Monthly Archives: March 2016

Range Visit with Bersa and Tristar

Yesterday was my birthday and I decided that I would go to the range after work. There was a 40-minute waiting list and I almost ended up leaving.  That’s the first time I’ve ever been to Elite Shooting Sports where … Continue reading

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How A Hammer-fired Semi-Automatic Handgun Works Although the depicted handgun is a 1911 .45ACP, the animation applies to all hammer-fired semi-automatic handguns and somewhat to striker-fired guns.  It is very interesting and worthy of sharing with my kids, as they’ve always wondered about the inner … Continue reading

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Found My Bersa!

  I’ve found my Bersa, although it wasn’t in matte black like I originally wanted. I bought a Bersa Thunder 380 Plus in Nickel Satin from Hinterland Outfitters for $361 (now $391). Immediate pre-firing impressions: There are lots of tooling marks, … Continue reading

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The Ruger Has Arrived!

Ruger AR-556 in FDE 420 rounds of 5.56 x 45 I picked up the Ruger today on my lunch break. My immediate impressions:  I’m actually surprised at the fit and finish of the Ruger AR-556.  It looks and feels great. … Continue reading

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Ruger AR-556 Inbound!

I’ve my first long gun on the way, a Ruger AR-556 cerakoted in FDE and with a Davidson’s lifetime warranty.  It was this or the S&W M&P 15 Sport II, but I’ve heard that this one is the more refined … 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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