Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Past Gun And Knife Reviews On This Blog

Some earlier gun and knife reviews are here.

In The News

Short SCCY CPX-2 Review
CPX-2 Review From The American Rifleman
Another Good CPX-2 Evaluation
SCCY Forum
Finding Holsters For Light And Laser Equipped Handguns
Let's Talk About Handgun Stopping Power
9 Great CCW Belts
AR15 Torture Test - 15,000 Rounds And A Bag Of Sand
6 Reasons Modern Defensive Ammo Is Better Than Ever
7 Gun Myths, Attacked Head On
Stopping Power Series From Grant Cunningham
Environmentally Friendly Ammo - The Green Bullet
The M855A1 "Green" Round For Soldiers
Kahr CT380 Review
Fobus Any Tactical Light Holster
Hindsight Is 30/06
CCW Tips That You Probably Forgot
A First Hand Look Back At The LA Riots
So You Want To Buy A 1911
Common Hangups In Handgun Shooting
Pistol Training-The Basics
Ferguson Grand Jury Papers Full Of Inconsistencies
The Ferguson Riots Are Nothing Like The Original Tea Party Protests
FDNY Drops Physical Requirements To Boost Female Hires
No Coverage, No Riots
What We Didn't Hear In The Eric Garner Case But The Grand Jury Did
11 Facts About The Eric Garner Case
Gang Attacks Now The "Norm" In St. Louis
Prepping 101: Beans, Bullets, And Band Aids
Ferguson Witness Claims Brown Charged Officer
11 Facts About The Eric Garner Case The Media Won't Tell You
8-9 Million Assault Weapons In Civilian Hands
Dangerous Distortions About Cops Shooting Black Men
Some Of The Weapons That Special Forces Really Use
Latest Jobs Report Is A Joke
Obama Donor Indicted For Molesting Kids
Another Race Hoax. Media Largely Silent
Mike Brown's Stepdad Has A Police Record
Why Mike Brown's Friends Story Isn't Credible
USA vs England, Rates Of Violent Crime
Bomb Plots, Assasination Plots, But Only Gun Charges Filed By Feds
Many More Whites Than Blacks Killed By Cops Every Year

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

In The News

5 Crucial Pieces Of Evidence The Ferguson Grand Jury Saw
Witness 10 Backs Up Officer's Account - FSA Media Ignores Account
Understanding Why Wilson's Pistol Didn't Fire During The Struggle
When Europeans Were Slaves
The Ferguson Race War? Not Really
Ferguson Grand Jury Papers Full Of Inconsistencies
Ferguson Grand Jury Witnesses Often Cited Fear In Testifying
"Burn This Bitch Down"
Witness Claims Mike Brown Charged Wilson "Like A Football Player. Head Down."
Ferguson PD Botched Brown Investigation
"Hands Up, Don't Shoot" Was A Lie According To Testimony
Oathkeepers Protect Ferguson
Witness Claimed Brown Charged Cop
Militias Keep The Peace In Ferguson When Cops Fail
CNN Lies About "Peaceful" Ferguson Protests
Another Officer Was Punched (And Murdered) While Sitting In His Cruiser
A Punch To The Head Is Potentialy Deadly Force
Dem - Vote Multiple Times, You Won't Be Prosecuted
NAEP Achievement Gaps In School
The Brits Cook The Books Regarding Crime Stats
FSU Student Shot In Leg Had CCP But Not Allowed Weapon
FSA Bomb Plot Foiled Due To Maxed Out Credit Card
Al Sharpton Owes Gov $4.5 Million In Unpaid Taxes
How To Return NYC To The Street Gangs
The Most Violent Crime Ridden States In America
One Of The Real Causes Of Violent Crime
The Mind Of A Violent Criminal
Hunters Feed The Hungry
Stocking Up On Antibiotics Without A Rx?
Feds Withhold Data On CA Lead Ammo Ban
Springfield XDS Review
8 Uncommon Rifle Shooting Tips For Beginners
Bersa BP380CC Review
RIA 9mm TAC1911 Review
5 Reasons I Hate The .40 Short Bus
30 Signs That You're One Of Those Crazy Preppers
45 More Signs That You Might Be One Of Those Crazy Preppers

Friday, November 28, 2014

Very Timely Advice

Now more than ever, the wisdom of Chris Rock is needed. This video should be required viewing in our public school system. The first minute of the video seems especially relevant.

 

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Past Gun And Knife Reviews

Earlier gun and knife reviews on this blog can be found here.

