Tag Archives | 9mm

Ruger SR1911 Lightweight Officer-Style Review

Ruger SR1911 Lightweight Officer-Style Review

Beauty and appearance, performance and doing what it is supposed to do, comfortable, right fit, reliable, and optimum weight. These are just some of the adjectives and terms which might describe your new car or even a spouse, the latter even by some uncouth person. Well, I am using them to initially describe the new…

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Ruger PC Carbine Review

Ruger PC Carbine 9mm Review

Why would someone want a rifle or carbine that shoots pistol-caliber 9mm ammo? If you use it for home defense, it would be so loud indoors. Isn't a rifle or carbine like this as loud as a shotgun or larger caliber gun? What would you use it for? Plinking or home defense or what? Isn't…

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Walther PPQ M2 Sub-Compact Review

Walther PPQ M2 Sub-Compact Review [HANDS-ON]

Walther Arms' PPQ M2 is accepted as having one of the best striker-fired semi-automatic pistol triggers. Some recognize this single-action striker-fired trigger as the best available now. In the past, I have reviewed the PPQ M2 5-inch full-size and the 4-inch compact-size models and liked them so much that I bought both. They work very…

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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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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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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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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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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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