I know a lot of people in my social circle who carry guns for self defense. It is always concealed carry. In big cities where the rime rate is going through the roof carrying a concealed weapon makes a lot of sense. But I have always been very apprehensive if people actually carry a backup gun as well?Continue reading Do you carry a backup gun?
Would you prefer a revolver over a pistol? Somehow revolvers are not much preferred weapons in Pakistan, specially for SD. I wonder why? Though I must say wheelers are reliable and there’s a huge group of gun enthusiasts that prefer revolvers over pistols. There was a time when it was mostly revolvers, I am talking about the time till late 70’s and early 80’s. Then slowly as more options became available people started shifted towards pistols. Darra boys had been making .32 revolvers since a long time. These revolvers were known for their beauty and reliability.
Hello there. So we have another pistol from Turkey, the Stoeger STR 9, actually the pistol shown in the photo above is the compact version, STR9C. I still haven’t got it in my hands, so a review will come later. But for now a few preliminary thoughts:
Hello there! Couple of weeks ago I wrote about new imports coming in to Pakistan. So here we have now Taurus G3C, which is the compact version of the Taurus line up of striker fired handguns. It has polymer frame, and metal alloy steel slide. I have been desperately looking for a good compact in the 9×19 mm category and besides the Canik TP9 sub-compact this might as well be a good option. Though I must frankly admit Taurus handguns aren’t very popular in Pakistan.
Hello there! Sometime back I wrote about the PX9, very briefly though, and about the latest imports in Pakistan. I got a few messages asking for a more detailed review of the handgun. So I was able to lay my hands on an NIB piece. Boy am I impressed? This handgun has amazed me. The piece being reviewed is chambered in 9×19 mm. It is a Tisas PX9, 18 shot, striker fired, manual safety pistol.
Hello. I found this 12 Gauge pump action shot gun to be very interesting. Interesting because of its name, Tokarev. For those who aren’t aware Tokarev is the name of famous Russian WW2 pistol chambered in.30 bore. These fearsome 30 bore pistols were and are still known to have great stopping power. In fact the 30 bore is a very potent round.Continue reading A Turkish Tokarev in 12 Gauge!
The .38 Webley is a well known revolver in Pakistan. These were inherited by our military from the British. The top break six shooters were known for their reliability and have been in service for a long long time. These wheelers have simple design, no safety, top break, with six shot capacity
. These are now mostly kept as trophy.Continue reading A.38 Webley Mk4 revolver…
The Winchester 1300 (Defender) is a pump action shot gun, known for its reliability. It comes with wooden as well as fiber stock and fore end. The 1300 derived its design from the 1200. The 1200 was introduced somewhere in 1964’s and was also used by the military. The military versions were also known to have bayonets installed at their front end. It comes in variable calibers, 12 gauge, 16 gauge and 20 gauge. It is a robust gun, very reliable and easy to use. The gun being talked about here is a 12 gauge.
Craftsmen in Darra used to make these .32 bore Webley revolver copies, mostly in the 70’s. It was the time pistols weren’t as popular as they are today. Also at them time .32 was the most easily available caliber, and hence most popular. The Darra boys achieved almost perfection in making these revolvers. It was a time when many a Khan would be seen wearing one cross chest sort of holster which would be hanging to his left, just parallel to the waistline.
After looking at the 2020/21 imports in Pakistan, I am talking pistols only, it seems striker fired pistols are “in” and hammer fired “out”. It seems like world over the trend of making striker fired pistols in catching up. Why is that? I am not sure, but the few I have seen are all going for strikers. Please see the few examples below…