Over the last six months, I have worked through a set of theories based on some discussions with some deeply experienced friends, which I would like to share. One high ranking Army friend—formerly a Night Stalker—said, “There is no one perfect small arm for any situation. The dynamics of the environment you expect to be engaged in dictate the armament.” For several reasons, it is my theory that an AR-15 pistol is the better personal defense and road travel firearm to have stowed in your vehicle.
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Among the most interesting hobbies is the pursuit of accuracy. Some handguns have it and some do not—the level of accuracy varies widely. I have often mentioned that I do not own a machine rest as I prefer to keep in touch with reality. I do own a couple of devices that help me shoot well such as the Bull Shooters pistol rest. But the single handgun I have found is most like a machine rest or laboratory fixture is the Thompson Center Contender.
The new face of Walther is far more than just a legacy of James Bond’s Walther PPK but a company offering real innovation. The company has leapt into cutting edge designs, which some gun buyers get right away like the fabulous little PPS M1 and M2. Other designs are a bit tougher to understand for the seasoned shooter… that is until they handle them.
Smith and Wesson’s Victory .22 has garnered a lot of interest since its introduction a few months ago. The Victory .22 is intended to compete with similar .22 calibers handguns such as the Browning Buckmark and Ruger Standard Model. As such the Victory will have to have good features, good reliability, and acceptable accuracy. The price point is also important. Smith and Wesson’s previous .22 caliber self loaders were not in the class with this pistol and the hopes Smith and Wesson has pinned on this pistol are not without justification.
If you like the SIG you will like this gun. You might even find a number of improvements at a great price! Now we have a compact Rex Zero, and it is a good shooter.
I have previously stated that the long slide Glock is a good special team pistol for use by agencies that issue Glock pistols. However, the long slide Glock is also a great home defense and competition pistol. For those who can conceal the piece beneath covering garments, the Glock long slide is a viable defensive handgun. In the proper caliber, the pistol is also useful for hunting thin-skinned game.
As a level 1 secure duty holster, the 578 GLS Pro-Fit automatically retains your firearm when holstering the gun by locking on to the trigger guard. The Shooter’s Log’s Gordon Meehl put Safariland’s Pro-Fit holster to the test with multiple sized firearms and garment combination to see what worked and what did not. Read the full article for the results.
Springfield Armory gave Serial No. 0001 Chris Kyle 1911 Legend Series TRP Pistol to Chris widow Taya. Taya in turn immediately announced that she would auction it to benefit the Chris Kyle Frog Foundation. At the 2016 NRA show in the Springfield Armory booth at 2016 NRA Annual Meetings & Exhibits, the TRP sold for $22,500.
Cabot Guns of Fort Wayne, Indiana, plans to offer a two-item set of pistols that are made from a 4.5 billion-year-old meteorite. Click to read more about this project from another world…