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Gear, product, book, training and other reviews of interest to gun owners.

PRODUCT REVIEW: GLOCK 43… a 6.45% malfunction rate

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October 23, 2015
PRODUCT REVIEW:  GLOCK 43… a 6.45% malfunction rate

  by John Boch I’d been eyeballing the new Glock 43 (street price about $450-500) since the NRA Convention when I got my first fondle.  It feels like a skinny Glock. Now, I’m a Glock guy.  I like them, at least in 9mm flavor, and I can’t tell you how many I’ve lost in...
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BEARING ALL: Product review Alien Gear Cloak Tuck 2.0

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September 24, 2015
BEARING ALL:  Product review Alien Gear Cloak Tuck 2.0

  by Eric "Bear" St. Pierre For our second installment of testing out gear while practicing your Second Amendment rights, I would like to focus on Alien Gear’s Cloak Tuck 2.0 IWB Holster. I have had curious GSL members and non-GSL folks who are becoming more interested in CCW ask about my thoughts on...
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PRODUCT REVIEW: BEARing ALL on the Snag Mag

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August 4, 2015
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By Bear St. Pierre (Reprinted from the August 2015 issue of GunNews Magazine) (Guns Save Life) – This month marks the beginning of a regular column on concealed carry, firearms and outdoor-related equipment. We have been (torture) testing different holster rigs and related accessories these past few months.  Yes, even flashlights. I will be...
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FONDLING TAURUS’ CURVE: Still the Taurus Turd? Not much has changed.

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March 18, 2015
FONDLING TAURUS’ CURVE:  Still the Taurus Turd?  Not much has changed.

by John Boch In November 2014, I wrote about Guns & Ammo gushing over Taurus' new offering "The Curve" in a story here at Guns Save Life titled, "TAURUS TURD: Guns & Ammo loves Taurus’ new Taurus Curve, a curved .380 pocket pistol". Guns & Ammo's staff raved about the new gun in a...
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PRODUCT REVIEW: USCCA Instructor Toolkit

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January 31, 2015
PRODUCT REVIEW:  USCCA Instructor Toolkit

  by John Boch I’ve been an instructor for sixteen years now and I still remember the very first class I taught in Springfield, IL along with John Naese and a third brand-new instructor.  It was exciting, but not so much in a good way. A lot has changed in that time and I’ve...
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TAURUS TURD: Guns & Ammo loves Taurus’ new Taurus Curve, a curved .380 pocket pistol UPDATE #2!

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November 19, 2014
TAURUS TURD:  Guns & Ammo loves Taurus’ new Taurus Curve, a curved .380 pocket pistol  UPDATE #2!

by John Boch The Truth About Gun Reviews Gun reviews, in almost all publications, are driven by advertising dollars or at the very least, product samples provided by manufacturers seeking positive publicity about their new offerings.  The pressure to get positive reviews about new stuff in particular is intense. Here is a little ditty...
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Book Review: Concealed Handgun Manual & Thank God I Had a Gun

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October 12, 2014
Book Review:  Concealed Handgun Manual & Thank God I Had a Gun

  Book Reviews… The Concealed Handgun Manual & Thank God I Had a Gun:  True Accounts of Self-Defense by John Boch (Guns Save Life) – Guns save innocent life from criminal attack one or two million times each year.  Most of these incidents don’t involve the police and aren’t reported in the mainstream media. ...
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PRODUCT REVIEW: Eva-Dry petite dehumidifier is awesome for gun safes

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August 4, 2014
PRODUCT REVIEW:  Eva-Dry petite dehumidifier is awesome for gun safes

  by John Boch Guns are collectible – and tend to accumulate for many of us for a host of reasons including self-defense, historical fascination, or even retirement investments.  Guns well-maintained accrue value and part of taking care of them is keeping rust at bay. One of the single best things you can do...
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R.I.P. REMINGTON R51: Remington pulls the plug on the R51

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July 16, 2014
R.I.P. REMINGTON R51:  Remington pulls the plug on the R51

  The Remington R51 was a century-old design that was reborn last year. A lot of folks liked the novelty value of the gun and its action, but persistent reports of problems with the gun were everywhere. Some of the bigger gun mags offered up gushing reviews of the "new" old gun while others...
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Remington R51: Avoid the hype and take a pass

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February 10, 2014
Remington R51:  Avoid the hype and take a pass

The new Remington R51 pistol is actually getting more digital and dead tree ink than the new G2 Research RIP 9mm round, if that's actually possible. We saw how the hype is just that with the new R.I.P. round and it looks as though an unbiased look at the R51 by Nick Leghorn over...
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