The POF4 is an impressive mean looking semi-auto (irreversible) pistol, chambered in 9×19 mm Para caliber produced by Pakistan Ordnance Factories Ltd (POF). It is based on the Heckler and Koch design and employs delayed blowback, roller locked system. Similar products in POF inventory are the POF5 which is just like the select fire 9×19 MP5 being produced by them for the military, minus the stock. The POF5 as well as POF4 have been classified as pistols because they have a reduced magazine capacity of 15 rounds as against 30, have semi-auto only firing capability (irreversible) and lack a butt stock; thus reducing the weapon’s length also. The similar variants being produced by the POF for military are the SMG PK/PK1 and the SMG MP5A2/MP5P3.
So which one of the two is better? Pistol or revolver? There are those who love semi-auto pistols and then there are those who adore wheelers. It’s almost a never ending debate, they say carrying a pistol means having more capacity, and that wheelers are old fashioned. Then there’s talk of accuracy and speed and looks and safety and what not. The average Joe gets confused and in the end has a hard time deciding which one to go for. Interestingly in our part of the world (Pakistan) revolvers are considered old fashioned and out dated. Actually this isn’t so. Surf the web and you’ll come to know there’s a sizable population which prefers wheelers over semi-auto pistols. Here’s some points to consider before going for any one of them.
I got my CZ 75B compact pistol duracoated in Flat Dark Earth. The controls were left black intentionally to give a contrast with the cocobo wooden grips. The trigger is steel so didn’t need a makeover. The magazine is a 16 rounder with extended base plate. Gives a better two hand grip. It has a competition hammer and night sights. The gun is pure pleasure to shoot 😀
Here is a pic of the gun before it was duracoated. 🙂
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…
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 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.
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.