Author: Wilburn Roberts

When I clean firearms, I do so with an eye toward maintaining function. For most uses, I don’t keep them spick and span museum-quality clean. I do a detail strip and clean every few months, but even this depends on how often I fire the individual firearm. Since my personal defense pistols include high-quality 1911 handguns, Glock, SIG, and CZ pistols, and double-action revolvers, reliability isn’t an issue. My AR-15 rifles and various shotguns are not fired as often. Maintenance is everything. Recoil springs and pistol magazines are like vehicle batteries and tires. They are not part of the mechanism,…

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Home » Firearms » Handguns » Sarsilmaz SAR9 C 9mm — Modest Price, Maximum Performance When I learned SAR USA was offering a compact version of the SAR9 9mm pistol, I elected to check the pistol out as soon as possible. It isn’t often I am eager to spend more money than necessary, and the SAR9 is not only affordable but also formidable. I purchased the SAR9 and enough ammunition to snap the magnetic spine of the credit card. I am glad I did, money is made to be spent and used. I find the SAR9 compact well suited to…

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If a pistol is simply a projectile launcher, then one is about as good as the other. If the pistol is the primary concern, the cartridge is less so. When you combine a great cartridge with an exceptional firearm, you have the SIG P220 Legion. The SIG P220, from its earliest versions to the Legion of today, is an exceptional firearm. The SIG P220 combined a double-action first-shot trigger and a big bore cartridge. It was adopted by progressive agencies nationwide and was once a favorite of federal agents. As a tough old cop once told me. you don’t need…

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The SIG P365 has been a popular handgun for SIG. The pistol is well designed for concealed carry, offers a 10-round magazine capacity, and has earned an enviable reputation for reliability. The P365 is more accurate than you would expect from a sub-compact pistol and has more than a little style. The newest SIG P365 is a variation on the popular XL series. The XL types are SIG pistols with a longer slide and barrel, and special grip treatment and finish. With larger handguns, the pistols are easier to shoot well but end up primarily being range guns due to…

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