Category Archives: pistol

What’s the purpose of the slide vents?

Canik, Walther, Grand Power, other race guns, all have these openings.My first guess was lightening the slide to keep its mass the same as an shorter models. Wouldn’t just thinning the slide achieve the same purpose without creating new paths … Continue reading

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Sarah is back.

Nikita was unavailable, she had to fill in. (The revolver is a Czechpoint .357, and the stylish hat is from Henschel.)

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Alfa Proj revolvers: new on AllOutdoor

An economical alternative to top brands.

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How much difference do product photos make?

Earlier today, a friend showed me his Belgian-made Browning Hi-Power. He mentioned that it was on the chopping block to raise funds for his business, but I could do photos of it while he still had it. Having looked at … Continue reading

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“You can’t fight the City Hall!” Perhaps, but…

The state, be it the USSR, the Third Reich, The Peoples Republic of Trashcanistan, or the United State of America, can generally defeat a lone dissenter. The only difference between the dissenter being armed or not is the amount of … Continue reading

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Laserlyte snubbie trainer: new on AllOutdoor

A good way to improve trigger control with a small revolver.

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New York Reload

“New York Reload” describes drawing a second gun in preference to reloading the first under fire. While tshirts describing the concept are available, the practice itself isn’t. NYC remains one of the most restrictive jurisdictions in regards to carry or … Continue reading

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Steyr and Lace

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California, 25 years later

The rifle, fed with stripper clips, is actually California-legal for now. The Glock as well, with 10-round magazines. Actual defense against rioters…not so sure. Urban cops might take the side of the looters. On the plus side, it seems that … Continue reading

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Purple Pixie Power: new on American Shooting Journal

Amiee Williams

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Hospital carry: new on AllOutdoor

Hospital Carry: the Next Frontier for the Right to Self-Defense

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For long walks under the moon…

…bring a companion. Jericho PSL 9mm compact.

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ATF still life

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Sig ammunition is pretty good.

It’s one of the few brand extension based on new research rather than badge engineering.  

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This one won’t miss

Instructor Tatiana Whitlock with Sphinx 9mm Compact.

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Restraining order enforcement

“We can’t be simultaneous bodyguards to all of our friends. Even if we could, that would set up an unhealthy dependency on you. Teaching your friends to defend themselves makes them safer and more independent.”

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Umarex steps up to support Alexis

Last March, Alexis was in a car accident and injured her right shoulder. Later November, she re-injured the collar bone on the same side. That made practice with full weight firearms impossible. Enter Umarex Morph 3x, a very lightweight convertible … Continue reading

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What’s the Value of Training with Airguns? New on All Outdoor

Pluses and minuses to using CO2 air pistol.

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Polite people don’t make noise.

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Maintain eye contact. Don’t look down!

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