Beretta APX Review (2024 Update)

Beretta APX Review (2024 Update)

If you’re considering the Beretta APX as your next (or first) pistol and want to learn more, you’ve come to the right place.  Beretta is the oldest firearms manufacturer in the world, and has a strong reputation for quality.  The APX currently represents the most modern and advanced addition to Beretta’s handgun lineup, and offers…

2024 Colt Cobra Review

2024 Colt Cobra Review

In 2017, Colt did something that everybody had dreamed of but nobody actually thought they would do: they brought back their famed revolvers. Colt revolvers were always known for striking just the right balance between exquisite craftsmanship, smooth actions, and ruggedness. The mainstream premium entry on the revolver market from the 1920s onward, they were…

Mosin Nagant Review: Still The Everyman’s Survival Rifle?

Mosin Nagant Review: Still The Everyman’s Survival Rifle?

It wasn’t too long ago that the Mosin Nagant was the definitive surplus rifle. Dirt cheap and robust (if a bit crude), the Mosin Nagant was the rifle to have if you wanted an inexpensive, well-made rifle with cool historical value that could also be used to tap targets at long ranges and drop any big…

Ruger Blackhawk Review

Ruger Blackhawk Review

A few guns meet just the right combination between being robust, accurate, versatile, and timeless. It’s not a stretch to say that the Ruger Blackhawk is one of those guns. This single-action revolver (which borrows heavily from the Colt Single Action Army while incorporating several upgrades of its own), has been in Ruger’s catalog since 1955….

Remington M1903 Review

Remington M1903 Review

The Springfield M1903 is one of the longest-serving United States military rifles. Adopted in, well…1903, it served throughout both World Wars, Korea, and Vietnam (initially as the standard service rifle and later as a sniper rifle). Today, it continues to be utilized as a military ceremonial rifle. What some people don’t know, however, is that…

Smith & Wesson 909 Review

Smith & Wesson 909 Review

One line of Smith & Wesson pistols that gets too commonly overlooked is the metal framed pistols they produced from the 1950s up until the 2010s. While no longer in production today, having been supplanted by the M&P line, these guns are highly regarded for their durability and quality.  I admit that these older series…

Beretta M9 Review: How It Became The Military’s 30+ Year Service Pistol

Beretta M9 Review: How It Became The Military’s 30+ Year Service Pistol

The Beretta 92 has always been a pistol that people seem to be wildly passionate about, whether in its favor or against. I happen to fall in the latter camp. The 92 has always been one of my favorite pistols, ranking up there for me with the 1911. Beyond its graceful yet rugged appearance, I’ve always…

Smith & Wesson 442 Review

Smith & Wesson 442 Review

The gun that I’ve come to carry more than any other is the Smith & Wesson 442. While I have a handful of handguns in my carry rotation (most of which are semi-automatic 9mm pistols of varying sizes), the 442 is the pistol that I’ve come to leave the house with the most.  It’s easy-to-carry,…