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CZ 75B SA 9mm [PISTOL REVIEW]

CZ 75B SA 9mm [FIREARM REVIEW]

Some have not shot the CZ 75 B and others have not even heard of it. The "B" stands for firing pin Block which stops the firing pin from moving forward if the pistol were to be dropped. You should shoot it to see for yourself how unique and special it is. Several say it…

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Heckler & Koch P30L V1 9MM [FIREARM REVIEW]

Heckler & Koch P30 V1 9MM [FIREARM REVIEW]

Heckler & Koch (HK) has provided well-made firearms systems for law enforcement, the military, and civilians for well over 50 years. HK is probably best known for its MP5 submachine gun, its tactical rifles, its Universal Self-Loading Pistol or USP, and the recent VP Series pistols. HK’s creativity has been shown in its use of…

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Sig Sauer 1911 C3 [FIREARM REVIEW]

Sig Sauer 1911 C3 [FIREARM REVIEW]

How about the Sig Sauer 1911 C3 shown here in .45ACP? Would it make a good concealed carry gun? For starters, what does the "C3" stand for? Well, that is a good clue as to what this gun is designed for. The "C3" stands for... Concealed Carry Compact. So then as the name states is…

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Why You Should Carry a Tactical Pen in Your EDC

Why You Should Carry a Tactical Pen in Your EDC

This past Christmas I was fortunate to receive a practical (and cool) self-defense item – a tactical pen.  After playing around with it for a couple weeks, I think I have a good grasp of the pros and cons of adding this implement to my self-defense arsenal. The first and most obvious advantage is that…

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Springfield Armory XD(M) OSP Red Dot 9mm [FIREARM REVIEW]

Springfield Armory XD(M) OSP Red Dot 9mm [FIREARM REVIEW]

Above is the XD(M) OSP. What is it? Well Springfield Armory (SA) has entered the reflex red dot (RD) optic handgun market with this pistol. Definitions: XD(M) means "X-Treme Duty Match" (match-grade barrel and more), according to Wikipedia. OSP means "Optical Sight Pistol." The XD(M) OSP 4.5-inch barrel pistol comes in two configurations, both fitted…

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Handgun Mini Red Dot Sights: Basic Considerations & Opinions

The latest and greatest for handguns seems to be Mini Red Dot reflex sights (MRDS.) Have they replaced laser sights or even the respected iron sights for handguns? No, not yet, but? What do you primarily use handgun MRDS for? Concealed carry, home defense, mostly competition, long-distance shots for hunting, short close quarters defensive shots,…

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Steyr C9-A1 9mm [FIREARM REVIEW]

Steyr C9-A1 9mm [FIREARM REVIEW]

The Austrian-made Steyr C9-A1 compact 9mm is an often overlooked handgun for Carry and personal protection purposes. Are the C9's innovative trapezoidal sights an advantage or just a unique eye-catching appeal? Some even compare the Steyr C9-A1 pistol to its fellow Austrian gun, the Glock 19. Is this a fair comparison? Are there similarities other…

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