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SIG 1911 Carry Stainless

There are two great service-grade types in the 1911 handgun—stainless steel handguns are good, serviceable pistols for hard use and commander-size handguns are a good choice for concealed carry. After all, if there were a legitimate criticism of the 1911 pistol, it would be size and weight. The 1911 is thin and heavy. Ergonomics are excellent and beyond question. The attributes of the type make modification, and even redesign, desirable as long as you keep the advantages. Read more…

3 boxes of Hornaday XTP ammunition with scattered bullets on a bed of gravel. The box on the left sits beside another box on top of an open box on a white background.


Hornady’s Top Flight XTP

The XTP is excellent when deploying a pistol for serious use and the Hornaday XTP is top quality, with excellent penetration. It is often the single most accurate bullet to pass through the lands and grooves. Read the post for specific details on penetration and fps.

Gray haired man in navy blue jacket with red ear protection firing the Glock at a target with a wooded area in the background.


Glock’s Long Slide Model 41 .45 ACP

Read this post for the details on the long-awaited Glock 41 .45 ACP long-slide you can carry all week and use on an IDPA course on the weekend. It is lighter than the Model 21 Gen 4, has more grips to fit more hands and is a light carry that makes shooting look easy even though it is not.

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Concealed Carry

Review: Taurus Judge

The Taurus Judge is a pure defense revolver, lightweight, portable and versatile loads. Read the post for load recommendations and more details.