In The News

Homicide Rates In English Speaking New World Countries
SCCY CPX-1 Review
Setting The BAR Higher
One Of The Real Causes Of Violent Crime
A Second Look At The Sig P320
Canik TP9 9mm Review
XDS Feeding Problems And Why
Baltimore Is One Of The Most Violent Cities In The World
Smart Gun - Dumb Idea
Improving AR15 Marksmanship Skills
3 Tricks For Fire Starting Using Ferrocerium Rods
Sig MPX SMG
Steel Cased Ammunition In AR15s
Concealed Carry Location Video
Two Views Of The M4 Can't Both Be True
Street Robberies And You, The Basics
Gun Review: S&W SD9 VE
SCCY CPX-1 Review
Step By Step What To Expect After A Defensive Shooting
Burglary: All It Takes Is 13 Seconds
Here's Why Women In Combat Units Is A Bad Idea
The List Of Offensive Shooting Range Stereotypes
Nancy Pelosi Lies About Gruber's Role In Obamacare
Mob Beats Suspected Terrorist To Death Then Cooks And Eats Him
What The MSM Won't Tell You About Global Warming
Racial Quotas On Youth Punishment
The Tax Dodging Obama Ally
As Sharpton Rose, So Did His Unpaid Taxes
Life Under The Victimocracy
1 Million Drop Off Of Obamacare Rolls
Convicted Felon Democrat Caught Voting
FL Patient Loses Insurance Due To Obamacare
IRS Not Searching For Missing E-mails
Who Was The Real Michael Brown?
Over 40,000 Voters Are Registered In VA And Maryland
Will Holder Ignore Double Voting In VA?
Project Veritas Exposes Poll Workers Offering Ballots To Illegals
North Carolina Poll Workers Offer Ballots To Ineligible Voters
Female Sailors Assigned To Subs
We Drove Saddams Yellowcake To Baghdad Airport
"Ebola Kaci"-Why Losing Rights Temprarily Is Prudent...
Almost A Quarter Million Doctors Opt Out Of Obamacare Exchanges
The Big List Of Government Waste
Police Officers, Gun Control, And Statistics
Soviet Gun Archives
IRS Lets Communists Set Up 501(c)3 In A Year, Three Year Wait For Tea Party
5yr Old Killed While Sitting On Grandfather's Lap, Media And Grievance Industry Silent
A Case For Steel Cased Ammo
When To Use Steel Cased Ammunition
Top 10 AR15 Posts
Army Cuts Hit Officers Hard

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

In The News

Taurus 82 Range Report And Review
Springfield XDM Review
Product Review- Springfield XD
Sneak Peak Of New .308 Bullpup
Many, Many Gun Reviews
Springfield XD Review
I'll Come To Your Place When SHTF-No You Won't
How To Fix A Stretched SB15 Brace
Kimber 1,000 Round Torture Test
Springfield XD Review
3.8" XDM Review
"The Dragon's Egg"
I Suppose That This Doesn't Count As Voter Fraud
Global Warming Loons Claim Goats Are Shrinking Due To Climate Change
Spending Money To Study Poop Throwing Instead Of Curing Ebola
Autopsy Supports The Story Of The Cop In Ferguson
Brown Moved Towards Officer Wilson
Evidence Supports Officer Wilson's Account
The Truth About Young Black Men And Police Shootings
Misleading Stats About Crime And Race
CCW And Crime Ring Stopped
Terror Attacks On US Soil Described As "Murder" Instead Of Jihad
Ebola Vaccine Sat On The Shelf
12 Charts That Show The Damage That Has Been Done To The Economy
Voter Fraud: The Elusive Political Unicorn
Voter ID Myth Crashes
Vote "Flipping" Shows Up In Early Voting
About 1.8 Million Dead People Listed As Active Voters
Lib Groups Want Dogs And The Dead To Vote?
22 Signs Of Democratic Voter Fraud
NAACP Official Casts Ballots For Dead People
Woman Convicted Of Voter Fraud Honored By Democrats
Non Citizens Caught Voting In 2012 Presidential Election
Voter Rolls Are Rife With Inaccuracies, Report Finds
Large Numbers Of Non Citizens Vote In US Elections
The Horror Before The Beheadings
Everything Millennials Need To Know About Economics In 25 Quotes
The Fall Of Kobane And The Impact On The USA, Turkey, And The Kurds
Lost Louisiana: The Race To Reclaim Land Back From The Sea
Oldest DNA Ever Found Sheds Light On Humans Global Trek
Global Warming Is Not Real Claims Weather Channel Founder
Fast And Furious Gun Used In Phoenix Crime
Voting Machine Automatically Casts Votes For Dems
Calibration "Error" In Voting Machine
It's OK To Use Other People's Ballots For Voting
Crime Stats And Research
Politician Doesn't Know That Magazines Can Be Reloaded

