Ruger SR9c Compact Pistol: Simple yet extraordinary

Ruger SR9c is a carry handgun perfect for men and women. Its durability comes with a lot of features that make it easy to handle yet reliable. Its slide is made of alloy steel and has non-reflective black nitrate finish making it ideal for use even at bright lighted place. Its weight, length, and height are 23.40 oz., 6.85 inches, 4.61 inches, respectively. From this you can say that compared to other, SR9c is lightweight and slim. It is the compact pistol ready to fit your pockets during a normal day. Its grip is 1.27 inches in width and framed by a glass-filled nylon, therefore allows excellent gun control and minimizes recoil. Its capacity and grip size is flexible because of its standard magazine and second magazine that can hold 10 rounds and 17 rounds, respectively. The standard magazine is accessorized with a finger grip extension while the second magazine with grip adapter.

Pic1Target acquisition is enhanced by its high-visibility 3 dot sight system that can be easily adjusted for elevation and air resistance. Compared to other pistons, SR9c compact pistons are equipped with serrations on the front slide portion which allows shooters to easily manipulate it while press checking the chambers. It is also equipped with safety features namely 1911 –style ambidextrous manual safety, trigger safety, tactile loaded chamber indicator, and striker blocker, magazine disconnect, and internal trigger bar interlock.

Since it has short barrel and slide, SR9c semi-automatic pistol employs guide rod and dual captured recoil spring, making it highly dependable. This easy to use, durable, lightweight, and reliable compact pistol is one of the most advisable guns for woman. Despite providing women shooters low-maintenance handgun, the gun’s accessories and safety features are its edge to other carry handgun. This 9mm pistol is really amazing because it is dependable and most of all, simple for handling and shooting.

The Best Selling Smith & Wesson Model 642 Snubnose Revolver

Model 642 snubnose revolver is one of the best selling firearm offered by Smith & Wesson in 2006. The original design was created by Col. Rex Applegate. It is known as one of the finest pocket revolvers ever manufactured.

The Smith & Wesson J-frame snubnoses have three basic form factors. The Chiefs Special standard exposed hammer like the Model 36 is the first factor. Next, the Bodyguard with a shrouded hammer, but you can still thumb cocked it and fired a single action. The Centennial is the third factors which is known as hammerless a misnomer because it has a hammer that is enclosed in the frame.

The Model 642 snubnose revolver is the stainless Airweight type of the Centennial. Originally, the Centennial models were introduced as a blue steel hammerless Model 40. The Model 642 has aluminum alloy frames with stainless steel barrels and cylinders. The weight of the Airweight revolver is around 15 ounces, if it is not loaded. It still chambered in .38 Special, and it is rated for +p ammunition. The 642 model was introduced in 1990, pulled out in the market in 1993 and was reintroduced in 1996.

It is compact, light, snag-free, easy to carry and has an excellent power to weight ratio. This model is easy to operate and is known for its reliability.

Easy to Carry

Carry-ability is a matrix of shape, size, weight and power that when stirred together provides ease and versatility. As compared to others like Kel-Tec P32 which is great on weight, shape and size but has underpowered cartridge, 642 is more favorable. The 1911 is a great shooter with a powerful cartridge, and is fairly flat, but is heavy and large.

Easy to Operate

The arms of 642 revolver are very easy to master. If you know how to pull the trigger, you can operate this one. It has three controls: the cylinder latch, the ejector rod and the trigger. Learning how to use it will only take a minute.

Gun Holster Options For Concealed Carry

In the recent years we have seen more and more holster makers storming the gun industry.  The options to carry concealed are now better then ever. I have listed a couple of different options and I will discuss each option in depth and compare the models.


Inside The Waistband (Clip-On) – Pro Carry HD

Pro Carry HD Black FrontThe following model is called the Pro Carry HD from The Holster Store. This model is a clip-on inside the waistband leather holster. This model is great for those who need to carry concealed and live in hot climates. The holster is compact and is easy to take on or off. This particular holster is molded exactly to the weapon which is the reason it does not have a strap going over the top. The mold gives the holster enough retention to keep it from falling out of your pants while doing any outside activity.

While this is a great option for those wanting to carry a weapon inside the waistband it can have some disadvantages. When carrying inside the pants you will normally need your pants to be a tad bit larger so that you can have enough room for the gun. Another reason inside the waistband might not be your desired carry option is because of it digging or jabbing into your side. Some manufacturers offer a slide guard feature OR a cant option which protect the person from this happening to them.

The slide guard is a piece of leather that comes up the side of a holster and covers the top portion of the gun. This keeps the features or buttons of the gun from digging into your side.

The cant option comes in forward or reverse. Moving the butt of the pistol forward or backward depending on the carry style you prefer. If carrying right behind the hip, the forward option is normally selected. The reverse cant is usually chosen when the carry style is crossdraw. These two options can eliminate the gun sticking straight up and jabbing into your ribs while giving you a easier draw position.

Outside The Waistband – Belt Slide – Pro Carry 7

ProCarry7The Pro Carry 7 from The Holster Store is a perfect example of a holster worn on the outside of the pants on the belt. For those who live in colder climates and often wear a light jacket or sweater this option is very common.
This style holster can come with or without a thumb snap that locks the pistol inside the holster for better retention. Like the Pro Carry HD this holster is also specifically molded to your weapon to provide superior retention. Tightening of the belt will also keep the pistol sturdy on the waistline and have natural draw position.

Depending on which leather maker you choose the holster can be made in various ways. Some holsters let the barrel be exposed and some completely sew the bottom shut. This is more of a personal preference and is not something to ultimately consider when looking for a functioning outside the pants holster.

