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postheadericon Ruger Announces New Pistol; The Ruger Security-9, And The Price Is Just Stunning

Yesterday, Ruger announced a new pistol to their line-up that will bring some competition to the Glock 19’s and S&W M&P M2.0 Compact’s of the world.

As you can see below, they’ll be available in both 15+1 and 10+1 capacity. But wait, what’s that MSRP? With an MSRP of $ 379 for the Ruger Security-9, it’s sure to appeal to many people looking for a new self-defense firearm.

We’re hoping to get our hands on one soon for some testing and eval, and we’ll have a review up once that’s done.

Take a look at their press release below, including specs:

Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc. (NYSE: RGR) is proud to introduce the new Security-9® pistol. Ideal for everyday carry and self-defense, the Security-9 is an affordable, rugged, mid-sized centerfire pistol that provides everyday security in the perfect caliber, size and price point.

Chambered in 9mm Luger and utilizing a 15-round, double-stack magazine, the Security-9 strikes the perfect balance between a compact and full-size pistol. It is small and light enough to be easily concealed and comfortably carried, yet has twice the capacity of slimmer 9mm Luger pistols.

At the range, both new and advanced shooters will appreciate the easy-to-rack slide; short, crisp trigger pull; eye-catching sights; and ergonomic, textured grip frame. The American-made Security-9 is constructed around a rigid, one-piece, precision-machined, aluminum chassis with full-length guide rails; a blued, through-hardened alloy steel slide and barrel; and a high-performance, glass-filled nylon grip frame with an integral accessory rail.

The Secure Action used in the Security-9 is the same as the LCP® II and is derived from the reliable and proven hammer-fired LCP fire control system, combining the smooth trigger pull of the LCP with the short, crisp feel and positive reset of a single action. Safety features include a bladed trigger safety, external manual safety, neutrally balanced sear with significant engagement and strong spring tension, and a hammer catch to help prevent the hammer from contacting the firing pin unless the trigger is pulled.

“The Security-9 is a yet another example of what we do best here at Ruger: deliver new products to the market that combine innovation and value,” said Ruger President and CEO, Chris Killoy. “We expect our customers are going to be excited to buy the Security-9; they will definitely enjoy shooting it.”

The new Security-9 features a 4” barrel and weighs just 23.7 ounces with an empty magazine. It ships with two alloy steel magazines and a cable locking device.

Ruger Security-9 Specs:

  • Model Number: 3810
  • Caliber: 9mm Luger
  • Capacity: 15+1
  • Barrel Material: Alloy Steel
  • Barrel Finish: Blued
  • Barrel Length: 4″
  • Overall Length: 7.24″
  • Sights: Drift Adjustable 3-Dot
  • Weight: 23.7 oz
  • Grip Frame: High-Performance Glass Filled Nylon
  • Slide Material: Through-Hardened Alloy Steel
  • Slide Finish: Blued
  • Slide Width: 1.02″
  • Height: 5″
  • Grooves: 6
  • Twist: 1:10″ RH
  • CA Approved: No
  • MA Approved & Certified: No
  • Suggested Retail: $ 379.00

For more information on the Security-9 or to learn more about the extensive line of award-winning Ruger firearms, visit or To find accessories for the Security-9 and other Ruger firearms, visit or your local independent retailer of Ruger firearms.

About Sturm, Ruger & Co., Inc.

Sturm, Ruger & Co., Inc. is one of the nation’s leading manufacturers of rugged, reliable firearms for the commercial sporting market. As a full-line manufacturer of American-made firearms, Ruger offers consumers over 400 variations of more than 30 product lines. For more than 60 years, Ruger has been a model of corporate and community responsibility. Our motto, “Arms Makers for Responsible Citizens®,” echoes the importance of these principles as we work hard to deliver quality and innovative firearms.

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postheadericon Sig Sauer P320 X-FIVE Pistol Specifications

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The Sig Sauer P320 X-FIVE Pistol Specifications:

The Sig Sauer P320 X-FIVE Pistol Specifications

The Sig Sauer P320 X-FIVE Pistol Features: 

  • Modular Polymer X-Series Grip with Extended Beavertail and High Undercut Trigger Guard for improved recoil control
  • Enhanced Slide Serrations and Lightening Cuts for optimal slide weight and feel
  • Striker Fired W/ Straight X-Series Trigger for a clean, straight 90-degree break
  • 5” Match Grade Bull Barrel for improved accuracy, balance, and felt recoil
  • Dawson Precision® Fiber Optic Front & Adjustable Rear Sight
  • Romeo1 Optic Compatible Rear Sight Plate
  • Detachable Extended Magwell for faster reloads
  • Integrated Grip Weight for better weight balance and reduced recoil
  • (4) 21Rd Steel Mags

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postheadericon Why You Need A Pocket Pistol, Even If You Don’t Pocket Carry

By Salvatore via USA Carry

I get it. Carry the biggest gun you can. I am a believer in that. I carry a double-stack autoloader the majority of the time. I find that most people can carry a more formidable gun than they think and I encourage all to do so. However, most of us lead lives in which we can’t always carry a full-size or compact handgun. We may frequently have the need for a very small and concealable firearm, and a pocket gun is better than having no gun under such circumstances.

