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!

Used gun report: Taurus 24/7 Gen1

By Miguel C. Gil 1970. In our archive of old gun publications from that year, we find a short write-up about a revolver that closely approximates the then-popular Smith & Wesson Model 10 with a 4-inch tapered barrel. Little information was offered about the gun’s origins except it was a “Taurus” and it was “made in Brazil.” Also, the Brazilian revolver had a price tag … Continue reading Used gun report: Taurus 24/7 Gen1

Glock 17 Meets Tara TM-9

By Miguel C. Gil We decided against our initial impulse to entitle this article “the Glock vs. the Tara” because it sounded petty. Pitting the Montenegrin newcomer against arguably the gold standard for polymer-framed pistols would smell like a cheap publicity stunt. But, then again, there are simply too many similarities in their design that one cannot avoid making a comparison. When shooting champ Jethro … Continue reading Glock 17 Meets Tara TM-9

SVI Guns Infinity: Bang & Bling Rolled Into One

By Miguel C. Gil Manny Pacquiao is still on the waiting list to get his! And that pretty much sums up just how hard it is to come by an SVI Guns Infinity pistol in the Philippines. Greyman Elite Trading (GET) is the exclusive local distributor of these uber high-end 1911 variants, every one of which is custom-built to the individual specifications of its discriminating … Continue reading SVI Guns Infinity: Bang & Bling Rolled Into One

U.D.M.C. rifles for the private citizen

By Miguel C. Gil The recently enacted Comprehensive Firearms and Ammunition Act of 2013 is far from being a perfect law. In fact, it contains certain provisions that many gun rights advocates continue to find rather objectionable. Still, it fills-in the ambiguities of the Philippines’ old gun law—which used to change with the caprices of government regulators. It is now in black and white that … Continue reading U.D.M.C. rifles for the private citizen

Tara TM-9: “perfection” from Montenegro

By Miguel C. Gil It would be a mistake to dismiss the Tara TM-9 pistol as just another knock-off of the trend-setting Glock. Yes, it is without a doubt Glock-inspired in its design. Yes, it falls under the economy priced category. And yes, it is made by a Balkan company that many of us have never heard of ‘til recently—the Tara Group. But our initial … Continue reading Tara TM-9: “perfection” from Montenegro

Gimme Ten! Armscor’s hot “new” 10mm auto

By Miguel C. Gil The 10mm Auto is, without a doubt, one of the most under appreciated pistol cartridges ever developed. It may have faded into obsolescence years ago had it not been for a small but dedicated following in the United States. From time to time, a gun manufacturer would come out with a limited run of a pistol chambered for this powerful round—thus, … Continue reading Gimme Ten! Armscor’s hot “new” 10mm auto

Sneak peek: Armscor 2014

Photos by IGG Something new and something old from the Philippine’s biggest gun manufacturer. Arms Corporation of the Philippines (Armscor) is set to debut its latest 1911 variants on the next gun show this November. “New” because the company’s expanded product line will include pistols chambered in both the 10mm Auto and the much sought-after .22 TCM.  “Old” because true innovation is nearly impossible in … Continue reading Sneak peek: Armscor 2014

Kel-Tec PF-9: unseen ’til needed

By Miguel C. Gil George Zimmerman’s exploits may have resulted in an unexpected windfall for Florida-based arms maker Kel-Tec! Consumer interest for the company’s PF-9 pistol seems to be up following the much-publicized shooting involving the neighborhood watchman. Free media mileage can, after all, be good for business given the right circumstances. Home Defense Journal (HDJ) was recently granted the opportunity to find out if … Continue reading Kel-Tec PF-9: unseen ’til needed