Wednesday, 10 October 2012 13:32

FNHUSA offers FNS (nightsights) $50 rebate

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It says that it started in August, but this is the first I have heard of it (from a direct mailer from FNHUSA).

But, as you may know I am a big fan of FN firearms, so if you haven't taken a look at the FNS here is a little incentive. Admittedly, I have little experience with them but will definitely check them out.


I like his writing style. Although I am a disciple of sectional density, I also think that the 357 Sig is highly underrated. Hard to argue that a 125gr @ 1350fps doesn't work! A Glock Gen4 is also very good platform for it. Now, if only it was the same price as 40...

Saturday, 25 August 2012 14:02

R.I.P. Mark Craighead from Mom With a Gun

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May Mark Craighead rest in peace. He was a pioneer in holster making (look how many copies there are now) and a gentleman to work with.

Wednesday, 22 August 2012 11:48

CPD Purchases New Firearms: FN FNS |

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This is a good review of a good pistol. I pass it on because rarely do I mention HK, and even rarer is a firearm review that references Carly Rae Jepson (pop music artist):

Wednesday, 25 July 2012 06:19

GunBlast and new Colt Delta Elite video

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You know I have to pass on anything 10mm related! :)≷=US

Wednesday, 25 July 2012 05:22

American Security customer service improvement

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Their customer service is much improved! But first I will describe my early skepticism...

A few years ago I have mentioned that I have had several instances of bad luck in dealing with American Security (safes). I tried to buy a spare shelf a while back with frustrating "they will call you back" and countless voicemails. After describing my problems to the place I purchased it they said that they had the same problem and they gave me a shelf from their inventory! Definitely a life customer there.

I had also bought a little S&W-branded (AmSec made) travel safe for carrying a handgun. It was finger pattern activated (or key) and could be bolted to an included plate that I was thinking of bolting in the trunk. My first clue of its quality should have been all of the S&W phone #'s covered with a basically "don't call us (S&W) call the maker AmSec" stickers on it. One day the safe just locked open...with the key in it. I guess I should have been happy it wasn't locked closed. I pulled the warranty card to find that it had looooong expired (I don't even think it was 90 days). It's now a paperweight.

These experiences led me to use my AmSec for only storing paperwork (the AmSec that worked), but to be honest I needed a bigger safe anyway. AmSec was not on the list of brands I looked at. But I digress...

Anyway, in all of AmSec's documentation I can't find the bottom bolt hole sizes. So the other day I called AmSec and was routed to customer service. It said that there was one person ahead of me -- and within a couple of minutes a live person answered!

She looked up up the bolt size (1/2") and even emailed me a pdf! Excellent customer service! Weird that their anchoring document shows a bolt with a PLASTIC expansion sleeve, but really the size is all I wanted to know. I include it here now. For my next safe (running out of room again) I will reconsider AmSec.


It is all over the internet that AmeriGlo would have taller sights for suppressed M&Ps out this year (rumored release was this past January). Well, I couldn't find them on their website, so I emailed them.

Turns out that they are still coming and anticipated for release in the Fall. Although delayed this is still good news. Lots of M&Ps out there, and lots of threaded barrel options, including a couple from S&W themselves.

Here is an interesting tid-bit of information about the short run of S&W (registered trademark) M&P (registered trademark) "SpecOps" pistols most noted for its billboard size "SpecOps" marking and factory 13.5x1LH threaded barrel.

It comes from here:

from an insider from GemTech:

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Posted: 5/27/2010 9:15:28 PM
Originally Posted By MrGreg:
I've heard it has trouble indexing on some cans because the shoulder was made for Gemtech suppressors, though, so YMMV.

***Not usually one to jump in just to set things straight, but I hear yarn this sometimes... and it's not entirely true. The original threaded 9mm barrels from Smith & Wesson were NOT spec'd *for* Gemtech suppressors, they were initially made for a European government order, which envisioned B&T of Switzerland's suppressors. In the middle of things, we ended up doing the suppressors for it, but had to use the metric barrels that were already made. We later got S&W spun up and running with 1/2-28 barrels (which will be put on the commercial market one of these days). There's nothing wrong with the 13.5s, but the U.S. market generally prefers the SAE threadings. The remaining metric threaded barrels went into the Sports South "Specops" model guns.

The S&W factory .45acp threaded barrels, btw, are just a bit longer than the aftermarket ones that were made without benefit of seeing the factory ones. I'd always advise you use the original manufacturer's barrel over an aftermarket if you have the ability.



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Interesting! So, there is some European Agency (Swiss maybe?) running around with M&Ps and GemTechs!
I wonder what sights they are using?

My M&P SpecOps:

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