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Impressions on the Springfield Armory XD 45 Compact Pistol

Impressions on the Springfield Armory XD 45 Compact Pistol

I give my impressions of Springfield Armory’s XD45 Compact handgun. It’s functional, reliable, and I shot it well right out of the box. Unfortunately it didn’t conceal well for me in an appendix position, and has moved on to other pastures.

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Rock Island Armory 1911 Officer Compact Magazine Catch Problem Update

Rock Island Armory 1911 Officer Compact Magazine Catch Problem Update

A week ago I wrote about my problem with my Rock Island Armory 1911 Officer magazine release. To recap briefly, the magazine locking lever’s tab sheared off after about 1,000 rounds. This made the magazine catch very difficult to push and made it impossible to load a magazine in the pistol. True to what I’ve […]

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Rock Island Armory 1911 Officer Magazine Release Catch Problem

Rock Island Armory 1911 Officer Magazine Release Catch Problem

Part of our annual trip to Tybee Island involves teaching new and novice shooters about firearm safety, culminating with a visit to an outdoor range. I helped a few of the new shooters get acclimated before deciding to put a few rounds downrange myself. I am scheduled to take a multi-day handgun training course in […]

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Rock Island Armory 1911 Government and Officer model wear and tear update

Rock Island Armory 1911 Government and Officer model wear and tear update

I like getting the most bang for my buck — and as such really like my 1911 handguns from Rock Island Armory. I own both the 5″ barreled Government model (my review), and the 3.5″ barreled Officer’s model (my review). I like the Officer’s model so much that it replaced my trusty Glock 27 as […]

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HOMAK HS10036684 electronic gun safe review
By September 22, 20092 Comments Read More →

HOMAK HS10036684 electronic gun safe review

I review the steel electronic gun safe by Homak. It is built to hold one or two handguns. Although I don’t recommend it for long-term storage, it is good enough for temporarily keeping a firearm safe from children or guests.

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Rock Island Armory 1911 Compact Officers Model review

Rock Island Armory 1911 Compact Officers Model review

I test-fire and compare the Rock Island Armory 1911 compact Officer model handgun, and compare it to my other concealed carry pistols: Glock 27, Kel-tec PF-9, and my full-sized Rock Island Armory 1911 Government model pistol.

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Rock Island Armory 1911 Government Model Pistol Review

Rock Island Armory 1911 Government Model Pistol Review

My search for an inexpensive 1911 handgun and a memory from almost two dozen years ago leads me to the Rock Island Armory 1911 Government pistol.

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