CZ P07 9mm – The polymer pistol I didn’t know I needed. 

I think the title actually says it all. Looking at the CZ pistols through the glass cases and attached to wire or chains at gun shops and shows I never thought much about them. My 2nd or 3rd gun was a CZ 452 22LR bolt action rifle and really chalked up CZ as a maker of very fine Rifles. Further proof of CZ being a fine rifle maker is my CZ 527 FS that I use as a Scout Rifle, I call it my ‘Groundhog’ gun. Looking at their pistols I really got the impression of them being just a post-Soviet Browning HI-Power clones with modern updated machining and mods. Years pass, many pistols and rifles have come and gone, yet I never gave CZ a second chance. Finally, after years of neglecting CZ I got my hands on a CZ 75 Retro and loved it. Super fun, super well built, and really changed my mind on CZ Pistols. I’ll do a full write up on the Retro soon, because this isn’t about the legendary CZ 75.
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458 So-Cool (458 Socom) a Journey into big bore. Part 1

Sunday morning is usually my day to catch up on YouTube, gun blogs, forums, and the like. I have been kicking around the idea of buying a upper in a different caliber than the standard and ubiquitous 223 Remington / 5.56 x 45 NATO round. Looked at the 6.5 Grendel, 300 Blackout, 50 Beowulf a couple other odd ones, but never really gave any thought to the .458 SOCOM round. Then, it happened. I watched a cool YouTube video with the monster round. Demolition Ranch does a cool video showing some of the power of the .458 SOCOM Round.




So what is the deal with the .458 SOCOM? Well it is a bit of a tame monster. I’ve been a fan of the legendary 45/70 for a few years now since I got my first lever action Marlin. Wilson Combat has the following to say about the .458 SOCOM:

The 458 SOCOM cartridge offers the practical ballistics of the legendary .45-70 in a modern AR platform rifle and is capable of firing 250 to 600 grain .458 caliber bullets in a lightweight, controllable package. For hunting medium to large game, bullets in the 250 grain– 400 grain weight range possess devastating killing power. We have found that the .458 SOCOM offers peak downrange performance when firing the purpose built Barnes 300 grain TAC TX bullet in the 1750fps – 1800fps velocity range.

So lets look at the benefits:

  • AR-15 Platform
  • 45-70 Power
  • Short Barrel Options
  • Self Defece Options & Hunting Options

So what’s next? Well as I down my journey in either buying a 458 SOCOM or just a 458 SOCOM upper I’ll continue to update my findings and experience for the newbies out there, like me.


Thanks for reading! Comment below with any questions or things you’d like to see in the future!

Honest Firearms Opinion

I, as many of you are, am a firearms and shooting enthusiast. But, I’ve had a real hard time over the years sorting though a lot of B.S. and ‘favorable’ reviews in hopes of getting favoritism from vendors and distributors. I make a commitment when writing this that I will never sugar coat something I don’t like. That said, if someone wants to send me something to test, I won’t say no, but don’t expect me to change my opinion based on what you send me.

Also, keep in mind that these are my opinions. I know some people get upset when someone says something about a gun they like. Glock is a prime example. I am not a huge fan of Glock. To me they are like the Toyota or Honda of the gun world. Yes they work, yes they are reliable and I would never argue against that. But, they are boring.