Category Archives: Pistol

Magazine Disconnect Safety– To Have or Not

A magazine disconnect safety is well-known by most firearm’s enthusiast and with some law-enforcement officers. For some, the presence of a magazine disconnect is a welcome feature and another layer of mechanical safety. No mechanical device, however, should take the … Continue reading

GALCO Classic Lite Shoulder System for the Glock G48

Most often. You will find me carrying my EDC in an IWB holster just off my right hip.  Over the years there has been a variety of holsters to house the various handguns that have been carried…with a 1911-based pistol … Continue reading

Kimber Camp Guard 10 – Product Review Part 2

 In my first review of the Kimber Camp Guard 10, I addressed the basics and technical observations of the pistol. It has been a journey getting the pistol to perform as expected, or at least what I expect from the … Continue reading

Glock G48 Grip Upgrade – The Hogue Handall Grip Sleeve

I find the Glock G48 to be an excellent 10-round, single-stack carry pistol. I have had the Glock G26 as a constant companion when I needed (or wanted ) to have a viable firearm for self-defense in off-body storage. The … Continue reading

REMINGTON R1 ENHANCED .45 ACP, STAINLESS STEEL

On March 7, 1888, ownership of E. Remington & Sons was sold by the Remington family to new owners, Marcellus Hartley and Partners. The 1890 New Army revolver (shown below) was the last revolver made by Remington under the new … Continue reading

Glock G34 vs. Springfield 5.25

Intended for competition, the Glock G34 and the Springfield Armory XDm 5.25 will be competing for top spot in my world. Both pistols are highly respected, but only one will win top spot, but not just for competition. As I … Continue reading

KIMBER STAINLESS TLE II, .45 ACP 5” BARREL – PART 1

Kimber has an extensive, and impressive, line of 1911 pistols. The TLE (Tactical Law Enforcement) family of pistols is ideal for duty carry, tactical applications, and personal protection. The Stainless TLE II and the Stainless TLE/RL (rail version) are the … Continue reading

Rock Island Armory M1911A1 FS Tactical – Used Pistol Review

In June of 2013, I purchased the Rock Island Armory (herein referred to as RIA) M1911A1 FS Tactical, and I have been carrying it as my EDC in a modified Black Arch holster ever since. Granted that there have been … Continue reading

Kimber Stainless II – “Government Model .45 ACP”

Kimber, of course, has been manufacturing firearms since 1979. The company is based out of Yonkers, New York, with an additional location in Ridgefield, New Jersey. Kimber was originally founded in Oregon in 1979 by Jack Warne and his son, … Continue reading

Glock GEN5 G26 – Product Review

In March of 2011 I was in one of my favorite gun stores. Several new GEN 4 Glocks had been introduced and many gun stores were anxious to rid their inventory of GEN 3 Glock pistols. Because of that, I … Continue reading