Tag Archive: 45ACP


Recall Alert: G2R RIP .45ACP Recalled

 

 

 

 

” The ammo that took the internet by storm several months ago, G2R RIP, is facing a limited recall.

  It would appear that there are compatibility problems with the company’s .45ACP ammunition with Glock handguns.

  G2R says they have revised the design and anyone who has unused .45ACP ammo is instructed to email the company for instructions to return the ammo for a free replacement.

The recall seems to only affect ammo being used in Glock pistols and not other firearms.”

 

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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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

THE COLT MARINE PISTOL

 

 

” A decision was made to adopt a new 9 mm Luger service pistol in 1985, and I have never met a true handgun man who was happy about that. Back when it was the Browning-designed gun, we were content with the armament. As for me, I drew an M1911A1 pistol from the old chest the first time my new company went to the field and turned it in when we came back. But one day in the summer of ’65, I drew it from the box, slipped it into my holster and left it there for more than a year in Vietnam. A year like that tumultuous one tends to grow a bond between man and tool.

  I do not mean to say that I was in any way different from hundreds of other Marines of my generation. When we went to war, the .45 was part of our gear; that is no longer true.”

 

 

” I understand the need for upgrading our equipment, but there was nothing wrong with the M1911 in the first place. That’s why so many of our troops—the ones closest to the pointy end of the spear—have been finding one means or another to lay hands on a .45 when they actually deploy to Southwest Asia. That unusual situation is no longer necessary. Colt’s Mfg. Co. now produces a special version of the M1911 pistol for the United States Marine Corps. And a smaller number of the special guns will be available for sale on the commercial market.”

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DoubleTap Review

 

 

” We’ve given spilled a lot of virtual ink waxing poetic about DoubleTap.  We loved this gun from the start.  And at last, close to a year after I first held one at the SHOT Show, we have one in for review.  It has been a long wait.  After all of the hype, I almost expected it to be anticlimactic.  But then I pulled the trigger.

   Everything you may have read about the brutal recoil from the DoubleTap is true.  It hurts.  I put 50 rounds of .45 ACP through this gun and I’m in pain.  The web of muscle between my thumb and pointer finger on my right hand is sore.  The metacarpal in my thumb feels bruised.  I’m not going to try to sugar coat it.  The pain is sharp and intense.  If you’ve shot a .44 magnum (especially one with wooden grips) you understand recoil.  The DoubleTap is more painful.”

 

 

” DoubleTap Firearms has developed  the world’s smallest and lightest .45 ACP concealed carry pistol on the market today. Also available in 9mm. “

 

Titanium or Aluminium Frames with a MIL-STD finish that resists corrosion
Stainless Steel Barrels
Two rounds in the chamber and integral grips house an additional two spare rounds
Optional Ported barrels reduces muzzle flip and recoil
Small, slim, no-snag hammerless design for easy pocket carry
Ambidextrous thumb latch to eject spent rounds
U.S. Patent No. D686685 and other Patents Pending
Double Action Trigger

 

 

   The above information and specs comes directly from the manufacturer’s page , while the video and review comes from Guns.com. Both links can provide you with much more info on this neat little hide-away gun .

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.”

 

 

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Daily Video 7.21.13

Glock 30S Compact 45 ACP Semi-Automatic Pistol

 

 

 

 

” The latest variation of the Glock design is featured here: the 30S. To create the 30S, what Glock did was take their Model 30SF (Short Frame) and put a Model 36 slide on top. This is an oversimplification, but that is pretty much the result. The slide measures only one inch in thickness, which is about one-eighth of an inch thinner (.12 inch to be exact) than the slide on the Models 21 and 30. This does not seem like a lot, but on a carry gun, it makes a big difference. The 30S is also quite a bit lighter in weight than the Model 30, by over three ounces. Making the 30S resulted in a compact 45 ACP double-stack (like the Model 30) with a slide that is no wider than a Model 19, 23, or 36, and is much better for a concealed-carry gun than are the Models 30, 30SF, and 30 Gen4 pistols.

In addition, I am glad that Glock used the SF style of frame, as it fits my hand much better, even though I wear an extra-large size glove. I really like the feel of this Model 30S pistol. It holds ten rounds in the magazine, for a total loaded capacity of eleven, in a package that is very close to the size of a Model 19 9mm. I like it. The magazines supplied with this 30S are the extended style, which gives purchase to the little finger, instead of leaving it hanging off the bottom. The 30S can also use Model 30 and Model 21 magazines. The 30S uses a captured multi-spring system, similar to the spring setup on the Gen4 pistols. The barrel is slightly slimmer than the Model 30 barrel, and the two will not interchange.”

