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Glock 34 Review

The Glock 34 is a magazine-fed, semi-auto pistol chambered for the 9mm Parabellum [9x19, 9mm NATO, etc.] cartridge. It is derivative of every Glock pistol before it, utilizing the familiar recoil-operated, Browning-style, tilting-barrel action. It also utilizes the patented Glock “Safe-Action” system.

Dimensions are as follows:
Length: 8.15”
Width: 1.18” [Read the rest of this entry...]

Ruger LCR Review

First Impressions of the New Light, Compact Revolver

Ruger’s show stopping announcement is the new part-polymer revover: the Ruger LCR.  The LCR, or light, compact revolver, is a five shot, .38 +P self defense gun and Ruger’s follow up to the run-away success with the LCP. [Read the rest of this entry...]

Kel-Rec P-11 Review

In the last several years, responding to the demand for easily concealed handguns generated by the passage of laws allowing civilian concealed carry in more and more states, handgun manufacturers have introduced a large number of weapons of this type. Examples are the .357 Magnum snubbies from Ruger, Smith & Wesson, Taurus and Rossi; the mini-compact semi-autos from Glock; Smith and Wesson’s pocketable [Read the rest of this entry...]

Kel-Tec PF-9 Review

I’ve learned a lot about comfortable concealed carry over the last decade-plus. There are three goals anyone with a CCH license tries to achieve: safety/protection, comfort, and concealment. The desire to safely carry a weapon for protection is obvious. If you wear a handgun (or handguns, redundancy is your friend), then comfort is a [Read the rest of this entry...]

Ruger LCP .380 Review vs Kel-Tec P3AT

I have long accepted there is a place for the “Mouse Gun” as both an extreme hide gun and backup to a primary handgun.  And of the “Mouse Gun” calibers most prefer the .380 auto over the .25 or .32. To put this bluntly, though there have been lot’s of great .380 “Mouse Guns” out there, there has always been something that ground me wrong about putting an expensive gun in a pocket of change, if you get my drift. I was pretty excited with the introduction of the Keltec PAT3 and its glowing reviews.  I bought one, and I love it. [Read the rest of this entry...]

Smith and Wesson SW9VE Sigma Series 9mm Review

Modern handguns can be very expensive. Many of today’s most popular models feature European engineering and military, police, or competition pedigrees. While it can be appealing to have the same handgun that is used by an elite fighting force like America’s Delta Force, Germany’s GSG-9, or Britain’s Special Air Service, such prestigious firearms can have a high price and provide a tad more capability than an average citizen needs for effective personal or home protection. When it comes to defensive firearms for the home, I feel that the average citizen can be well served by a simple, reliable, firearm that is accurate, easy to handle, and comes in an effective caliber. For my home defense handgun, I chose the Smith & Wesson SW9VE (also known as the Enhanced Sigma).

At just over $300, [Read the rest of this entry...]

Browning Buckmark .22 Review

It is no secret that the 22 pistol of choice for many is the Ruger MKII. A major contender for the MKII’s place of prominence though, is the Browning Buckmark. The BuckmIt is no secret that my 22 pistol of choice is the Ruger MKII. A major contender for the MKII’s place of prominence though, is the Browning Buckmark. The Buckmark is preferred by many people because it feels more like a “real” pistol. The frame is CNC machined 7075-T6 aluminum. The controls are where one would expect, and the Buckmark’s trigger is uniformly crisp. Like the Ruger, a wide variety of sights, grips and barrels are available for the Buckmark.

Unlike the Ruger, [Read the rest of this entry...]