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Glock Perfection: Fact or Fiction?

Glock Perfection. I’m sure you’ve heard Glock’s slogan before, but just how much truth is there in it? A lot might depend on whether or not you’re a fan of Glock… Though I’ve shot many Glocks over the years, I’ve only recently become a Glock owner. I’ve long been more of a Smith & Wesson […]

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FNH FNS-9

FNS-9 pictured above in a PHLster OWB custom Kydex holster. The FNS-9 is a full-size double-action striker-fired polymer pistol chambered in 9mm made by Fabrique Nationale Herstal (FNH) in their Columbia, SC manufacturing facility. When I first saw the FNS series of pistols announced at SHOT Show 2012, I was immediately interested. I have a fair amount of trigger […]

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Smith & Wesson Shield Failure Update

Smith and Wesson Shield pictured above in a Theis leather/Kydex IWB holster. A week ago I reported a rather strange failure that I had with my Smith & Wesson Shield and I wanted to post a quick update. The week long delay was due to me not being able to find my micrometer, probably in a […]

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Smith & Wesson Shield Failure

I was finishing up my testing of the FNH FNS-9 at the range yesterday, and decided to put another 100 rounds through my Smith & Wesson Shield before packing up and heading home. I like to shoot in round number increments on test guns so that I can more easily keep track of my round […]

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Beretta Nano vs. Kahr CM9 vs. S&W Shield

In the past few months we have individually reviewed the Beretta Nano, Kahr CM9 and Smith & Wesson M&P Shield, all three of which we recommend for concealed carry. All three are single stack “micro compact” pistols chambered in 9mm, but which is best? In this post, we compare the three head to head to […]

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Walther PPQ 3,000 Round Update

Walther PPQ pictured above with a Boxer Tactical Stryker belt and a Kaluban Cloak holster and double mag carrier. It’s been a couple months since I posted my 2,000 round update on the awesome Walther PPQ. There’s a pretty good reason for that – I’ve been busy testing other guns and gear, and ammo is expensive! […]

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Smith & Wesson M&P Shield 9 Review

The Smith & Wesson Shield was unleashed onto the market a couple weeks back with much hype and hoopla. I participated in the hype, and yes, I liked it. Hats off to the Smith & Wesson marketing team for creating such a buzz around the release. I think we can expect other manufacturers to copy S&W […]

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Beretta Nano

Last month we asked Monderno readers to choose our next handgun review. The choices were the Beretta Nano and FNH FNS-9, two guns that we have had a lot of requests to review. Over 350 votes were cast, and when the voting closed, the Beretta Nano was the clear winner. Finding a Nano, however, proved […]

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Smith & Wesson Shield First Impressions

[framed_box] Update 4/30/2012 Check out our full Smith & Wesson M&P Shield 9 Review.[/framed_box] Last week Smith & Wesson released a new pistol for the concealed carry market called the Shield. Typically, when a manufacturer releases a new gun, it’s months (and sometimes years) before it actually hits the market. And sometimes even longer before […]

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Ruger SR9c

The Ruger SR9c is the compact version of the previously reviewed full sized SR9. The SR9c has been on the market for a couple years now, but like its big brother, doesn’t get the attention I think it deserves. Specifications Caliber 9mm Luger Grip Frame Black, High Performance, Glass-Filled Nylon Length 6.85″ Height 4.61″ Width […]

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