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[FIREARM REVIEW] Colt 1911 XSE

[FIREARM REVIEW] Colt 1911 XSE Combat Commander .45

How about the Colt 1911 XSE Combat Commander with a 4.25" barrel shown here in .45 ACP? Would it make a good concealed carry gun? I heard several great reports about this gun's accuracy, features, and enhancements and had to explore it for myself. While the XSE has been around a few years, Colt made…

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Flashlight Review: Fenix CL30R Camping Lantern

Flashlight Review: Fenix CL30R Camping Lantern

Ok, you bunch of pedants: I know this isn’t strictly speaking a flashlight. Bear with me here.  As I’ve observed elsewhere, gun people tend to be gear nerds, with ample opinions about the various holsters/belts/magazines/gun safes/range bags/grips/drop-in trigger groups/plasma-rifles-in-the-40-watt-range on the market. Flashlights certainly fall within that scope; just look at all the booth selling…

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[HOLSTER REVIEW] The Urban Carry Holster

[HOLSTER REVIEW] The Urban Carry Holster

There is a new, innovative concept and design for an Inside-the Waistband (IWB) holster. It sits inside and below-the-waistband for deep concealment and has a leather flap with a magnet attached that connects to a metal clip which fits over the belt. The only thing you see when the holster is properly attached is a…

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Flashlight Review: Olight S1R Baton

Flashlight Review: Olight S1R Baton

As a gun writer, you make some interesting friends. Over the last few months I’ve been chatting back and forth with the good folks at Best Light, an online vendor of some of the best flashlight, lanterns, batteries, and related accessories available. I’m a flashlight nerd myself, so this was a fun chance to talk…

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Clenzoil Field & Range Product Review

Clenzoil Field & Range Product Review

Clenzoil makes CLP (cleaning, lubrication, and protection) products for firearms, mechanical, and sporting applications.  They’ve also got a powerful history behind them. Founded by a US Army veteran in 1945, Clenzoil began with the modest goal of developing a cost-effective product that would act as a cleaner, rust-remover, lubricant, and protectant that would keep firearms…

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Kimber Micro 9mm for Concealed Carry Review

Kimber Micro 9mm for Concealed Carry Review

To paraphrase Sir Thomas Overbury from his 1613 poem "Is beauty really only skin deep?"  Well, is there really a relationship between external attractiveness and internal goodness and quality. Hey, we better consider this when buying our concealed carry gun, as well as what specific criteria we will use to select our carry gun. While…

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Top Concealed Carry 9mms: Subcompacts & Compacts

Top Concealed Carry 9mms: Subcompacts & Compacts

Every year there are new, improved, and often better models of handguns vying for your dollars. The competition is stiff, mechanical, technical, and efficiency progress steadily improve, and your job of selecting the best gun for yourself is very involved and time consuming. To save you some time, money, and effort, I want to give…

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