Tag Archives: Pistol


Common Handgun Defensive Calibers The three most common defensive pistol caliber cartridge categories in use today are the 9mm, 10mm, and 11.43mm. We further divide them into the common 9mm Short (.380 ACP), the 10mm short (.40 Smith and Wesson); … Continue reading

Ruger SR1911 (Model No. 6700)

In an industry virtually swamped with 1911-based pistol choices, Sturm Ruger & Company decided to introduce a 1911-based pistol in 2011 of its own design, the Ruger SR1911 (Model No. 6700). While Ruger already had .45 ACP pistols as part … Continue reading

LOK Grips for the 1911 – User Review

After a recent training course, I decided to switch out my EDC (a Ruger SR1911CMD-A) and return to my old way of carrying a full-size 1911-based pistol for self-defense. No, there is nothing wrong with the Ruger and it performs … Continue reading

When A Firearm is “You”

When was the last time that you felt a gun was, well you? You are carrying it, right. Or maybe, it is your house shotgun, your favorite MSR, or hunting rifle. What makes that gun, you? Perhaps, it is the … Continue reading

Bersa Thunder9 UC Pro (Matte Black) – A Look See

Bersa was founded in the mid-1950s by Italian immigrants Benso Bonadimani, Ercole Montini and Savino Caselli, all of them mechanical engineers. Montini worked for Beretta in Italy. Bersa’s early efforts at building firearms met with little success. Bersa; however, is … Continue reading

The Bersa Thunder9 Ultra Compact PRO – Project Cerakote

Cerakote is a ceramic based finish that can be applied to metals, plastics, polymers and wood. The unique formulation used for Cerakote ceramic coating enhances a number of physical performance properties including abrasion/wear resistance, corrosion resistance, chemical resistance, impact strength, … Continue reading

Rock Island Standard Compact (CS) 45

Whether you are looking for a range gun, a plinker, truck gun, house gun, or something to carry in .45 acp, Armscor/Rock Island may have a model that may interest you. I purchased one of the Rock Island Standard CS … Continue reading

Ruger’s SR1911CMD-A is an A+ Winner!

I have longed for a lightweight “Commander” 1911 for a number of years. When I held the Colt “Lightweight Commander” many years ago, it went on my radar. It has been on my radar ever since. I was carrying a … Continue reading

Well, Slap Me Silly! – A Look At Trigger Control

In my research for this article I found that there are two definitions (so far) of “Trigger Slap.” The first definition entails where the trigger actually “slaps” your finger as the bolt runs during firing. The second definition that I … Continue reading

SHTF ACE-1 IWB Holster for Glock G43

THE BASICS: Adjustable Retention Exclusive Comfort Curve Design Adjustable Carry Height and Cant Lifetime Warranty, 30-Day Satisfaction Guarantee Proudly Made in the USA PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: “SHTF Gear ACE (Always Combat Effective) holsters provide the perfect combination of comfort and rapid … Continue reading