Review: AMT Lightning — the Ruger Mk II Clone

This post by James Downey originally appeared on Ballistics by the inch. I recently had a chance to shoot an AMT Lightning — it’s a clone of the Ruger Mark II .22lr pistol, but in stainless steel. Here it is: That’s a 10″ factory barrel, which was one of the options...

Review: Browning 1911-380

This post by James Downey originally appeared on Ballistics by the inch. Over the weekend I had a chance to try one of the relatively new Browning 1911-380 models.  It was one of the basic models, with a 4.25″ barrel: I like a nice 1911, and have owned several over...

Review: Sterling PPL .380 ACP

This post by James Downey originally appeared on Ballistics by the inch. Sometimes it’s a good thing to look back at failed experiments, to better understand how we got to where we are today. It can be instructive, as well as cautionary — what we think of as...

Reprise: the *other* perfect concealed carry revolver(s).

This post by James Downey originally appeared on Ballistics by the inch. Prompted by my friends over at the Liberal Gun Club, this is another in an occasional series of revisiting some of my old articles which had been published elsewhere over the years, perhaps...
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