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Lionheart LH9 Review

During my career and personal life, I have carried a lot of different handguns.  From a service Beretta to a duty carry H&K USP Tactical, a Kimber 1911 to an FN 5.7; I’ve experienced the pros and cons of different controls and functions.  This doesn’t make me an “expert” in the handgun, but it does […]

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Remington 700 LTR

Coming from a precision shooting background I tend to get a fair amount of questions from people about what kind of rifle they should buy to get started in this particular discipline of shooting, and typically, I recommend a Remington 700.  If this conversation takes place at my local shooting range, then invariably some guy […]

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Smith & Wesson M&P 15-22

The Smith and Wesson M&P 15-22 is probably the most popular AR-15 chambered in .22 LR that has ever been made. That popularity is very well deserved because of just how awesome the 15-22 is. The 15-22 is the perfect option for someone who wants to train using an AR but cannot afford to spend […]

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SIG Sauer M400 SRP

I’ve had a love of AR-15’s since I was a kid.  The first AR that I can remember shooting was in the early 90’s and it belonged to my dad.  Fast-forward almost 20 years and it is still one of my favorite rifles.  I build them and also repair them for my department.  I’ve worked on Rock […]

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Ruger 10/22 Takedown

Right before New Year’s, I took a trip to the new Academy in town to see what was in stock and hopefully pick up some ammo, and perhaps a weapon or two if the price was right.

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Walther P22

The Walther P22 that I am reviewing was the first gun I ever shot and what a magnificent choice it was as my first gun. I have always had a thing for the way the P22 aesthetics - it looks like a semi-auto combat handgun and not an alien blaster (I can’t say the same about the Beretta […]

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SIG SAUER SP2022

Are you one of those people who have always wanted a SIG 226 but couldn’t convince yourself to drop close to $850 for it? Yeah, I was too. Well it is time to rejoice because now you can get a SIG for less than half of a new 226. I have to admit that I was VERY […]

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STI VIP

Carry nirvana.  I think we all are looking for it.  You know, that “it gun” that carries really well and shoots even better, the one with the least amount of compromises.  This is where one finds an enormous amount of dissension in the firearms community.  1911 guys vs polymer, Glock vs M&P, Sig vs HK, Ford vs […]

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Glock 19 Gen 4

If you’ve been following Monderno for very long, especially on our Facebook page, there’s a good chance you’ve noticed my Smith & Wesson M&P persuasion. You could say that I’m not a believer in Glock Perfection, at least not in the way that it’s sold to you by Glock. Having said that, neither Glock nor […]

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Smith & Wesson Shield Failure Update 2

A little over a month ago I reported a rather unusual failure with my Smith & Wesson Shield. After determining that there was nothing wrong with the ammunition, I decided to send it to Smith & Wesson in the odd chance that something was off with the pistol. A little over three weeks later, the […]

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