The EAA Witness Match .45 is an accurate handgun well worth its price. As for personal defense, a 10-shot .45 with the TruGlo combat light mounted is a terrific home defender. The pistol is similar to CZ 75-type handguns, but features a factory trigger that is as good or better than any the author has ever tested.
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The Competition Pistol is a go-anywhere do-anything 1911, that while geared for competition, will also serve well for personal defense. Priced at less than $1,000 and generally available for $899 or less, the Competition Pistol is more than fair for a pistol with this pedigree and performance.
The Beretta 92 handles well on a combat course. Recoil is modest even with +P loads. The tapered, double-column magazine is an aid in rapidly replenishing the ammunition supply. As a tactical pistol, the Beretta has much to recommend. As for absolute accuracy, the Beretta takes a back seat to few pistols.
For some time, American Tactical Imports has offered affordable firearms giving everyone a chance to get into the shooting game. These 1911s may be diamonds in the rough, but they are single-action 1911 handguns, and they are .45s. These GI Type guns have given many shooters on a budget the opportunity to try their hand at Old Slabsides at an exciting price.
When the Glock pistol was introduced, like many, I was skeptical of the polymer-framed pistol. I had positive experiences with the HK P9S 9mm and did not regard polymer as cheap—far from it. The HK was an extraordinary pistol. Rigorous testing and experience removed skepticism.The Glock was a reliable, affordable, and durable service pistol chambered for the popular 9mm Luger cartridge.
Occurring every year on the fourth Saturday in September, National Hunting and Fishing Day is an official day as declared by Congress in 1972 to honor the legacy of sportsmen and sportswomen’s contribution to conservation. This year, National Hunting and Fishing Day is Saturday, September 27, 2014 and I can’t think of a better day than to introduce someone new to hunting, fishing or the shooting sports. In this article, the author gives 99 fun suggestions on things you can do over the weekend to promote the great American tradition of hunting, shooting and fishing.
If you want a 9mm, it does not have to be a GLOCK. If you want a 1911, it does not have to be a .45. A 1911 chambered for the 9mm cartridge can be a neat trick. In this article, discover why it is an option for many.
Cheaper Than Dirt! has upped its commitment to providing premium content to its audience by adding a host of respected and well-known outdoor writers and shooters as well as industry-leading manufacturers and legal services.
The Law of Self Defense, 2nd Edition, The Indispensable Guide for the Armed Citizen, helps shooters prepare for the legal encounter after a self-defense event. Here’s an excerpt to get started.