If you must spend time in environments where you need to dress in ways that make concealment difficult or if you spend time in environments where you absolutely can’t afford to print, then you will not always be able to carry your primary handgun. For those of you who never need to dress in anything other than your 5.11 pants and always carry a service pistol and at least two spare magazines, good for you. For those of you that actually work in the real world, you may need a pocket gun for certain times, even if you don’t pocket carry it.

Small guns are a two-edged sword. They are so convenient to carry that you may find you are content to wear your small frame revolver or 380 auto instead of strapping on your more capable gun. This practice is not ideal, as carrying more gun is always better. However, the real benefit of a small gun is that you can go armed at times when you otherwise could not if you only maintain larger handguns in your lineup. Many need a small gun to cover those times that don’t permit your usual carry gun, which may be quite often depending on your lifestyle. If you are not already squared away with a deep concealment pocket gun, consider the following:

The Guns for the Role

I often refer to exceedingly small handguns as pocket guns, even though you obviously don’t have to carry them in a pocket, and these are very small firearms that can be worn in a variety of places on the body and go unnoticed. A lot of people have different opinions regarding what really constitutes a pocket gun. Some claim that they can carry a Glock 26 or similar sized double-stack auto in their hip pocket. Most can’t do this. Even the small single-stack 9mm autos tend to be too large for pocket carry for most people. The two classes of guns that tend to be ideal pocket guns are the small auto loaders typically chambered in 380 acp or the small-frame revolvers. Again, even if you don’t pocket carry, you will find that these two categories of handgun can be carried easier than most else. These firearms work for deep concealment and also serve many well as backup guns when carried as a second handgun.

While many do not consider small auto loaders chambered in 380 adequate defensive tools they are far better than being unarmed if they are the only size gun you can carry. My personal preference for deep concealment is a small-frame revolver. Guns like the Smith and Wesson J Frames and the Ruger LCR represent this class. The even smaller 380 autos, typified by guns like the Ruger LCP or the Smith and Wesson Bodyguard, are indeed smaller yet and even easier to carry. The revolver has the benefit of being chambered in a more powerful cartridge and being generally more reliable. You need to fully test the reliability of the small autos but if you have one that is truly reliable these make good deep concealment guns.

Where will you Carry It?

The next question to ask yourself: where will you carry your deep concealment gun? I tend to suggest minimizing your different carry locations because in a time of stress you will instinctively reach for your gun in the location it is most often carried. However, you obviously may need to carry a deeply concealed firearm differently. Some common methods for carrying a small gun are in the pocket, on the ankle, or in a belly band. There are also a variety of deeply concealable holsters available that are designed to fall below the waistline and some folks like these options.

Of course, you may be able to carry your small gun in the same way you carry your larger handgun but the sheer size difference may allow you to carry the small weapon when unable to use your primary. Consistency of carry location is very important and you should strive to minimize how many ways in which you carry your firearm. Being able to accommodate any dress or situation while wearing your gun in the same location is great, if you can do it.

My personal choice for deep concealment is carrying a small-frame revolver in a belly band under my clothing. The gun rides on strong-side-hip, like my usual carry mode. This setup works excellent under tucked-in formal shirts, which is the primary dress limitation that prompts me to sometimes need this deep concealment setup. The difference, however, is that the tucked-in shirt needs to be ripped up and out of the waistband in order to access the gun, so it is a slower presentation than my normal carry mode.

You will often find that the better the concealment the less accessible the gun is. This is the tradeoff for remaining armed. I have also utilized ankle carry and pocket carry in the past, but seem to have settled on the belly band solution for such deep concealment needs. Figuring out an alternate deep concealment carry mode takes time and experimentation. While I most often carry a substantial handgun and recommend the same I will take a pocket gun over not gun any day. This is the purpose such tiny weapons serve; they offer an alternative to no gun.

A pocket gun, whether actually pocket carried or not, is a valuable weapon to have in your arsenal. A gun that is generally small enough to pocket carry proves truly small enough to disappear on the human body. These little guns are difficult to shoot well and they are far less capable than a full-size or compact pistol but they facilitate carry when otherwise you would be unarmed. Carry the most capable gun you can at all times that you can, but if restricted to a pocket gun or nothing the pocket gun is the much better option.

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postheadericon SIG SAUER Issues Voluntary Upgrade of P320 Pistol   

After some rumors and questions arose as to the safety of SIG SAUER’s P320 if it’s dropped, SIG has released the following PR to address the issue.

