Category Archives: 9mm

Handgun Parts Received

Last week I ordered a +4 aluminum basepad for a Canik TP9 Elite SC magazine that had a flat baseplate. I bought the +4 basepad from Taylor Freelance. It took three days for delivery. I ended up installing it wrong … Continue reading

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New YouTube Video – 1911 Range Day!

I tried a new format in this video, using my GoPro hat-clip. What I didnt’ account for was the volume isn’t crisp, as the hat-clip requires usage of the GoPro case, which is apparently covering the camera’s mic. 🙁 There … Continue reading

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More Testing – holsters for the TP9 Elite Subcompact

So, I received the holster shell for the Canik TP9 Elite SC on Saturday.   I installed it on my Alien Gear Cloak Tuck 2.0 holster base, although I hat to mess around with the mounting screws and bushings to customize … Continue reading

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1911 Range Notes – 3/20/2021

Video Highlights: 1.  We bought Remington R1 mags (45ACP doublestacked) for use with my RIA 10mm HC, since I can’t find any Armscor mags.  One mag feeds well, the other does not.  Also, the R1 mags will fit the OEM … Continue reading

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TFB – SmartGunz RFID-Enabled 9mm Sentry Pistol The highlights of this article is that this is supposedly a “smart” gun.  It uses RFID mounted within an included glove to recognize the proper owner of the firearm.  Without such recognition, the handgun can’t be used. The firearm … Continue reading

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PSA AK-V – range visit #2!

I will let the last video do all the talking.  Needless to say, I’m really enjoying this firearm…it’s by far my favorite!  Enjoy. Some range footage:

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Beretta PX4 Storm Compact 9mm

It arrived yesterday. I do have a tabletop video here: I took it and the Grand Power P11 to the range this evening.  All I can say is, wow… Pluses for the gun: It shoots almost as well as the … Continue reading

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I bought some ammo today from Walmart.  While this is nothing special in itself, I did get 100 rounds of WWB .380 FMJ since I don’t have much range ammo in that caliber (I’ve a crap load of self defense … Continue reading

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Metro Arms 1911 Fixed, 1911 Trigger Pull Issue

I went to the range for a quick visit today. I brought two 1911s this time:  my RIA midsized 1911 in 9mm and the Metro Arms AC Commander 45. The first thing I did was fire 50 rounds from the … Continue reading

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I Present the Tristar T-100 9mm!

My immediate impressions of the gun: Sturdy and solid (hefty) Very long and strong DA trigger (not gritty but a bit notchy-like) Very nice SA trigger Slide feels like it’s riding on glass Stock grips are plastic (not the rubber … Continue reading

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