Recently I have taken my CM9 out for a trial run against the Beretta Nano. i must admit that the Kahr CM9 was outshot by the Nano in terms of the trigger pull and the recoil. After a little time behind the tiny Kahr 9, I found myself very attracted to its shooting characteristics.
I have used many pistols in the time I have had the freedom to own them. I have used pretty much every type of trigger and have settled on the double action/single action trigger. Of the double action triggers out there, I have successfully used both heavy and light weight triggers. What I found is that I work well with the trigger that you find on the PX4 pistols. The triggers are a smooth polymer that come in at a smooth ten pounds. That said, I also found that I work well with HK USP pistols as well. There is just something about a smooth faced polymer trigger that I work so well with. Since HK USP pistols are on par with the PX4 as far as triggers, I had to select between the two pistols based off other features. I found that the PX4 had a better grip for gloved shooting, more isolated controls, and about the same recoil. For this reason and the price difference, I decided that the PX4 pistols were the way to go for me.
My love for bullpups started before I even had experience using a firearm. I liked the looks of the British L85 rifles. The green furniture of the rifle and the compact, aggressive look made it oh so appealing. After I joined the military and had experience with using an M16/M4 to clear urban environments, I realized that having a rifle dangling out in front of me did not fill me with alot of confidence. This brings me to why I opted for a bullpup when I got out.
I know what it looks like. It looks like a weird contraption that could only be a cosmetic piece to make your rifle look more aggressive. That was my first thought too, until I gave it an honest look and dug a little bit into the history and how it actually works.
The H&K USP45 is a highly regarded option for those who take using a 45 to be a way of life. It was built to last and has seen much use still to this day. People and Police Departments that have had the pleasure of using this beast have favored it immensely. It does come at a high price, but will make up for it with a long service life and a pleasant shooting experience that overshadows the performance of the competition.
SHOT show 2017 was not exactly filled with as much enthusiasm as other years for many of the media sources out there. This one seemed to just be a bunch of the same old, same old with a little things here and there to keep people watching. My list of pistols that are getting me excited are not new from a general design standpoint, but they do answer some of the needs of the market as in variety and value. Caracal is at the top of the list in this case for several reasons.
I know the heart throb of 2017 has and will be the CZ P10C. I can understand how it is exciting for people, but I just want to lay out my own impressions on the pistol after giving it a look at SHOT Show 2017.
Walther has been one of the most significant leaders of innovation in the terms of ergonomics, and overall versatility. The prime example would be the most common Walther pistol of the late 20th and early 21st century. What you are seeing is that the P99 pistol system as a whole has successfully served many law enforcement agencies. The P99 has seen a significant amount of change through the years to keep up with the demands of not only the LE market, but also the civilian market.
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Alaska-Based Youtube Vlogger, Retired Marine, gun enthusiast, and his wife