Ruger LCR 9mm Release

Recently Ruger has released a new caliber option for the Ruger LCR. Ruger has now introduced to the revolver market the new 9mm LCR. The 9mm has been a popular round for new gun makers in the recent years. Most have been focusing on smaller handguns and slim designs such as the Ruger Lc9. In the recent years manufacturers have been pursuing revolvers with the option of selecting 9mm, 40, and 45 calibers. What could be a better combination then having the LCR in 9mm?   Ruger known very well for its LC9 & SR9, 40, and 45 have put together a phenomenal piece for those who choose revolvers over the semi automatic pistols. See the specs of the new Ruger LCR 9mm below:

Model Number: 5456 | Caliber: 9mm Luger

Finish: Matte Black, Synergistic Hard Coat Grip: Hogue® Tamer™ Monogrip®
Front Sight: Replaceable, Pinned Ramp Rear Sight: U-Notch Integral
Barrel Material: Stainless Steel Cylinder Finish: Ionbond Diamondblack™
Barrel Length: 1.875″ Overall Length: 6.50″
Height: 4.50″ Width: 1.28″
Weight: 17.20 oz. Capacity: 5
Twist: 1:16″ RH Grooves: 6
MA Approved & Certified: No CA Approved: No
Suggested Retail: $599.00

Features:

  • Patent pending polymer fire control housing holds all the fire control components in their proper dimensional relationships, reduces weight significantly, and helps reduce recoil.
  • Patented friction reducing cam is the next generation design in fire control systems with an optimized cam that results in a smooth, non-stacking trigger pull.
  • Monolithic frame which supports cylinder and barrel, is made from aerospace grade, 7000 series aluminum in 22 LR, 22 WMR and 38 Special models. The powerful LCR-357™ and 9mm Luger models are made from blackened 400 series stainless steel.
  • High-Strength stainless steel cylinder is extensively fluted (reducing weight) and features an Ionbond Diamondblack™ finish for excellent durability.
  • Grip Peg allows a variety of grip styles to be installed, leaving ample room for recoil cushioning. Standard model has a Hogue® Tamer™ grip, which is highly effective at reducing felt recoil – LCR also available with Crimson Trace® Lasergrips®.
  • LCR® in 9mm Luger model comes with three moon clips.
  • LCRx™ model features an external hammer that allows it to be fired in single-action mode.
  • Crimson Trace® models allow for fast and positive target acquisition, and offer the advantage of a laser sighting system in a more compact grip. Note: Some speed loaders may not be compatible with Crimson Trace® models.
  • Also includes soft case.

Springfield XDS Recall

Just after the announcement from S&W regarding the well known Shield, Springfield Armory has announced a recall on their Slim line pistol the XDS. The voluntary recall is for their extremely popular 9mm and .45ACP models. The issue these pistols are having is when a round is chambered it could cause a double fire.

 

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Photo Credit – http://tacticalgunreview.com – Cary Kieffer – TheHolsterStore – Pro Carry LT

Springfield has released a safety recall page giving you the full details on the issue at hand and how to go about getting it fixed.

 

This Safety Recall applies only to:
Springfield 3.3 XD-S™ 9mm pistols – serial numbers between XS900000 and XS938700
Springfield 3.3 XD-S™ .45ACP pistols – serial numbers between XS500000 and XS686300.

 

 

Ruger SR45 Holster

Ruger has just came out with a full size semi-auto .45 The Ruger SR45 is available in black or stainless and compares to the M&P Full Size 45.

 

Holsters for the Ruger SR45 can be found at The Holster Store.

Take a look at http://www.theholsterstore.com

FNH FNP 45 Tactical Review

Review by: gunreviewsguy

Well, passed the 2k round mark on the FNP 45 Tactical this weekend and decided I had enough experience with it for a thorough review… Background:  The gun was developed for the US Joint Combat Pistol program that was later scrapped by the military.    But, that program gave us a lot of great guns, this being one of the finest.   The gun has fully ambidextrous controls and comes with a few goodies from the factory that include: 3 15 round magazines, factory night sights standard (raised for suppressor use), 4 interchangeable backstraps, numerous mounts for aftermarket red dot use, and a 5.3” hammer forged threaded barrel.  Shown here as it comes from the factory (minus the red dot):

