Tag Archive: Handguns


Breaking In Precision 1911S

 

 

 

 

 

” After deciding to obtain a concealed-carry permit for my self-defense handgun, I began researching handguns styles, calibers and features. I knew I wanted something compact and easy to conceal, but powerful enough to authoritatively stop a perpetrator.

  I looked at both pistols and revolvers, and seriously considered a snubnose .357 Mag., but in the end decided on a semi-auto. Since I already owned a 9 mm, I decided to go with a larger caliber—a .40 S&W or .45 ACP.  An acquaintance had a SIG P226 for sale with both .40 and .357 Sig barrels. The gun was a little bigger than I wanted, but I was interested in the dual calibers and would have bought it if we could have agreed on price.

  Eventually, I wandered into a little hunting/gun shop in Tupelo, Miss. It was running a pretty good sale and I picked up a Kimber Ultra Carry in .45 ACP for $660, plus tax. This was one of the early models featuring a skeletonized trigger and hammer, along with diamond-checkered rubber grips and black, low-profile combat sights. At the same time, I bought some Winchester white box ammunition—because that gun was just begging to be fired—and headed to the hill in my parents’ pasture that served as my home-range backstop.”

 

Story continues at American Rifleman

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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SHOT Show Highlight : Remington R51

 

 

 

 

” The Model R51 is a combination of features chosen specifically to make it extremely easy to point and shoot. Its grip angle has been optimized for rapid target acquisition. The low bore axis design boosts this effect while also aids in offering up to 25 percent less muzzle rise at the shot for faster, more accurate follow-ups. For comfortable carry, it features a lightweight aluminum frame with rounded edges.”

 

 

Our buddy Jeff Quinn over at Gunblast shoots the R51 and gives us his thoughts .

 

 

 

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Now We Know Why Women’s Purses Are So Roomy

 

 

 

Published on Apr 19, 2013

” This is a short video we filmed back in the winter but never got around to posting it. Please stay tuned we are going to be back full speed real soon. THANKS FOR WATCHING!
Having fun with some of our favorite handguns. 

S&W 317 22LR
S&W 29 44 MAG
RUGER LCP 380
Glock 19 9MM
KIMBER 1911 “

 

HT/Western Center for Journalism

 

 

 

 

 

 

PARA USA LTC TACTICAL

 

 

 

 

” The M1911 has been, and always will be, one of the world’s most celebrated firearms–so it’s really no surprise that countless individuals have tinkered with the iconic design since it first rolled off of the production line over a century ago. That said, it was a little over 20 years ago that the young Canadian Para-Ordnance company dared to release a double-stack 1911, significantly increasing the historic design’s capacity. The revolutionary move helped put Para on the map, and became something of a signature for its 1911s.

A few years ago the company set up a U.S. subsidiary in North Carolina—Para USA—and in early 2012 it became part of the Freedom Group. The firearm chosen as Gun of the Week, however, strays from both Para’s past and present. It’s a single-stack 1911 produced prior to the company’s purchase: the Para LTC Tactical.”

 

 

Specifications

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Daily Video 8.30.13

How I Got My Guns – Firearm Ownership In Norway
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Cheap Firepower

 

” No matter our intentions, all of us at one time or another has fallen into the trap of gun snobbery, and this usually goes hand in hand with a lust for those sleek and beautiful creatures that grace the glossy covers of the gun pubs. But as just as rarely is the prettiest girl in the room worth the all effort involved in taking her home, there is a whole army of nice and cheap handguns out on the market capable of fulfilling any shooter’s wildest desires and more than happy to put out without having to fork over diamonds first.

Guns.com looks at five inexpensive handguns that are never going to be covergirls, but still make our head turn:”

 

 

 

 

Connecticut Sees Number Of Background Check Requests Increase By 6,000% (Not A Typo, 6,000%)

 

 

 

 

” In CT you have to get a permit just to purchase a firearm.

In December state police, who are responsible for processing the background checks for those permits, had a fairly normal backlog of around 1,000 pending background checks.

