Author Archive | Ben Findley

[FIREARM REVIEW] Smith & Wesson M2.0 9mm Pistol

[FIREARM REVIEW] Smith & Wesson M&P9 M2.0

A few days ago Smith & Wesson introduced its major update of their successful 2005 classic polymer-framed, locked-breech semi-auto M&P (Military & Police) striker-fired pistol in the form of the new M&P M2.0 and sent me one in 9mm to Review. Although there are a number of M&P variants now, including the Pro, Compact, Shield, and Bodyguard,…

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Should You Modify Your Concealed Carry Handgun

Should You Modify Your Concealed Carry Handgun?

No, the above is not an acceptable concealed carry handgun modification, but it looks unique. What carry holster would you use? So what are some useful carry handgun modifications? How about the custom New York 1 and New York 2 triggers? Will they make your self-defense gun more accurate? Is there a heavier or lighter…

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[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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[FIREARM REVIEW] Is the FN 5.7 Pistol That Good?

[FIREARM REVIEW] Is the FN 5.7 Pistol That Good?

The Fabrique Nationale (FN) firearms company was founded in 1889 in Herstal, Belgium and engineers and produces an extended line of quality and unique firearms for home defense, everyday carry, competition-target shooting, and tactical use. Some have not heard of it. Some refer to it as FNH, Fabrique Nationale Herstal company. One of FN's successes…

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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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