Category: Reviews

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Review: TriStar T-120

TriStar 120 One of the things I really appreciate about being a writer for The Firearm Blog is being exposed to platforms and weapons I would otherwise not have access to, or go out of my way to try. At SHOT 2015 I had been scheduled for a review of the TriStar T-120, [Read More…]

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Vickers Guide 1911

This new book by Larry Vickers and James Rupley is a coffee table book that’s a testament to one of the most popular handguns in the United States for the past 100 years. Larry describes the influence the 1911 has had on him throughout his adult life as well as [Read More…]

SHOT Show Preview: Springfield’s New Lightweight 9mm EMP Gov’t/Commander Hybrid 1911


As many readers will know, Springfield has wasted no time in 2016 with a salvo of daily launches of new products in the first quarter of the year. Today, January 16, Springfield officially unveiled its new EMP. Springfield was kind enough to send James of TFBTV a pre-run sample so he could get some [Read More…]

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Review: Bushmaster XM15 QRC-OR

Bushmaster XM15 ORC I don’t remember exactly when I formed the belief that Bushmaster was not a high quality platform. I remember as far back as 1999 not having a high opinion. Certainly at that time I really had NO basis for comparison, and had not had more than a [Read More…]

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Testing G2 R.I.P., Liberty Civil Defense, Inceptor, and Lehigh Defense Rounds – Bonus – Working with Clear Ballistics Synthetic Gel

Several months ago, Tom R and I were approached by Clark Armory to conduct ballistic tests of several popular self-defense rounds. For testing, we were provided two of Clear Ballistics, 10% Ballistic Gelatin F.B.I Blocks. Key features of the 10% Ballistic Gelatin FBI [Read More…]

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