Now, just over 4 months later, and following the Newtown shooting and the passage of extremely strict new gun laws, that backlog has grown to over 60,000, an increase of around 6,000%

There are several reasons for the massive increase. One, part of the new gun control package passed by CT last month included an “effective immediately” provisions which now requires a background check for rifle and shotgun sales as well as handguns.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Famous Weaver Handgun Stance from Jack Weaver Himself!

 

 

” Anyone who is into shooting handguns has heard of the Weaver Stance. This is a great video with Mr. Weaver himself!

Jack Weaver explains the shooting stance named after him to American Handgunner’s Jeremy Clough. Check out the other videos below also .”

 

 

 

 

 

The New SIG-Sauer X Series (PHOTOS+VIDEO)

 

 

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“SIG SAUER (Germany) has launched a major new line of modular competition pistols. The line has 9 base models, 7 special/accessorized models, and 20 modular accessories. The new X-Series pistols are based on the SIG P226 X-Series and I believe supplants the old SIG P226 X line.

“The main line has three basic models. The X-Short model has a 4.4″ barrel, the X-Five has a 5″ barrel and the X-Six has a 6″ barrel. Each of these models is available in three different styles. The X-Line Classic style features ergonomic walnut grips. The X-Line Match style features black wooden grips, a sport magazine catch and a skeletonized hammer and trigger. The X-Line Super Match features G10 grips and a straight match trigger.”

 

 

 

 

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Sandy Hook AR-15 Hoax? Still No School Surveillance Footage Released

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

” Here’s why the non-release of this video footage is so interesting:

Every time a school shooting takes place, one of the very first things that gets released to the media is the school surveillance footage depicting the gun and the shooter. The purpose of this is to associate the pain and anguish of the massacre to the image of a scary-looking rifle.

In mere days after the Columbine shooting in 1998, for example, the media received footage from the massacre and began playing it over and over again, hammering home the images of Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold with their guns. The same is true with numerous other school shootings as you’ll see below.

But with the Sandy Hook school shooting, no video footage has been released. A reasonable person has to ask the question: WHY?

You see, the release of footage of Adam Lanza murdering children with an AR-15 — if such a thing even happened — would strongly support the mainstream media’s call for banning so-called “assault rifles.” It would also:

• Amp up the emotional impact of the fear mongering being carried out by the media.

• Provide visual support for the gun-grabber’s plea to ban all rifles.

• Provide a wealth of images to be used by newspapers and magazines to further demonize the image of rifles.

… and yet, for some reason, we see no surveillance footage from Sandy Hook.

Why is that?

Answer: The AR-15 appears to have been left in his car and never even used in the shooting

 

The real answer to all this — and this reveals the “Big Lie” of the mainstream media — is that the Bushmaster AR-15 rifle was left in Lanza’s car.

It was never brought into the school in the first place. As a result, it was not used in the shooting.

This was openly admitted in an NBC news report that has since been scrubbed and marginalized. But NaturalNews captured the video and posted it on our own private video network which is immune from censorship :

 

Handguns Only NBC

 

 

 

We are being taken for a ride . What have we come to when virtually everything we hear from the “authorities” has to be taken as a potential lie put forth to advance a political agenda ? We are f***ed . Or perhaps we should say our government is f***ed .

And now to add further fuel to the ” false flag” fire check out this posted video :

 

Sandy Hook Conspiracy

 

 

Research for yourself and you decide 

 

Nation Running Out Of Ammo

 

 

” Reaction to threats by Senator Dianne Feinstein and others to ban certain weapons and serverely restrict ownership of guns generally has caused a run on gun stores, as is widely reported.

Less reported is the run on ammunition, leaving ammunition inventories down 93% since election day.

So reports Traction Control blog, Plunge! Ammunition Levels Less Than 10% of Pre-Election Levels:

Ammunition Stock levels have fallen by more than 90% from the pre-Election Day levels. Less than 10% remains available. Available Ammunition links will be updated throughout the day.

