There is a constant complaint about full size pistols that they are too large to be carried comfortably or without printing. The Clinger Holsters No-Print-Wonder V2 proves that there are holsters out there that can functionally conceal a full size pistol like the Beretta PX4 Storm. Though I would not classify this holster as the ultimate in comfort, it certainly has made carrying one of my favorite full size pistols easy.
Winchester is well known these days for their premium lines of self defense ammunition like the Ranger T-Series and the PDX-1. It is not often that we hear about the more generic ammunition produced by Winchester for self defense. In fact, it is common for people to steer away from using generic ammunition like this for self defense. My intention is to investigate whether this ammunition is actually fit for use in self defense. Is this economical line of ammunition any good, or should we keep paying a Dollar per round.
It has been a while since I took the Walther PPS out for some range time. I figured that I might as well give it a shot and see how I perform with it. While I was at it, I figured that it would be a good time to test other products like the Comfort Cling from Clinger Holsters and my preferred carry load, Remington 115 grain JHP. I had fun shooting the pistol, and I found some things that I think are very relevant to share.
The gun market today, whether in sales or training, is concentrated away from the traditional DA/SA design. But is the design DEAD just because it is not as popular? I think we can answer that by evaluating something that I would consider to be the source of misunderstanding that the DA/SA pistol suffers from. It may not be the most popular action on the market today, but I personally have found that the rewards outweigh the few disadvantages.
It is all too common these days for people to use capacity to justify a certain firearm or even a caliber. I personally shiver when people try to make generalizations based on arbitrary information that doesn't even match up to their situation. Some of the studies they cite are based on studies or plain old ballistics gel demonstrations. This should be an interesting thing to discuss. Good old caliber debate analysed peripherally.
Recently I pulled the trigger on switching to .40 S&W. It actually happened quite fast and I made my first choice on a pistol that fit most, if not all my requirements for a carry gun. Afterall, that was what I was after. It isn't quite perfect, but I think that it will break in just fine and serve me in multiple roles with grace. In this article, my intention is to merely cover the boring facts about the pistol and cover some of the things I have found while breaking it in.
You probably hear the statement all the time in caliber debates as an excuse to win or come to a draw in the debate. "It all comes down to shot placement" is an old and tired statement when we think about how it is used and the implied meaning of the statement. I would submit to you, the reader, that people misunderstand and are grossly negligent in regards to how they are using it.
There are plenty of modifications that you can do to enhance the performance of your firearms these days. The Beretta 92/96 series of pistols have their own of modifications available. Some are inexpensive and others are costly. Wilson combat is a big producer of products for 1911 and Beretta 92/96 series pistols. Usually the upgrades and services that they offer are not known to be inexpensive in the least. The Shok-Buff for the 1911 and the 92FS/96 is one of the few products that seems to fall in the category of affordable upgrades.
When selecting a pistol for defense, a huge emphasis is placed on reliability. This is of course an important trait, but I feel that it gets a little muddy. Many times it is valuable to look at the history of a pistol to see if it has a good record for reliability. But this should not be an all inclusive deciding factor when selecting a reliable pistol. I have owned alot of pistols that have poor track records for reliability, yet they never gave me serious issues. Conversely, the opposite has been true as well. So what is the answer? How can we decide if a pistol is reliable enough for defensive use?
For years we have been told that the best ammunition for self defense is premium ammunition. It has gotten to the point that it is somewhat suggested that the use of generic ammunition is in fact dangerous and that we should steer clear of these types of ammunition if we are "SERIOUS" about defending ourselves with a firearm. Well, me being me, I felt the need to go out and test this claim myself.
Do It Rite
Alaska-Based Youtube Vlogger, Retired Marine, gun enthusiast, and his wife