Rock River Arms Polymer 1911

Rock River Polymer 1911

Rock River Polymer 1911

First we must say that Rock River Arms does a wonderful job building firearms. Rock River Arms is known for its quality AR15 style rifles. They have been working on a polymer 1911 and have no yet released a actual “release date” so this information will not be available at this time. Lets take a quick look into the pistol they are working on.


The have created a one of a kind polymer 1911 pistol that will retail just around the $800 mark. This is going to make manufactures around the world take notice. The quality that Rock River Arms brings to the table is remarkable. You will now be able to get a well known brand name 1911 that needs almost zero custom work to make it suitable for competition.



The polymer 1911 is made with a 5 inch, stainless barrel and a parkerized 4140 billet steel slide. The gun has a beavertail safety, commander hammer, and dovetailed sights. These all appear to be standard sized parts, and are fitted into the polymer frame.

If you are looking for a quality American made weapon you have just found one. Like I stated earlier the we have no actual release date so keep your eye out as we will post is as soon as we receive it from Rock River Arms.


Choosing A Home Defense Weapon

This topic seems to be one of the biggest questions when buying your first gun. We are going to go ahead and break down what gun is going to be the safest choice. We are not going to personally reccomend any of the mentioned guns. It all depends on the situation.


Lets start off with the most common gun used, the revolver. The revolver can be easily slipped into the night stand drawer and can be easily concealed if needed. Many revolvers come in different calibers such as the .38, .357, 32, and 22lr. Each one of these calibers can do great harm to a intruder and can easily eliminate a threat. We do suggest you stay with a larger caliber as many victims of a 22lr, tend to stay mobile (This of course depends on the situation and the accuracy of the shooter).





Jamming is never going to be a problem when using a revolver in a home defense situation. The chances of the gun working is almost 100%. You should have no problem with the overall performance of the weapon. The revolver is also a user friendly weapon. Almost anyone can load the bullets and pull the trigger. Very simple basic design that we have used for many years.

A common revolver these days for home defense usually holds only 5-6 rounds. This could cause you a major problem if you have multiple intruders. Leaving no room for missed shots or misfires. This is a large concern of those who are looking at this option as a self defense weapon.


Common Revolvers:

Taurus Revolvers
S&W Revolvers
Charter Arms Revolvers


The next common defense weapon is the pistol grip shotgun. Many people rely on this as their weapon of choice because of the size of the weapon, the damage it can cause, and the amount of bullets it can hold.


Pistol Grip Shotgun

Pistol Grip Shotgun


The shotgun can hold about eight 12Gauge rounds. This can do a lot of damage and cause serious harm. If you have multiple intruders and have a shotgun, your chances of the scenario ending in your favor is going to be way higher. Another great thing about a shotgun is having a pump action. If you were to hear someone breaking in your house you can easily slam the pump action and load a shell into the chamber. The sound of the shotgun being racked is going to be heard by the intruder. In most cases, this is going to scare off your intruder and might send him running. This is a win win situation. You didn’t have to kill someone and now the police can handle the situation. The shotgun is a very good choice when it comes to home defense.

The large size of the weapon prevents a problem. You are unable to keep this weapon in your room without someone seeing it. Therefore it has to be put into a closet or someone safe (This of course depends on your living arrangement). Jamming is also a concern. You don’t want to rack a shell in the chamber and it get jammed. This will definitely put you into a panic mode and just might cost you.


Common Shotguns:

Mossberg 500
Remington 870
Maverick 88


The last self defense weapon is the semi-auto. These guns are not as common as the other options because of a couple reasons. These are more common for those who prefer to just go to the range or shoot competition. These guns are not even a option to older woman trying to defend themselves. Most older woman cannot rack the slide because it takes a certain amount of strength to do so.





Can hold plenty of rounds to take care of the situation no matter how many intruders are breaking in. Having the ability to rack the slide so the intruder can hear you have a weapon is also a good thing. You want them to know you mean business(This is a debated topic as well. Some prefer not to let the intruder know. Just a personal preference.). Scaring the intruder can play a major role in the outcome of the situation. If you scare them, they are not going to stick around. If they scare you, they have the upper hand and could lead to a very bad situation.

Once again jamming is a major factor here. If you are in a highly tense situation you are going to be shaking. With shaking comes the chance of jamming. You don’t need this if you are already in a high stressed situation. The chances of you unjamming the gun and being back on target are going to be very low.

Common Semi-Autos:

Sig Sauer



I hope this helps you and if you have any suggestions or comments please feel free to leave them. I am not perfect nor am I telling you which one to choose. This is all based on information I have received from selling guns for many years. I would love some input and would be willing to add you comments.

