SIG P320 Review

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In this article, I will review the SIG P320 Carry chambered in 9mm.  In addition to evaluating it in terms of Fit, Function, and Finances, I will also provide a range report on its reliability and accuracy.

A Little History

Since 1853, high quality durable products and innovation have been the hallmarks of Sig Sauer.  Known for producing the most sophisticated railway cars in Switzerland, the Swiss Wagon Factory made an ambitious move to build rifles for the Swiss Army.  After successfully winning a military contract to manufacture 30,000 Prelaz-Burnand rifles, they officially changed their name to Schweizerische Industrie-Gesellschaft (Swiss Industrial Company) or more simply: SIG.

For the next 100 years, SIG continued to manufacture small arms for the Swiss Army and Police while also expanding its product line to include  hunting and target firearms.  With their sights literally and figuratively set on … Read more »

Smith and Wesson M&P Shield 9mm

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Many recent judicial rulings enabling a citizen’s lawful right to carry a concealed handgun coincide with the ever-present threat of violent criminal attack and a newer threat of terrorist activity in the homeland have greatly increased interest in sub-compact pistols.  So, I will add another pistol for consideration and review the Smith & Wesson M&P Shield 9mm and provide my observations of the handgun’s fit, function, and finances.  I’ll also incorporate some useful accessories, such as the CrossBreed MiniTuck inside-the-waistband holster and Tractiongrips pre-cut grip enhancing tape.

A Little History

Following the immense popularity of Glock’s entry into the U.S. law enforcement and civilian firearms marketplace, Smith & Wesson introduced the  polymer-framed Sigma in 1993.  However, S&W’s design was so close to a Glock that a copyright infringement suit ended the Sigma’s run in 1997.  Ten years later, S&W re-entered the polymer-framed striker-fired pistol … Read more »

Gun Review: Glock 43 Singlestack 9mm

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In this article, I will review the new Glock 43 Singlestack 9mm pistol.  Through the course of the text and photos, I will provide an overview, discuss the Fit, Function, and Finances in regard to this model, and then conclude with a Range Report and personal observations.

Whether you love ’em, hate ’em, or have chosen to ignore them since their introduction in 1982, there is no doubt that Glock pistols have made their mark on the firearms and shooting industries.  Designed in 1981 by Austrian engineer and polymer tool pioneer, Gaston Glock,  the Austrian Army commissioned the 9mm Glock 17 in 1982.  The venerable G17 was introduced into the U.S. in 1985 and its simple operation and extreme reliability immediately caught the attention of Law Enforcement and commercial markets.

51A4CBQQ1HLHowever, it wasn’t until 1990 that the G17 gained near-instant fame when Bruce Willis … Read more »

Gun Review: EAA Windicator .38 Special/.357 Magnum Revolver

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In regard to the third “F” in Fit, Function, and Finances… does a quality gun necessarily have to be expensive?   We’ll take a look at that question in this review of the EAA Windicator .38 Special/.357 Magnum Revolver.

Aside from the firearms I’ve used in conjunction with my military career, I’ve spent my “other” shooting career focused on firearms for competition, sporting, and personal defense.  As such, I’ve spent only a fraction of that time shooting revolvers.  I have noted, however, that a growing number of clients are interested in learning about revolvers for per395087sonal defense.  I must admit that I have also become increasingly interested in carrying a revolver for camping or while out at the cabin due to their durability, reliability, and wide variety of ammunition, which includes snake-shot, which cannot be fired through semi-automatic pistols.

I discussed … Read more »

Product Review: Sig Sauer P227 Nitron

Product Review: Sig Sauer P227 Nitron

SIg Sauer P227 - Aegis Academy Gun Reviews - Rockwell ArmsIn this article, I will review the Sig Sauer P227 Nitron and provide a detailed range report on its function, reliability, and precision.

Have you ever been stuck between appreciating certain features of two different firearms from a particular manufacturer and wished they would just combine the best of both into one platform?  For decades, the P226 in 9mm and its many variations have been the flagship of the Sig Sauer pistol line.  Boasting extreme reliability, a 15 round magazine capacity, and smooth Double Action/Single Action (DA/SA), the U.S. Navy Seals and both U.S. and international law enforcement have carried this as  the primary sidearm.  The one shortfall, for many including myself, was that it was not chambered in .45 ACP.  Sig Sauer’s original .45 ACP offering was the P220.  While all other functions and functionality were the same as the flagship … Read more »