Today is a day of remembrance of all of those that have fallen in the line of duty protecting the freedom that we hold dear in this country. While most of us have a long weekend in order to celebrate the freedom that so many have sacrificed their lives for, we must remember one thing. These men and women have sacrificed their lives in order for us to be able to enjoy a freedom that is unparalleled in the world.
For those that missed the posts on Facebook, the Walther PPS is truly an experiment for me. I bought this gun blindly off of online reviews and having never handled one in person. Now, you may be wondering to yourself why I would do that. Well, many people can’t find gun A or gun B locally to fondle before buying and go blindly off of what reviewers say. So, to better my reviews for you, I decided to do just that, and then compare my findings to what I found in the reviews I watched.
The Glock 19x is one that I thrashed when it came out on the market. I saw no value in the design…why would someone want a compact slide on a full-sized frame? Well, slowly but surely, my curiosity got the best of me. Between talking to a friend who is former LE, seeing all of the torture test articles, and more… I wanted to try Glock again.
I held a Facebook poll to see which review everyone wanted first for knives…the Tenacious took the lead, so here we are! The Tenacious is a knife that I had picked up slightly before the Ontario Rat 1…I liked it too much… and then bought the Rat 1 to beat up hardcore. Depending on how much value you put into pocket knives, the Tenacious is going to be seen as a budget option by most since it comes in right under $40 typically.
So, earlier this month (May) Canik debuted the ONE series of the TP9. The ONE series is supposed to be the budget version of the TP9 line of pistols. If you’ve followed the TP9 since it hit the market, these prices may get your a little red under the ears. Now, before I go into the price, I’ll go over what they’re doing to bring the price down.
The bottom line is, the EOTech went in the trash and I needed a reliable optic system that was rugged and could handle stress. I needed something I could rely on that was too difficult to operate. After studying various optic systems and reading many reviews, I chose the Vortex Strikefire II and the Vortex 3X magnifier. The Strikefire II and 3X’s magnifier combined cost less than one EOTech 512. I could not be happier with this optic system.
The Nemo Arms Monark has been a gun I’ve been excited to mess with for quite some time. Why? It was one of the only metal framed striker fired guns on the market when I found out about it. It’s only competition? The late Hudson H9 (AKA the Hype 9). For those that have never heard of Nemo Arms before, they specialized in ARs and precision bolt guns, and within the last couple of years they decided to throw their hat into the duty-sized handgun game.
The Archon Type B is what used to be Arsenal Italy’s new entry to the handgun world. Legalese here, legalese there, and Arsenal had to change their name to Archon. The Type B is the compact descendant of the famous Arsenal Strike One. From a mechanical standpoint the Archon Type B is like no other handgun on the market as it uses a different type of locking system that’s real interesting.
The Second AMendment is alive and well in Waverly NY….and the Wolverines are leading the way.
The Naroh Arms N1 was announced and really took everyone by surprise. Here’s a relatively unheard of company trying to enter the busiest segment of the firearms market. When Mossberg attempted to do the same thing with the MC1, it was a 15-minute burst of publicity, and then everyone quickly forgot about it. With the Naroh N1… I think the opposite is going to happen.