Handguns

You can find any articles about CPL, handguns and pistol ownership, shooting or reviews in this category.

The Civilian PDW Concept, Part 1

The PDW concept came to be at the end of the 1980s and was a product of a NATO request. NATO wanted to replace their 9mm submachine guns. They wanted a weapon that wasn’t as large as a rifle, but more potent than a submachine gun. NATO specifically wanted something that could efficiently defeat body armor. That’s the military/NATO PDW, …

Read More »

YouTube HQ: What We Know. What We Suspect. What We Should Do.

Tuesday at around 12:45 in San Bruno California a middle aged woman, Nasim Najafi Aghdam, attacked and wounded 3 employees at YouTube headquarters. A fourth employee was injured while fleeing but not shot. Aghdam shot and killed herself, ending the attack. https://www.theblaze.com/news/2018/04/03/breaking-multiple-shots-fired-injuries-reported-at-youtube-headquarters That is what we know.   Aghdam had a channel(s) on YouTube that was apparently being flagged and restricted …

Read More »

Review: The Desantis SL Raptor, IWB/OWB Carry and Level II Retention

The majority of Kydex holsters use a tension retention system. Manufacturers, using a variety of methods, provide an (usually) adjustable level of retention on the firearm to hold it inside the holster during carry and keep it from being lost unintentionally. It is the most common method and it works well but like all systems it has limitations and draw …

Read More »

The Ethical Imperative for Small Arms in Private Hands.

From Oleg Volk “Real men don’t need guns” is the mantra of many prohibitionists. They envision strong, fit men holding off armed foes like the characters of Hollywood superhero films. To them, the strength of the body and skill in (unarmed only) martial arts are worthy of admiration, but the same martial arts skill augmented by a weapon, be it …

Read More »

“That Holster”

From Team Hollis   Any woman shooter can relate.. The awful challenge of finding “that” holster. I’ve used a few different kinds, and can honestly say I still haven’t found the right one for me. Each person is different and we all have our likes and dislikes, but like everything that has to do with a female, it is usually …

Read More »

So you want to have matching guns…

-From Team Hollis The matching pistols argument.   Recently, the wife has attained her concealed pistol license and attended a few local IDPA matches; all which led to her going shopping for her own pistol. At least that was the plan. As it turned out, I have been using the HK VP9 for the last year or so. I love …

Read More »

Custom Cerakote by High Caliber Firearms

Tucked in a small one light town called Alamo just north of the one and only Kalamazoo Michigan sits High Caliber Firearms.   The stone faced storefront houses a cozy interior reminiscent of a hunting cabin. A fireplace centers the store. A few trophy whitetail hang on the wall to the right, over top a couple cases holding a small …

Read More »

SHOT Show 2018: ATEi

ATEi is a nationally known customization specialist from Taylor, MI. Custom slides, coatings, triggers, RMR addition milling, ATEi is one stop locale for changing up your stock firearm and making it your own “Combat Weapon System” . It was no surprise they already had a G19x with the full treatment top to bottom. While opinions vary on whether stock guns …

Read More »

NOW SHIPPING MAGPUL PMAG 10 GL9! For Those Behind the Lines.

While we hate restrictions, we absolutely despise unreliable mags. For you fine folks living in less-than-free states we developed the Magpul PMAG 10 GL9, the first reliable 10 round magazine solution for your Glock 17 & 19. The Magpul PMAG 10 GL9 – Glock G17 and G19 9×19 Parabellum are the highest performing and most reliable restricted capacity magazines on …

Read More »

Springfield Armory’s XD-S Mod.2, Return of the GripZone!

The next evolution of the acclaimed XD-S pistol is here. (and isn’t a blatant Sig clone) The latest edition of Springfield’s most popular pistol is engineered in a slim, single-stack frame, holding 6 rounds of .45 ACP and offers upgrades from the inside out. The XD-S Mod.2 features a higher hand position, enhanced grip texturing, thinner slide, an Ameriglo® Pro-Glo™ …

Read More »