Llama Pistols Now Made in the PH by MAC!

The Llama brand is in the process of being resurrected thanks to Philippine gun manufacturer, Metro Arms Corporation (MAC). Llama, which was founded in Eibar, Spain in 1904, had made a name for itself during the better part of the 20th century for manufacturing pistols based on John Browning’s recoil-operated design. However, the Basque firm’s apparent inability to keep up with modern trends in firearm … Continue reading Llama Pistols Now Made in the PH by MAC!

Rock Island Armory M202: Light on the Budget, Heavy on Performance

Have you ever thought of the Rock Island Armory (Armscor) M202 revolver as the handgun of your dreams? I didn’t think so. If you consider yourself a lover of fine guns, then you probably never gave this seemingly unremarkable .38 Special 6-shooter a second look—assuming you even noticed it at all! Yet, this inexpensive double-action revolver may be Armscor’s most successful product in the Philippine … Continue reading Rock Island Armory M202: Light on the Budget, Heavy on Performance

A Pinch of Prepper: Hand-Crank Emergency Tool

We recently came across a dandy little gadget called the “Hand-Crank Emergency Tool,” that may be of interest to both “Prepper” and forward-thinking homeowner alike. We are referring to a rechargeable LED flashlight, AM/FM radio, siren-blinker and power bank all rolled into one—which was among Petron Corporation’s giveaways last Christmas. While most corporate giveaways are little more than novelty items that serve only to occupy … Continue reading A Pinch of Prepper: Hand-Crank Emergency Tool

Rock Island Armory GI Standard FS: Just like Grandpa’s M1911

My two grandfathers, with their starkly contrasting personalities only had two things in common worth mentioning—that they both fought the Japanese occupation in World War 2 and that during which, they both carried the M1911A1 pistol. So, on the occasion of Araw ng Kagitingan (Bataan Day), let us take a look at a Philippine-made reincarnation of the tried and tested M1911 in its classic form—the … Continue reading Rock Island Armory GI Standard FS: Just like Grandpa’s M1911

M1911 A-380 Baby Rock: Armscor’s New yet Familiar Pocket Pistol

By Miguel C. Gil The M1911 380 “Baby Rock” could very well be the most news-worthy thing to emerge from Armscor’s production line in a long time—most notably for the concealed carry segment. Marketed under the Rock Island Armory brand overseas, this familiar-looking piece is not even a true 1911, from a technical standpoint due to its size. It can best be described as a … Continue reading M1911 A-380 Baby Rock: Armscor’s New yet Familiar Pocket Pistol

Armscor .22TCM 9R Conversion Kit for the Glock: A Phil-Austrian Marriage that Fits

By Miguel C. Gil The very notion of a Glock pistol chambered for the lightning-fast .22 TCM cartridge is certainly sufficient to fire up the imagination of many gun enthusiasts. Today, thanks to a conversion kit offered by Arms Corporation of the Philippines (Armscor), anyone who owns a full-sized Glock can own this bragging piece! Let us not waste time by discussing the merits of … Continue reading Armscor .22TCM 9R Conversion Kit for the Glock: A Phil-Austrian Marriage that Fits

Prepper 101: Goods every well-prepared home needs in case of a calamity

By Miguel C. Gil Every prudent homeowner must stock up on certain items that could prove to be life-savers should social order and basic services be interrupted by a calamity—be it natural or man-made. We feel that the list below covers the basics, but naturally, YOU know best what ought to be in your pantry, closet, basement or secret storage. Food Always have at least … Continue reading Prepper 101: Goods every well-prepared home needs in case of a calamity

Armscor’s Beefed-up 2015 Product Line!

Arms Corporation of the Philippines (Armscor) is all set to launch a revitalized product line for 2015 any day now. The picture above should give HDJ readers a pretty good idea of what the country’s biggest arms maker has in store for shooting enthusiasts. Not surprising is the fact that many of these products are little more than superficial remodels of the company’s popular line … Continue reading Armscor’s Beefed-up 2015 Product Line!

The Guard Dog: A must in your home defense mix

Neither technology nor sheer firepower can replace “man’s best friend” in establishing our home’s security. Guard dogs are just as relevant in the 21st century as they undoubtedly were when men stopped being mere hunter-gatherers and started to settle in permanent dwellings many centuries ago! High-tech alarms and surveillance equipment definitely are worth the investment, but they are by no means foolproof. Firearms are certainly … Continue reading The Guard Dog: A must in your home defense mix