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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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.

 

 

Springfield XDS 9mm

Springfield Armory has released the 9mm version of the Springfield XDS. The .45 XDS was a major success and you can guarantee the 9 will be too. The XDS 9mm is a single stack pistol that is lightweight and offers a variety of safety options. The XDS is super slim and can be easily concealed. The XDS is compared to the Ruger LC9, Taurus 709, and the Beretta Nano.

 

 

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Technical Specs:

Length: 6.3″
Height: 4.4″
Grip Width: .9″
Barrel: 3.3″ Steel, Melonite©, Fully Supported Ramp
Slide: Forged Steel
Frame: Polymer
Sights: Fiber Optic Front and Dovetail Rear (steel)
Trigger Pull: 5.5 to 7.7 lbs
Magazines: 2 Flush Fitting Stainless Steel

 

 

 

 

Holsters for the XDS .45 & XDS 9mm are available by clicking on Gun Holsters.

S&W Shield Yourself – April 12, 2012 Release

Smith & Wesson is coming out with something new on April 12, 2012. They are slowly releasing tips and clues that can be found on their Facebook page. Many are saying it is going to be a single stack 9mm compact. Which in our opinion would be the best option for Smith & Wesson. Take a look at the new tease video they have released.

The words “Shield Yourself” is repeated over and over.

 

 

 

 

Kimber Solo Pistol

The Kimber legacy of offering the finest production firearms available today continues with the Solo®, a new pistol that puts the power of the 9 mm cartridge in a micro-compact size usually reserved for smaller calibers. Power aside, what really sets the Solo apart is quality, dependability and 1911 ergonomics that ensure comfortable shootability regardless of hand size. This all comes together to put Solo performance in a class by itself.

With a barrel length of just 2.7 inches, Solo pistols are easy to carry and conceal. Many of the features borrowed from 1911 pistols also make them exceptionally safe. A manual ambidextrous thumb safety, checkered slide release and ambidextrous magazine release button enable fast and intuitive operation. Then there is the single action striker-fired trigger pull–even and smooth.

Solo frames are machined from the finest aluminum and finished in KimPro II, a premium finish that is self-lubricating and extremely resistant to salt and moisture. Slides and barrels are cut from stainless steel. Edges are rounded and blended, slide serrations are deep enough to really work and the dovetail-mounted 3-dot sights are quick to target. No other small pistol can compare.

 

Kimber Solo Carry

 

Kimber Solo Carry Stainless

Sterling 9mm Carbine Review

Sterling 9mm Carbine report by: Berto

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I used Fiocchi 115gr fmj and tried some 124gr Gold Dots. The magazines for the Sterling hold 34rnds,  but usually run best with 30-32 loaded in.

Instead of followers, they actually use rollers, making it easier to load and helping reliability.

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Shooting was good, though I need to adjust the front sight and raise the POI and move it over right a few inches.
COM was rapid fire at 30ft and the head shots were 65ft.

 

Function was good with Fiocchi, but it doesn’t do Gold Dots…period. It would mash the hollowpoint and set back the bulet in the case from being slammed by the heavy bolt.
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I was able to get through enough Gold Dots to put up a nice six shot group, though way low and left at 65ft.

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The peep and post sights seem coarse, but they work well and recoil is pretty close to zero with only the heavy bolt bumping the sights off. Pretty much an easy shooter.

 

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