May 2010

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Day of the Ankle Gun: Kahr Arms PM45

Having owned and extensively shot the Kahr P40, I was looking forward to their producing a similar sized pistol in .45 ACP. Their release of the larger TP and KP models merely whetted my appetite. When they finally released the PM45 to the market, I was not disappointed.

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Build an AK? Yes, You Can!

The Kalashnikov series of rifles, the world’s most widely produced and copied small arm, has been in service for almost 60 years. It’s become an icon, and its widespread use has made it a popular choice for citizens of our grand nation. It has served friend, but more commonly foe. It has seen use as…

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Briefing Room: A Soldier Died Today

A soldier died in battle today. His mutilated body was assembled into a pile of human offal and placed in a body bag, mourned only by his brothers in arms. Not even his family is thus far aware of his demise, his ultimate sacrifice. But the lead story on the national nightly news was about…

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Lawful Carry: Tuff Products Pock-A-Roo Holsters

Many officers and private citizens choose to carry a five-shot, .38/.357 Snubbie as their primary handgun, off duty or as a back-up gun (BUG). While I normally prefer to carry a larger handgun in a more formidable caliber, there have been occasions when an event has dictated I change my normal manner of attire to…

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Smaller, Brighter, Smarter: Leupold RX-1000 TBR Compact Digital Laser Rangefinder

When Leupold came out with its revolutionary RX Series of “smart” digital laser rangefinders in 2004, they were a significant advancement in laser rangefinder technology. They offered multiple customizable functions that were not available in other rangefinders. What really caught my eye was Leupold’s True Ballistic Range (TBR) feature. Prior to the introduction of TBR…

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