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  1. THE PECULIAR PROBLEM OF HANDLOADS IN SELF-DEFENSE SHOOTINGS:

    First, my caveat and my bona fides. My caveat: I’m a lawyer, but I’m not your lawyer. What follows is commentary based upon my education and experience, but it is not legal advice. If you need legal advice, go hire a lawyer licensed in the applicable jurisdiction. As for my bona fides: I am an attorney and I’ve been practicing in litigation for almost fifteen years as of this writing. I am licensed in the Arkansas state and federal district courts, the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals and the...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. Home CCW Carry – My thoughts on why I do it every day.

    As 'gun people', we often like arguing about a plethora of aspects in our culture. Handgun people in particular have a knack for finding something to have a heartfelt, sometimes maniacal opinion on. This point of view propagates a new found purpose in their life to proselytize any nonbelievers they might find wandering the vast deserts of ’inexperienced’ gun owner ignorance. Desolate places of which they (of course) have avoided in their own well-reasoned and rational world. Gun brands,...
  5. How shooting in matches altered my whole perception of CCW and SD

    For many years I was comfortable with practicing at the range. I was confident in my abilities to handle my firearms simply because I had put in the time to practice them. My practice didn't just mean I stood there, shot at the paper and after 100 rounds of so, go home. I practiced double taps, drawing from concealment, target acquisition, reloading... plenty of fundamental things other than just shooting at the paper. I was very confident in myself, my guns and my equipment. This all fell...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. Semi-auto vs Revolver, Especially as a Carry Gun Choice

    I like revolvers as much as I like semi-autos. Just yesterday, with a late spring snowfall still on the ground, I went out to my backyard range with my S&W 686 that has a 2.5” barrel. I have an IWB holster for it and was practicing quick draw and rapid shooting at 7 yards. There was no brass flying into my face or onto the snow. For training fun, it was easy to stagger rounds by leaving a couple cylinder chambers empty. When the handgun goes “click” instead of “BOOM” I want to see if my hold...
  9. 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...
  10. 25 Cent Glock Trigger Job

    Since purchasing a Glock 19 Gen 3 back in 2008, I've read articles and watched videos on modifications and accessories but none intrigued me more than the 25 Cent Trigger Job. It was only last year that I finally did it because I had almost everything needed to perform it and because it doesn't require any special skills beyond patience and desire. I'm not a gunsmith, only a Glock enthusiast so what follows is what was common among all the resources I found on the procedure. Special...
  11. S&W 5906 restore

    Part 1. I recently won an early square trigger guard S&W model 5906 on GunStroker, for the very reasonable price of $300.01 + shipping. Below's an image that the seller sent me to clarify it's model number, as the original images online were blurry and looked more like "3906" than 5906: 'Looking a little ugly, but I already knew this. But beauty is only skin deep, right?! Anyway, two days ago I picked it up from my FFL and after I got home with it I began the usual process of field strip...
  12. 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...
  13. Featured

    Blue Lives Matter, All Lives Matter

    Blue Lives Matter, All Lives Matter Last night in Dallas, the country saw the greatest tragedy to hit American Law Enforcement since the September 11th attacks. At a peaceful rally, a small group of men decided to take it upon themselves to take the lives of five of our boys in blue and injure many peaceful civilians. Regardless of the actions of a few, we must stand as the many to protect those who protect us. Police officers live and die by the oath they swore to uphold when entering into...
  14. Review: Meprolight FT Bullseye Green Dot

    The Meprolight FT Bullseye easily replaces the rear sights on standard size Glock and uses 2 points within the sight tube to aim; the circle at the back of the sight and the dot at the front. The result is you are still lining up the ‘rear’ circle with the ‘front’ dot to aim. I mounted the FT Bullseye with minimal difficulty on my G17 Gen 4. The sight does take getting used to and I found myself trying to find the front sight at first. As I continued working with the sights I found that...
  15. 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...
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