Sunday, October 5, 2014

In The News

There Are Now 52 Reasons For The Pause In Global Warming
Record Coverage Of Antarctic Sea Ice
Climate Science Is Not Settled
G3/PTR91 Info
Choosing And Equipping Your First AR-15 Rifle
How Gun Control Made England The Most Violent Country In Europe
FBI Training Division Justifies 9mm Caliber Selection
Smart Gun Marketed To Law Enforcement, Civilians Not Interested
Duty/Defense Carry Ammo Selection
Microstamping Stupidity
If You Use a .22lr For Self Defense
5 Indicators That The Economy Is Still Stagnating
Revisisting The Real Cause Of The 2008 Financial Crash
Political Activists Head Of "Grass Roots" Anti Gun Group
Perspectives On The Zimmerman Case
US Threatened Yahoo With Huge Fine Over E-mails
New Mike Brown Shooting Witnesses Describe Scene
Officer Wilson Had Injuries In Struggle With Brown?
The KKK Comes To Ferguson
Robbing In The Name Of Mike Brown
VA Whistleblowers Face Possible Punishment, Retaliation
ISIS Cruelty Towards Women Gets Scant Attention
7 ISIS Facts Every American Should Know
Prepare For A School Terror Attack
Our Westgate Is Coming (Terror Attack)
Gun Control Made England The Most Violent Country In Europe
Chicago Values
Cooking The Books On Crime In Baltimore
7 Things To Know About The .357sig
The Truth About Expiration Dates
Prepping 101: Surviving A Radiation Event
Bug Out Bag 101
Great AR Cleaning Kit
Anti Gun Billionaire Tries To Buy A Tank
Anti Gun Billionaire Spends $2.5mm On WWII Tank - Massive Douchebag Behavior
NJ's War On Women
Vanishing Evidence For Climate Change
IQ Stats Around The World
The 10 Dumbest States In America
Literacy Rates In America
How Gangs Took Over Prisons
Baltimore Cooking The Books About Crime Stats
The 10 Most Dangerous Cities In The US

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Monday, September 8, 2014

In The News

Officer Separations For The US Army
Naked Man Beats Off 12 Cops, Self
Mike Brown - Not Convicted Of A Serious Felony As A Juvenile
College Hate Crime Hoax
Sig P227 Review
Kel-Tec SU16 Review
S&W M&P9 Review
SIG 1911 Match Elite Review
CA Police Confiscate Guns Altered To Look Fake
Home Defense Ammo For Your Handgun
Stand Down Order Given In Benghazi
Kansas City Sniper - Kind Of Ignored By The MSM
No Global Warming For 215 Months In A Row
IRS Mysteriously Loses More E-mails
Even More Lost E-mails At The IRS
IRS Continues To Lie About Lost E-mails?
Foreigners Own Over $6 Trillion In US Debt
Conflicting Accounts From "Eye Witnesses"
Witness Knew Michael Brown
Brits Let Child Rape Continue Out Of Fear Of Being Called Racist
Letting Child Rapes Occur Due To Multiculturalism
UK Employee Calls Rapists "Asian Men," Gets Sent To Diversity Training
Cops Did Nothing In UK Child Rapes
Double Hypocrisy- Obama Fanboy Takes Private Jet To Germany For Healthcare
Mysterious Cell Phone Towers Intercepting Calls Across The US
The Anti Gun Billionaires
Texas Dems Use Cocaine To Buy Votes
Victim Told To, "Shut Up And Get In The Car"
Gang Beating After Sexual Harrassment - With Video
Tea Party Groups Helps Out In Ferguson
Elderly Couple Attacked In Restaurant
Concealed Carrier Stops Criminal With A Knife
"Ex-Marine Who Swatted Black Shopper To Death In Walmart Changes His Story"
Mainstream Media Ignores Child Sex Abuse When It's Committed By Muslim Community
1400 English Girls Raped By English Multiculturalism
Rotherham's Collaborators
Self Defense Shooting Outside Of Kroger
Holder Staff Member Accidently Calls Issa Staff For Help Spinning IRS Scandal
Surprise, IRS Loses E-mails From 5 More Employees

