Many of our customers are familiar with my mother, Donna. She’s retired now, but still helps out at the shop on a regular basis and loves talking with our clients. She also loves to write. Just today, one of her pro-gun letters was published in the Tampa Tribune (see link). She wrote the following message for our beloved customers. We hope you enjoy it, this Friday morning.

— Evan

Howling winds and snowy roads covered with black ice provide a good opportunity to stay indoors, crank up the stereo and sit by the fire with a healthful glass of red wine.

Sitting there you may think of your beloved family, how much you love each one, how you would do anything for them, with just a moment’s notice.

Now, I want you to think about all the firearms you have at home, safely tucked away. You could tell a story about each and every one, where you got it, how much you paid for it, what it is worth, why you thought it was such a good idea to acquire it. No one could tell the story of your collection like you could.

I can still remember the very first wheel gun I bought, who was with me, the nice man who sold, now gone to his reward. He knew it would fit my hand, and I could take it apart with ease. It is like a favorite old pair of loafers to me.

Now is the time to tell the story of your collection. Get a spiral notebook, or a marble tablet with a sturdy cardboard cover for two dollars at your local office supply. Leave a few blank pages at the beginning. Give every weapon its own page.
Group them by type: pistol, revolver, rifle, shotgun, silencer.

Write down the make and model, your serial number, caliber, anything special about it, how much you paid, paste in the receipt if you have it. Write a little blurb about the pearl grips, or the time you took it to the range and the thing malfunctioned, or that the trigger is light, or how you dented the walnut stock. Describe your ammo, its caliber, quantity, and cost.

Keep this document in your safe.

I love our customers. They come in with such interesting stories and differing backgrounds. Common among all of them, is their love of firearms as sport, collection, or investment. They know so much. They have so many stories.

But their families might be hard pressed to describe any gun in their collection, or determine its value for investment or resale. Your people will thank you later for having taken the time to do a proper inventory, believe me.

— Donna Marie Kostreva


If you haven’t seen the new select fire USM4 Mode 3 rifle, you’re in for a treat! Click here to watch the video of this rifle achieving an amazing rate of fire. The key is the new TACCON 3MR trigger system that is the closest thing you can get to full auto without a tax stamp. It’s much better than the SlideFire stock and is going to be available soon as a drop-in trigger group for only $495. Right now, they’re only selling as part of a complete USM4 rifle. The best part: it’s BATFE Approved– for now, and no NFA registration is required. Just lock and load and proceed to rock and roll– ammo supply permitting, of course. The trigger is NP3 coated and features a standard 4.5lb pull in semi-automatic mode. In burst mode, there is zero take-up and no over-travel. That’s the key to the trigger’s incredible rate of fire. The rest of the rifle build is top tier, as you can see in the tech specs. Retail is $2695, but right now we’re running a special on our initial shipment of five (5) units. They’re only $2299! So, it pays to be an early adopter. This is a revolutionary system, so be sure to check out the video here.

That’s all for today. Have a good one and God bless! — Evan


LWRC M6IC-SPR Rifle 5.56mm OD Cerakote Spiral Fluted 14.7″ barrel w/ AAC 51t flash hider


I’m sure it comes as no surprise, but Glock won’t have to change their famous slogan anytime soon. That’s because their latest pistol, the pocket-sized G42 in .380acp, is worthy of the term “Perfection”. This is the first, all new pistol we’ve seen from Glock in years– and the first made exclusively in the new Gen4 format. Gen4 means a new style of grip texture, dual recoil spring, enlarged and ambidextrous magazine release, but interestingly enough: NO interchangeable grip backstraps. It’s also the first Glock that is only being produced here in the US for our market. If you remember last year, Glock started offering their ubiquitous 9mm and 40S&W models with your choice of AUSTRIA or USA stamped on the slide. The new Glock 42 380acp is American as apple pie, or a Georgia peach for that matter: with an image of the state in several highly visible places on the pistol.

So what has taken so long? This is the Glock we’ve been asking for, well… forever. You can tell the company waited until the G42 was worthy of their name before launching it. Fit and finish is impeccable, not unlike other Glock models. Reliability is unmatched. Accuracy is unparalleled. It feels great in your hand, and even better in your pocket.

When compared to other pocket pistols in this class, you might think the G42 is a little big. You would be correct. It is bigger. And that’s a good thing. With the Glock 42, you can get more of your hands wrapped around the tiny frame. Sure, your pinky is still hanging off the grip, but not as much as it does while shooting the venerable Ruger LCP or Smith & Wesson Bodyguard. The G42 feels substantial because it is substantial. Even though the antiquated .380acp round may be considered anemic by some, the build quality inspires confidence. This is no Kel-tec. It’s a Glock– and it means business. And business is good.

The trigger is exactly what you’ve come to expect from the Austrian powerhouse. Any Glock owner will immediately feel comfortable and at home with its manual of arms. As you can see in our G42 photo gallery, the internals are also familiar. If I’m being honest, I still feel the Kahr P380 has the best-in-class trigger, but the Glock 42 takes a close second place. And when supply catches up with demand and prices flatten out, the street price will be well below the expensive Kahr. I’m also quite sure that there will be trigger modifications coming to market shortly.

