Category: Pistols

Cool but Useless handguns

James has written a post about five very interesting, but ultimately useless handguns. Very funny to see what some people thought were good ideas. The HDH: Greater capacity than a Glock 17

Colt 1911 Pistols Recalled

Colt have recalled six different of their 1911 models. The Slide Lock Safety and Recoil Spring Guide Pad were not build to spec and could wear and break prematurely. The recalled pistol were sold since March 2007. 1911 WWI Replica (O1911) From: 4597WMK To: 5414WMK 1918 [Read More…]

Ruger SASS Vaquero

Ruger have partnered with the Single Action Shooting Society (SASS) to produced a special edition Ruger Vaquero single action revolver. The SASS Vaquero is sold as a matched set (two guns) bearing consecutive serial numbers. Ruger SASS Vaquero The new revolver features [Read More…]

S&W 22A Pistol Recall

Smith and Wesson have announced a recall of the S&W 22A Pistol. Smith & Wesson has identified a condition that may exist in certain model 22-A pistols. Based on our ongoing product review, we have determined that the slides of certain pistols manufactured from [Read More…]

Wilson Combat SPEC-OPS 9

The previously unnamed 9mm polymer 1911 has been named the SPEC-OPS 9. It is being marketed as a full size concealed carry pistol. One of the main selling point is the lower weight of the polymer frame. The pistol weighs in at 29.6 oz., about 25% lighter than the [Read More…]

Engraved Colt Model 1908 Pistol

Rock Island Auction are auctioning off a beautiful engraved and gold in-laid .25 ACP Colt Model 1908 “Vest Pocket” pistol. In my opinion it is absolutely beautiful. Wikipedia has an article about John Browning’s creation. Hat Tip: Ammoland

STI 2011 Aluminum Grip

This year STI introduced a nifty aluminum grip for their 2011 pistols. It is a drop in replacement for regular polymer 2011 grip. There is no decoration so that shooters can add their own designs or checkering. The MSRP is $410. More info here.

Blackhawk barrel takes a beating

Click to enlarge There are at least five bullets stuck in that revolver barrel. RugerForum members seem to think is a Ruger Blackhawk in .357 Magnum. The squib loads could have been low powered .38 Special rounds or very badly loaded .357 rounds. That the shooter did [Read More…]

Homemade .303 pistols

James found this photos of a pair of homemade pistols that appear to be chambered in .303 British! Apparently they, along with the cartridges, were confiscated from some students. Can you imagine the blast of burning power that must shoot out of these! I found the [Read More…]

9mm NATO vs. 9mm Luger

Caleb wrote an interesting blog post last month about the the different in pressure between the SAAMI spec’ed 9mm loads (9mm Luger / Parabellum) and the NATO load (9x19mm NATO). I had forgotten to mention it here until I was browsing his blog today. The ammo [Read More…]

New Kahr PM4544

The Kahr PM4544 is a new all black version of the two-tone colored .45 ACP Kahr PM4543. PM4544N The new all black PM4544 features a black polymer frame, just like its PM4543 match, but offers a matte blackened stainless slide to add to the overall [Read More…]

Colt Python Engraved

Crazy Einar aka Michael Z. Williamson once described the Colt Python as jewelry for real men. This 1977 engraved piece by Colt’s custom shop is stunning. A suitable fashion accessory for men and woman. Unfortunately the opening bid at gun broker is $2500! How many [Read More…]

Pepperbox Pistol

Billll finished off a working replica of a .36 cal. pepperbox pistol and has review it over at Billlls Idle Mind. The Pepperbox is a repeating firearm design that was the forerunner to the true revolver. The design was mainly used for pistols but it was also used for [Read More…]

HERA Glock Carbine kit

German firm HERA Arms make a glock carbine kit called the GCC (Glock Carbine Conversion). REMOV told me the kit costs only 250 EUR and are available in various European states without any restrictions. The SD model is a suppressor compatible version of the kit . Click [Read More…]

Personalized gun grips

I wish I had though of this. Gungrips.net (website currently offline) offer personalized gun grips that can be ordered online. They can turn any sketch into a laser engraved design. Ed’s initials can been seen at the bottom. Ed Friedman has reviewed the service.

Burris ShotCam

The ShotCam is a new product for 2009 from Burris. It is a rail mounted video camera that includes a flashlight, laser and the ability to take 3.2 megapixel still images. The video function can be set to kick in the moment the pistol it is mounted on is unholstered. [Read More…]

Boberg XR-9 coming this year

Caleb just posted on his blog that the Boberg XR-9 is going to launch this year. The pistol features a unique design in which the magazine sits beneath the chamber instead of behind it. This allows a longer barrel, thereby generating more muzzle energy than a shorter [Read More…]

Para GI Expert photos

Reader tehmino emailed me photos of his new Para-Ordnance GI Expert pistol. The GI Expert is a new entry level 1911 from Para USA. Click to expand the photos. UPDATE: tehmino has modded his pistol, which I should have realized (It was a late night), I have added a [Read More…]

Archangel “Assault” Pistol

The Archangel Pistol Deluxe is a stock and rail system for the .22 Ruger Charger pistol (The Charger is the version of the Ruger 10/22 rifle). Picture it with a 50 round drum magazine ๐Ÿ˜€ It is guaranteed to scare 100% of the hippies you may encounter ๐Ÿ™‚ It features: [Read More…]

Charter Arms On Duty Revolver

The new Charter Arms “On Duty” revolver is a double action .38 Special snub-nosed revolver designed for concealed carry. It has a low profile, partly concealed, hammer that allows it to be used in single action but is also less likely to be snagged on [Read More…]

STI Eagle now in .357 SIG

The STI Eagle 5.0 and Eagle 6.0 2011 pistols (not to be confused with the Desert Eagle pistol) will be offered chambered in .357 SIG. STI Eagle 5.0 According to the latest STI newsletter, they got a lot of request for this caliber at SHOT Show ’09. I am surprised, [Read More…]

Wilson Combat Polymer Pistol

Wilson Combat have developed a new 9mm polymer 1911 pistol. At the moment it is called the “Wilson Combat Polymer Pistol”. Specs: Caliber: 9mm Magazine Capacity: 16 rounds Barrel Length: 4.4″ Overall Length: 7.9″ Sight Radius: 6.2″ Weight [Read More…]

Colt La Patria Gold Cup

Click to expand This beautiful .38 Super chambered 1911 pistol from Colt is a special edition honoring Vincente Guerrero, the 2nd president of Mexico. The gun features: Colt factory gold plated barrel bushing and spur hammer and strut. Old style factory roll marks. High [Read More…]

Rechambering a Kimber Pro Carry pistol

Olav @ Firearms and Training wanted a kimber pistol in 9mm but could not find one he wanted that was California approved. He ended up getting a Kimber Pro Carry HD II .38 Super chambered in 9mm Luger / Parabellum. Read the blog post here.