Author Archive | Ben Findley

FIRST REVIEW: Springfield-Armory 911 .380 Sub-Compact

FIRST REVIEW: Springfield-Armory 911 .380 Sub-Compact

Springfield Armory recently introduced a very small, lightweight, short-barreled .380-caliber pistol with an enhanced G10 pivoting single-action trigger with 1911-styling for concealed carry. It is called the 911 .380 ACP and Springfield Armory promotes it as "the ideal carry pistol or backup gun." I was anxious for Springfield to send me this new sub-compact pistol…

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FIRST LOOK: M&P 380 Shield EZ for Concealed Carry

FIRST LOOK: M&P 380 Shield EZ for Concealed Carry

Smith-Wesson's (S&W) Shield is one of the best values and often used concealed carry handguns, and now they have added another model to the line.... the M&P 380 Shield in .380 AUTO caliber with the M2.0 features. In 2017 and 2018, Smith-Wesson introduced the M2.0 features to its M&P pistol lines, and now a new…

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Glock 19X Review

FIRST REVIEW: Glock 19X Crossover 9mm Pistol

The new for early 2018 Glock 19X (G19X) Crossover available this week is a hybrid mostly Generation 5 combination of a Glock 19 (G19) Slide and a Glock 17 (G17) frame. The G19X uniquely matched the U.S. Army's criteria for their Modular Handgun System (MHS) competition with one pistol, and now it is being offered…

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SA XDS Mod.2 45ACP Review

FIRST REVIEW: SA XD-S Mod.2 Single Stack .45ACP

Well, here it is hot off the production line and in my hands to review; introducing the XDs Mod. 2 .45ACP pistol. Springfield Armory has upgraded its popular concealed carry single stack XDs in .45ACP with enhanced grip texturing, more sight configurations, enhanced trigger with short reset, longer Posi-Wedge slide serrations, improved ergonomics, and more. We…

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3 NEW 2018 Pistols

3 New Pistols for Early 2018

As a first look for your general information, I want to present some summary information about three new pistols for early 2018. While there are several new firearms to be announced at the 2018 Shot Show in about three weeks, I want to give you a heads-up notice about three handguns that intrigue me. The…

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Top Concealed Carry 9mm Pistols for Year-End 2017

Top Concealed Carry 9mm Pistols for Year-End 2017

Some estimate that there were at least 3,000 9mm pistol models in the U.S. concealed carry handgun market in 2017. Others estimate closer to 5,000 models. And there are about 16 million concealed carry folks in the U.S. with an opinion about which handgun is their top 9mm choice to carry. So which ones are…

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Walther PPQ M2 4-Inch 9mm for Concealed Carry

Walther PPQ M2 4-Inch 9mm for Concealed Carry

There are more than 16.3 million concealed carry permit holders in the U.S. in 2017, per the Crime Prevention Research Center, and it is estimated that there are about 310 million guns nationwide. If you are a concealed carry permit holder and want a concealed carry gun for the holidays or anytime, which one will you choose?…

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Identifying & Fixing Common Trigger Control Problems

Identifying & Fixing Common Trigger Control Problems

Professional football coach Vince Lombardi won five National Football League championships in seven years and never coached a team with a losing record. He once said, "Excellence is achieved by first mastering the fundamentals" and he believed focusing first on the fundamentals is what most contributed to outstanding results. Over the years, I have learned…

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C.A.R: A Unique Shooting System for Improved Accuracy

C.A.R: A Unique Shooting System for Improved Accuracy

Keanu Reeves used a unique shooting system in his recent John Wick movies. I wondered if it was all Hollywood magic, but I learned he trained over an extended period with Taran Tactical Training and that he shoots 3 Gun-type scenarios often. From his live-fire videos I watched, he is a darn accurate shooter who…

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