean My Nipples Are Too Small! An Education in Percussion Caps and Nipples (Cones)

As I venture further into the domain of shooting black powder percussion firearms, I am receiving quite an education about them. The CCI #10 percussion cap seems to fit fine on the Traditions “Kentucky” pistol (read my review @: http://guntoters.com/blog/2018/10/07/pulling-me-in-part-2/), … Continue reading

Leapers UTG 2-7X44 30mm Long Eye Relief Scout Scope, AO, 36-color Ruger Gunsite Scout Optic Update

Since I first provided reviews on the Ruger Gunsite Scout Rifle (see my reviews @ @ http://guntoters.com/blog/2014/11/15/scouting-around-part-i/ and http://guntoters.com/blog/2016/08/15/scouting-around-part-ii/) the rifle has been shot on several occasions. With the AIM 2-7x32mm LER optic mounted, I found myself wanting a little … Continue reading