Handguns are down by 80%, Long Guns by 63% for an overall 72.2% reduction in firearms inventories.

AR pattern rifles are becoming particularly difficult to source.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

… NY NEWSPAPER PUBLISHES NAMES, ADDRESSES OF GUN PERMIT HOLDERS

 

 

 

 

” Today, the Journal News in upstate New York, owned by Gannett, published the names and addresses of all gun permit holders in the Westchester and Rockland county areas of New York. The Journal News said:

The map indicates the addresses of all pistol permit holders in Westchester and Rockland counties. Each dot represents an individual permit holder licensed to own a handgun — a pistol or revolver. The data does not include owners of long guns — rifles or shotguns — which can be purchased without a permit. Being included in this map does not mean the individual at a specific location owns a weapon, just that they are licensed to do so.

The newspaper didn’t even feel it necessary to publish a rationale for that violation of privacy – publishing the names and addresses of gun owners makes them more vulnerable to robbery when they aren’t at home, since criminals will know where the guns are.

 

They did, however, run a piece targeting gun owners as the root of all evil: “

 

 

 

2013 Golden Bullseye Winners

 

 

Optic of the Year

Trijicon TARS

Trijicon Tactical Advanced Riflescope

 

 ” Of the numerous, and varied, duties of American Rifleman’s editors, few are as difficult as reviewing the past year’s new product releases and selecting the firearms, ammunition and accessories that are most deserving of the sought after American Rifleman Golden Bullseye Award.

“The Golden Bullseye Award has become a much-coveted symbol of excellence, innovation and quality in firearms, accessories and related equipment,” said Joe H. Graham, Executive Director of NRA Publications. “This year’s winning slate offers consumers the very best the shooting and hunting industry has to offer. We congratulate the winners and look forward to recognizing them at the NRA Annual Meetings in Houston.” “

 

Read the rest and see if you agree with their selections

 

 

Gun Review: Beretta Nano

 

 

 

 

 

 ” My first impression of the Beretta BU9 Nano: awwww, it’s a baby Glock! Even the artful swage line running from the rear to the front of the Nano’s slide can’t hide the fact that the baby Beretta is an Austrian-style chunky monkey. At second glance, the Nano is a soap bar that’s been left in the shower for a couple of weeks. It’s small, slim, sleek and sexy; a snag-free concealable shooter with low-profile sights and beveled edges. There’s no slide stop to be seen; the reversible mag release is the pistol’s only protrusion. You could even say the striker-fired Nano looks like a Glock to be named later. Not that that’s a bad thing . . .

Like any little single stacker, the Beretta Nano challenges its owners to concentrate [even more carefully] on shot placement. The Nano packs a scant 6+1 rounds of your favorite flavor of nine mil. Fortunately, Beretta includes a spare magazine in the deal, encouraging Nano packers to double-up on ammo for any worst case scenario. Combat reload? Good luck with that.

Along with the Kahr CM9, the BU9 is +P rated. You can use hotter ammo, but you better hold on tight. The Nano is strictly a two-finger salute to Mr. Bad guy. The gun leaves smaller-handed women (like yours truly) struggling for pinky purchase. Depending on the size of your mitts, the Nano’s report may be best appreciated as the sound of one hand defending.”

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Stay Calm and Keep Shooting: Clearing Malfunctions

 

 

 ” If you shoot a semi-automatic rifle or pistol, it is inevitable at some point you will have a malfunction. This is when you pull the trigger and nothing happens. Well, something happens, but it isn’t what you expect. The gun doesn’t go bang. Many people call this a “jam,” but the correct term is malfunction. Most malfunctions you can fix yourself. The problem turns into a jam when you cannot clear the issue and need the service of a gunsmith.

Malfunctions are caused by a problem with the ammunition; the mechanics of the gun or the shooter. To get the most out of your training, familiarize yourself with the types of malfunctions and how to fix them. To do this you will need to be able to perform these actions quickly in a self-defense situation.

