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Review of RamRodz Gun Cleaning Swabs

Review of RamRodz Gun Cleaning Swabs

I must confess up front that I hate to clean guns. Yes, I understand the absolute necessity to regularly clean and maintain my guns. Not only as an additional low-cost and low-effort life insurance policy, but to preserve my investments and safeguard the students that use my guns. So after every range visit and every […]

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FNH USA Five-Seven

FNH USA Five-Seven – PS90 and the 5.7X28 Cartridge

Okay, I’ll admit, the first time I ever saw a Five-Seven pistol being handled or shot was on the History Channel’s Top Shot. I was staggered. Here these guys are blasting away with a gun that shoots a bullet roughly the size of a 22LR at roughly 70 feet hitting a gallon size glass jug […]

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FNH Concealed Carry Backpack Review

FNH Concealed Carry Backpack Review

Okay, so you’ve got a drawer full of holsters. You like some of them, are indifferent to others, and gave away the ones you discovered you hated. Here’s the thing, you like to tuck your shirt in, and most holsters print whenever you do that. So, what’s a person to do? I think FNH USA […]

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SIG SAUER P320 Full Size and P320 Carry Striker-Fired 9mm Pistols

Sig Sauer’s First Striker-Fired Pistols

In 2014, Sig Sauer introduced its first striker-fired polymer semi-automatic pistol, the Sig P320. It is available in full size and carry models and I want to review them and offer my comments to help you decide if they meet your purposes and preferences. They are a modular, striker-fired handgun with several options and features […]

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CZ’s Compact 2075 BD RAMI Pistol

CZ’s Compact 2075 BD RAMI Pistol

CZ-USA has a reputation for making reliable, accurate guns. Some guys swear by the venerable CZ 75 pistol. The RAMI first started showing up in the US in about 2004. Having been on the market for roughly a decade now, it’s worth taking a look at it to see how it stacks up in today’s […]

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Sig Sauer Academy in New Hampshire

SIG SAUER Academy Handgun Skills and Shooting Course

Last week I participated in a SIG SAUER® Academy shooting development handgun skills course in Epping, New Hampshire. It was a beneficial and interesting experience and I want to share it with you to help you decide on your further training. My wife who is an NRA Certified Instructor also attended the course. That’s her […]

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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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