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Tristar T100 Compact 9MM Pistol Review

Tristar T100 Compact 9MM Pistol Review

Tristar Arms is relatively new to the handgun market. They make six models of handguns, each modeled after some other very successful designs. The guns are manufactured in a NATO approved plant in Turkey for Tristar. The gun we’re going to take a look at is the T100 offering. It resembles a Baby Eagle an […]

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CRT Kydex Belt Holster with SW 1911 Pro 9mm

Critical Response Tactical (CRT) Kydex 1911 Holster Review

Recently I received a request from a custom kydex holster company for me to review their product. I want to do this since some readers also asked for a review of a moderately-priced (less than $60.) Kydex Outside the Waistband (OWB) belt holster for a 1911 handgun that has full barrel-length coverage, an open muzzle […]

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Kydex Pocket Holster

A Quick Review of Pocket Holsters

More people are carrying a gun in their pocket than ever before. In the “old” days you’d likely find a snubby revolver in someone’s pocket, but now you’ll find not only snub-nosed revolvers but the Ruger LCP, Glock 42, Kel-Tec P-3AT, and numerous other guns. The pocket gun I use most often is the Ruger […]

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Sneaky Pete Holsters Review

Sneaky Pete Holsters Review

You’ve decided to carry your gun concealed. You like your IWB holster, but you can’t always use it, depending on your outer garment and the attire needed for your intended destination. You want a holster that looks stylish, doesn’t attract attention and maybe you’re going to a social function that you can’t wear a shoulder […]

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Stoeger’s Double Defense Twins

Stoeger’s Double Defense Twins

Today we will be looking at the Stoeger Double Defense Side-by-Side and the Double Defense Over-Under. The Stoeger company has brought to market a modern twist to the old, reliable coach gun. They installed a couple (or three) Picatinny rails in various places then black the whole thing out in non-reflective coatings and keep it […]

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Magnetic Handgun Holster Review

Magnetic Handgun Holster Review

Several of the female students and some of the male students have asked about lightweight, non-bulky paddle holsters that are easy and quick to put on and take off and that don’t cost a lot. The ladies, in particular, have emphasized that they want a sturdy holster that they can wear comfortably with their shorts, […]

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The Smith & Wesson 1911 Pro Series 9mm Review

The Smith & Wesson 1911 Pro Series 9mm Review

Are Beauty and the Beast different creatures? Smith & Wesson has one of the most attractive 9mm 1911s on the market today and it is the SW1911 9mm Pro. The Pro is a full-size 1911 built with a stainless steel slide, frame and barrel, with a matte silver finish. As you can see from the […]

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Stoeger Cougar Compact

Stoeger Cougar Compact Review

Somewhere along the way, big brother Beretta gave the tooling and equipment necessary to manufacture the venerable Cougar pistol to Stoeger. They moved the whole operation to Turkey and now Stoeger is the main brand on the Cougar model. I’ve had some dealings with other Turkish made firearms, and I have to say, they are […]

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The 2014 Springfield Armory 1911 Range Officer in 9mm Review

The 2014 Springfield Armory 1911 Range Officer in 9mm Review

For some time, 1911 aficionados and International Defensive Pistol Association competitors have wanted a reasonably-priced alternative single-action, single-stack gun in 9mm without a lot of “whistles and bells” that will be reliable to complement the 1911 in .45 caliber. Well, Springfield-Armory has introduced a new 1911 Range Officer (RO) in 9mm in early 2014. Of […]

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Femme Fatal Holsters’ Corset Holster Review

Femme Fatals Holsters’ Corset Holster Review

The age old frustration by the female shooter inevitably comes back to being “I can’t find a holster that works for me!” How can we carry without looking pregnant or like we’re walking like a duck, without having to wear our boyfriend’s oversized flannel shirt to work, and while keeping the firearm safe from the […]

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