My Grandfather’s 1943 Union Switch & Signal M1911A1

Within two months of his eighteenth birthday, my grandpa left the Bronx, New York and was inducted into the Army of the United States. His listed civilian occupation was “boilermaker,” but he was on his way to an MOS of Intelligence Observer 518 in the 209th AAA Automatic Weapons Battalion in the Asiatic-Pacific Theater. He […]

Silencer Review: YHM R9 Fully Welded 9mm Suppressor

  When a straightforward, durable, good looking suppressor at an aggressive price comes along, it’s sure to catch my interest. Checking every one of those boxes, YHM’s new R9 jumped right to the top of my to-test list and Silencer Shop was there to put a loaner unit in my hands. If you expect mediocre […]

Happy 9mm Day!

You probably woke up thinking that today is National Talk Like a Pirate Day. Nope…not around these parts. This being the 9th month and the 19th day, we want to wish a happy 9mm Day to those who shoot 9x19mm, 9mm Luger, 9mm parabellum, 9mmP, 9mm NATO, 9×19, simply 9mm, or even the dreaded .9mm […]

Gun Review: Beretta 3032 Tomcat Inox .32 ACP Pistol

In a sea of plastic mouse guns, the decidedly old school Beretta Tomcat stands out with its Inox (AKA “stainless steel”) slide and forged aluminum frame. While this makes it a little thicker and heavier than a modern injection molded pocket pistol, it pays dividends elsewhere. In fact, the 3032 Tomcat has a few unique […]

Gear Review: Lyman Auto Advance Target System

As first world problems go, walking downrange to change your targets is pretty horrific. Trekking hundreds of yards in Texas in August, battling heat and snakes? Fuggedaboudit! Thankfully Lyman has come to the rescue with their Auto-Advance Target System. This sweet piece of kit changes targets remotely, is affordable, and works out to 200 yards. […]