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Nano vs. CM9 vs. Shield

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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Talon Grips

A year or so ago, I was having trouble with the front checkering on the grip of my Kahr CM9. Whenever I shot more than 50 or 100 rounds in one range session, the checkering would really start to dig into my middle finger. My first thought was to wrap the grip in skateboard tape […]

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Smith & Wesson Shield

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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Custom Kydex holsters

The Case for Kydex

Pictured above L-R: Walther PPQ in a Kaluban Cloak OWB holster, and Smith & Wesson Shield in a PHLster Skeleton holster. I’m a big fan of Kydex holsters. Don’t get me wrong, I think leather holsters can be great as well, I just generally prefer Kydex. If you haven’t yet discovered a love for thermoplastic […]

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