Category: Pistols


1842 Vampire Hunting Kit

A reader spotted an auction at for a vampire hunting kit produced in 1842. The kit contains a crude percussion lock pistol, four silver bullets (engraved with crosses) and a powerhorn along with numerous other quintessential anti-vampire accessories such [Read More…]



US Firearms has developed a nifty modular .22 firearms system called the ZIP. This little rectangular gun will be available in a pistol configuration or an SBR configuration. The SBR can be accessorised with a number of stocks or used as a secondary gun mounted [Read More…]


On Warranties and DIY Repairs

Below is an email a reader sent to me (reproduced with his permission) … A while back I purchased a new agent. The firearm would not feed a mag without jamming. The gun shop told me it needs a break in period so I shot about a 1000 rounds with the gun jamming on [Read More…]


Dutch Police Adopt Walther P99Q

The Dutch Police have announced that the 9mm Walther P99Q will be adopted as their new sidearm. It will replace their inventory of Walther P5 and Glock 17 pistols. The Dutch Police originally chose the SIG PPNL (a variation of the SIG P250 DC). The contract signed with [Read More…]


CZ 83 To Cease Being Imported

CZ USA has posted their list of discontinued products for 2013. On that list is all four of the CZ 83 SKUs they currently sell. It looks like they will no longer be importing the CZ 83. CZ USA touted the “moderate weight” of the CZ 83 as an advantage over [Read More…]


Remington Model 1911 R1 Carry

Three weeks ago we leaked the news that Remington was going to produce a Model 1911 R1 Carry. Remington has just officially announced the new pistol. From the press release … Remington is proud to introduce a new version of America’s favorite pistol design, [Read More…]


Super Modified Gangster Grip

Matt Steele teaches the Gangster Grip, Modified Gangster Grip and Super Modified Gangster Grip. Jon Davis, a Marine Corps weapons instructor, posted a long article on Quora in which he suggested that gangsters hold their gun sideways due to the mistaken belief that you [Read More…]


All Africa IPSC Championship

The Zimbabwean city of Bulawayo recently hosted the All Africa IPSC Championship. Instead of deer and coyote silhouette they have zebra and warthogs! It is sad that only three African countries (Zimbabwe, Namibia and South Africa) were able to field shooters. Outside of [Read More…]


Empty Brass Art reports … The shading was done by pouring gunpowder on the brass and lighting it up, with the darker areas being flashed subsequent times. The art is incredibly well done and the idea is pretty cool, but $40K cool? A bit about the artist who live is [Read More…]


RECALL: Walther PK380

Certain Walther PK380 pistols manufactured between May and September 2012 could allow rounds to be discharged when the trigger is pulled despite the safety being engaged. During an internal quality review, Carl Walther GmbH has identified a condition that may exist in [Read More…]


Leaked: Remington 1911 R1 Carry

Remington will soon be announcing the Remington 1911 R1 Carry. This is what we know so far: Caliber will be .45 ACP. 5″ stainless match barrel. Will ship with two 7 round and a 8 round magazine. Black Oxide finish. Checkered/Smooth Cocobolo grip. Front Tritium [Read More…]


Backpack Shield

A company called Backpack Shield is manufacturing Level IIIA (9mm FMJ, .44 Magnum SWC) ballistic plates designed to fit into typical high school and collegiate backpacks. The company says that these are carried by Federal Air Marshalls. I can see the benefit of these [Read More…]


SiRT Training pistol

Dry fire practice is essential to honing in your skills, and it’s cheap too. While many of us dry fire with snap caps or an empty chamber, we know with semi-auto pistols we have to manually rack the action to reset the trigger. This can slow practice down. The SiRT [Read More…]