Monthly Archives: August 2016

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

Scouting Around – Part II (Ruger Gunsite Scout Review - Continued – Finally!)

If you have read my review of the Ruger Gunsite Scout in .308 Winchester (Scouting Around – Part I:, I presented a somewhat detailed view of the RGS and promised a range report.  My, oh my, how time flies! … Continue reading

The One That Got Away…and The One That Didn’t Personal History

—by M1911A1— 1. The One That Got Away: Martin B. Retting, the large and prosperous gun shop in Culver City, California, used to be located in West Hurley Village, in Ulster County, New York. In the summer, I used to … Continue reading

Gun-Free Zone Liability?

“Currently, while these gun-free zone businesses possess the right to prevent legally licensed to carry permit holders from carrying a firearm while on their premise, there is no designation of responsibility to provide for the safety of their patrons during … Continue reading

‘Cause They Don’t Make a 46! (A Satirical Viewpoint About Caliber)

A favorite of those who carry a pistol chambered in .45 ACP is, “I carry a 45 because they don’t make a 46!” When a police chief was asked why his officers had shot a man 100 times his response … Continue reading

Carry Often, Shoot Little?

How many of us carry “Holster Queens?” I would venture to say quite a few, but not as many as LEOs. I think that it would be safe to say that there are plenty of us who carry a firearm … Continue reading

Working the (Trajectory) Angles? – Part 4 (Stopping the threat!)

If you have been following this series of articles, which was never intended to become a series but, instead, took on a life of its own – welcome to Part 4! I have taken you on a journey with some … Continue reading

Working the (Trajectory) Angles? – Part 3 (From Projectile Dysfunction to Projectile Desirability)

When Working the (Trajectory) Angles?” (Projectile Dysfunction) was first published, I did not intend for the theme to become a project. It has since become a project because I needed to put theory to the test. Part 2 of “Working … Continue reading