Hello. Hope the going is good for you guys. Some Chinese and Turkish pistols have arrived. The prices are kind of crazy. I’m sharing few photos. These are Canik pistols. The shape has changed a lot. Also I have seen accessories like kydex holsters being added which is good. A changed shape is good for buyers as a lot of pistols are being copied in Peshawar and it is at times difficult to make out original from copy. Also included in some pistols is a threaded barrel. Detailed reviews will come later. Prices are like Rs. 180K for Canik.
Just last week an acquaintance, a man I knew since more than a year, got shot, and died due to bleeding. He got shot in the arm by one of his business partners. In order to protect his privacy I will not share much details about him except that he was over 6 feet tall, in super fit physical condition and above all a gentleman. He went to his business partner’s house that fateful evening, the discussion turned in to a heated debate over some issue and the man got shot in his arm. Help arrived late, and the man died on his way to the hospital due to bleeding.
Sarsilmaz ST9 from POF is a striker fired 9 mm pistol. It is available like the B6 through POF although it is made in Turkey by Sarsilmaz. One of my friends got it ad I couldn’t stop myself from taking a closer look at it. The pistol comes in a plastic case with the POF logo on top of it. A brief review is presented…
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On Not shooting from the hips!
Should women in Pakistan (and elsewhere) own a handgun? Or maybe should I ask why should women in Pakistan (and elsewhere) not consider carrying, buying and learning to use a handgun or a firearm? Considering the current law and order situation, the ever present terrorist threat, the daily rape average stats (which keep on climbing), the inability of LEAs to curb crime, the working woman’s woes, eve-teasing, acid throwing, kidnapping, abductions, homicide, honor killings, stove burning cases, muggings in daylight and robberies I think the average Perveen needs to be armed to be able to defend herself, her family and most important her honor should a situation arise instead of just saying “Khuda ki waste mujhe chor do? Ghar mein maa behen nahin hain? Or Please mujhe jaaney do OR even Mein tumhare agay haath jorti hoon”
I have been asked this question at least a hundred times and each time I have to repeat the same long answer. People ask me which handgun to buy? Which is the best? Which is not good? And in turn I ask them a couple of questions which further confuses them. Problem is, there’s no best or worst handgun. Off course money matters, you get what you pay for but then out of those handguns available in the market you may not like the one I like to buy or keep for a number of reasons. Handguns are pretty much like clothes, only a little dangerous 🙂 if not handled carefully. So with clothes also everyone has a different taste and choice, some like tight fitting, some like loose, some like fancy, others sober, some like casual some formal. Get the picture? So I am going to make it simple for you understand on how to choose a handgun for personal defense. In the end if you are able to make up your mind, I will sleep a happy man
CZ 75B Compact in stainless steel is a very good handgun. It is a small sized pistol with performance characteristics of full framed handguns. The pistol is sheer beauty and a treat to shoot. I have owned a CZ 75 P07 Duty and CZ 75 B at one time or another but the CZ 75B Compact I have found to be much better than both these handguns. It is an excellent choice for conceal carry (CCW).
Canik 55, L120 9mm is a full frame pistol based on the CZ 75 platform. It is made in Turkey by Canik 55. I had a chance to shoot this weapon few months back. Enjoy the pictorial review.
CZ 75 B is a steel frame pistol. It has a comfortable grip, three-dot illuminating sight system, SA/DA trigger and manual safety. The “B” in the CZ75 B stands for firing pin block safety. The CZ75 B is a full frame pistol available in 9 mm, 9 x 21 and .40 S&W. It is semi-auto pistol based on the locked breech principle. The pistol being reviewed is 9 x 19 mm.
Baikal MP-442 is a small pistol manufactured by Baikal which is a successor of the legendary Makarov PM pistol which has remained the official side arm of Russian and Warsaw Pact countries. The Baikal MP-442 is small in size, light weight, accurate and reliable handgun. It is my preferred choice for concealed carry, because of a number of advantages over other weapons.
CZ P07 Duty is a Polymer frame semi-auto pistol. It is a compact sized handgun suitable for concealed carry, range use or self-defense. The gun is manufactured by Ceska Zbrojovka (Czech) which has quite a reputation for producing quality firearms, world over. The CZ website can be accessed here. Here is a short review of my favorite handgun.