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NAA Guardian .32 NAA and .25 NAA: Pocket Pistols with Added Penetration

by David Crane [email protected] For anyone on the lookout for a new pocket pistol for concealed carry (CCW), you might want to check out these two new offerings from North American Arms (NAA). They’re called the Guardian .32 NAA and Guardian .25 NAA (25NAA). The purpose of both these guns is to give some increased punch/penetration to the traditional .32 ... Read More »

IC Technology M11/X1 Pistol Series ( M11 Standard, M11 Recon, M11 Merc, and X1 Spy): HK P7 Meets M1911 Pistol

by David Crane defrev (at) gmail (dot) com June 10, 2004 Last updated on 6/22/12. IC Technology, out of Port Orchard Washington, is making some extremely interesting high-end and high-tech-looking semi-custom pistols. All of them are different versions of the same design (by pistol designer Fred Craig). IC Technology purchased the rights to manufacture and market the design, which is ... Read More »

P7000 1911-Style Pistol: Meet the 7x23mm Pistol Cartridge.

by David Crane [email protected] DefRev was recently contacted by an Italian company called Q.S. Progetto Meccanica s.a.s., regarding their P7000 pistol, which is chambered for their proprietary 7penna/7x23mm round. The P7000 looks like an open-slide (Beretta style) 1911-style pistol. Like the 1911 pistol, it’s single-action in operation. However, unlike the 1911, the P7000 pistol utilizes a fixed-barrel system and a ... Read More »

Surefire X200 LED WeaponLight for Tactical Pistols

by David Crane [email protected] DefRev’s been hearing some good things about this item. The Surefire X200 LED WeaponLight is Surefire’s latest handgun-mounted tactical light, and it’s designed to go head-to-head against Insight Technology’s M3 group of tactical weapons lights. These include the M3 Tactical Illuminator, M3-LED Tactical Illuminator, and M3X Tactical Illuminator. DefRev has yet to T&E the Surefire X200 ... Read More »

HydraMarker P.R.O. Cartridges for Force-On-Force Training (Handgun and Subgun)

by David Crane [email protected] Finally, it looks like there may just be an American-made alternative to Simunition for force-on-force training with semi-auto pistols, revolvers, and submachine guns. DefRev can’t wait to test this stuff out. This is what PDT Tech’s company literature has to say about their HydraMarker P.RO. Cartridges: "Our line of (HydraMarker) P.R.O. Cartridges (patent pending) are a ... Read More »

Strike Plate Rail System (S.P.R.S) for 1911 Pistols

by David Crane [email protected] If your 1911 pistol doesn’t incorporate an integral rail, you might want to give this product some serious consideration. The Strike Plate Rail System (S.P.R.S.) is a combination tactical light rail/strike plate, and it’s pretty trick. Urban Advantage Tactical Systems just introduced it at TREXPO West 2004. A strike plate like the S.P.R.S. prevents the slide ... Read More »

Crimson Trace Introduces LG-401/404 4th Generation Lasergrips for 1911 Pistols.

by David Crane [email protected] Crimson Trace has just come out with their 4th Generation Lasergrips for the 1911 pistol. If you own a 1911 pistol (Government Model or Commander), and are thinking about outfitting it with a laser sight, you definitely want to check this product out. DefRev hasn’t tested them yet, but they look pretty trick. The following info ... Read More »

1911 Owners: Assembling/Disassembling the 1911 Pistol, by Hilton Yam

Hilton Yam has detailed his assembly/disassembly procedures for the 1911 pistol on TacticalForums.com in this thread. The following is what Hilton wrote. If you own and/or carry a 1911 pistol, DefRev highly suggests you read it. Here: "The following is a users guide that I’ve written, detailing how I typically strip the 1911 for routine maintenance. If there’s anything I ... Read More »

Hilton Yam’s SHOT Show 2004 Report on TF

While looking around TF (TacticalForums.com), we also spotted this thread on SHOT Show 2004 that was posted by Hilton Yam. Hilton Yam is a part-time pistolsmith that, by all accounts, does superlative custom 1911 work. He specializes in building professional-grade carry guns. Here’s a link to Hilton’s website. Be sure to check out… Hilton’s excellent "1911 Base Guns" page. Very ... Read More »