Category: Pistols

When is a pistol not a pistol?

James has written an interesting post discussing the modern trend of not calling a revolver a pistol. Technically any handgun is a pistol from the early matchlocks to single shot handguns to autoloaders. I personally use the following terminology: A revolver: revolver A [Read More…]

Walther PPK .380 ACP

Zack @ The Next Chapter has reviewed his 1967 .380 ACP Walther PPK : Suppose that I did not own this PPK; some might ask if I would I run out to purchase a Walther PPK over all other handguns available for home defense or concealed carry. No, I probably would not, but I [Read More…]

Sig + Oven = Bad Idea

There photos are of a Sig Sauer Pro that was left in an electric oven at 210°c / 400°f for 20 minutes by a French police officer. After cleaning it he put it in to dry but was distracted by a phone call. I propose this as a candidate Xavier’s Ugly Gun Sunday. [Read More…]

.380 ACP ammo comparison

Gunner’s Journal has compared various .380 ACP rounds: Sounds like the “magic bullet” thing doesn’t it? Nope! I don’t think the .380 can be made into a “stomper” caliber that can compete toe-to-toe with considerably more potent rounds, but I absolutely do [Read More…]

RC Helicopter with mounted .45 1911

Reader Beau emailed me this video. It shows a RC Helicopter firing a Springfield 1911 .45 ACP pistol. I am impressed by the accuracy. The recoil does not seem to be much and at first I wondered if the video was a hoax. But it looks like it is a big RC helicopter, which [Read More…]

Bill Wilson Carry Pistol

What does legendary gun smith Bill WIlson carry? The “Bill Wilson Carry Pistol”. From Wilson Combat: After the Television appearances by the boss (Bill Wilson), we received so many calls to find out which pistol Bill carries on a daily basis. Well here it [Read More…]

Homemade Colombian pistols

A worker holds a variety of destroyed guns on December 12, 2008, in Sogamoso, Boyaca department, Colombia. An assortment of 25.000 weapons, seized to different groups that participated in the Colombian internal conflict, were incinerated. Interesting two barrel pistols. [Read More…]

Palm pistol a medical device!

Snowflakes In Hell has the word that the Palm Pistol will be classified as a medical device by the FDA. It is designed with people in mind who could not use a regular firearm, such as invalids or the elderly. The inventor said: All the “experts” said the Palm Pistol [Read More…]

Micro pistol

Mr Completely is trying to find blanks for his micro-sized blank firing pistol Pictured next to a .45 ACP case. You’ve all seen those videos of various mini-guns being fired from helicopters and so forth, but here’s a little different mini-gun. I got it [Read More…]

Ruger Blackhawk Flattop 44 Special

Next year (2009) Lipsey’s LLC is selling an exclusive line of Ruger Blackhawk Flattop 44 Special revolvers. Two models will be available, one with a 5.5″ barrel and another with a 4 5/8″ barrel. 4 5/8″ model. Hat Tip: Outdoor Wire