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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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No Clip Holsters: Useful or Liability?

No Clip Holsters: Useful or Liability?

A “no clip” holster is one that has no apparatus for securing to the belt. While ankle and pocket holsters obviously do not secure to a belt, the no clip holsters under discussion here are the variety that are designed for in-the-waistband carry. These holsters rely on friction to stay in place. These designs utilize…

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Thunder Ranch DVD Review

Thunder Ranch Defensive Revolver DVD Review

Shipping my guns and I to Thunder Ranch in Oregon for one of Clint's revolver classes is well outside of my resource capability, if he even still teaches them. In lieu of that, I did the next best thing, I bought his Defensive Revolver DVD. There are actually two DVD's in the case; Disc 1…

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MantisX PX4

Will the MantisX Fix Your Bad Shooting Habits?

It’s no secret that the firearms world and especially the concealed carry market is a gadget rich environment. There is no shortage of products promising to make you faster, safer, more accurate, better equipped, more ready, thoroughly prepared and maybe even better looking while you do it. Most of the time we see refinements of…

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Trailblazer LifeCard .22LR Pistol

Credit Card-Sized Fun .22LR Plinker Pistol

How about a fun plinking pistol that weighs less than 7 ounces, is only .5 inch wide, and has an overall length of 3.375 inches? Well, this discreet, sleek, no-snag designed pistol is about the size of a credit card when folded. This .22LR American-made pistol is designed, developed, manufactured, and marketed by a North…

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Sig Sauer P938 Compact 9mm [FIREARM REVIEW]

Sig Sauer P938 Subcompact 9mm [FIREARM REVIEW]

Would you consider for your concealed carry a very well-built 9mm gun, that weighs one pound, is about an inch wide, has fiber optic and tritium night sights, has a comfortable grip in a subcompact design, is single-action only, and is reliable and accurate? Although it has been around for a few years, some overlook…

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Browning Hi Power Standard, 75th Anniversary [FIREARM REVIEW]

Browning Hi Power Standard, 75th Anniversary [FIREARM REVIEW]

We have all heard the fine superlatives honoring the Browning Hi Power pistol as a legend and one of the world's best-designed and most revered pistols. Many claim it was the first truly modern semi-automatic pistol. Some say its basic operating principles and design are used in almost every successful pistol developed, including its high-capacity…

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Beretta APX- Changed to Grey Frame-Black Backstrap

Beretta APX Full-Size 9mm [FIREARM REVIEW]

  Beretta has a reputation for making fine hammer-fired DA/SA pistols, like the PX4 Storm, the battlefield-tested M9, and the full-size 92 series. The new for 2017 Beretta APX design is a major departure from these other pistols. The APX is their first striker-fired full-sized gun that uses a system where the breech is locked…

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