Basically, SIG is offering ‘enhancements’ to it’s customers that make things even better.

Read the PR below:

SIG SAUER Issues Voluntary Upgrade of P320 Pistol   

P320 pistol meets requirements for industry and government safety standards;
performance enhancements optimize function, safety, and reliability.

Newington, NH (August 8, 2017) – The P320 meets U.S. standards for safety, including the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) / Sporting Arms Ammunition Manufacturers’ Institute, Inc. (SAAMI®), National Institute of Justice (NIJ), as well as rigorous testing protocols for global military and law enforcement agencies.

The design of the SIG SAUER P320 overcomes the most significant safety concern in striker-fired pistols today: the practice of pressing the trigger for disassembly. This can be performed with a round in the chamber which has resulted in numerous incidents of property damage, physical injury, and death. The disassembly process of the P320, however, uses a take-down lever rather than pressing the trigger, eliminating the possibility of discharge during the disassembly process.

Recent events indicate that dropping the P320 beyond U.S. standards for safety may cause an unintentional discharge.

As a result of input from law enforcement, government and military customers, SIG has developed a number of enhancements in function, reliability, and overall safety including drop performance. SIG SAUER is offering these enhancements to its customers. Details of this program will be available at on Monday, August 14, 2017.

The M17 variant of the P320, selected by the U.S. government as the U.S. Army’s Modular Handgun System (MHS), is not affected by the Voluntary Upgrade.

“SIG SAUER is committed to our approach on innovation, optimization, and performance, ensuring we produce the finest possible products,” said Ron Cohen, President and CEO of SIG SAUER. “Durability, reliability and safety, as well as end-user confidence in the SIG SAUER brand are the priorities for our team.”

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postheadericon Irresponsible Gun Owner: 3-Year-Old Finds Loaded Pistol In Truck, Shoots 4-Year-Old

BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA — In a tragic case of irresponsible gun ownership, a man left his handgun in his vehicle unsecured, allowing for a three-year-old to gain access to it and accidentally shoot a four-year-old, WBRC reports.

Apparently, the man had the gun holstered inside his truck while he was inside a house, but it was not locked away and neither was the car itself.

A toddler was able to acces it and accidentally shoot a four-year-old with whom the child was playing.

The four-year-old boy was reportedly taken to a hospital, and fortunately it appears that the young child is in stable condition.

WBRC reports that it doe not appear that any charges will be filed, surprisingly enough. That did not stop one Birmingham police detective from expressing his frustration at the man who behaved so recklessly.

“When you do purchase a handgun or any kind of weapon it becomes your responsibility,” said Detective Erin Valentine Fitzgerald with the Birmingham Police Department. That’s your gun, especially when you purchase it properly and you get a permit for it. That’s (your) gun. Children are innocent. A lot of times the see guns on TV and they think of them as a toy. They don’t understand that shooting that gun can sometimes take a life and that person may not come back.”

This is why it is so important to secure your firearms. Incidents with minors do happen, and it’s our job to prevent them from happening with us.

It endangers children, and makes us all look bad. It’s unacceptable.

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postheadericon [FIREARM REVIEW] ReX Zero 1 Compact Pistol

I had the opportunity to review the Rex Zero 1 last year at Shot Show 2016 and became very interested in it’s design and function. Immediately I thought this pistol was a Sig copy for a couple hundred dollars less but the more I looked into the pistol, I learned the Rex Zero 1 was a one of a kind handgun that was getting amazing reviews. As it’s popularity grew over the past year, reviewers were raving over it’s reliability and accuracy. To top it off, many people on my channel were requesting a Rex Zero 1 review based on all of the positive coverage.

I thought, how great could it possibly be as it is joining a crowded class of alloy framed double action – single action hammer fired pistols? Oh sure it has some nice features, feels great in the hand and has a smooth trigger but is it really in the same class as CZ, Sig Sauer and Lionheart? Yet the reviews for this gun were overwhelmingly excellent as the requests continued to pour in. Flash forward one year later and what did Arex Arms feature this year at Shot Show 2017? A Rex Zero 1 CP compact model and I have to admit, yes it was of the same class as the top pistol makers. The slightly smaller compact model spiked my interest and I just had to check it out.