Saturday, August 30, 2014

In The News

CA SWAT Team Surrounds Man With An Umbrella
Unarmed Epileptic Teen Shot 24 Times By Police - Media Silent
Teen Criminals Have 35 Felony Arrests, Guns Used In At Least One
57 Police Officers Were Fatally Shot By 'Unarmed' Suspects
Fox News Brings In An 'Expert' To State Gibberish About The Brown Shooting
Medical Examiner Slams Brown Family Hire
Hey, We Really Do Have Copies Of Learner's E-mails
NYPD Blames Guns For Their Own Officers Incompetence
About Those M4 Dust Tests
Guns, Ignorance, And Superstition In Africa
The Truth About Chicago's Crime Rates
Thugs Flying Palestinian Flags Attack Jewish Couple
1400 Children In Great Britain Drugged, Raped By Multicultural Sensitivity
Imams Promote Child "Grooming" Rings In UK
Marine Vet Attacked By Mob Angry About Mike Brown Shooting
White Youth Killed By A Black Police Officer? Media, "Nothing To See Here"
Healthcare.gov Will Cost $1.7 Billion
Another Crazy Rant From Farrakhan
Another Gov Agency Cooks The Books On Global Warming - Aussie Style This Time
5 Nevers Of Self Defense
Nah... Not A Hate Crime Despite The Racist Epithets
Another Case That Doesn't Meet The Key Criteria For A Hate Crime
The NYPD Has A Hip Hop Squad To Prevent Celebrity Shootings
Foley Rescue Mission Failed Due To Obama's Dithering
ISIS Sells Yazidi Women As Sex Slaves
Sleeves On Extended Pistol Magazines
Almost Half Of America Is On Welfare
High School Graduation Rates
Most Guns Seized In US Cities Are Handguns
'The Most Drunk Democrat In Texas'
Anti Gunners Hate Self Defense During Disasters
This Chart Shows How Guns Are Used In The US
Woman With Gun Drives Off Bat Wielding Criminals
Cops Shoot Unarmed Teen 18 Times, Media Ignore Story
Debunking The Myth About Steel Not Being Harder Than Brass
Myth Of Artic Meltdown
How To Load A Shotgun In Competition
DOJ Sues Police Dept For Treating Women Equally
Witnesses Claim That Brown Was Shot From Behind, Autopsy Says From The Front
"Journalist" Can't Tell The Difference Between Bullets And Earplugs

Friday, August 22, 2014

In The News

AR15s Not Covered By 2A?
Unibrow Attackers Call Cops On Homeowner Defending Himself
US Terrorism Database Doubles
Obama's Successes... Not
Huffpo Reporter Mistakes Earplugs For Rubber Bullets
"Gentle Giant" In Robbery Video
Supporters Claim Brown Was Photoshopped Into Video
Police Let Looters Run Wild, Business Owners Protect Their Property
Innocent Store Manager Lives In Fear Of Looter Trash
White Guy Protests Police In Ferguson, Gets Beaten By Other Protesters
Black Cop Shoots White Teen, Media Silent
Star Witness In Mike Brown Shooting Charged With Theft, Filing False Police Report
Supporters Of Darren Wilson Roughed Up By Ferguson Protestors
Perry Grand Juror Was An Active Democratic Party Delegate During Jury Proceedings
Eyewitness: Mike Brown "Kept Coming Toward Him"
Chicago & LA: Faking Crime Numbers
Almost 110 Million Americans On Welfare
Most Dangerous Cities In America
IQ Points Dropping, People Becoming More Stupid
USMC Adopts New 5.56mm Ammo
US Army Issues New "Green" Round
Captured Yazidi Women Forced To Wed Jihadi Trash
When The US Switched Sides And Helped Al Qaeda
Cause Of Global Warming Hiatus Found Deep In The Ocean
Has The Earth's Missing Heat Been Found?
Island Disappearing Due To Global Warming, Not Really
Global Warming May Take Another 10 Year Pause
Ironman Backpack For Machinegunners
Massive Amount Of Vietnam War Pics
Handgun Etiquette For Beginners
Another Billionaire For Gun Control
The Seven Deadly Sins Of Shooting
Homemade .410 Revolver Carbine
Big Political Donors In The Next Election Cycle
Flakes Doing Slut Walk On The Left Coast - Lots Of Fat Chicks
Top Three Pistols For The Money
27 Deadliest Mass Shootings In US History
Black Cop Shoots White Teen, Media Silent, Everyone Behaves
Must Be Seen To Be Believed
Gun Violence Stats From Business Week And The CDC
Star Witness In Mike Brown Case Has Arrest Warrant, History Of Lying To Cops
Interesting Fact About Mohammed

Friday, August 15, 2014

A Interesting Story About Surviving The LA Riots

  In light of what's going on in Ferguson, I thought this was worth posting. It's the experiences of someone that was present during the LA Riots.

