DSA Trushot 9 mm Review

DSA Trushot is a semi auto pistol designed and produced by Daudsons, a Peshawar based Pakistani Arms manufacturing company. DSA has been making quality firearms for decades and also making high quality weaponry for the local Defence forces. DSA shot guns are used by security companies in Pakistan, also their side by side shot guns are popular amongst the hunters. Trushot was made in 9 mm a few years ago. I happened to have a look at it in 2012 at the IDEAS exhibition. Now there are three types of Trushot, Trushot S(Sports), Trushot C (Compact) and the simple Trushot all chambered in 9 mm. Lately they have made a new model in 7.62 x 25 commonly called as 30 bore. I have for a long time wanted to review their handguns, so when a friend acquired one, I asked him to lend me for a review to which he very kindly agreed, for which I am greatly indebted to him. Please read on for more info…

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A rare find, Star .32 ACP

A dear friend called me up and invited for tea, such opportunities are never to be missed as I know him to be a connoisseur in firearms. So after tea he showed me this beautiful Spanish Star pistol chambered in .32 ACP. It is a hammer fired pistol with fixed sights. The pistol comes with a 10 shot magazine. It has a mag release on the left side and also a thumb activated safety. The grip is all plastic, but fine quality. I almost forgot to say that it is a simple blow back pistol. Nowadays in Pakistan it can be kept under wraps since 32 is a gone era. The ammo is extremely expensive and mostly unavailable, nevertheless a nice handgun to add to your collection as it costs in the Rs 30k range.

A Cerakote job on my beloved Makarov Pistol

Sometime back in 2012 my daily carry Makarov caught slight traces of rust near the hammer, that was because I used to carry it daily, and more importantly on my jogs wearing a belly band. The humid environment and sweat did it. No amount of sandpaper job and bluing would kill the rust permanently, until my friend suggested Duracot. I got it done  on most of my pistols. While duracot is good and does give good protection against rust, it also wears off with frequent use (holster wear), specially in case of daily carry weapons. So this time when a dear friend Rotor, told me he had built a setup at home for Cerakote, I jumped at it with closed eyes because I had read a lot about Cerakote. Not only is it more smooth, good looking, comes in various colors but also it is more long lasting.

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Here is why Makarov is a good choice for carry weapon in Pakistan

Some time back I wrote a post on the after effects of import bans in Pakistan. Well for now the prices of weapons already in the market has swelled three times at least or more in some cases. It is a simple demand versus supply problem. The previous Government imposed ban on imports to control the worsening law and order situation, (as if the criminals and terrorists were using licensed weapons 🙂 duh!). And the present Government wants to bring down the imports bill. Well then what are the gun enthusiasts or anyone wanting to get a weapon for self defence or sports, supposed to do? Buddy the options are; either go for a low priced desi (local) copy with all its UN-reliabilities included at a small cost, or get a quality imported reliable weapon. Continue reading Here is why Makarov is a good choice for carry weapon in Pakistan

Walther TPH .25 ACP

If anything these impulsive purchases promise to burn a hole in the pockets of gun enthusiasts. The Walther TPH in .25 ACP is another one of my favorite pocket pistols. Small, light weight, reliable and accurate, what more can one ask for. Although there is a huge debate on the effectiveness of the .25 ACP, nevertheless pocket pistols are very good back up guns. So this thing, I literally fell for it. A small review and pictorial follows…

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CZ 45 pistol, “The Lilliputian Wonder”

So on my last visit to the famous “Darra Bazaar” in Darra Adam Khel, I happened to come by this little monster of a gun, the CZ 45. The result was an impulsive purchase which was quite manageable. The CZ 45 is a semi-auto ,blow-back pistol chambered in . 25 ACP, developed by the famous Czech firearms company Česká Zbrojovka. It is a very small handgun which in my opinion falls in the category of “mouse guns”, very small, very light, ultra-concealable and reliable. This is a no bells and whistles handgun that you can hide in your shirt or trousers pocket without leaving an impression or trace that you are actually carrying a firearm. The pistol was developed somewhere in 1945 and is being produced to this day.

 

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Llama .32 ACP, short review

Hi, I was on the lookout for a Llama chambered in .32 ACP for a long long time. One of cousins had one of these which he gifted! yes you read it right gifted to his friend. In late 70’s Spanish Llama pistols chambered in .32 ACP came to Pakistan in huge numbers. In those days .32 was the ammo of choice here in Pakistan. These semi-auto pistols were available for Rs 300 to 500 then, NIB 🙂 Oh, the good old days! So when a friend called to tell he had found one for me, I told him to get it right away. Here’s a short review of the Llama…

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HS9 (Springfield Armory) Subcompact Review

The HS9 subcompact is a small pistol which packs a bigger punch. When compared in size it is smaller than most subcompacts but has a greater capacity, 16 rounds with mag extension. It has a polymer frame and a forged steel slide. It is a striker fired pistol with grip safety. A safe action trigger coupled with grip safety gives it adequate safety features. However,I believe in manual safety always, nothing wrong with the gun, just my preference. It is made in Croatia, and later Springfield Armory USA made a deal with them and hence it is dubbed as HS9 by Springfield Armory. The handgun is impressive by all standards, very good metallurgy, no tooling marks. It is well balanced and gives a good grip. Comes packed in a plastic box.

 

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CZ Rami 2075 D, pistol review

 

The CZ Rami 2075 D is an excellent choice when it comes to concealed carry pistols. It is well balanced handgun with good capacity and features. Based on the famous CZ design this gun has decocker only, it is single/double action with a light trigger. It comes with two mags, a 10 rounder and a 14 with mag extension which makes the grip easy to hold. The plastic case has cleaning brush, manual, two mags (double stack) and its initial factory (zeroing) range results. Best of all it comes with true night sights (three dot) that glow in the dark. The pistol being reviewed is 9×19 although Rami also comes in .40 S&W.

 

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To carry or not to carry, that’s the question

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.

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