There’s something about looking fast, looking cool, having all the bells and whistles that draws us in. Whether its a cherry red Ferrari, a tricked out off roading Jeep or things like yachts, watches, home entertainment systems… we all drool and lust for these things whether we can afford them or not.
In a world full of machinists and engineers, everyone with an idea on how to make a Glock slide look better is having at it. Some have great success at improving the aesthetics, some remove material for weight reduction. There are others that mill out material for red dot mounts, those that can actually adjust how the weapon even translates recoil to the shooter.
Lone Wolf Distributors gave us an opportunity to try their new, never seen before G34 they are announcing and releasing at Shot Show 2014. Known mainly for their CNC machined slides and Timberwolf frame replacements for GLOCK pistols, Lone Wolf has taken their parts to the next level.
Overall the LH9 was impressive. It outperformed my expectations in every way. Between the safety features, the lightweight frame, and the extremely tight tolerances on this pistol, it is on it’s way to becoming my new CCW.
The XD(M) 5.25 from Springfield Armory is a polymer framed, Melonite coated slide with enhanced sights, machining and feature with the competitive shooter in mind. This was my first time ever handling any type of competition type pistol and it gave me a lot more insight to my abilities.
Most love stories end in tragedy, death, sorrow and hell, even dismemberment if you read that kinda stuff. My search for the perfect conceal carry weapon has been a long line of horrific and tragic events. I have been through many guns that I love with all my heart, cleaned after every trip to the range and first and foremost said I would never sell.
Welcome to the “competition” pistol known as the XDM 5.25. I got to shoot one at SHOT, and despite my disdain for the grip safety that Springfield armory employs, I was actually really impressed. Couple that with Superbowl’s love for his XDS, make it a 9mm with a massive magazine capacity and you have my ears perked.
So let’s start off at the most sensible place we can. I bought a Taurus. The 9mm 1911 market is not a cheap date. She wants to make you feel like a rockstar at the range but you need to pay up front. This isn’t prostitution, but with the prices on the market right now it feels like it when you start looking into 9mm 1911s.
So I went out to the range to shoot my new Springfield XDS this morning. I posted a picture on Facebook and a lot of you had asked about accuracy, fit and finish, my thoughts… So I decided I would film this video and post it to the site with some of my initial thoughts.