Jew Without A Gun

Past Gun And Knife Reviews

Earlier gun and knife reviews on this blog are here.

The Tools Of Murder

  Yes, I've been playing around on the FBI's website. I'm that big of a geek, and have a decent amount of time on my hands. No, I don't live in my parent's basement.
  The link below lists what's used (and the percentages) for murders in the USA. Remember this information when the MSM is telling us what a scourge upon society "Assault Weapons" are.

Expanded Homicide Data Table 8

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

In The News

Boston Police Commissioner: I Say Who Needs A Gun!
Secret Service Watches Woman For Months (For No Real Reason)
Afghan That Saved Navy Seal Hunted By The Taliban
Knockout Game Attacker Asked Man If He Was Armed Before Punching
Expert Talks About Cut On McBride's Hand
Smart Gun Infuriates Gun Rights Advocates
De Dollarization Continues
Obama Likely Won Reelection Through Fraud
Marine Recon's New .45
Voter Rolls In Ohio Are Bloated Experts Say
High Schooler Convicted Of Rape Returns To Football Team
American Trash Burns US Flags
Armed Guards Save MO Businesses From Looter Trash
Trash Riots In Ferguson
More On Ferguson Trash Riots
2nd Night Of Trash Rioting, Teargas Deployed
Looter Trash Moves To St. Louis
Mugshots Of Looters Released By Police
Photographer Needed His War Gear To Cover MO Riot
FAA Issues Restrictions On Flying Over Ferguson, MO Due To Rioters Shooting At Aircraft
Gun Sales Up In MO
Riots During The Obama Years
Obama Forgets That He Bragged About Pulling Troops Out Of Iraq
Why One Cop Carries 145 Rounds Of Ammo On The Job
Women, Girls Kidnapped, Enslaved, Sold By Jihadi Trash
Women Stoned To Death By Jihadi Trash
Drone Video Of Arabs Luving A Goat
The Lost Art Of Machinegunnery
The Martial Art Of Foot Soldiering
Military Kit Through The Ages
Inventories Of War Soldiers Through The Ages
The Top 10 US Murder Cities
Why The FBI Reignited The Pistol Caliber War
The Real Truth About 1911s
More Than 20 Obama Drones "Lose" Or "Destroy" E-mails
Philly DA Sued Over $5.8 million Civil Forfeiture Machine

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Canik 55 TP9 Reviews

These guys have probably sold another one of these pistols. I guess it's time for me to start working a little more OT. The reviews below are pretty impressive for a sub $350 handgun.

 
 
 
 
 

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

In The News

Lois Learner's Hard Drive Was Just Scratched, Not Damaged Beyond Repair
DHS Raids Couple's Home, Strips Woman Naked
Anti Gun Laws Costing Blue States Business
How Military Guns Make The Civilian Market
Hunting, Guns, Are Iffy On Facebook. Calling For Death To Jews Is OK However
Defense - Gov Suppressed Evidence In Blackwater Case
France Launches Program To Replace FAMAS Rifle
Why You Shouldn't Mess Around With A Baby Bear
MASS Police Chiefs Demand More Power To Disarm The Peasants
An Exclusive Look Into The IRS E-mail Investigation
Real Unemployment Information
Man Kills Aggressive Bear With A Hi-Point Pistol
Old Man Kills "NON" Pregnant Assailant
Gun Stats
Hamas Tunnels Used To Target Jewish School Kids
Girl Ambushed By 7 Cops For Carrying Water Wins $212k
Obama Executive Order Would Seize Infrastructure, Citizens For National Defense
EDC History: Lewis And Clark's Gear List
Army To Force Out 550 Majors.
1200 Captains Get The Pink Slip
Bill Clinton Passed On Killing Bin Laden
Bill Clinton Could Have Killed Osama Before 9/11
Anti Gunner Incompetence
FSA Claims They Never Tried To Impeach Bush
Sheila Jackson Lee Lies About Bush Impeachment
Journalists Recieve Death Threats From Hamas
Inside Look At IRS E-Mail Investigation
US Army Buys More M9 Pistols
Female Enlisted To Start Serving On Navy Subs
Even A FSA Champion Says That Obama Lied
Pro Israeli Protesters Rescued From Hamas Supporters
US Marine Attacked By Pro Hamas Mob In DC
"Another Travesty Of Justice"
Pentagon Loses Track Of Over 40% Of Weapons Given To Afghans
Jews And Gun Control
How Guns Made The Civil Rights Movement Possible
Perspectives On The George Zimmerman/Trayvon Martin Shooting
Don't Mess With Isreali Drivers
Wis Police Chief Pleads No Contest In Tea Party Flap
Poor Hygeine Foils Underwear Bomber
Do You Remember "Dee Dee?"
Massive Amounts Of Crimes Committed By Illegals In Texas
Obama Is "The Chess Master"

