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Crimson Trace Rail Master Universal Green Light Laser Sight Review

Crimson Trace Rail Master Universal Green Light Laser Sight Review

A new sighting system that uses a green laser sight has attracted a lot of attention recently. It is the CMR 203 Rail Master with a Universal Green Light Laser by Crimson Trace (CT). It is an instantly activated universal laser sight that is designed to fit picatinny and weaver rail-equipped handguns, rifles, and shotguns […]

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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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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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SigTac Adaptive Carbine Platform (ACP)

Convert Any Full-Size Pistol into a Carbine

Sig Sauer has introduced a simple device to convert ANY full-sized railed pistol (up to a 5-inch barrel) into a carbine… easily, quickly, and inexpensively they say. It is called the SigTac Adaptive Carbine Platform (ACP). The information says it works with a Sig, Glock, Smith & Wesson M&P, Springfield XD/XDM, 1911 and other full-sized […]

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My Criteria for Selecting a Gun Belt and Review of the Armour Gun Belt

Needless to say, a gun belt is extremely important to support your handgun. Some believe even more so than a holster. Others say at least as important as the holster. In any event, a gun belt is a “must-have” accessory for your handgun rig. You need the support for your weapon and accessibility that you […]

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Alien Gear IWB Hybrid Holster with Springfield EMP

Criteria for Selecting Your Holster: A Review of the Alien Gear In-the-Waistband Holster

What do you look for in a holster? What are the key factors to consider? Several are interested in the Alien Gear (AG) In-the-Waistband (IWB) hybrid (leather and kydex) holster for concealed carry and I have been asked to review it. So I want to give you the factors I use for assessing holsters in […]

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The 2014 Springfield-Armory XDS 4.0 for Concealed Carry: A Review

The 2014 Springfield-Armory XDS 4.0 for Concealed Carry: A Review

There is NO perfect handgun, NO single, towering great manufacturer above all others, NO best caliber, NO magic bullet, and NO best barrel length. There also is NO ideal weight for everyone, NO trigger press that everyone can handle, and NO sights for all uses. I have not read a decree that says only pistols […]

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Stovepipe Malfunction

Handgun Malfunctions and Stoppages

Probably every handgun shooter will experience a malfunction or stoppage of some kind over his/her lifetime. Are you prepared now to handle the many types of mechanical, physical equipment, procedural, and related failures that might occur? Can you identify the various types of malfunctions and stoppages? Do you know what to do if you have […]

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Justifiable Use of Deadly Force or Not?

Concealed Carry Lesson: Retired Policeman Shoots Man Texting in Theater [POLL]

What about this scenario below? It is strikingly similar to a recent January 2014 incident that is currently ongoing in Tampa, Florida. The facts of the actual situation are uncertain at this time and are being investigated. There are many legal and moral considerations, situational variables, witness statements, and facts we as concealed carry licensees […]

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The 44 Drill with 4 Hits

The 44 CONCEALED CARRY DRILL: Easy But Challenging [POLL]

This is a very easy-to-remember, simple, and basic shooting drill for those who conceal carry a handgun. It is designed to help you with drawing or presenting from a concealed carry holster and garment, as well as improving your accuracy, speed, and techniques for shooting. Its purpose is to help you respond to a general […]

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A Magic Bullet: The New "Radically Invasive Projectile" 9mm Cartridge?

A Magic Bullet: The New “Radically Invasive Projectile” 9mm Cartridge? [POLL]

What’s the latest, greatest, super ammo on the market? Is it really something new and technically advanced in bullet and ammo design? Has there been sufficient and extensive ballistic testing with independent labs? Do we really even need it? Is it just a gimmick? Will it increase Failures to Feed and over-penetrate? Will it be […]

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