[Review] SIG Sauer Emperor Scorpion 1911

Sig Sauer Scorpion 1911

The emperor scorpion…the largest, nastiest scorpion out there, from what I read. Living in a non-desert area, I have no real-world experience with scorpions (but I bet a lot of you readers in desert areas have plenty of experience with the critters!). Sig Sauer named their carry 1911 after the emperor scorpion, to give it … Read more

[Review] HK P2000SK Compact 9mm

HK P2000SK

Heckler & Koch makes some of the highest-quality arms in the world. From submachine guns to rifles to pistols, the company has earned a good reputation for tough, reliable weapons. I was blown away (not literally) with the quality and workmanship exhibited in the P30L in .40 S&W when I reviewed that gun a few … Read more

[Review] Taurus 85 Ultralite

Taurus 85 Ultralite

I have always had an attraction to snub-nosed revolvers. I’ve owned a few, including a Charter Arms .44 Special Bulldog back in the late ‘70s when David Berkowitz, aka “Son of Sam” used that gun for nefarious purposes in New York. The large-ish Bulldog stretched the definition of a snubby, but technically it fit. It … Read more

[Review] NovX Ammo 9mm

NovX 9mm loose rounds

NovX ammo is really popular now. Along with Ruger’s ARX ammo, this very-light-for-caliber bullet moving at hyper speeds is helping redefine self-defense ammo. The light-bullet-moving-fast trend isn’t new – Lee Jurras helped push that idea in the 1960s with his SuperVel company based out of Shelbyville, Indiana. Now, NovX has taken up the baton with … Read more

Best Shooting Chronographs [2020]

Shooting Chronograph

Before we look at chronographs, a definition is in order… Chronos (/ˈkroʊnɒs/; Greek: Χρόνος, “time”, pronounced [kʰrónos] Wikipedia defines “chronos” as time, from the ancient Greeks. If you Google “chronograph”, you will see not only our gun chronographs but also some very expensive wrist time pieces. So, we are talking about time in general and … Read more

[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

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