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7.5-inch barreled AR-15 pistol in an open backpack

AR-15s

Why You Need a Packable AR-15 Pistol for Your Vehicle

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.

Thompson Center Contender handgun left on groundhog paper target

Firearms

Review: Thompson Contender — The Specialist’s Handgun

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.

Walther Creed 9mm pistol left with spare magazine on bed of rocks

Firearms

Review: Walther Creed 9mm Pistol

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.

SW Victory 22 pistol with Winchester M-22 ammunition yesterday

Firearms

Range Report: Smith and Wesson Victory .22 Pistol

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.

Glock 35 with extended magazine

Firearms

Range Report: Glock 35

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.

Safariland 578 GLS holster with Glock pistol

Gear, Parts and Accessories

Safariland 578 GLS Pro-Fit — A holster to replace all others?

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 1911 TRP in presentation case

General

Springfield Legend Series TRP — $22,500 for Chris Kyle Frog Foundation

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 meteorite guns

Firearms

Two ‘Out of This World’ Pistols

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…

SIG Sauer P226 Scorpion right side flat dark earth

Firearms

Why is the SIG Sauer P226 Scorpion Such a Great Pistol?

Justin Poynter entered The Shooter’s Log’s Be a Blogger for a Day contest and won. When asked to pick a topic, he immediately selected his SIG Sauer P226. Read on to see why the neophyte blogger, and son of a police chief believes the SIG Sauer Scorpion to be a great pistol.