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

DC Gun Ban Over... But Don't Try To Carry Right Now

  You've probably already heard the good news about the DC gun ban being overturned. Don't plan on carrying in our nation's capital just yet though. There is now a 90 day stay while DC writes a new law. It may be extended even longer if they appeal (which is likely).
  Sooooo... continue to behave as if the former bans are in effect.

DC Gun Ban Info

America Is In Decline (NSFW)

  The antis win. I will give up my guns if these fat old women will just put some clothes on.

  America is truly in decline when Europe has hotter protesters than we do.

Sunday, July 13, 2014

S&W Shield vs Springfield XDs vs Kahr CW9


 


  I was able to borrow a S&W Shield, and Springfield Armory XDs for a few hours today (it's worth remembering that this would have been illegal if Dianne Feinstein's AWB had passed in 2013). The gun at the bottom right is my Kahr CW9.

  This will be a brief evaluation of the Shield and XDs in comparison to my long time carry gun, the CW9. I won't pretend to have a vast amount of trigger time with the Springfield, or S&W. I've only spent one afternoon with the XDs, and a couple of range trips with the Shield.
  Soooo.... keep that in mind when reading this review. I have a few thousand rounds through the Kahr, and a mere hour or so with the other two 9mms.
  Of course they're all just handguns. This isn't exactly rocket science.

  Links to the manufacturers websites/specs are listed below.
Springfield-Armory
Smith & Wesson
Kahr Arms

   I like all of these handguns a lot, and would feel confident relying on any of them. They all shoot well, feel good in the hand, and are easily concealed.  All three are great guns, but I have my preferences.

  Since these pistols are marketed as concealed carry guns, that will be the topic that I spend most of the time discussing. It is, however, worth noting that all three weapons could easily crossover into the home defense role without any problem. I think that the majority of people could learn to shoot these handguns well, and these weapons have the size (with the extended magazines in place) and capacity to do a decent job as an all purpose pistol.
  A gun can be a huge purchase for some families, and many may only be able to afford one firearm for defense. Some buyers will be attracted to handgun that will fit the hand of a husband or wife, and can be easily used for home defense or CCW.

  How a gun feels in the hand largely depends upon the person holding it. I have medium sized hands, and found that the Kahr and S&W (when using the 8rnd magazine) fill my hand almost perfectly.
 The XDs also feels very comfortable when using the extended magazine. Those with bigger hands may prefer the Springfield as it offers a larger grip than it's competitors (when the 9rnd magazine is in place).
  The S&W and Springfield only allow a two finger grip when the 7rnd magazine is used.
  In regards to comfort, IMO the Kahr ranks in first place. The S&W comes in second, and the Springfield takes third.
  All three feel really good, and it's obvious that the manufacturers put a lot of work into the design of these weapons. The CW9 just fits me best.

  As these weapons are intended as carry guns, weight has to be discussed.  The SA (Springfield Armory) weighs 23oz with an empty magazine. The Shield comes in at 19oz, followed by the Kahr at just under 18oz.
  The XDs feels slightly heavier when comparing the three guns side by side. I suspect that the weight difference would become more apparent when carrying this weapon.
  I'll confess, I'm a whiny little bitch when it comes to the weight of my CCW guns. I just don't want a heavy carry gun, and if I'm adding ounces to the total package then I want it to be in ammo capacity.
  I'd pick the Kahr, followed by the S&W, and then the XDs.

  All of the weapons have good corrosion resistance. The Shield and CW9 get carried a lot, and show no real wear or corrosion. The XDs was only purchased a month ago so time will tell how it holds up. As it's the same Melonite coating as the XD/XDM line, I have faith that it will offer outstanding protection from moisture.

  Field stripping seems to be equally easy for both the S&W and Springfield. It's a little more difficult for the Kahr (but not overly challenging).
  You don't have to squeeze the trigger in order to take down the Shield. This isn't a huge deal for me, but I understand that the occasional idiot will have a negligent discharge when field stripping a firearm. Some will no doubt appreciate the added safety of not having to squeeze the trigger during the disassembly process.
  Advantage S&W. The SA takes second for ease of disassembly, and the Kahr clearly comes in third.

