Category: Pistols

Sig P238 Safety Recall

Some Sig P238 sub compact pistols have a defective safety that will, if the trigger was pulled when engaged, fire a round when the safety is then disengaged. Now that would scare the crap out of me! SIG SAUER, Inc. has initiated a Mandatory Safety Upgrade pertaining to [Read More…]

S&W Model 627 .38 Super

Smith & Wesson have developed a Banger’s exclusive Model 627 chambered in .38 Super. I really love the stainless glass bead finish along with the short black cylinder. The reason for the big gap between the cylinder and the frame is because the original Model [Read More…]

Baby, The Bren Ten is back

It is no secret than Vltor Weapon Systems have been working on the Fortis Pistol, a clone of the infamous Bren Ten. They have just announced that they have acquired the right to use the Bren Ten name and the Fortis Pistol will be released as the Bren Ten. We have to [Read More…]

Taser X3

Taser have just launched their new much-hyped X3 model. The X3 corrects a major flaw in the Taser system, something gun slingers realized at least 250 years ago, to wit, when dealing with people at close range a single shot is never enough. The X3 addresses this problem [Read More…]

Incredibly unsafe pistol demo?

Last month in the Russian town of Tarusa, IDPA shooters held a public demonstration of their sport and allowed the local to give it a go. I must admit I was shocked to see that the demonstration was done out in the open, from an elevated position, with people, vehicles [Read More…]

New FN Five-SeveN Standard model

The FN Five-SeveN Standard is a new model from FNH USA. The Standard has fixed three dot combat sights, while the other models feature an adjustable rear sight. The MSRP is $1316.56, which I presume is less than the other models because of the cheaper sights. I have [Read More…]

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…]