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9mm Pistol? 9mm Carbine? 9mm Pistol? 9mm Carbine? Just a lot more gun around a pistol small bullet?

03/13/2022 – Never be too old to learn. As an example, I’ve learned that at least one of three elements should be present in all firearm articles to assure the article’s appeal: short paragraphs to avoid reader boredom, the framing of firearms within martial context and, finally, hunting or trail defense firearms with a dangerous…

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Smith & Wesson’s New CSX A pistol to end firearm tedium...

01/09/2022 – The Smith & Wesson CSX is a solid, single action, hammer fired, aluminum frame pistol. Smith & Wesson’s restraint in product design and configuration is to be applauded. Restraint that places features and performance essential for defense with this type of firearm, while omitting the superfluous. That’s correct; no light rail, no optical…

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Ruger’s EC9s® – Warm Weather Is Here Easy concealment and 9mm Luger power

One of the positive aspects of winters in Maine is the necessity for clothing that could conceal a bazooka. What is a bazooka? If you are old enough to remember movies set in World War II / Korean War era, it was that 55″ long tube shouldered by a kneeling gunner and rear end fed…

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9mm Luger +P Handload Data

Warning: Bullet selections are specific, and loads are not valid with substitutions of different bullets of the same weight. Variations in bullet length will alter net case capacity,  pressure and velocity. Primer selection is specific and primer types are not interchangeable. These are maximum loads in my firearms and may be excessive in others. All…

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Ruger’s Other PC Carbine – Part II

So the boo birds came out the minute a picture of the Ruger PC Carbine was posted on the Real Guns Facebook and the inevitable question, “Why wouldn’t people just buy a 9mm AR?”. OK…For starters, with the rare exception, 9mm Luger AR look-a likes are not based on an AR design, with the gas…

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