  Reliability... the Kahr and Shield get shot a lot, and are extremely reliable with a wide range of ammo. The XDs doesn't have a high enough round count to judge it's reliability. There were no issues in the 50rnds that I put through it (not exactly high praise).
  Based upon months of shooting with and talking to the S&W's owner, I'd rank the CW9 and Shield equally. The XDs reliability rating is on hold due to insufficient data at this time.

  I didn't notice any real difference in recoil between the Kahr and the XDs (when using the extended magazine in the SA). The Shield felt like it had a little more recoil than the competition. It wasn't obscenely heavy, but it was noticeable.

XDs
  The Springfield Armory XDs comes from the factory with pretty good sights. There's a red fiber optic front sight with a white 2 dot rear. The Shield wears the usual 3 dot sights, while the CW9 has a white square at the front and in the center of the rear sight.
  I've replaced the sights on the Kahr with night sights from Dawson Precision, and the owner of the S&W added the outstanding TruGlo TFOs to his Shield.
  The sights on the Springfield beat the factory sights on the Shield, and CW9 in my opinion. Whether you rank the standard sights on the S&W or Kahr higher simply depends upon your preference for the bar over bar or 3 dot style of sights.

  Carry guns get exposed to sweat, and moisture on a regular basis. I stated above that I think that all of these polymer framed pistols will do fine in resisting corrosion. There's a couple of other items to be concerned regarding moisture.
  The XDs seems to have the "Grippiest" frame. Springfield did a great job on the grip texture. I've always been a fan of the "Mega Lock" frame texture on the XDM, and it's just as good on the XDs. The Shield and Kahr have a decent grip texture, and should allow one to keep a good purchase on the gun. The XDs just shines in this regard.
  Sandpaper textured Talon Grips have been added to the Shield, and rubber coated grip tape from Powder River Precision has been an improvement to the CW9.
  Note:  If you're planning on carrying the weapon against your skin then buy rubber grip tape from either vendor instead of the sandpaper. It will be much more comfortable.
  I always mention the slide serrations when reviewing a pistol The reason for this is that I was a long time Browning Hi Power owner. They're expensive guns with absolutely awful slide serrations. Trying racking the slide on a Hi Power with wet or oily hands.  It's been a pet peeve of mine for years.
  The Kahr and XDs both have very good slide serrations. The Shield's are extremely attractive, but aren't quite as good. I could imagine someone with wet hands having a little more difficulty racking the slide on the Shield. It's not a big difference between the three firearms, but it does exist.

  The controls on all of the weapons are easy to reach and operate. It's usually necessary for me to slightly shift my grip in order to hit the magazine release on all three pistols. This is generally true for all of my handguns with the exception of my XDM.
  The XDs has an ambidextrous magazine release.  Wrong handed individuals take note. The other two weapons do not.
  The Springfield has an undercut trigger guard. This is a nice feature that allows you to get a higher grip on the weapon. Gotta love Springfield's attention to detail.

  The Springfield  Armory XDs has a grip safety. As I have said in the past, I don't mind grip safeties, and while I wouldn't buy a firearm just for this feature some will no doubt appreciate it. Those that have a problem with manual safeties on their handguns should look this over.
  The Shield has a manual safety on the right side of the slide, and S&W is now releasing a model without this safety lever. I realize that some believe that every handgun should be exactly like a Glock, but I actually like the manual safety on the Shield. It's well located, has a positive feel (not sloppy or too tight), and is still easy to sweep off when drawing the weapon. I'd prefer this version over the one without the safety lever. To each his own.
 
  Both the XDs and Shield have trigger safeties that are very similar to those found on Glocks (Glock fanboys can rejoice), and other polymer handguns on the market.
  All three weapons have internal striker blocks.

  The Kahr has a double action only (DAO) trigger. The pull is long and a little heavier than that of the S&W, and Springfield. It's very consistent throughout the pull, and I have no complaints about the DAO trigger on this weapon. Some will like it while others will absolutely despise it. I think that the CW9 has the best DAO trigger that I've seen (and I usually HATE this trigger system).
  Both the S&W and Springfield Armory pistols have about 1/4" of creep in their triggers before they break. The pull on the Shield is noticeably lighter that that of the XDs.
  I will mention that the Kahr, as expected, has the longest trigger reset.

  None of the weapons have a magazine safety.

  In the interest of brevity, I briefly covered the safety features of these weapons. I strongly suggest that you read the manual for these handguns before shooting/carrying them. Don't assume that you know how the safeties operate just because these firearms look similar to others that you've handled. It is probably a wonderful idea to read what the manufacturer says before putting their pistol in your pocket, or on your belt. Your "Junk" will thank you.

