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M&P Shield M2.0 Subcompact 9mm Review [FIRST LOOK]

M&P Shield M2.0 Subcompact 9mm Review [FIRST LOOK]

  How can you improve upon success? Well, it can be done and as James Cash Penney, the founder of J.C. Penney department stores, said: Improvement is the logical form of success. As I discovered in my previous original Shield review, Smith-Wesson's Shield is one of the best values and often used concealed carry handguns,…

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S&W M360 .357 Airweight Review

S&W M360 .357 Airweight Review

Smith & Wesson revamped its line of CCWs and one of those is the 360 in .357.  It is rated +P. This compact piece is what you'd expect from S&W's line of lightweight snubbies, with a few changes. Specifications of the S&W M360 .357 Airweight The changes are slim line grips with earth tone rubber. You…

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Hybrid Holsters

Pros and Cons of Hybrid Holsters for Concealed Carry

The term “hybrid” originally referred to a holster made of two materials, typically leather and kydex. The traditional hybrid concept used leather as a comparatively larger “backer” for the holster that rests against the body and affixed to this is typically a shell made of kydex or other hard material that houses the gun. I…

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ETS C.A.M. Loader Review

ETS C.A.M. Loader Speed and Reliability Review

I remember years ago my wife and I asking ourselves if we really needed to spend $25 to $40 for an ammo loader for our handguns. Did we need a magazine loader and what would we use it for? Well, ask my wife about how she learned the answer to this question the hard way.…

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H&K VP9 SK 9mm Subcompact In-Depth Review

H&K VP9 SK 9mm Subcompact In-Depth Review

There are many very good compact and subcompact pistols for concealed carry on the market now. I prefer the 9mm and there are many to choose from. This review is for the new-for-late-2017 Heckler & Koch VP9 SK subcompact striker-fired 9mm pistol. So, why choose this H&K VP9 SK subcompact for carry? There's already the…

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Alien Gear Holsters Releases Drop Leg Holsters

Alien Gear Releases Drop Leg Holster in 4 Variations

Alien Gear Holsters recently launched their new ShapeShift Modular Holster System that launched with holsters for IWX, OWB Paddle, OWB Slide and Appendix Carry. During their initial announcement about this system at Shot Show 2017, they also talked about other mounts they would be releasing after the initial release, one of them being a drop…

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First Look: S&W M&P M2.0 9mm Compact In-Depth Review

First Look: S&W M&P M2.0 Compact 9mm In-Depth Review

Just this month, Smith & Wesson introduced their M&P M2.0 Compact 9mm handgun to supplement its M&P M2.0 full-size gun released earlier this year. It is my opinion that this new compact 9mm will directly compete with the very successful Glock 19 compact 9mm pistol, used by many for concealed carry. There are other compact 4-inch…

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Glock 17 Gen 5 Review

Glock 17 Gen 5 Review: Is It Worth the Upgrade?

It seems for most of us whatever gun we have we want a better trigger, sturdy steel sights, an enhanced barrel, a very durable finish, and improved internals to help with accuracy. Some also want ambidextrous controls, a beveled magazine well, no grip finger grooves, and safety features for their mags. Others do not want…

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G43 Firearm Review

Glock 43 with XS Big Dot Night Sights Review

There are many subcompact 9mm handguns now for concealed carry.  Most shooters want a slim, very lightweight, small, accurate, reliable, and highly concealable gun to carry. One that can be easily carried in the pocket or inside (IWB) or outside (OWB) the waistband. Small enough for carry, perhaps IWB at the Appendix position (AIWB), for…

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SunJack Solar Panel Battery Charger Review

SunJack Solar Panel Battery Charger Review

You’ve decided to go camping, hunting or fishing or just add to your go bag. You need to decide on what to take and what’s too heavy or virtually useless. That’s a good place to start. Today I’m going to suggest a product that I think you should seriously consider taking with you in any…

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