LaserLyte Training Pistol

LaserLyte Trigger Tyme

LaserLyte has a new training pistol:  the Trigger Tyme.  If you read the marketing materials on the training gun, it would seem to be an ideal tool, especially for Glock shooters.  But does it live up to that description? Trigger Tyme The LaserLyte training pistol is a blue plastic training gun that approximates the size […]

New Blackhawk Products

Blackhawk GripBreak Holster

Blackhawk announced a slew of new products at the recent 2012 NASGW Expo.  I’ll run down a few of them for you here: GripBreak leather holsters – The GripBreak leather holsters are concealment holsters with a thumb release mechanism.  The design of the holster allows for the shooter to obtain a shooting grip on the pistol […]

Heizer Defense vs DoubleTap Defense

Heizer Defense logo

It looks like there is a storm brewing in one corner of the firearms industry. Let me explain… I was sitting outside the main hall at the 2012 NASGW Expo working on an article when I was approached by a man asking if I was in the media. When I said “yes,” the man introduced […]

Hornady’s New .32 H&R Magnum Critical Defense Load

Hornady .32 H&R Magnum Ammo

The Critical Defense .32 H&R Magnum is another self defense load announced by Hornady at the 2012 NASGW show last week.  Designed for any revolver chambered for the .32 H&R Magnum, the ammunition performs equally as well in .327 Federal Magnum revolvers also. This load uses an 80 grain FTX bullet.  The FTX bullet is […]

Versacarry for Revolvers

Versacarry Revolver Holster

Versacarry is a very non-traditional holster that carries a gun in a clip device, rather than in an enclosed leather, nylon or kydex scabbard.  They are available for virtually any handgun, except revolvers…until now. I got to examine the brand new Versacarry for revolvers at the 2012 NASGW show.  The new carry clip works pretty much […]

Hornady .38 Special Critical Defense Lite Ammo

Critical Defense Recoil

For 2013, Hornady is introducing a reduced recoil .38 Special load in the Critical Defense line of ammunition.  The Critical Defense Lite is a light weight .38 load loaded to standard pressures specifically designed to minimize abuse to the shooters of small, light revolvers. Seemingly everyone carries a snub nose revolver in their pocket.  I’ve […]

Critical Defense .32 NAA Ammo

Hornady .32 NAA ammunition

Ammo for the .32 NAA has been very limited, with very few companies loading for the niche cartridge.  However, Hornady is expanding their Critical Defense line of ammunition to include a .32 NAA load. The new .32 NAA ammo will feature the Hornady FTX bullet, which is a hollowpoint tipped with a polymer insert.  The […]

New Hornady Shotgun Slugs

Hornady expanded slug

Several new Hornady shotgun slug loads have been announced at the 2013 NASGW Expo:  two Superformance shotgun slugs and an SST Lite Shotgun Slug. The new Superformance slugs will be available in both 12 gauge and 20 gauge.  Both loads use a MonoFlex slug.  Originally developed for lever guns, the MonoFlex design uses a monolithic […]

New Hornady Reloading Tools for 2013

Hornady Light Strip

Hornady announced several new reloading products for 2013 including a new strip light for your Lock-n-Load press, a new balance beam scale and tumbling media. To me, the most interesting new product announced by Hornady for reloaders is the new light strip.  The device is a small strip of LED lights with an adhesive back. […]

Hornady American Whitetail Ammo

Hornady American Whitetail

American Whitetail is a new hunting cartridge from Hornady designed specifically for deer. The American Whitetail uses the older InterLock bullet, which is a more traditional design when compared to the different Flex Tip-style bullets Hornady has become known for.  The InterLock uses an exposed lead point, a tapered jacket and the InterLock band to […]

Crimson Trace Defender Series Lasers

Crimson Trace Accu-Guard XD(m)

Thanks to the good folks at Crimson Trace, I had a first look at the new Defender Series lasers they announced this week.  The Defender Series is a collection of red lasers aimed at the budget market.  The lasers run from $129 – 149 MSRP.  This is significantly less expensive than some of the other […]

Larger Diamondback Pistol Coming

Diamondback Firearms logo

Working a trade show like the NASGW Expo, one hears all sorts of interesting rumors.  One of the ones floating around is that Diamondback is going to introduce a new, larger pistol in 2013. The new Diamondback pistol will be a double-stack, polymer pistol chambered in 9mm, .40 S&W and .45 ACP.  I’ve been told […]

Hornady .410 Triple Defense Ammo for the Taurus Judge

Hornady Triple Defense

Hornady Triple Defense ammo is a new load specifically designed for the Taurus Judge and other similar .410/.45 Colt revolvers.  This new load is part of the company’s Critical Defense line of ammunition. This specific round stacks a non-jacketed (bare lead only) FTX slug on top of two .35 caliber round balls.  Standard 00-buckshot is […]