Custom Micarta Grips by XO: tux for your 1911!

By Miguel C. Gil A global ban on the commercial use of ivory served as an impetus for pistol grips manufacturers to search for alternative raw materials. In the early 1990’s we started reading about a synthetic material called Micarta, which was billed as the next best thing to real elephant tusk. Some pioneer makers … Continue reading Custom Micarta Grips by XO: tux for your 1911!

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Tactical Pens: your gun ban proof last option

By Miguel C. Gil It is difficult to resist the urge of beginning this article with the over-used saying that “the pen is mightier than the sword!” But the advent of the “tactical pen” has given a new and quite literal meaning to this old adage. What are tactical pens, anyway? The simple answer is … Continue reading Tactical Pens: your gun ban proof last option