Most models of this type come with a built in forward cant. This give the holster a perfect draw and allows for easy one hand reholstering. The cant will vary depending on which manufacturer you choose for your leather holster.


Small of Back – Pro Carry SOB

Pro Carry SOB EbayThe following carry method is one of the most controversial styles in the industry. Carrying the weapon in the small of your back is often criticized for two reasons.

The first issue people have with carrying the weapon in the small of the back is how they are carrying it. For example in the picture of the left a person would have to reach behind them with their palm facing away from their back. When drawing the weapon you would have to sweep the gun across your body which many consider dangerous. While this is one of the most comfortable and popular ways to carry in the small of the back, you will most likely hear people argue it is wrong.

Another way to carry the pistol is with the pistol facing the other way with a extreme forward cant. This can be awkward and very hard to draw depending on how flexible your arms are.

When choosing your carry option always go with what is most comfortable and feels right. The worst thing you can do is be uncomfortable.






Gun sales at record levels, according to FBI background checks

Courtesty of: CNN

WASHINGTON (CNN) — December holiday shoppers were not just interested in buying the hottest electronics and toys — they also were purchasing record numbers of guns, according to the latest FBI figures on background checks required to buy firearms.

With a few days left in December, the FBI reports the number of background checks has already topped the previous one-month record — set only in November — of 1,534,414 inquiries by gun dealers to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System also known as NICS. Almost half a million checks were done in just the last six days before Christmas.

Two days before Christmas, NICS ran 102,222 background checks, which was the second-busiest day in history. The one-day record was set this year on Black Friday, the big shopping day following Thanksgiving, with 129,166 searches. By comparison, the previous one-day high was set November 28, 2008, when gun dealers made slightly less than 98,000 requests for background searches.

It’s not possible to tell exactly how many guns have been purchased because buyers often take home more than one gun. But most people pass the background checks. Only 1.3% of the searches result in people being denied permission to buy a weapon, said FBI spokesman Steve Fischer.

FBI officials did not offer a theory on the spike in gun sales. It’s also not clear how many of the background checks were for people who never had owned guns before and how many were for gunowners adding to their collections.

The National Rifle Association says the figures indicate more people feel they need guns for self defense.

“I think there’s an increased realization that when something bad occurs, it’s going to be between them and the criminal,” NRA spokesman Andrew Arulanandam told CNN. Arulandandum said Americans realize police cannot be everywhere there’s trouble and also that some officers are being laid off due to budget cutting.

The NRA spokesman also said an increased number of Americans are participating in skeet shooting and other gun sports.

A leading gun-control organization says repeat buyers most likely are responsible for the holiday surge in guns sales.

“The research we’ve seen indicates fewer and fewer people are owning more and more guns,” said Caroline Brewer of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence. “All the trends indicate the number of Americans who own guns has declined.”

“It would appear because of fear-mongering by the NRA since (President Barack) Obama’s election that people are adding more guns to their arsenals out of fear Obama and the Democrats will take away their guns, which is absurd,” said Brewer.




Conceal carry permit applications swamp state agency

By Jason Stein of the Journal Sentinel


Madison – In less than six weeks, 56,000 people applied for a permit under Wisconsin’s new concealed carry law and thousands more bought handguns, swamping the state agency handling the required background checks.

The applicants so far amount to about 1% of the state’s population, and very few of them have been rejected for a permit. The number of state background checks for handgun purchases is also up more than 50% for the year – another sign of the large numbers of people taking advantage of the new concealed carry law.

The state Department of Justice has been able to process all the applications and background checks within the deadlines set in state law, but that task will grow more difficult in the coming days as the time frame for handling concealed carry permits tightens.

“People are working weekends. People are working long hours,” DOJ spokeswoman Dana Brueck said. “They’re doing everything they can to meet those deadlines.”

On Nov. 1, Wisconsin became the 49th state in the country to allow the concealed carry of weapons, prompting a rush from people who have long wanted a permit. The law allows people 21 and older to qualify for weapons permits if they are trained and can pass a background check that shows they’re not felons or otherwise barred from carrying guns.

As of Dec. 11, a total of 24,821 people had had permits approved by the state and only a small number – 296 people – have been denied, according to new DOJ statistics.

Among those denied, an even smaller number – “fewer than two dozen” – have been rejected because of serious reasons such as their criminal records or mental health history, Brueck said. Most of the other denials are for reasons such as the applicant’s address didn’t match other state records, leaving open the possibility the person could correct that information, reapply and receive a permit.

For applications filed before Dec. 1, the state has 45 days under the law to process applications and manage the initial surge of people seeking a permit. But going forward the state has only 21 days to process the applications, which will be “more of a challenge,” Brueck said.


Read more: The Journal Sentinel (Milwaukee, Wisc.)

Ruger SR1911

Ruger SR1911 Introduction:


If you would please take a moment to check out the Featured Video on the right hand side you will get a chance to see the Ruger SR1911. This is one of the hardest 1911 pistols to get today. Ruger has came out with gun of the year three years in a row. They continue to make one of the finest compact pistols today. The Ruger LC9 and the Ruger LCP .380. Adding to the collection now is the SR1911. It has had zero issues since its release and has had a very high demand.


The 1911 does not have any problems when shooting all different types of ammo. It did not jam on me one time when I was shooting cheap or expensive ammo. I did like the fact that it holds 8+1. I beleive that is a good start when in a self defense situation. For target practice this is one very fun weapon. Its looks, feels, and shoots spectacular.


If anyone is in the market for a 1911 pistol you might want to go to your closest gun store and take a look at this one. It stacks up against the rest of the high end 1911’s hands down. Ruger did a fine job and I give them a lot of credit with this 1911. They made sure when they released a 1911 they did it in style.


“I rate this weapon 9 out of 10.”