If there is one category readers of The Shooter’s Log can all get interested about, it is an interest in the best pistols for concealed carry. However, if there is one thing likely to cause an argument, it is which pistols are best for concealed carry. Our staff threw in a few of favorites, but feel free to make your case for the pistols we missed.
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The Ruger LCP Custom was introduced the day before SHOT Show 2015 at Media Day at the Range. All who
Three years ago when The Shooter’s Log reviewed the then-newly released LC9 Ruger 9mm semiautomatic pistol, many readers, along
Revolver history is interesting. I am leading up to something because the revolver on my desk as I write this has me going back over everything I have learned about the revolver.
A Bit of Revolver History
The revolver is older than commonly believed. Double-barrel and combination barrels were common during the flintlock era, although they are not true repeaters. Revolvers with multiple chambers were not rare—they were expensive. The revolving-cylinder handgun dates back to at least 1540, so it was a case of the technology of the day not catching up with the thinking man’s dreams.
I believe you are never too old for stockings. To this day, Santa visits my family’s house on Christmas Eve and fills our stockings with surprises. Did I mention this is a household sans children? Nothing lights up Christmas morning more than a few surprises, even for adults. Stocking gifts don’t have to be limited to candy, an orange, an apple and a few plastic trinkets. This year, tell Santa to leave them a few extra special gifts in their stockings. Here are five fantastic stocking stuffers.
Here is a compilation of the most-read Shooter’s Log articles by all-time rank. Ranging from No. 11 to No. 20, the articles cover a range of topics, from exercising good manners at the gun store to the provocative question, “Will you turn over your guns” if the government demands them? Click the headlines to check them out for yourself.
Chronicle readers clearly favor a few gun designs over others — AR-15s, AKs, and semi-auto self-defense pistols, to name the most popular. But inside those categories, individual firearms have generated intense interest all on their own. Beyond pure product announcements, here are the top-10 articles in which we’ve reviewed a single firearm make and model (and associated variations, where applicable) that the Chronicle community obviously wanted to know more about.
We’ve reviewed dozens of pistols over the years, and a handful have really piqued the community’s interest. Check out
In case you missed them the first go-round, here are the Top 10 all-time most-commented items in the Shooter’s Log:
In case you missed them the first go-round, here are the top 10 all-time most-read items in the Shooter’s Log:
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.
Two new products from LaserLyte® have zombie hunters in mind. LaserLyte now offers their side mount laser for the Ruger LCP, LC9, Kel-Tec .380, and the Kel-Tec PF-9 in neon zombie green. LaserLyte made their infamous pistol bayonet in neon zombie green too! What better way to fight off zombies when they get too close!
Last year, Ruger and LaserMax teamed up to sell Ruger’s popular LCP and LC9 pistols with a factory-mounted, trigger guard-mounted red laser. At the 2012 SHOT Show, LaserMax showcased the lasers and an introduction to their brand new line of frame-mounted lasers called the Centerfire series.
Before the Bodyguard, there was the Ruger LCR. Paving the way for
Background checks for gun buyers reached an all time high on Black Friday this year. We ran some great specials
The Smith & Wesson 637 Chief’s Special is a proven back up gun holding five rounds of .38 Special +P ammo. Pull back the hammer for a crisp single-action trigger pull, or just pull the trigger through the smooth double action. Factory installed Uncle Mike’s boot grips help keep recoil under control. The alloy frame is what keeps the weight down to only 10.5 ounces! The Chief’s Special has a reputation for being much more accurate than folks expect from a revolver with a 1.87” long barrel.
The SW40VE is the latest generation of Sigma series pistols. Packing 14 rounds of .40S&W ammo, it uses a striker fired trigger system featuring a consistent trigger pull every time. The black polymer frame has an 18-degree grip angle, and 3-dot sights top the stainless steel slide and 4” barrel. Smith & Wesson built the slide from stainless steel, and gave it a matte finish to reduce glare. Known for reliability, innovative safety features and consistent trigger pull, the Sigma is a favorite world wide among military units, law enforcement, and individual owners.
