Category | Guns / Firearms

Firearms’ Oldest Debate

Posted on 22 April 2014

I’ve enjoyed listening to some truly great minds in the firearms field debate the pros and cons of the .45ACP versus the 9mm. In the past few years the debate has grown to include the .40S&W, the .357Sig and now the .45GAP.

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Mosin Nagant Rifle

Posted on 22 April 2014

Companion Sidearms for the Great Outdoors

Posted on 21 April 2014

I am not suggesting that handguns are the end all be all for carrying a gun for protection when in the wilderness. I happen to like my long guns too (and we’ll discuss a few of those as appropriate below), but for hiking, backpacking, camping, fishing, etc. it’s often good to have a “companion” along that is more comfortable to carry, less obtrusive, and better than trying to spit on that unfriendly critter or potential food source.

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Kahr CW4543 .45ACP Pistol Review

Posted on 17 April 2014

This review was originally published in January 2009. Since then, this handgun has had over 2,500 rounds put through it. There has been no measurable loss of accuracy nor any noticeable change in the finish. We repost this review as the weapon continues to perform as expected.

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Marlin Model 25 Rifle

Posted on 17 April 2014

This week I’m going to take a look at this rifle; it’s characteristics; its performance; and how well it adapts to safe recreational shooting.

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Del-Ton .223 Rifle

Posted on 17 April 2014

I hadn’t previously ever heard of Del-Ton Inc. or the rifles they manufacture. Within a couple weeks I had a test rifle and here I am several weeks later reporting on how a rifle I’d never heard of performed. I wasn’t disappointed with the new name.

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The Winchester Lever Action .30-.30 Revisited

Posted on 16 April 2014

As I think about that I see a high value in the lever action rifle. I don’t think the politicians can easily justify, or at least using any reasonable logic justify, the desire to ban or limit lever action weapons.

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.380ACP Guns For CCW

Posted on 15 April 2014

Perhaps the most popular, or at least most well-known, .380ACP handgun is/was James Bond’s Walther PPK. The Walther PP (Polizeipistole or police pistol) was first produced in 1929 and has been in service, in some way, shape or form, ever since.

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The Strength of Cross-Weapon Ammo Capability

Posted on 14 April 2014

If you can plan, prepare and train for the eventualities, then having cross-weapon ammo capability is probably a good way to go. On the other hand… it’s near impossible to train for every eventuality and the biggest nagging thought I have in the back of my brain is: what if you plan around a single caliber/cartridge and it turns out to be the one you have the most trouble finding?

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Beretta PX4 .40S&W Pistol

Posted on 10 April 2014

Sometimes it takes a company a few years to evolve a new design. Beretta’s M9 / 92F 9mm handgun – and the subsequent .40S&W caliber versions – was, and still is, an excellent design. That said, is there always room for improvement? Yes. Otherwise the firearms industry would be stuck with flintlock rifles and handguns. There are several notable design evolutions incorporated in the Beretta PX4 pistols.

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