Author Archives: Mark Calzaretta


I realize that most of the xGrip lineup of products is for firearms that are not 45s. However I have had some recent interaction with the company that deserves a mention. In this Internet age, we are always fast to … Continue reading

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Halloween is just two weeks away

When thinking about incorporating our love for firearms, especially 45s into a costume, A 20′s gangster is the obvious choice. A pinstripe suite, Fedora and a 1911 or a Tommy gun and we are good to go. But carrying a … Continue reading

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My Chronographs through the decades search stops at LabRadar

Going back to when I first started hand loading, I always wondered how close was a getting to the performance of Factory Ammunition, how consistent were my hand loads, so back in the early 1980s I bought my first Chronograph. … Continue reading

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American Eagle Syntech ammunition

Not too long ago Federal Cartridge released a strange looking new ammunition line under their American Eagle brand name. They called it SYNTECH and it looked like lipstick. While the word polymer is not used, it is a nice synthetic … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday America

During your BBQs and Family gatherings today try to take a moment and read the “Declaration of Independence” Include your Children and even the neighbor’s kids if they happen to be at your house for the festivities. I would bet … Continue reading

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