Your first fix for most malfunctions is the “tap-rack-bang.” “

… With A Focus On Red Dot-Ready Handguns 

Alloy Model SW1911 Performance Center

 ” Smith & Wesson is introducing seven new handguns in .22 Long Rifle, 9mm, .40 S&W and .45 ACP, and they’re all gonna be popular. The pistols include four M&Ps, two SW1911s and a new competition-ready Model 41.

The M&Ps will make the biggest waves, as they represent a serious change in the world of handguns. Called CORE—Competition Optics Ready Equipment—designed to accept popular red dot sights from the factory. While there are a small number of handguns that are out-of-the-box ready to accept optics, like the FNX-45 Tactical, they’re uncommon and often command a serious price premium.”

Why the .22 can be a good choice for self defense

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” Heresy! No gun writer is allowed to advocate for the .22 LR as a self defense caliber, right?Well, I suppose I didn’t get that memo. Maybe it is in the spam filter of my e-mail account. Don’t worry – It is not my intention to start a holy war over which caliber is better than another. I think we can all agree that given a center mass shot, any of the major calibers, such as the .357 Magnum and .45 ACP, are superior to the .22 LR in terms of stopping bad people from doing bad things. But that is not to say the little rimfire cannot be an adequate self-defense caliber. I hope to illustrate that the .22 might be a viable option for self defense in certain situations. “

SMITH & WESSON MODEL 29

 

 

Tiny 9mm Pocket Pistols

Small Is Better Than None

 

 

 

 

  ” The pocket 9mm craze is not going away anytime soon. It is quickly becoming the standard in concealed carry. Where pocket .380s used to be the norm, these little 9mm guns have taken a foothold, firmly planting themselves as the preferred cartridge for carrying around firepower. One of the problems with carrying a modern semi-automatic gun on your person is that is has to be small. In some states, it is illegal to show an imprint of your gun through your clothing, citing brandishing, so thin guns often work best for concealing. To create a thinner handgun, manufacturers went back to the roots of semi-auto guns making the single stack class of guns. Single stack simply means that the cartridges in the magazine are directly on top of one another, instead of alternating from left to right. Using a single stack magazine saves space, but there is a heavy cost on ammunition capacity. Most single stack guns only carry six to eight rounds. In most cases that amount is plenty. Keep in mind the intention behind these guns is for concealed defensive purposes, not duty or home defense. We lined up a group of single stack 9mm guns that are popular on the market today, and decided to highlight some features that we think stand out.”

Some Surprising Members 

  ” Most of the top 25 U.S. firearm manufacturers, according to the National Shooting Sports Foundation‘s “Industry Intelligence Reports” for 2012, are what you expect. Ruger and Smith & Wesson, the only two publicly traded firearm companies, produced the most firearms in 2010 and then the likes of Remington, Savage, Beretta, SIG, etc follow closely behind. “

  ” There are five companies, however, that seem to stand out among the rest. Five that, for lack of a better word, seem obscure. And as to why they produce such a high volume of guns is anyone’s guess. One can deduce that they’re part of a larger company, cornered a niche market or just simply sell a product at a lower price than its competition. But we don’t know any of that for sure because private companies don’t have to report information like that. But with the information that is public and available like trends, sales catalogs and the data compiled by the ATF, FBI and NSSF, we can make some educated guesses. “

Pumpkin Carving – Handgun Style

Carving Pumpkins with a Colt 1911 (VIDEO)

 

 

 

  ” It’s October! You know what that means: it’s time for costumes, buckets of candy, questionable drunken decisions at late-night Halloween parties with your coworkers, and jack-o-lanterns. Carving out pumpkins has been a classic Autumn tradition, but we at Guns.com prefer pumpkin carving of a higher caliber. Why use a regular-ol’ kitchen knife when you can upgrade to a classic American firearm? 

For that, we turn to legendary jack-o-lantern artist hickok45 for his fourth consecutive year of pumpkin carving. This year, his weapon of choice is a Colt 1911, “the right tool for the job.” “

 

 

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