Colt’s Wiley Clapp 21st Century LW Commander Talo Exclusive

Recently I had the opportunity to spend a dayattherange with possibly one of the best carry 1911′s on the market. Colt’s Wiley Clapp Light Weight Commander Talo Exclusive. Upon original examination I realized three things. One it is an aesthetically pleasing pistol, two Colt’s original 1950′s design was spot on and three, I now understood why this pistol carries the moniker “Everything you need, with nothing you don’t.”

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Ruger Six Series Review: An Obsession

I figured that I might help you understand my obsession.

By Mark Singer

Safe Direction Firearms

Web Address: safedirection.org

In this author’s humble opinion it is the best revolver ever offered by Ruger. As compared to a Smith and Wesson I’d say there is a tiny bit of travel in single action with nearly zero pressure behind it and while the single action may not be as crisp as a S&W; I like how smooth the double action trigger is compared to the Smith. I even think the Security, Speed, and Service six revolvers’ DA triggers are better than other Ruger models, such as the GP100 and SP101. Also, Ruger revolvers tend to be low maintenance and are very easy for a novice to completely disassembly.

.357 Magnum Ruger Security Six Early 150 Prefix Model

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Sig 1911 Scorpion Carry Traditional Review

By Mark Singer
Pistol Instructor at Safe Direction Firearms
Website Address: safedirection.org

Some firearms are iconic in the American Culture. One would have to be the Thompson SMG as it conjures up memories of the gangsters of the Prohibition era. Another would be the M1 Garand, Called “the greatest battle implement ever devised” by General George S. Patton.1 And arguably the most iconic semi-automatic pistol in the American culture is the Colt M1911 pistol conceived of by a brilliant firearms designer John Moses Browning. The M1911 served as the standard issue handgun for the U.S. Armed Forces from 1911 to 1985 and is still in select use today.2

With the popularity of the 1911 pistol within the Armed Forces, it is no surprise that the civilian population took a liking to the design as well; with numerous manufacturers making their own versions of the Colt original. SIG Arms famous for their traditional double action line of pistols, most notably the P226, joined the 1911 market in 2004 with their own take on the 1911. They took some poetic license and created a 1911 with what has been described by gun owners as a “SIG profile” slide. The SIG profile slide adds a bit of mass and squares off the rounded traditional lines of the venerable 1911 pistol. SIG entered the 1911 market with their new SIG GSR 1911, with GSR meaning Granite Series Rail3. It was released in a Commander length barrel of 4.25” which SIG calls the “Carry” frame size and a Government length barrel of 5” which SIG simply refers to as the “Full” size frame. While the pistol was well received, it received criticism from fans of the 1911. Not only was the criticism aimed at the slide’s shape and appearance but due to the unique profile of the slide finding a holster became that much harder. Well, SIG was listening.

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