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Springfield Armory XDM 5.25, Model XDM952545BHCE, .45ACP Review Thick and Long - What more can you ask for!

I have long been a fan of Springfield Armory products. I would say that Ruger and Springfield Armory (mentioned in alphabetical order simply not to place one above the other) comprise the majority of firearms in the collection. It could … Continue reading

The Buck 110 Folding Hunter A Knife That Is Still Popular With Many

On April 18, 1963, just two years after their incorporation, the Buck board of directors voted to authorize development of a new folding utility and hunting knife. The new design featured a sturdy locking mechanism and a substantial clip point … Continue reading

Bianchi 111 Cyclone Holster for Ruger GP100 4In Rev Leading Leather for a Leading Revolver!

It took me along time to decide if this was the holster for my GP 141 S/S revolver, but patience produced a perfect fit for the Ruger GP100 4-inch series revolver. The holster is a rock-solid example of Bianchi quality. … Continue reading

The SKS – Still a Best Kept Secret!

The SKS (Samozaryadnyj Karabin sistemy Simonova) has been around since 1943 and it is still around today, although it has been upstaged by the AK47 (and AK74 to an extent). What this article is not about the history of the … Continue reading

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

Para-USA 1911 “Expert” Review

Para-Ordnance, a company that specialized in the production of  competition, high capacity, and double action 1911-style pistols, was founded in Canada in 1985 by two childhood friends, Ted Szabo and Thanos Polyzos. Para-ordinance; however, started out manufacturing a plastic paintball … Continue reading

ULTICLIP A Gun Gadget Review

—by M1911A1— Wonder of wonders, here’s a gun gadget that actually does exactly what it promises to do! Not only that, but it’s pretty inexpensive, and it’s also pretty easy to install in a couple of different ways: It can … Continue reading

Thoughts About Self-Defense Pistols (but your mileage may vary)

—by M1911A1— If you ever have to use your self-defense pistol in real self defense, you will be in a panic. Your brain will not be functioning rationally. Your “small-motor” skills will disappear. Your fingers will feel thick as sausages, … Continue reading