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Smith-Wesson M&P 380 Shield EZ Review

HANDS-ON REVIEW: Smith-Wesson M&P 380 Shield EZ

In our handgun classes, I have observed several students, especially those with physical impairments, weak hand and finger strength, mostly females, but some males, and older students with frailties (but also others), not able to efficiently rack the slides on some of our semi-automatic pistols. This is even after we demonstrate and discuss the proper…

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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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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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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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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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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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