  The CW9 has a 7+1 capacity, and 8 round mags are available. Both the Shield and XDs come with 7rnd flush fitting magazines. The S&W also has 8rnd magazines that allow the shooter to get a full hand on the grip.
  The XDs has a 9rnd extended magazine that adds a lot of extra room to the grip. Even those with large hands should have plenty to hold onto (did that sound weird?).
  I don't think that the Kahr does very well with pocket carry when using the standard 7rnd magazine. It would obviously be worse when trying the 8rnd mag.
  Both the Shield and Springfield fit easily into a pocket when using the 7rnd magazines (although the XDs is a bit heavy).
  IWB or OWB carry is easy with all three weapons.

3" Orange Centers
3" Orange Centers - One flyer per mag on the right target



3" Orange Center
  The Kahr got a few extra targets edited in since it's my personal weapon.
  That's a pretty pathetic looking target on the left. I hate it when I shoot up all of my plates before taking pics.
  If it wasn't for the flyer at the lower right, that really would have been a great group.





  There are 10 rnds on each target above. Two magazines with 5 rounds each were shot at the targets. Both the extended and standard mags were used with the Shield, and XDs.
  I've been shooting the Kahr CW9 for years, and have run several magazines through the Shield on 3 different range trips with the weapon's owner. I really expected to shoot both guns much better than the Springfield. It was surprising that the XDs was the easiest handgun to shoot accurately. I had to work a little harder to shoot the S&W (almost) as good as the SA pistol.
  The Kahr was shot a little faster than the other two weapons, but I'm not using that as an excuse for the better group on the Springfield's target. The XDs just shoots better.
  BTW, the Shield's owner tends to shoot the CW9 better than his own weapon.
  They're all very close, but I would rank them: XDs, Kahr, Shield for accuracy.

  All three weapons have loaded chamber indicators. The S&W  has a hole that you look through, while the CW9 and XDs have an indicator that sits up in the center of the slide. I prefer this as you can both visually and physically check it.
 
  It's not at all unusual for the slide on my XDM to fail to lock to the rear on an empty magazine. This is because when I'm shooting with a thumbs forward grip, I usually have a thumb on top of the slide lock.
  I've found that I have the same issue when shooting the XDs.

  All three weapons seem to be priced in the $400-$450 range in my area, but there's a great deal of difference in how the firearms are packaged.
Edit:    Prices have changed a bit since I first posted this review. The Kahr averages close to $400 in my area, but I've seen it as low at $340. The Shield usually sells for $390, and the XDs is at least $500. The post recall pricing on the Springfield has changed quite a bit, and I haven't seen their essentials package in my area yet.
  The Kahr comes with one magazine.
  The S&W has two magazines included with the weapon.
  The Springfield comes with 3 magazines, a decent Kydex holster, and a fairly decent Kydex magazine pouch. The black plastic case is pretty nice for a gun case, but if you're like me, you'll never use it for anything regardless of how nice it is (two XDM cases buried in the back of the closet). The holster and mag pouch may not be my first choice for CCW, but you could make them work until something better is purchased.  The SA is a helluva bargain when you consider all of the extras that are included. It also has better factory sights than the other two weapons.

  Soooo... if money was not an issue then what would I pick?

The Kahr wins. I like the trigger system for a carry gun, the grip is comfortable, it conceals well, is light weight for the size, and is both accurate and reliable.

 While I really like the Shield, I don't shoot it as well as the Kahr. It has a bit more recoil, and is slightly heavier. There is an advantage (over the CW9) for some buyers in being able to pocket carry this gun. It is the smallest weapon, and if size were the highest priority then I would pick the S&W.
  I carry IWB so that is irrelevant to me. Since both guns have 8rnd magazines they are equal in capacity.

 As for the XDs, do you remember when I said that weight matters to me? The 23oz is a deal breaker. This gun comes in last in spite of the outstanding accuracy and higher capacity, because I'm likely to leave a boat anchor (Ok, that's a bit of an exaggeration) at home.

  If money is an issue, then the XDs wins hands down. All three are good guns, but the total XDs package is too good of a bargain to pass up for those on a tight budget.

  Long story short, you can't go wrong with any of these handguns.

XDs with 7rnd magazine inserted


XDs with 9rn mag inserted

Shield with TruGlo TFO sights

Shield with 8rnd mag inserted &Talon Grips

Shield with 7rnd mag inserted and Talon Grips

  A full review of the Kahr and more pics can be found here.

  More gun and knife reviews on this blog can be found here.