The HK P2000 pistol may be hitting U.S. shores before the end of this year. The new gun basically looks like a modified and simplified USP Compact. No word yet on how well the thing shoots, but we’ll let you know, as soon as we know. So stay tuned. Click here to see some good pics of the HK P2000 …Read More »
NAA’s new .32NAA cartridge.
Mad Ogre was given the chance to be the first person outside of NAA’s development team to evaluate a Guardian automatic pistol chambered for the new .32NAA round. Read the take on it by clicking on this link.Read More »
MD Labs Introduces New Mad Dog Carry Package 1911.
If you’re interested in a no-frills working 1911 for daily carry, you might want to give MD Lab’s Mad Dog Carry Package 1911 a serious look. This is their entry level "Hard Use" gun. Noteworthy features being offered as standard on the new offering are MD Labs’ proprietary ST2 matte black teflon-based finish, MD Labs GunGrips, Mad Dog semi-arched mainspring …Read More »
Is There a Problem with Taurus’ PT Millenium Series Autos?
Taurus was recently honored at the 2002 SHOT Show with the title of Manufacturer of the Year. Normally I would agree with honor as Taurus has seemingly come a long way, and is well know for the best customer service in the industry. However there is a little issue that is growing that threatens Taurus if Taurus doesn’t do something …Read More »
Whatever Happened to Steyr?
It’s unfortunate that the great Steyr company got evicted from their factory in the firstplace. However, what your humble editor finds particularly reprehensible is the lack of information that the company has put out regarding its future status and return to operation. There’s been equal silence on the topic of Steyr’s representation here in the U.S. GSI appears to no …Read More »
Is Beretta Making Politically Correct Handguns?
by David Crane No, I’m not talking about guns like that ridiculous "Smartgun" Smith & Wesson has been working on to satisfy the anti-gun fringe extremists. I’m talking about what could very well become a disturbing trend that, unfortunately, could also end up growing very quickly. It seems that gunmakers, in an attempt to cater to, how shall I say …Read More »
The Pistol Beretta Should Make: Beretta Elite III?
While I was at Shot Show last week, I spoke with one of the Beretta guys at the company’s booth. This is what I told him: Very simply, DefRev would like to see a Beretta 9mm/.40 cal that looks like the Beretta Elite series(w/flush barrel and original style grip), and also incorporates the single action operation(w/ frame mounted safety) of …Read More »
Wilson Combat Introduces CQB w/Tactical Light Rail on Caspian Recon Frame
Alright, first report from the show–we’ll start easy. Caspian has some new components, and Wilson Combat is the beneficiary of one of these items. This, of course, relates to Caspian’s new 1911 single-stack Recon frame with tactical light-mounting rail. So, for Wilson Combat customers that want a 1911 with integral light-mounting rail, things are looking pretty good. Caspian is also …Read More »
Vertec Pistol by Beretta
Called the "Evolution" internally by Beretta during its development, the new Vertec pistol is basically just that, a model 92/96 updated with the latest features, like an accessory mounting rail on the dustcover, removable front sight, , flush-fitting 4.7" stainless barrel ala the "Elite" series, beveled magazine well, and dual-textured thin polymer grips. The standard version of the Vertec will …Read More »
Para-Ordnance LDA 1911 Pistols
LDA stands for “Light Double Action”. Before I tried one of Para-Ordnance’s LDA’s for myself, I have to say that I wasn’t very interested in the concept of a double-action-only .45. The truth is, I felt that it was a solution to a non-existent problem, since I happen to be a single-action proponent. However, now that I’ve sampled it, I …Read More »