Every time I look up “Beretta v CZ” I get one of two results typically. It’s either the PX4 Compact versus the P-07, or it’s the CZ 75 versus the Beretta 92 FS. The PX4 Compact v the P-07 is a good comparison, they’re both polymer compacts holding 15rds, and they’re DA/SA pistols. The 92FS versus the 75 isn’t a bad comparison either…but it’s kind of dated if you ask me.
If you’ve been following the page since I first got the Walther PPS M2, you know I bought it without having ever touched one. The idea behind doing this was to try and improve my reviews for all of you by comparing what I took from other reviews, what I thought was missed, and filling in information that I believe needs to be focused on.
As I’m writing this review, I’m going back to all the reviews/videos I watched on this pocket rocket and comparing it to my own thoughts on the handgun.
Products You Won’t See Here For funsies I figured I would do an article going over products that you just won’t see me reviewing. Some of these products I won’t do reviews of just due to bad experience, known problems with the products, the cost of the products not equaling the value. 1. VersaCarry Holsters…
The CZ P-07, this has been one I’ve been excited to try out, but I’ve been putting it off to broaden my horizons…sort of. My very first firearm was a CZ 75B, since then I’ve been a fan of the metal framed CZs, but I’ve been hesitant to throw down the money on the P-07 due to the Omega trigger system. That said, the P-07 is the gun that has gotten a LOT of people not only into CZs, but into DA/SA hammer fired guns.
This Blue Alpha Gear EDC belt is probably the simplest gun belt on the market. There’s no holes, there’s no complicated buckling procedure like a Formula 1 car seat, there’s just velcro and nylon. It’s cheap, low mass, sturdy, and it does it’s job.
For complete honesty, the logged hours I have with the belt on is not the total amount of time it was used. I was getting used to logging all of the data after use, so there’s definitely a lot of hours missing from the list. From the numbers I have though it’s been worn with a firearm for over 1,000 hours, and I haven’t been taking care of this thing in the slightest.
I’m a skeptic when it comes to grooming products; a gigantic skeptic. Like toothpaste. Dentists make money off of bad teeth, why the hell are they recommending toothpaste? I digress. I have a close friend that uses LOX products on his tattoos that he swears by. When I got my memorial tattoo for Violet, I decided I would give it a try in the hope that it would keep the tattoo looking bright, colorful, and pretty; just like her.
As a side note, they named this particular salve after the American Coal Miners, which I find cool since my ancestors were coal miners in Pennsylvania.
RocketBook Everlast Mini is a pocketable sized notepad that’s… reusable? Yes, it’s a reuseable notebook that comes with an erasable pen. The pages are waterproof and almost feel like the sheets our teachers would use on those stone age overhead projectors. The pen that the pad comes with is a Pilot erasable FriXion.
For data entry, condensing what you’re carrying with you (without losing information), etc. I feel like the Rocketbook is definitely the way to go for those who still like manually writing notes (don’t feel bad, I do too).
A LOT of people are looking for a comparison between the TLR-7 and the PL-Mini Valkyrie. These two competing lights don’t offer a whole lot that I’m super enthusiastic about which sucks. Right off the bat, this is like when you were forming teams for dodge-ball in elementary. You’re looking at the last two kids, one with extremely thick no-see-ums on, and the other being a tanker unit.
I got the Dr. Scholl’s idea from a post on YouTube which I ended up watching a video of on YouTube. Me, being the lazy individual I am, saw it as a cheap/low maintenance alternative to a foam wedge. I ended up going out and picking up the women’s heel insert (fearing the men’s might be too large for the holster), went home, and got it attached as soon as possible.
In the month that I’ve used it, I’ve logged over just at 200 hours of wear time….
“TacCat, do you like anything about this light…like at all?”
Yes! I do! The rim around the lens helps decrease the amount of fouling on the lens. It helps so much so that it didn’t have any fouling after 500 rounds in one sitting.
The low battery indicator, even though it’s necessary, is a really nice feature that I wish other companies would implement.
Light color, I love true white/white colored beams of light. They appear brighter and take more time to adjust to on the receiving end.
And finally, the controls. They aren’t the best by any stretch of the imagination, but using them is a lot easier than the TLR-7 and APL-c in my opinion.