Caliber: 9mm Luger (9x19mm)
Operating Principle: Short recoil
Action Type: Modified Browning linkless locking system
Trigger System: Single- and Double-action, Hammer fired
Length: 7.1 in / 180 mm
Barrel Length: 3.85 in / 98 mm
Height: 5.1 in / 130 mm
Width (slide): 0.98 in / 25mm
Width (frame): 1.1 in / 27mm
Mag Capacity: 15 Rounds
Weight (unloaded): 30 ⅜ ozs (my scale)
Weight (w/15 rds): 36 ⅝ ozs (my scale)
Trigger Pull SA: 5.5 lbs
Trigger Pull DA 13 lbs
MSRP: $ 670

At first glance, the Rex Zero 1 CP is impressive with very nice machining and packed with features. Also, Arex Arms says that the service life of 30,000 rounds can be expected. That is certainly intense however after shooting this gun, I have to say, it has lived up to all the hype over the past year. Let’s take a more in-depth look at this pistol.

The MSRP is $ 670 however when I looked at various sites I found the average price to be around $ 600 which is right in the ball park for alloy framed hammer fired handguns. The two piece polymer grips are slightly textured as the grip itself offers a full three finger hold on the gun with the help of the magazine baseplate. The two magazines included hold 15 rounds with clear sight holes. The magazine release is ambidextrous and positioned to be reached without having to alter the angle of the gun. The thumb safety is also ambi making this pistol left handed friendly. The thumb safety could be utilized for those who prefer to carry “cocked and locked.” The slide stop lever also serves as the pistol’s decocker. The Rex Zero 1 is the only pistol, that I know of, to have a dual purpose slide stop lever and I find the dual function to work very well. The metal three dot sights are bright and the slide has a loaded chamber indicator bar that is slightly raised when a round is loaded. The slide also has deep cut front and rear serrations for a strong charge and/or press checks. The frame is made of hard coat anodized aluminum with a matte graphite black finish. Arex Arms also offers foliage green and flat dark earth cerakote finishes that look beautiful. A 1913 picatinny rail located on the forend is nice for those who enjoy attaching lights and lasers to their handguns. The double action trigger pull is a deliberate 13 pounds and the single action is 5.5 pounds. I was able to shoot the single action very quick and on target. The SA trigger has a little take up with a fairly short reset. It’s not the shortest single action trigger I have fired but it certainly works well with this gun. I also like the serrated external hammer that allows the user to easily cock back the hammer to move the trigger to single action mode.

To disassemble the Rex Zero 1 is an easy process that requires no tools. Once assuring the gun is unloaded along with removing the magazine, lock the slide back, push down the takedown lever to release the slide and remove the upper assembly with no need to pull the trigger. One will notice the full length frame rails that connect the slide. Then remove the uncaptured recoil spring and metal guide rod and then the 3.85 inch barrel. The pistol is then completely field stripped. To reassemble, simply perform the same steps in reverse order. It is worth mentioning that once the slide is positioned on the frame, by pulling back on the slide will automatically turn the takedown lever in horizontal position which locks the slide in place (see video).

I took the Rex Zero 1 CP to the range and put 150 rounds of Remington UMC through it. I really liked the way this pistol shot. It was comfortable and pointed very well. I had a couple other guys with me and we all agreed that it was extremely accurate. All of us made contact with the 10 inch steel target with ease. I moved back to 15 yards and easily hit the target within the first couple shots with continued accuracy throughout the afternoon. The pistol shot consistently smooth and accurate with each mag we ran through it. The double tap follow up shots were extremely quick with very little movement of the gun. To sum it up, the Rex Zero 1 CP performed excellent and I really enjoyed shooting this handgun. It is quality made, feature packed, left handed friendly and very accurate. I now understand why so many people rave about the Rex Zero 1 and look forward to many more range sessions with this pistol. Arex Arms has a winner here and I am proud to have it in my possession.

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postheadericon [VIDEO] Use This Trick To Get Squeaky Clean Slide Rails When Cleaning Your Pistol

While cleaning pistols, a lot of people neglect an important part of the firearm; the slide rails. A lot of stuff can build up inside the rails, and it’s important to keep them clean and well lubricated. Today, we’ll take … Continue reading
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postheadericon Honor Guard 9mm by Honor Defense: A Well-Refined CCW Pistol Worth Looking At

Say hello to a brand new pistol manufacturer, Honor Defense LLC, and their first line of products that will be available December 2015. Visit Honor Defense at their Website and Facebook page. We had the chance to meet Gary Ramey, President … Continue reading
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postheadericon Maintenance Worker Plucks Pistol From Hotel Room — Take It With You!

DALEVILLE, ALABAMA — A maintenance worker at the EconoLodge in Daleville has been arrested on second degree theft of a firearm after entering a guest’s room and stealing that guest’s firearm.  According to the report released through Dothan First, a … Continue reading
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postheadericon [VIDEO] WORLD’S FIRST: MythBusters Film Pistol Firing Bullet At 73,000 Frames Per Second, Ultimate Slow Motion!

If you’re a person who likes firearms, this video will not disappoint. Adam Savage is nearly rendered speechless by incredible slomo footage that captures a bullet being fired at 73,000 frames per second. Shot at these speeds, the video reveals … Continue reading
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