Monthly Archives: July 2015

Springfield XDs 4.0 9mm Review

I really wasn’t going to do a review on the Springfield XDs 4.0 9mm pistol. I had written a review on the XDs 3.3 and 4.0 45 (see, REFERENCES) and the XDs 4.0 9mm pistol is so closely related to … Continue reading

Beretta CX4 Storm – A Review of “His Shortness”

Carbines have been around since the fighting man realized that he needed a more suitable weapon for close work where a full-length weapon was not feasible to use. Many carbines were simply cut-down version of full-length combat rifles where other … Continue reading

Stoner Holsters Strapless Concealed Carry Shoulder Holster Evaluation

Sizes: Small 18” to 32” Medium 26” to 40” Large 36” to 50” X Large 46” to 60” XX Large 56” to 70” While I consider strong-side carry the most common for me to carry my EDC, I also realize … Continue reading

It’s Not the Odds – It’s the Stakes!

I recently received an e-mail from Caleb Lee at and part of his e-mail included the statement, “It’s not the odds. It’s the stakes.” Mr. Lee pointed out, “We don’t carry the gun because of the odds we’re going … Continue reading

A Case for the Modern Musket – the 20-Gauge Shotgun

Anyone looking for an effective home-defense shotgun is often directed toward one of the many 12-gauge law-enforcement-grade tactical models. While I have my favorite and closest shogun, an early Mossberg 500 model 12-gauge, the more recent acquisition of a Mossberg … Continue reading