 

 

Lots More At The Link

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Smith & Wesson 625JM: ‘A Jewel Of A Revolver’

 

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” The quality of the Smith & Wesson 625JM is outstanding. It shows the years Smith & Wesson has had to perfect revolver making. It’s built on Smith & Wesson’s “N” frame, a large frame design that adds durability and longevity.  The revolver weighs in at 40 ounces unloaded, has an overall length of 9.38 inches, and a 0.08mm feeler gauge barely fits between the cylinder and the forcing cone.

The stainless steel has a nice silky satin bead blasted finish. On the barrel it sports a gold bead front sight. And it has Jerry’s “Bang” grips, his initials and a lightning bolt on the side of both the frame and grips.”

 

Champion Shooter Educates the Public on Semi-Automatic Firearms

 

 

” Here is champion shooter Jessie Duff explaining the differences between a hunting rifle and an AR-15 style rifle, along with some other guns. Jessie Duff, competition shooter, made an appearance on the Hannity Show last evening. She walked the audience through various semi-automatic firearms; rifles and handguns. It was quite educational for those who do not understand what is being discussed in the media and by politicians lately as a “military-style assault rifle”. Educate yourself, then share with others.

Point of fact: More kids died this week from the flu than from guns. More died in car accidents than from guns.

I like to shoot the AR-15. It is fun and there is no recoil, so you can shoot all day. The first time my husband let me shoot one, after I was done and talking to a friend I said I shot about 30 rounds. My husband laughed and said no, it was more like 90! When you educate yourself you will see what a bunch of media and political hype this whole gun issue is! The AR is the least of your worries, and if you wonder why a couple of mentally deranged crazies have used them, as the media is eager to report, it is because they are very popular. You can customize them in a lot of different ways to suit your personal choices and desires. The only way to eliminate this fear of firearms is to educate yourself, take some classes in firearms, and go out and enjoy a day on the shooting range. You will come away with a better understanding of what self-defense is all about and gain confidence in your ability to defend and protect yourself, your family and your property. Your initial fear will be replaced with self-assurance as you master the skills of target shooting.

Immersing yourself in the traditional gun culture (which is part of being an American) you will also come to understand the reason the founding fathers wrote the Second Amendment in the Bill of Rights in the Constitution, which states that “…the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.” I interpret that to mean that the federal government is constitutionally prohibited from enacting ANY gun control laws that would infringe on our right to be armed to protect ourselves from threats or enemies, foreign or domestic. The laws in place that prohibit a known felon from owning or possessing a firearm are reasonable, and are to protect the law abiding populace. Background checks on those who want to purchase guns also make sense, as we have the technology to do so and we should prevent firearms from getting into the wrong hands. We are never going to eliminate all gun crime. On the other hand, statistics show that cities that have strict gun control laws and areas designated as “gun free zones” only allow for criminals to know that they can commit crimes with little or no resistance. We can be reasonable in effecting safer gun control measures, but harsher rules of what kind of weapons and how many rounds a magazine can hold, only harm law abiding citizens. Enforce the laws with strict consequences on those who commit violent crimes of all kinds, with any form of deadly weapon.

This knee jerk reaction of our politicians shows us that they never want to let a crisis go to waste. They want us disarmed. Ask yourself why? ”

 

 

HT/ Chicks On The Right

Cheaper Than Dirt Examines That Relative Newcomer , The .40S&W

 

Cartridge of the Week, the .40 Caliber Smith & Wesson, .40 SW

 

 ” Few cartridges can have an iconic tag. What is rarer is when experts call a cartridge iconic when still in its infancy. Twenty years is just an infancy when it comes to the world of cartridges. Of all the ones we have reviewed, this is the baby of the bunch. However, the baby has achieved as close to perfection as perfection can be. Perfection is the .40 Smith & Wesson.

A little lesson in physics. Don’t run for cover—we will make it very simple. The ultimate goal of a cartridge is to launch a bullet with enough energy to give us the desired result. For target practice, that is accuracy as well as precision. The two are not the same. That discussion is for another time and for target shooters, when the goal is repeat performance. Whereas, for those who are shooting something other than paper – getting the most bang for your buck- then Kinetic Energy is what we need to know a little more about. “

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Ammo Sale … 45ACP

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