Auto Ordnance Thompson 1911 TC

The Auto Ordnance Thompson 1911 TC was developed by Auto Ordnance in 2008. Despite the fact that a lot of new cartridges and much improved handguns and equipment had risen, the company had surprised the world again with this new model. The gun was a product of the company’s goal to provide the consumers a pistol with custom touches at an affordable price. Aside from the stainless steel 1911 TC, the company had also released other line of 1911 handguns which is the two Parkerized guns.

About The Company

Auto Ordnance was founded by retired Colonel John T. Thompson of the US Ordnance Department in 1916. Its main goal is to develop and engineer arms and weapons to be used in the US. This company found its fame when they released the Thompson Machine Gun or commonly called as Tommy Gun. The Tommy Gun was a notorious gangster weapon used by Bonnie and Clyde in 1920s. Though the gun was known for its indecent use, the gun was still the favored military weapon of the Allied Forces in World War II. Due to the uncontrollable circumstances in the war, the company has fallen. It was revived in 1999 when Kahr Arms bought it.



The 1911 TC is a 45 ACP standard-size Government Model pistol with 9 in stainless steel barrel that weighs 39 oz. It is a short-recoil, semi-automatic pistol that is ideal for peace keeping departments in the government. It has a single column detachable box magazine which has a capacity of seven rounds. A 5 lb force is needed to pull the trigger. Sighting is by way of dovetailed rear and front. The rear sight is adjustable for windage. This gun comes with a black plastic case, owner’s manual, cable lock and fired case. No malfunctions are observed so far.


The slide of this gun is made with stainless steel and is framed with satin matte finish. The rounded corners are assigned in perfect angles. The surface finish is flawless and a lot of desirable improvements are made in this gun. Other components have a glass-beaded finish and are either made with stainless steel or chrome-molly steel. The grip features the Auto Ordnance Thompson medallion logo which was laminated by double-diamond lamination. It is checkered in a bordered point pattern. The hammer was designed for combat. It was toothed on the top although out the rear for a better shooting even if the shooter is using gloves. The trigger is skeletonized and is adjustable. The thumb safety can be located on the left side of the gun. It was made larger for easy operation. The magazine release is checkered and is extended so that the shooter doesn’t have to fumble for it. For easy hoistering, the sight profile is kept low.

This gun is a first-class. It can shoot pretty well. It is well designed and engineered. Getting all these features in one gun for $800 is more than finding gold in a treasure box.

All New TCP with Wings from Taurus

Taurus has redesigned and re-engineered their new TCP pistol with wings to assist shooters with limited upper body strength or poor shooting technique. The new Taurus TCP with wings functions exactly the same as the regular TCP pistol. However, Taurus engineered a pair of retractable metal flaps attached to the rear of the slide hinges. The TCP with wings pistol is specifically designed for shooters that need assistance in chambering a round or locking the back slide.



The TCP pistol with wings of is equipped with a .380 ACP caliber with a magazine capacity of 6 rounds. Its barrel length is at 3.3” and an overall length of 5.25”. When unloaded, its weight is about 10.2 oz. and has a fixed sight.


The durability of the wings, according to Taurus representatives had more than 1,000 rounds through it. This handgun is basically designed for law enforcement officer and other safety personnel, that is why it was designed to handle the forces associated with using it with one handed reload. Moreover, this kind of maneuver can be uncommon to most guns but will surely help in operations associated with safety and security.

Taurus TCP pistol with wings will be out in the market come second quarter of the year 2015. In addition, the suggested market price is yet to be released since there might be some changes. However, it is determined by Taurus representatives that the retail price of the new TCP with wings pistol is close to the existing Taurus TCP models.

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.

Beretta Pico 380

Beretta USA has just released its new .380 pistol called the Beretta Pico. This small sub compact 380 pistol is very similar in size and shape to the Beretta Nano 9. The Beretta Pico is hammer-fired and offers a sleek sub-compact design.

Beretta Pico:
Super thin, ultra concealable, and easy to configure, the Beretta Pico sets a new standard for the micro compact carry pistol. The thinnest .380 auto made…by a full millimeter…the snag-free Pico’s slide and frame is a true 18 mm at thier widest point. The grip frame, sights, and caliber (go from a .380 to a .32 by changing the barrel) are all simple to modify. Extremely soft shooting with a double action trigger, the Pico is easy to control with its smooth, tip-to-parallel, straight line action. The removable, serialized sub-chassis and modular frame feature simple disassembly for easy cleaning and customizing. The modular chassis can accommodate a Lasermax Laser frame and be customized with a selection of colored frames. Even the dovetail quick-change sights can be adjusted or replaced by the user. Light, durable, and easy to draw from concealment, the Pico brings all the reliability and quality of a Beretta to bear on its standing as the leader of a new generation of concealed carry firearms.


Overall Length:       5.1 in/ 130 mm
Barrel Length :        2.7 in/ 70 mm
Overall Width :       .725 in / 18 mm
Grip Width :            .725 in/ 18 mm
Overall Height :       4.0 in/ 100 mm
Sight Radius :         3.3 in/ 84 mm
Weight unloaded :  11.5 oz/ 325 grams with empty magazine,approximate






Holsters for Ruger LCR With Lasermax

Ruger has came out with a distributor exclusive that has been a really good selling combo! The Ruger LCR with a Lasermax Centerfire.



Ruger LCR with Lasermax holsters can be found by clicking here  – The Holster Store

Spikes Tactical – AR15 – Gun Blog

Look at what Spikes Tactical has to offer! They sure do make some of the best tactical rifles in the business. The details for this rifle are listed below.


Here are the key features:

Custom Lothar Walther barrel, 1:7 twist, CMV, Mid-length gas system, 14.5″ OAL, Fluted, Taper profile, dished Target crown, Melonite finish inside and out, Nickel Boron coated M4 barrel extension.
NP3 coated lower receiver, upper receiver, Billet trigger guard, 7075 Mil-Spec buffer tube, and Forged charging handle.

Nickel Boron coated Light weight ball dimpled M16 BCG. Ionbond coated gas rings.

Nickel Boron Coated ST Battle trigger. Titanium Dynacomp, Ti anodized and pinned for 16″ OAL.

Titanium Adjustable gas block, Ti anodized, w/ Iconel gas valve. Custom Stippled Magpul furniture.