Life Begins at Forty? My belated look at the 10mm “Kurz” (10x22 Smith and Wesson)

“The energy of the .40 S&W exceeds standard-pressure .45 ACP loadings, generating between 350 foot-pounds (470 J) and 500 foot-pounds (680 J) of energy, depending on bullet weight. Both the .40 S&W and the 9mm Parabellum operate at a 35,000 … Continue reading

Springfield XDm 40 4.5 vs. Glock G22

In my recent excursion into the .40 Smith & Wesson cartridge, I had to consider the platform from which it was to be fired. Luckily, my local gun club and range has a somewhat large collection of .40 Smith & … Continue reading

KIMBER K6S .357 MAGNUM REVOLVER

When most folks start talking double-action revolver speak, it is usually in reference to a Smith & Wesson, Colt, Ruger, or possibly even Taurus. My first double-action revolver was a Rohn RG38. Around that time (1970), the RG38 was considered … Continue reading

NC Star DRGB135 Product Review Tactical Red/Green/Blue Dot Weaver Mount

Recently I mounted a NC Leapers UTG 3-12X44 30mm Compact Tactical Rifle Scope, AO, 36-color (http://guntoters.com/blog/2018/03/23/leapers-utg-3-12×44-30mm-compact-tactical-rifle-scope-ao-36-color/) on my favorite modern sporting rifle and it made a world of difference in how I viewed the world, at least at the local … Continue reading

A Tale of Frik and Frak RIA Rock Ultra 1911A1 (TAC II) FS and MS Model Number: 51486 and 51487

I have spent a lot of keyboard time over the years providing review of various Rock Island Armory (ARMSCOR) 1911–based pistols. One of those pistols, the RIA 1911 FS Tactical has been my constant companion for some time now. When … Continue reading

Falco Holster Model 92 for 1911 Pistols

Because of my positive experience with the Falco Holster Model 92 for the CZ75B (see review: http://guntoters.com/blog/2018/01/19/craft-falco-holster-code-it92/), I decided to take another chance with the holster and ordered one for the 1911 pistol. My previous order was through Craft Holsters. … Continue reading

Leapers UTG 3-12X44 30mm Compact Tactical Rifle Scope, AO, 36-color A Stoner-Based Modern Sporting Rifle Update

It was time to update the Nikon P-223 3x scope on my Windham Weaponry SRC to a more powerful variable magnification scope. I had recently made an update to the Ruger ‘Scout” rifle with a Leapers UTG 2-7×44 LER scope … 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

My ‘Emotional Support’ 1911! The .45 ACP and Those Other Calibers!

I was recently reading an article about a former Marine that was attacked in his front yard by four armed men, in the driveway of his home, with his family in the house. The entire article can be read in … Continue reading

.308 Custom Loading Hornady 180-grain SST

Manufacturing your own ammunition (shot shell, rifle and/or handgun) is an interesting hobby (and sometimes passion) for an interesting breed of folks. Back when I was competing with my department with the S&W 686 revolver, I wasn’t satisfied with the … Continue reading