Bersa BP9cc Review by skud_dusty

This review is provided by: skud_dusty


I’ve been on the quest for a perfect CCW pistol for years now. I’ve got from Glocks to Sigs to 1911s and everything in between. There are a small handful of manufacturers that I haven’t actually owned, and most I’ve tried in gun shops. I finally settled on an Officer’s sized 1911 for my current carry gun, but couldn’t get over how heavy it is. As a few of you know my buying/selling/trading has gotten completely out of hand trying to find “the one” only to be continually wasting time and money. Yesterday I set out to see what I could find. I had some money in my pocket, a full tank of gas, and an understanding girlfriend that didn’t mind tagging along on a 100+ mile road trip to visit 6 of my favorite gun shops. After spending most of the day playing with guns I haven’t tried before and being severely disappointed, I was at the point where I thought I should just buy another Glock and make myself like it. When we pulled into the last gun shop I saw a pistol I had heard about more than 2 years ago but had never seen.

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Bersa is best know for their Walther PPK clones but they also produce a model called the Thunder which is somewhat similar to the Walther P88. This pistol is a new venture for them and as far as I’m aware is their first real stand-alone design.

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The feel is very Kahr-like. The pistol itself is very slim, although a bit top heavy. In the hand it feels like a smoothed over Kahr with no sharp edges and a rubbery grip. The trigger is kind of odd, there is quite a bit of take-up with some roughness as the internal safeties are disengaged. It has a fairly light but obvious breaking point that, after a few dry fires, feels easily staged. The reset is what amazed me most about this pistol, it is VERY short and audible. I would almost go so far as to say it’s better than a Glock’s reset. Quick shooting should be extremely easy with this pistol. As far as size, the pistol is quite small.

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In hand it feels larger than it actually is. While being extremely thin, it’s large enough to get a good solid thumbs-forward grip. It’s hard to describe; this pistol feels like it was made for my hands. All the bumps and grooves fit right where my fingers go with my normal grip, something I haven’t found before on any pistol. Speaking of thin, this thing makes a compact 1911 look like a Glock 21.

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As far as accessories go, holsters are few and far between at the moment. I’ve read that Kahr CW9 holsters will fit but haven’t tested this theory out myself yet. Further reading has also shown me that Bersa uses a Sig front sight and a Glock rear sight, so night sights will be easy to come by. I’m not sure why the company decided to go that route, but it’s what I’m told.

Ruger Firearms 2011 Gun Manufacture of the Year.

For the past couple years Ruger has become one of the most advanced gun manufactures in the world. Their firearms are constantly winning new awards back to back (Gun of the year). This month they have a huge cover on the magazine of Guns and Ammo. We have announced Ruger as Gun Manufacture of the Year for 2011.


Sturm, Ruger & Company was founded by William B. Ruger and Alexander McCormick Sturm in 1949 in a small rented machine shop in Southport, Connecticut.[3] Just prior to their partnership, Bill Ruger had successfully duplicated two Baby Nambu pistols in his garage, from a captured Nambu that he acquired from a returning US Marine, at the close of World War II. When it came to designing their first auto pistol, Ruger decided to incorporate the looks of the German 9mm Luger and the American Colt Woodsman into their first commercially produced .22 caliber pistol (see Ruger Standard), which became so successful that it launched the entire company

Wikipedia Information


Ruger has been evolving into one of the most advanced gun manufactures in the world. They have came out with the Ruger LCP, LCR (.38, .357, & .22lr), LC9, SR9, and now the SR22. Each one of these pistols are remarkable. Thousands of customers are pouring into gun shows just to get a chance to hold one of these top notch pistols/revolver.

Each and every pistol Ruger comes out with is a hands down winner. Gun stores are having the hardest time of keeping these pistols in stock.



We are very proud to announce that Ruger has won our Gun Manufacture of the Year award.


Gun Owners Nationally Support Starbucks on 02-14-2012

An anti-gun group is attempting to organize a nationwide Valentine’s Day boycott of Starbucks over the coffee chain’s gun policy. See:
Starbucks Pro 2nd Amendment
This is a very large event that was originated on and has brought a lot of attention from gun advocates all of the internet. To show our support for the second amendment I feel I should pass this message on to others. So, on 02/14/2012 everyone should go out to their local Starbucks and support them. This is not the first time Starbucks has caught themselves being in the headline news.
Take a look at the facebook event to see how many others are going to be attending.

So if you support the Second Amendment, you should take your wife or husband to Starbucks on Valentines Day.

We would like to thank Starbucks for being a pro gun company and supporting the constitution of the United States of America. It is companies like Starbucks that help keep our message flowing.

Gun Enthusiast of The Week

We have announced her gun enthusiast of the week because of her true desire to protect herself.



Week 01/27/2012 I made a traffic stop on an elderly lady the other day for speeding on MN State Highway at Mile Marker 197 just East of Mcgregor, MN. I asked for her driver’s license, registration, and proof of insurance. The lady took out the required information and handed it to me. In with the cards I was somewhat suprised (due to her advanced age) to see she had a conceal carry permit. I looked at her and asked if she had a weapon in her possession at this time. She responded that she indeed had a .45 automatic in her glove box. Something….body language, or the way she said it made me want to ask if she gad any other firearms. She did admit to also haviung a 9mm Glock in her center console. Now I had to ask one more time if that was all. She responded once again that she did have just one more, a .38 special in her purse. I then asked her what was she so afraid of.

She looked me right in the eye and said, “Not a f—ing thing!”