Category: Pistols

Analysis of a faulty Glock

Last year Glock was successfully sued over a faulty G36 pistol which Glock refused to admit was faulty. Chris advertised the gun for sale (for parts) and it was purchased by a gunsmith named John. John has done his own thorough analysis of the pistol to determine if it [Read More…]

Firing that rusted revolver

Remember that rusted old revolver that was found buried next to the Colorado River? The guy who found it took it to the range (skip to 3:46 to see it being fired)… Photos here. [ Many thanks to jdun1911 for emailing me the link. ]

Taurus Judge Public Defender Ultra-Lite

Say what you want about Taurus, but when they hit a home run they know how to take advantage of it. The new Ultra-Lite features an aluminum frame. It weighs in at 20.7 ounces. The steel cylinder holds five rounds of .45 Long Colt or .410 shot shells. The MSRP is 648.00.

Bayonets for NAA mini revolvers

Cottonwood, Ariz. – LaserLyte®, in association with Ka-BAR®, offers the first pistol bayonet for select North American Arms pistols. The razor-sharp, 1.85-inch Ka-BAR blade fits all North American Arms mini revolvers with round cylinder pins and is the smallest [Read More…]

Ask a gun designer a question

Is there anything you want to know about the science of gun design? Tobias Obermeit is a design engineer at Kel-Tec and is their chief designer on the Kel-Tec PMR-30 project. He has kindly agreed to answer a set of questions which I will select from the comments below. [Read More…]

Ruger LCP “Coyote Special”

The mainstream media got wind of these engraved Ruger LCP pistol that are selling in Texas and honor Gov. Rick Perry’s shooting of a coyote during an early morning jog. I have not seen any evidence to suggest that Ruger is manufacturing the pistol. I think some [Read More…]

Springfield XDm .45

Springfield has finally published the specs of the new XD(m) .45. Its frame is slightly bigger than the 9mm and .40 S&W XD(m) but slightly smaller than the XD .45. Springfield has said that it is the smallest frame polymer .45 on the market.

Ruger LCR Kaboom

Posted by Mike Lewis at LMS Defense Forum … I was conducting a Concealed Carry Handgun class on 1 May 2010. There was a student training with a Ruger LCR that she stated had less than 100 rounds previously fired through it. She was using CCI Blazer 158 grain TMJ [Read More…]

Tam on Dry Firing

Tam on Dry Firing (emphasis added) … As a matter of fact, my daily routine over a period of several years was to dry-fire my pocket J-frame, at first a 442 and then a 432, fifty times as rapidly as possible with each hand and then, while my fingers were good and [Read More…]

Serbian IPSC Kid

Zeljko Provic, an IPSC shooter from Pozarevac in Serbia, was 12 years old when this video was shot. I think I wasted my childhood! [ Many thanks to Paulo for emailing me the link. ]

SIG P210 Legend Reintroduced

Sig Sauer (Europe) has reintroduced the SIG P210 Legend. It features … ergonomic Beaver Tail American magazine catch handy magazine bottom modern square sights internal drop safety Heavy Frame standard highly resistant QPQ coating smooth safety lever One website [Read More…]

German WWII Grenade Pistols

I have blogged about the German grenade pistols before. They were an intriguing segue in the history of firearm development which was not really revisited until recently with the development of small caliber 20mm and 25mm grenades. The WWII In Color forum has some very [Read More…]

Analysis of Taurus 738 problem

At least on TFB, the Taurus 738 TCP has been controversial with my blog post about it generating over 220 comments about it. Many owners have experienced problems. One reader, Nilo, did an analysis of what he thinks is the cause of the last-round hold-open problem. Nilo [Read More…]

TAS Pistol sight

The TAS Pistol is an interesting new pistol fiber optic sight system. For night shooting a tritium lamp lights up the fiber. It looks quite impressive in the video … They hope to be selling the product in the United States this year. [ Many thanks to Mark for [Read More…]

Kel-Tec PMR 30 SMG Prototype

I am literally drooling all over my keyboard … Now they need to make a version with 16″ barrel and start selling it! More photos at SNAFU! blog. UPDATE: Robert says … The PMR-30 SMG is a full-auto only developmental prototype. It is not available for [Read More…]

Ruger LCR 357

Ruger have finally deliver the revolver that fans have been clamoring for since the original Ruger LCR was launched last year. The new LCR-357 is chambered in .357 Magnum, giving it a lot more punch (no doubt both to the target and the shooter) than the previous .38 [Read More…]

Colt / Umarex .22 1911

1911-patterened pistols chambered in .22 LR are all the rage right now in the industry. Umarex USA, who manufacture the .22 Colt M4 Carbine, will be selling a Colt branded 1911-style .22 pistol later this year. The pistol will come in three models. The Government-style [Read More…]

Can you identify this revolver?

I received an email from a solider who is currently deployed to Afghanistan. He found this broken revolver at a local bazaar. Neither him nor I can identify it. Can you identify it or identify what design it was copied from? The only markings are an “H” on [Read More…]