Frankly, the only negative I can find are Glock’s obligatory plastic sights. Usually, that isn’t a problem for Glock aficionados, since there are a wide range of aftermarket accessories for most models. But not for this micro Glock… yet. We’ll just have to wait for the things to catch up. We’d also like to see an extended magazine and maybe a laser. I’m sure these are in the works.

So, the Glock 42 is a must have for any fan of Gaston’s mighty Glock. It’s an instant classic. Now, please make us a single stack 9mm. And hurry up about it.

Until next time, here are some items that have been recently marked down. Priced to move. Get you some of this:

GLOCK 21SF 45ACP – $505
S&W SHIELD 9MM – $439
PARA BLACK OPS 1911 45ACP – $999
FN PS90 30RD MAGS – $19
FN SCAR HEAVY 308WIN – $2699
LWRC M6IC 5.56MM – $2208
BRAVO COMPANY MID16 MOD 2 5.56MM – $1411
LWRC M6A2 10″ SBR 5.56MM – $2549
LWRC M6A2 16″ 5.56MM – $2000

Have a good one and God bless! — Evan


Heckler & Koch HK45T FDE 45acp


You’re looking at an exclusive new version of the Heckler & Koch HK45T. ‘T’ is for ‘Tactical,’ so this model sports a 5.16″ threaded o-ring barrel with the metric thread pitch you’ve come to expect from HK: 16×1 left hand. The Flat Dark Earth (FDE) Cerakote finish is what makes this model special. They’re only making a limited amount of these. It’s a Variant 1 (V1) gun, so there’s a safety/decocker lever on the left side of the frame. Night sights are standard. So are two 10 round magazines. Retail is $1449, but we’re running a special this week for only $1229. If this doesn’t tickle your pickle, we have some other items that have been recently marked down:

LWRC M6A2 5.56MM – $2000
IWI TAVOR 5.56MM – $1849
RUGER 10/22 TAKEDOWN 22LR – $319

That’s all for today. We’ll be back with more later in the week. Have a good ‘un and God bless.
— Evan


Colt Mustang XSP 380acp for sale

The NEW Colt Mustang XSP is a modern twist on an old classic. This high tech pistol sports a polymer frame, ambidextrous safety, and a blackened stainless steel slide. Not unlike the Mustangs of Ford, regardless of the era, the styling pays homage to its predecessors. The legacy continues. This 380acp shares the same 6 round magazine with the classic Mustang and Pony Pocketlite series, so part commonality is another reason this Colt should be at home in your stable.

If you’re looking for a bigger horse, we have the stainless steel Colt Rail Gun 1911 back in stock. This Hard-hitting .45acp has an integral M1913 Picatinny rail on its frame– ready to mount everything but the kitchen sink. Colt firearms are always a good investment. They hold their value thanks to the Pony on the receiver and legendary American heritage. If you’re in the market for a new Colt, now is a good time to buy.

Also, here’s a look at the latest Glock: the G42 in 380acp. This is the pint-sized single stack that has been anticipated for many years. Well, it’s finally here. Have a look at the complete photo gallery here— with detailed shots of the internals as well. Enjoy!

Colt Mustang XSP Polymer 380acp – $629
Colt Mustang Pocketlite 380acp – $649
Colt 1911 Rail Gun Stainless 45acp – $1175
Glock G42 380acp – $599
S&W Shield 9mm – $449
Walther PPX M1 9mm – $379

Have a good ‘un and God bless!


Walther PPX M1 9mm

The next generation of pistol is here from Walther! The Walther PPX M1 is a state of the art, polymer-framed, hammer-fired DAO pistol. The trigger pull and reset are phenomenal. The ergonomics are superb. It points naturally and the styling is very forward-thinking. Controls are at the ready and intuitive. Comes complete with two 16rd magazines. Steel sights. 4″ barrel. Made in Germany. Available with optional threaded barrel. This is a true game changer for Walther. For years, their product lineup was lukewarm. The P99 series was good, but it wasn’t well received in the market. And being tied to the worst James Bond ever (Pierce Brosnan) didn’t help. Later, the P22 became popular in the rimfire community– particularly as a great host weapon for silencers. Now, that the PPQ and PPX are here, we are seeing a new Walther. The PPX is a true original– and the price point is incredible for a German-made Walther. The PPX is going to do for Walther what the HS2000/XD did for Springfield Armory.


Ka-Bar Mk1 Navy

The KA-BAR Mk1 Navy fixed blade knife has a great natural balance point. The synthetic rubber handle on the KaBar Mark 1 is comfortable and durable– and a modern twist on the original leather-wrapped version. Another modern upgrade is the non-reflective powder coated blade and synthetic sheath. 5.13″ blade. 9.19″ overall. MSRP $92


S&W M&P Pro CORE 9mm

S&W M&P Pro Series CORE 9mm With 4.25″ Barrel, two (2) 17 round magazines, and optics-ready milled slide– ready to accept many popular sights including the Trijicon RMR (shown), Burris FastFire, Leupold DeltaPoint, and many more. S&W manufacturer part #: 178061