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The Sig 229 – a Utilitarian View

I bought the SigArms P229 .40 as my first cartridge fed pistol about 10 years ago to use for self defense and to start my gun collection. I started late because I was a poor carpenter doing minor woodwork and my new wife just didn’t like the idea of having a gun around. I don’t live in the most hospitible ...

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Ruger SP101

The Ruger SP101 is a double-action small-frame revolver designed for concealed carry or for us by smaller shooters. Ruger SP101 revolvers are available in .22 LR, .32 H&R Magnum, .38 Special, and .357 Magnum calibers. Articles on the Ruger SP101 Ruger SP101 – A Sturdy Rimfire “Secret” When Ruger introduced the SP101 double-action revolver a dozen years ago, it was ...

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Ruger GP100

The Ruger GP100 double-action revolver is specifically designed for heavy Magnum cartridges and embodies many features found in the famous Ruger Redhawk and Security-Six revolvers. The GP100 is the first of an entirely new generation of Ruger double action revolvers. The Ruger GP100 is a medium-frame revolver, which positions it between the Redhawk large-frame revolver and the SP101 small-frame revolver. ...

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M9

The M9 is a light weight, semiautomatic pistol manufactured by Beretta and designed to replace the M1911A1 .45 caliber pistol and .38 caliber revolvers. The M9 has redundant automatic safety features to help prevent unintentional discharges. It can be fired in either double or single action mode and can be unloaded without activating the trigger while the safety is in ...

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Colt Handguns

Articles on Colt Handguns Articles on Colt Semi-Automatic Pistols Colt 1903 redux: some dead horses aren’t Some guns are timeless in design and function. The Colt 1911 is the foremost example, yet I’ve always thought the Colt 1903 Pocket was too. It hasn’t been made since WWII, but Colt did make 572,215 1903 .32s and 138,009 1908 .380s before shelving ...

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Rock Island Armory 1911

An owners review by David R. Johnson Finally took possession of the new Rock. Ordered from my dealer on the 10th of Feb, Sarco took 13 days to fill my order from order to delivery. $291 shipped and $10 for the transfer. Took her home, cleaned it, lubed the rails and hit the range (wife made me eat in between). ...

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Browning Hi Power

Articles on the Browning Hi Power The Browning Hi-Power today: dominant high-capacity pistol no longer, the Hi-Power offers other virtues Classics endure. The Browning Hi-Power is a classic. The ones made today by FN are better than ever. Throated to feed hollowpoints, “drop-safe” thanks to the Mark HI passive firing pin safety, and still with those graceful lines and that ...

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S&W Handguns

Articles on S&W Semi-Automatic Handguns Smith & Wesson SW-99 Compact While I am not a big fan of making guns compact “just because,” the SW-99 pulls it off much better than many. I doubt seriously our belts can tell the 2.7 ounce difference in weight, but concealment may be a tad easier and the size is also likely to appeal ...

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M11

In 1992, the U.S. Armed Forces adopted the SiGARMS P228 9mm pistol as the M11. The M11 is authorized for issue to armed forces personnel who require a pistol smaller than the standard M9. The M11 model add tritium sites to the commercial SiG P229. Each M11 is also stamped with government markings. M11 Specifications Caliber 9-mm NATO System of ...

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Taurus Pistols

Articles on Taurus Pistols The Taurus 24/7: the Brazilian-made polymer-framed pistol lives up to its nameĀ—it’s accurate and reliable, 24 hours a day 7 days a week So what’s the bottom line on the Taurus 24/7? It is a very well built firearm designed primarily for self defense. More Important, it shoots very well and it shoots every time. The ...

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