Gun Review: SIG Sauer P220 Legion Full-Size .45 ACP

Though I have fired thousands of rounds through SIG Sauer‘s various P-series guns, I have never owned one. The manual of arms, the view from behind, the balance, the general feel, and the trigger have never really “done it” for me. But if I could afford it, I’d buy a P220 Legion today. SIG’s P220 […]

‘The Single Best Handgun Ever Made’

OK, this is possibly the mother of all flame-worthy post topics. And for that very reason, we’d never presume to designate one handgun as the best ever. Or would we? The choices are daunting, to say the least. Revolvers, semi-automatics, single-action, double-action, DA/SA. Stainless steel or polymer frame. American, German (Austrian?). And then there are […]

Four of the Best .45 ACP Handguns I’ve Ever Shot

If there’s a popular cartridge subject to consistent and largely unwarranted derision it’s the .45 ACP. Naysayers claim it’s too heavy, too slow, and lacks in penetration. Fans cite its long history and feel its weight and diameter more than make up for it being slower. Of course, there’s the .45 Super, Dean Grennell’s creation, […]

Black Friday Alert: Devil Dog Arms

One of the review pistols I’ve been running this fall is from Devil Dog Arms. It’s proven itself to be a reliable, accurate gun (of course, I say this as a 1911 addict…hey, I’m basically an everything pew pew addict). Anyway, among the Black Friday sales you all should be aware of is this one […]

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 […]