Overall impressions:  This gun is big and bad; no doubt about it.   It certainly wasn’t developed to be a concealed carry piece.   It weighs 33oz empty, add to that 16 rounds of 45ACP and it feels extremely solid in the hand and like all FNP/X/S pistols points very naturally.    The trigger is traditional DA/SA, with the DA pull coming in consistently at 10.5lbs on my trigger gauge and the SA trigger pull coming in at a crisp 4lbs.
Let me also say, I ‘m a huge FNH fan.  I own a lot of their weapons and even used an A2 made by them in basic training.  I love the M240 Light they offer these days as well; it may be my favorite gun on planet earth.   So, I guess I’m a FNH “fan-boy” if you will.
Reliability: As the title says, I’ve put 2,000 rounds down the pipe of this gun and, of those, this gun has had 1 failure.  That failure was by a new shooter that wanted to try the gun out and the slide locked back after firing; it was almost certainly shooter error with him probably hitting the slide lock with his thumb…   I’ve never had a failure with it.   I’ve used mostly Blazer aluminum cased ammo but also, Federal FMJs, MFS FMJs, Aguila FMJs, Hornady TAP 230gr JHPs, Hornady TAP 230gr +p JHPs, Winchester Ranger 230gr JHPs, and Federal HST 230gr +p JHPs.   All fed reliably and the gun soaked up recoil regardless of the ammo used.
Accuracy:  IMO, this is where the FNP and FNX handguns really stand out among their peers.   In SA mode, this gun is an absolute tack driver.  I’d put it against any 1911 I’ve ever shot.    When using the red dot option, follow up shots are also extremely fast.  I have a 4MOA Optima 2000 (now the JPoint) on mine that I picked up on ebay for $155 and it works extremely well.   It really seems ‘unfair’ how accurate this gun is coupled with the fast target acquisition provided by the red dot sight and bright night sights.
Durability: I’ve had no issues with the gun at all.   I’ve seen reports of broken triggers on the early models but it has been a tank so far.
Maintenance: I clean and lubricate the gun after every time out (usually 100-200 round sessions) with good old CLP and use a little grease on the rails.   Takedown is extremely easy and doesn’t require the user to pull the trigger which is a turn off for a lot of people who are considering Glocks.  I don’t think it’s an issue, but I don’t want to go down that road…
Cost:  This is the biggest downside to this gun.   It’s expensive, no doubt about it.   It retails for anywhere between $900-1200.   That’s a hefty price tag for a non-1911 handgun.   FNH does offer a military discount for those eligible (this is how I purchased the pistol) and the discount is significant.  For people looking to save some cash the standard FNP 45 is also a great option, I own one as well and it has been great too.

Final thoughts: This is an excellent firearm and is the best DA/SA gun on the market in my view.  I know some will chime in with SIG and H&Ks; they’re fine guns as well but if I could only have one out of the lot I’d take this one.
Here are some more photos of the gun:
Review by “Gunreviewguy” on Feb. 20, 2012

Affordable 1911’s

A bunch of manufactures have provided us with plenty of low cost 1911’s people can afford. With the market going up and people wages going down. We have solved the problem with introducing what we call “The affordable 1911 line”. We went through and have picked some of the better 1911’s you can easily afford. Lets jump right in.

 

This is the High Standard 1911 45ACP:

 

High-Standard-1911

UPC No: 855756001111
MFG Model No: 00000000
Family:1911 Style Pistol Series
Model:GI 1911
Type:Semi-Auto Pistol
Action:Single Action
Caliber :45 ACP
Capacity: 7+1
Finish: Parkerized
Frame: Steel Frame
Grip: Wood
Sights: Fixed
Barrel Length: 5
Overall Length: 8.5
Weight (empty): 38 oz.

Additional Info: GI Hammer, Beavertail, Sights
Additional Info: Lowered & Flared Ejection Port
Additional Info: Beveled Magazine Well
High Standard is out of Texas and have very good reviews all of the internet. Some wish they even had two just to have one in each hand. Ammo sensitivity is its only downfall. Some have said to have problems feeding certain types of ammo. I dont see this being a major issue because after so many rounds that issue tends to go away.

 

The most you should pay for this gun is right around $479

 

 

The next gun that we are going to offer to you is the American Classic .45ACP
American Classic 45

American Classic 45

 

UPC No: 094922796394
MFG Model No :AC45G
Family: 1911 Style Pistol Series
Model: American Classic Government
Type: Semi-Auto Pistol
Action: Single Action
Caliber: 45 ACP
Capacity: 8+1
# of Magazines: 1
Mag Description: 8 Round

Finish: Matte Black
Frame: Steel Frame
Sights: Fixed
Barrel Length: 5″
Overall Length: 8.25″
Straight out of the box this pistol has a smooth finish and a great feel. When taken apart this pistol I was surprised at the machine work. It was not some “knock off”. Everything looked polished and just like any other 1911. This pistol does have some “short cuts” but nothing that can effect the overall performance of the weapon.
You can get your hands on one of these for about $400-$475 depending on which type you choose.
These companies have done a very good job in making affordable 1911’s that today’s market can afford. Although they don’t have that WOW effect visually, they can have any custom work done to them. These two guns got my approval!

Hornady Zombie Max Ammo

Hornady Zombie MaxYES YES! That is right! Hornady has came out with ZOMBIE AMMO!

 

Hornady has just released its brand new line of ammunition just for zombies. If you are wanting to be prepared for the zombie apocalypse, then you need to start stocking! While your out getting your brand new ammunition, dont forget to ask your gun store if you can get the new Ruger LCP 380 Zombie Slayer.