For a little more than the price of a conversion kit you can get a whole AR-15 type rifle optimized and dedicated to shooting the .22 LR caliber! Unlike dropping a conversion kit into a standard AR, this rifle’s carbon steel match grade barrel is optimized for .22 LR accuracy with a 1:15” twist rate. The magazine holds 25 rounds and the bolt hold-open device functions just like on a standard AR-15 rifle. A quad-rail forend matches up nicely to the A3 style flattop upper receiver, and is ready for you to install whatever accessories you wish. Removable iron sights are included.
The famous Taurus Judge holds five .410 shotgun shells or .45 Long Colt cartridges in its 2.5” long blued steel chambers. The front sight contains a red fiber optic to make it easy to spot in a hurry. This is a double action/single action version, which means the shooter can manually cock each shot for accuracy. The black “ribber” style grip helps manage the recoil of firing shotgun rounds through a revolver. When Taurus first released the Judge, a storm of controversy followed regarding its effectiveness, because ammunition selection in .410 was limited. Recently, ammo manufacturers have released competing personal defense rounds designed specifically for the Judge, making it more powerful than ever before. The Judge pushed the envelope on what you could do with a personal defense revolver, and it has become a resounding success!
The Ruger LCP is a compact .380 Auto from the industry leader in rugged, reliable firearms. It functions well as a backup firearm for law enforcement, as well as licensed carry for personal protection. This ultra-light, compact carry pistols weigh only 9.4 ounces in Ruger’s smallest pistol frame with a height of 3.6 inches and a width of just .82 inches. The LCP is comfortable and affordable, making it a natural choice for a dependable back up or personal defense carry pistol. Developers topped the high performance; glass-filled nylon frame with a through-hardened steel slide in a blued finish. A Soft case also included. Designed with both male and female shooters in mind, the LCP is as affordable as it is reliable. At just 9.40 ounces (with an empty magazine), the LCP is lightweight and ideal for all-day carry, ensuring you have it when and where you need it.
Your Next Pocket Pistol the Ruger LC9
The Ruger LC9 is a polymer-framed, 9mm pocket pistol. Clearly designed for concealed carry, the Ruger LC9 has melted edges for a snag-free holstering, carry, and drawing. It has a smooth, double-action only trigger and in our field tests, it performed flawlessly. The Ruger LC9 is restricted-state friendly with a host of different safety features, such as a loaded chamber indicator and internal lock, and manual safeties. With a 3.12-inch barrel, the Ruger LC9 has manageable recoil at an affordable price if you are in the market for a new concealed carry pistol with plenty of stopping power.
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Alrighty, so now you’ve got your pocket pistol, you need a good holster to keep it in. The DeSantis holster has a sticky, rubberized fabric so that it stays in your pocket, but won’t imprint. What’s better, it will fit your other pocket pistols, as well such as many models of Kahr, the Kel-Tec PF9, and the SIG P290.
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9mm +P for Knock Down Reliability
If you have a self-defense handgun, you need self-defense ammo. The Federal Classic line features a 115-grain Jacketed Hollow Point bullet. The jacketed hollow point bullet promotes expansion on impact for greater stopping power. The Federal Classic Hi-Shok 9mm +P round is excellent for law enforcement and personal protection. It comes packed 50 rounds per box.
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Take Two Buddies to the Range
Put your new Ruger LC9 in this pistol case, along with your reliable ole’ standby, and take both of them shooting! The UTG double pistol case has eight sewn-in elastic pockets, so you can carry two handguns and six magazines securely. An outside pocket holds your earplugs, glasses, and ID. The UTG deluxe pistol case measures 14×16-inches overall. It has thick padding, a zippered close, heavy-duty handles, and Velcro closers.
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Well that didn’t take long. Crimson trace announced its LG-412 Laserguard for the Ruger LC9 and the new laserguard is expected to hit dealer shelves at the same time as the LC9.