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  1. Front Sight: Training review of their 4 day Defensive Handgun and 1 Day Concealed Carry Classes

    General Info [URL]https://www.frontsight.com/[/URL] This review chronicles the class that myself and other members of the training staff and range owner at my local gun store (Indy Arms Company, Indianapolis, IN) took at the Front Sight training academy in Nevada. As we were already in Las Vegas for SHOT Show, we decided to extend our stay and take 5 days of training at Front Sight. The four of us took the 4 day Defensive Handgun and two of us continued a fifth day with the Concealed Carry Class....
  2. National Reciprocity - A Good Idea?

    I Would Rather Be In The Fire But the Frying Pan Will Have To Do For Now Today we are going to jump into the fray of National Reciprocity – is it a good idea? I would think that most of us have heard of the ‘Mexico City Policy’. It is an extension of the Helms Amendment which prevents non-governmental agencies whose work intersects with abortion in almost any form or fashion from “actively promote[ing] abortion as a method of family planning." In essence is removes funding from NGOs which...
  3. The Glock 17 Gen 5: A Subjective, Yet Systematic Review (0-2000 Rounds)

    I tend to rotate what I am carrying based on where I will be, my dress, and personal preference that day. I do not take these changes lightly and train with each carry gun that I use. The Glock 17 has been part of this rotation through multiple models (Gen 3, RTF2, Gen 4) and with the release of the Gen 5 I decided to systematically evaluate if it would replace my current G17 carry, the RTF2. I purchased a Blue Label G17 Gen 5 with the AmeriGlo Bold sights using a GSSF coupon. As the Gen...
  4. Glock 19 Remains My Favorite

    I grew up with guns in the house. I had my first .22 when I was 8 years old, but we didn’t shoot a whole lot. My father was a Marine Officer and he understood the importance of firearm ownership but he wasn’t a gun guy. He didn’t have any tactical rifles or pistols, not that he was against them but he just didn’t have any. He actually thought you needed a special license to own them and he had no intentions of going through all of the hassle to get them. I guess that came from being in the...
  5. Making the Glock 23 My Favorite Carry Gun

    What's my favorite Glock? Well I have a few favorites to be honest. I have been in law enforcement since 1975 and I began my career carrying a Colt Python 4 inch barrel in a Hoyt holster. Hoyt holsters were the "sierra hotel" of break front holsters in their time. As my career progressed I had some custom things done to the Python like changing the blue to a Colt combat black and having the trigger polished and the trigger and hammer jeweled. Well, the Python became more valuable than gold...
  6. The Glock Operator Course in Smyrna, GA

    Glock has added a new course to their training schedule earlier this year: the Glock Operator Course. My wife and I took this 2 day course through our membership in the GSSF at the Glock headquarters in Smyrna, GA on November 1st and 2nd, 2017. GLOCK HQ: The course is 16 hours and costs $300 per person and covers the following content: Class room (approximately 4 hours) · Introduction, equipment, and safety · Range procedures and commands · Nomenclature of the Glock ·...
  7. History of the Second Amendment – Part 4 – States Rights

    State’s Rights In this brief but last article on the history of the Second Amendment, we will be looking at State’s view of that amendment and how it affects us. We saw in the previous article, The State vs. the Feds, that various states had laws governing the right to self-defense and the defense of the state in place prior to the ratification of the Constitution or the Bill of Rights. State governments, as we have seen, are another source of affirmation of self-defense whose idea has...
  8. The Glock 42 & 43: A Comparison to Other Sub-Compacts

    I have used sub –compacts (Micros) as my preferred everyday carry since first picking up a Walther PPKS due to the need for concealment in a business casual dress in my everyday life. Over the years I have used different .380s, most recently a Glock 42 and even more recently have moved to 9mm sub-compacts including the Glock 43 and Kimber Micro 9. For me, I prefer the 9mm; however, the .380 still seems to have a place in the market for those wanting a slightly lighter and subjectively...
  9. The History of the Second Amendment Part 3 – The States vs. The Feds

    The State vs. the Feds April 15th. To borrow a line from Charles Dickens, “It is the best of times and the worst of times.” I got married, just a few short years ago, on that date so it is the best of times. But, like most of us, I too must pay taxes on that very same date so it is also the worst of times! To continue with our series looking at the history of the Second Amendment we need to understand that the independent states of the union did not want the federal government to make...
  10. History of the Second – Part 2 – Possession Protection

    “Fee-fi-fo-fum; I smell the blood of an Englishman. Be he alive or be he dead, I'll grind his bones to make my bread.” Joseph Jacobs, Jack and the Beanstalk (1890) In the first article, I quoted Zephaniah Swift’s “A System of Laws of the State of Connecticut”. Book Fourth, pg. 2, which was the first law book written in the United States and from this we see that self-defense was of grave concern. Here I will restate the second-half of his writing in which he mentions ‘property’: “This...
  11. The Best Inexpensive 9mm 115gr FMJ

    As a core part of my self-directed training, I spend a decent amount of time in the range (carefully) slinging bullets downrange; as a result, I work through a lot of ammo, especially 9mm. This comes from a few factors: 1) I strongly believe in the need for regular training (both supervised and not) for anyone who carries, 2) I am always working on improving my skills and am often training for the next competition (a fairly newer passion), and 3) I just really enjoy collecting and...
  12. The Case for Compatible Gun Ownership

    My twins’ birthday just passed last week. My twins are not identical; in fact, they are a boy and a girl (I just love when I tell people that I have boy/girl twins, and then they ask me if they are identical! Duh!). Not being identical twins, I cannot use the old mantra of “two is one and one is none”. Of course, even if identical, I doubt they would appreciate such statements. In the area of firearms ownership, however, I am a big proponent of that philosophy. A recent thread here on...
  13. TMT’s Limited Edition Ted Nugent G40 Gen 4 MOS:Putting this 10mm to the Test

    Basic Information: What: Limited Edition NUGE/TMT Tactical G40 10mm Hunting Handgun [URL]http://tmttactical.com/handguns/limited-edition-nugetmt-tactical-g40-10mm-hunting-handgun/[/URL] Features: Stippled grip, two finger pads, and under trigger guard Trijicon co-witnessed sights Dehorned front trigger guard and recessed rear trigger guard Custom front serrations Extra and deeper rear serrations Engraved U.S flag and Ted Nugent stick man logo NUGE 10MM, TMT Tactical logo, Glock Logo and serial...
  14. The Glock Pistol - Perfecting Perfection

    The Glock pistol has been around for over 30 years now and has taken the world by storm in that time. I remember when the Glock first arrived and I thought “that is an ugly pistol”. Well it still isn’t the prettiest but there is no doubt about the reliability of the pistol, it’s ugly but it works. Glock has long touted that the perfection of their pistol and for the most part I agree. With that being said there is always room for improvement. After its introduction in the 1980’s slight...
  15. Origins of the 2nd Amendment

    I have a wonderful job. I get to work with my hands repairing furniture. I also get to work with people in my job as a property manager. I enjoy getting to visit my tenants, talking with them and making sure that they are maintaining their homes according to our contractual agreement. On my trips to the tenant’s homes, I also inspect it for any maintenance problems, cleanliness, and mechanical issues – HVAC, water tank, etc. One area which I don’t really pay much attention to is the...
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