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AmeriGlo/Defoor Tactical Glock Sights Review

Category : Competition, Gunsmithing, Handguns, Self Defense, Shooting Gear Review, Tactical

I recently installed a set of AmeriGlo/Defoor Tactical sights on my Glock 34 and I believe that they are the best upgrade I’ve made to my gun. I shoot the stock Glock sights fine, I shoot the AmeriGlo sights better.

The improvement comes, for me at least, in that the front sight is narrower and the rear sight is slightly wider. I find

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Arredondo Glock Base Pads Review

Category : Competition, Handguns, Shooting Gear Review, Tactical

Arredondo Glock Base Pads

I have now shot almost 900 rounds through my Arredondo Glock Base Pads and am still just as impressed with the quality as when I first installed them.  I still haven’t had a malfunction or issue of any kind and don’t expect to.

The Arredondo Base pads or mag extensions extend your magazine to 140mm. 140mm is the limit for being legal for USPSA Limited and Scoped Tactical in 3 gun.  The extension allows for 6 extra rounds of 9mm for a total of 23+1 or 5 rounds of .40S&W.

To test the base pads I loaded them with 23 rounds of 9mm and dropped them from shoulder height on cement and hard dirt. They handled it fine and don’t’ even show wear. I had no luck even getting them to  loosen by dropping. To

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Chiappa Rhino Revolver – SHOT Show Media Day 2011

Category : Handguns, SHOT Show 2011, Video


Revolutionary is the only word I can think of to describe the Chiappa Rhino. It’s the only revolver I’ve wanted to buy for a long time and I like and own revolvers. The Rhino departs from the traditional revolver in that it shoots from the bottom cylinder instead of the top like we are used to seeing. For as large as it looks, its extremely lightweight and not all that thick. The cylinder is machined flat to keep the gun as narrow as possible. Even the 2″ barreled gun was an absolute pleasure to shoot with full power .357 Magnum loads. The barrel is much lower and so just pushes straight back into your hand. Almost no muzzle flip. The trigger is super for a double action revolver and it still maintains the

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Ruger LC9 9mm – SHOT Show Media Day

Category : Handguns, Self Defense, SHOT Show 2011, Video


The Ruger LC9 is a great addition to Ruger’s handgun lineup. I own a .380 sub-compact but would rather run than shoot someone with it. I don’t buy into the story that a .380 is enough gun but think it might be better than nothing. The LC9 solves both the sub-compact easy to carry problem and the power issue, so I think it’s a great product. I thought that the recoil was quite manageable and not too uncomfortable. However, after watching the guy next to me shoot in the

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Bear Hunt with a Glock 20 (10MM)

Category : Handguns, Hunting, Self Defense

I had chased bears all over the mountains off and on for several weeks with my good friend Don, who’s a very experienced bear chaser. I’d had opportunities to shoot many bears but none got me excited enough to start shooting. I’d had a chance, for about 1.5 seconds, to shoot a running bear with a rifle at about 150 yards  and passed it up because I wasn’t confidant in its size. Afterwards, I regretted not taking the shot. I resolved not to make the same mistake again.

The day started at 3:30 AM. Ben, one of Don’s friends, had joined us and by 10 or 11 AM we’d seen a couple of bears but

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Glock G22 Gen 4 Cold Weather Test (-5°F)

Category : Handguns, Self Defense, Video

Many people are still questioning whether the Glock Gen 4 is as reliable as the Gen 3. I’m still putting rounds through the Glock Gen 4 G22 we reviewed and have yet to have any kind of reliability problem. I haven’t been using expensive ammunition either. Most of what has gone through the gun has been handloads or the cheapest stuff you can buy at Wal-Mart. The gun has not ever been cleaned, oiled, or greased.

For Thanksgiving we traveled to Eastern Idaho to celebrate the Holiday. Eastern Idaho had experienced some cold weather and so I thought it would be a good opportunity to see if cold weather could cause a malfunction in the Gen 4.

The gun was placed in the snow for 12 hours. The gun was intentionally loaded with a round in the chamber so the slide wouldn't need to be racked to shoot the gun.