Gear Review: M3 TI (Tactical Illuminator)

Illuminator? I just met her! And there’s your trouble. For an explanation of one of the main dangers of using a snout-mounted light on your handgun, let us turn to page 2, point 5 of Insight’s manual for its M3 Tactical Illuminator, under the main heading WARNINGS. “Once the M3 TI is attached to a […]

Trigger Comparo: Ruger SR9c, Springfield XD(m), Glock 30

So I was schmoozing with Wayne down at the American Firearms School this evening. When I opined that the Ruger SR9c’s trigger felt totally different from the go-pedal on Ye Olde full-size Ruger 9mm, he fished-out the rental SR9 from AFS’s ballistic trolley. Yup. Ruger’s boffins have given the SR9’s trigger a desquidgyectomy. We decided to […]

UPDATE: Remington UMC vs. Ruger SR9c – Are We There Yet?

I’ve just returned from the American Firearms School, where I fed our test and evaluation Ruger SR9c something other than 115-grain Remington UMC bullets. In specific, I shot ten rounds-plus from each of the five boxes above: Vollmantel, Independence (a soft-shooting budget brand that produces some big-ass muzzle flash), TulAmmo, American Eagle and Winchester White Box. […]

Gun Review: ArmaLite AR 24-15C

Back in the day, stoners contemplated life’s mysteries from a tetrahydrocannabinol-enhanced perspective. So enabled, they’d confront cosmic karma with a simple statement: “that’s heavy.” Heavy was deep. Heavy was good. Even when it wasn’t. “Dude, your landlord’s here to throw you out.” “Whoa. That’s heavy.” Heavy was important. And then Japanese products invaded the America. […]

Gun Review: Henry Repeating Arms Golden Boy

Don’t tell my kids, but I toured Europe on a BMW K100RT motorcycle. The “flying brick” was utterly reliably and Germanically comfortable (tough yet firm). When I returned to base, I looked for something suitable for intra-automobile London commuting AND long-distance tours. I bought a series of motorcycles, from extreme sports machines to urban two-strokes. […]