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 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

Entry-Level Boker Automatic Knives

“The famous knives with the world-renowned tree-brand have been handmade in Solingen since 1869. Since the foundation, no knife has left our manufactory without this sign of quality. The long history of Boker has been affected by eventful times. But … 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

Lyman vs. Wheeler Trigger Pull Gauge

You, like me, have probably pulled a few triggers in your time. Most of us go by the “feel” of the trigger rather than actually measuring it. We are looking at a new firearm and one of the first things … Continue reading


Leapers, Inc. was founded in 1992. It was a garage business that began with the first sale of a 4X28 scope. In 2009, Leapers established UTG PRO USA manufacturing plant to make their 1ST quad rail handguard. Leapers-UTG consist of … Continue reading

Rimfire Protection While Dry-Firing

Anybody who has been around the gun community a while is aware that dropping the firing pin on a rimfire chamber without a cartridge chambered can cause damage to the firearm, the firing pin, or both. Continual dry-firing of a … 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


We all have our favorite calibers, and for me the .45 ACP cartridge has been my favorite since I first fired one many, many years ago. Over the years I discovered other pistol platforms that also fired the .45 ACP … Continue reading