[Review] Taurus Raging Hunter

Taurus raging hunter

It all started with this… … a 7 ½-inch-barreled Ruger Super Blackhawk. I had traded a 7 ½” Ruger Blackhawk in .45 Colt for it, long about 1980. My good friend Mitch’s dad, a military collector and owner of an original Flattop Blackhawk .44 magnum (before it became the Super Blackhawk), had me re-think swapping … Read more

[Review] Rock River Arms LAR-15

Rock River Arms LAR-15

I am a fan of the Modern Sporting Rifle. The “Black Rifle.” The MSR seems to have a polarizing effect on shooters and non-shooters alike, at least in my experience. To an old-school rifle shooter, an AR-style rifle is anathema to his or her way of thinking…rifles are supposed to be wood and metal with … Read more

[Review] Taurus G3: Great 9mm For $250?

Taurus G3

It all started with the PT111 Millenium Pro. That was the small double-stack Taurus pistol that held 12+1 and included two magazines. Features included double strike capability, adjustable rear sight and some really good ergonomics. It was a competitor in the small, double-stack 9mm market. It was a successful gun and I owned two of … Read more

Review: Colt Anaconda

Colt Anaconda front-cylinder open

The Colt Anaconda is a revolver that many of us dream about owning. But, we have about as much chance of finding a Colt Anaconda .44 Magnum revolver as we do finding its namesake slithering around our backyards. Of the Colt “snake guns”, the Anaconda is one of the newer ones, and seems to be … Read more

Review: H&K P30L .40 S&W

H&K P30L .40 S&W

Heckler & Koch makes some of the highest-quality firearms in the world. That’s a pretty strong statement, but I believe most folks who’ve spent much time around an H&K gun would probably agree with me. The designs, the engineering, the materials, the craftsmanship…it all goes together to make some top-notch guns. We’re going to look … Read more

Review: SAR K2P 9mm

SAR K2P and ammo on target

Sar What? Sar Who? You might even wonder more if you knew that Sar was short for Sarsilmaz. OK…now it’s getting weird, I hear you say… What is a Sarsilmaz? First, A Few Things… I hope to accomplish three main goals by writing this article. Here’s what I’m trying to do herein: Answer the questions … Read more

Review: SIG Sauer P226

SIG Sauer P226

I recently was able to snag a used SIG Sauer P226 from my friend Duane’s gun case to review. The gun is chambered in .40 S&W and is in pretty decent shape, considering that it was shot and carried a lot. The P226 is one of those classic guns that has a great reputation. It … Read more

Review: ArmaLite AR-50

ArmaLite AR-50

As I went to pick up the AR-50 from its owner, my friend Marty, I was a bit uneasy about actually lifting the thing into my truck. I’d read other reviews and had watched videos about this beast of a gun. As I walked into his store and saw the rifle leaning against a file … Read more

Best Concealed Carry Insurance Comparison [2019]

Concealed Carry CCW

“You’ve got to be prepared for anything, anytime, anywhere… I felt I was able to do the right thing and be protected as a law-abiding citizen…” -David Jackson, USCCA Member, South Carolina Shot Armed Robbers Who Threatened The Lives Of Innocent Barbershop Patrons And His Frightened Children… In this litigious, politically-correct society that we live … Read more

Kimber Micro 9 [Review]

Kimber Micro 9

Kimber is a company that has had a rather rocky past. Known today for high-quality 1911 and other types of pistols and rifles, the company has struggled to achieve the reputation it now enjoys. We’re going to examine the Micro 9 pistol in some detail, but first let’s look at the company that makes it. … Read more

Taurus Spectrum [Review]

The Taurus Spectrum, Magazines and Ammo

This article/review is about Taurus’ relatively new .380 ACP handgun, the Spectrum. But, before we get into discussing the Spectrum itself, a word about Taurus may be in order. (To cut to the chase, I really like my Spectrum – it’s a very reliable pistol). The following is directed at those who are not fans … Read more

Colt Combat Commander [Review]

Colt Commander Rail Gun

The Colt (Combat) Commander has had a long, blue-ribbon-pedigreed history. Evolving from the legendary Colt 1911, the Commander is not a lot different from that storied gun – the most obvious difference is that the Commander has a 4.25-inch barrel as opposed to the 5-inch one in the 1911 – but it has gained a … Read more

Best Pistol Red Dot Sights [2019]

Vortex Venom front

My eyes are getting older, along with the rest of me. I just celebrated a birthday…which one, I won’t say but if it were the last two numbers in a year in the 20th century, the Beatles’ “Sgt. Pepper” album would have just been released. What does this have to do with red dot sights? … Read more

Review: Ruger LC9S

LC9S and holster

Small. Thin. Light. Reliable. Cheap. What’s not to like? I’m talking about the Ruger LC9S, a single-stack, striker-fired pocketable 9mm that has sold like hotcakes. Why is this such a popular gun? We’ll examine it in some detail to see if we can determine the answer to that question. Variations On A Theme Before we … Read more

Review: Taurus G2C 9mm

Taurus G2C with holster and ammo

The Taurus G2C is something of a phenomenon. Sales are greater than expected, which surprises a few people. Taurus is not the company it was, even 10 years ago. It used to be that if you bought a Taurus (especially a semi-auto), some fellow shooter might hand you a quarter and say “flip it – … Read more